Today's News

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Cameron Brett Blankenship, Nov. 16, son of Steven Brent and Patsy Blankenship.

    Fourth grader Laura Kendall won the 8/9 year old girls classification in the State Elks Club Hoop Shoot Competition in Frankfort.

    A twin-engine Beechcraft Baron airplane crashes on a Leesburg farm claiming the life of a race car driver.

    • 50 years ago: Ideal Furniture Store opened on South Main Street. Godfrey Barnes is the manager.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Fillies lose two heartbreakers

    Unlike the snow, Harrison County’s Fillies couldn’t get the last shot to drop and lost heartbreakers on Friday and Saturday. Friday night at home the Fillies lost to Paris 51-49 and Saturday they traveled to West Jessamine and fell 44-41.

    Friday night the Lady Greyhounds jumped out to a big lead outscoring the Fillies 17-6 in the first quarter. More than half of the quarter was gone before the Fillies scored, and they were already down six points. 

  • Recreation baseball sign ups Saturday

    Recreation baseball sign ups Saturday

    Harrison County Recreation Department director, Rick Chasteen, has announced that sign ups for this year’s baseball leagues will begin Saturday. The sign ups will be at Sports Unlimited from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 20.

    This includes Little League, coach pitch, tee-ball, instructional and pigtail softball.

  • Harrison County approved for Dead Animal Removal Assistance Program

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves $7,500 at their monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Harrison County. The Harrison County Fiscal Court submitted a proposal to the Harrison County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

  • School Menus

    Feb. 22-26

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    TUESDAY: Bacon, egg and cheese biscuit or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Pancake wrap w/syrup, or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    THURSDAY: Oats and cinnamon toast or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • NAP application closing dates for crops approaching

    The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) are March 1 and 15.

    The crops for the March 1 deadline are: Alfalfa, Clover, Grass and Mixed Grass intended for grazing, hay, or seed.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding Feb. 4, 2010


    George S. Simpson, 1953, review; assessment report filed, in compliance, remanded from docket.

    Anthony B. Banks, 1971, motion hour; order entered.

    Jack A. Burden, 1986, motion hour; order entered.

    Timothy B. Callahan, 1985, motion hour; order entered.

    Jeffrey A. Cole, 1987, motion hour; order entered.

    Samantha R. Haney, 1981, motion hour; order entered.

    Keith F. Harwood, 1984, motion hour; order entered.

  • Class sports are a huge mistake

    I saw where a couple of coaches were asking the Kentucky High School Athletic Association to look into having class baseball and other sports like they do football. 

    This would, of course, not include basketball which already has a class A tournament. Besides, the basketball tournament is the big cash cow that operates the rest of the tournaments that do not pay their own way. 

  • Property Transfers


    Special Warranty Deed: Federal National Mortgage Association to Lancer Mastin and Leslie Mastin, 2.0026 acres at 1454 Lower Curry Road, $24,000.

    Steve Snapp and Jo Ann Snapp to Lewis B. Furnish III and Jan T. Furnish, Lewis B. Furnish Jr. and Katie Furnish, Kendall D. Furnish, 120.30 acres in Harrison County, $475.000.

    Jesse Chatman and Georgianna Chatman to Kevin Moore and Janet Moore, Tract 2 - 2.476 acres on Leesburg-Leeslick Road (Ky. 1842), $13,000.

  • Royals trump Breds Friday night

    The Harrison County Thorobreds hosted one of the favorites to win the 10th Region Friday night and Mason County showed one and all why they are rated so highly.  

    In a game where Harrison County never led, Mason County pulled away to an easy 71-51 victory. Easy, not to say the Thorobreds didn’t try hard, but like the Clark County game, they never could get shots to fall early and just kept falling further behind.