Today's News

  • Sports Beat

    Chasteen calls state tourney

    Local resident Steve Chasteen was tabbed to umpire in his third KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament three weeks ago in Owensboro. This time, Chasteen was selected to be one of the four umpires given the task of calling the championship game(s).

    He called five games through the course of the 16-team, double-elimination tournament, and was assigned second base in the first championship game between Owensboro Catholic and Louisville Mercy.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Arrests, citations, warnings

    June 16 -- Kim Bussell, 24, was arrested on U.S. 27 South and charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting.

    June 16 -- Tyrone Wilson, 20l was arrested on Poplar Street on a warrant for failure to appear.

    June 16 -- Misty L. Blackaby, 27, was arrested on Locust Street and charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension.

    June 16 -- Bradley S. Walker, 26, was arrested on Court Street and charged with failure to appear.

  • Wright remembered for his dedication and compassion

    To the editor:

    Commonwealth Attorney Douglas R. Wright was a man of true compassion and strength. Working with Doug was both an honor and a privilege. Doug always searched for ways to ensure the protection of children and sought justice when kids had been victimized.

     Early in his term he committed himself to utilizing the multidisciplinary approach of investigating child abuse. It was in this capacity that our team at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center had the extraordinary experience of working alongside Doug Wright.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding June 2, 2009


    Eric Laye Thomason, 1980, probation violation hearing; probation violation; admits violation, probation revoked.

    Vernon Wilson Jr., 1963, probation violation hearing; probation violation; admits violation, probation revoked.

    Tyler Sumpter, 1987, probation violation hearing; probation violation; admits violation, to remain on probation, remain in jail.

  • Engagements

    •Derrick Hall and Jamie Ayler, Aug. 15, 2009 at Carrollton Christian Church in Carrollton.

  • Breds face Rocks in state tourney

    The Harrison County Thorobreds continue their quest for a fourth State Baseball Championship tonight when they take on the Trinity Shamrocks at 8:30 p.m. in the Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Championship at Applebee’s Park in Lexington.

    Three other games will be played today prior to the match up between the Shamrocks and the Thorobreds in the eight-team tournament.

  • Northside Elementary Honor Roll

    Northside Elementary

    The Northside Elementary Honor Roll for the final grading period includes:

    Fourth Grade

    Joe Banfield, Ben Bowen, Sandra Brock, CJ Claypool, Sarah Doyle, Hunter Griffith, Stefanie Harney, Tanner Harney, Hanna Hendren, Natalie Kinney, Weston Lea, Lyric Moore, Ben Northcutt, *Brady Posey, Shelby Roberts, Elliot Rognstad, Autumn Smith, Keishon Tucker, Alex Tumey, Austin Tumey, Madison Wells, Kyler Williams.

    B.U.G. Fourth Grade

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    June 2 at 10:05 p.m. -- non-injury, USee^62 West, Keith A. Smiley, 23, Cynthiana, driving a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 PU struck Craig A. Roe, 20, Cynthiana, driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am.

    May 29 at 6 p.m. --non-injury, Ky 1842 East, Amber L. Bradford, 22, Berry, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, struck Glen E. Neace, 33, Cynthiana, driving a 1990 Ford F150.

    May 31 at 6:59 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1032 West, Scott R. Goble, 23, Berry, driving a 1999 Honda Civic LX.

  • ‘Now show the world who you are,’ Jenkins tells graduates

    Former Harrison County High School principal Jerry Jenkins spoke to the graduating class of 2009 at Ingles Stadium Friday evening durning commencement. Below is the speech he gave to the class and audience.

    Editor’s Note: The speech has been edited for length.

    Thanks to the 2009 Harrison County High School Class for selecting me as your speaker. This is an honor that has inspired me to do some deep and pro-longed thinking and usually when I do that I get myself in trouble. Hopefully that will not happen tonight.

  • Berry Festival kicks off Friday evening

    The annual Berry festival will be held this weekend in downtown Berry.

    “People are getting excited about the festival,” said event treasurer Christine Philpot.

    The weekend event will begin Friday evening at 6 p.m. with a Gospel Jubilee featuring several groups and soloists.

    Saturday events include a baby show, Little Miss and Mister contest, a parade at noon, Texas Hold ‘em tournament, sidewalk chalk drawing contest and bingo.