Today's News

  • United States should utilize its own resources, instead of enriching foreign countries

    To the editor:

    A study by the American Energy Alliance estimates that, over a thirty-year period, businesses  could create 1.2 million new jobs, generate $2.2 trillion in total tax receipts and add $8 trillion to our economy by permanently lifting the ban on offshore production in the Outer Continental Shelf. When the price of oil goes back up (as it  undoubtedly will) would it not be better to pay ourselves instead of foreign oil cartels?

  • Resturant Inspections


    Nov. 16 -- Snappy Tomato Pizza, 97%, corners need repair on the walls, floors need cleaning under storage shelves, tile repair is in progress; all  mops and brooms should be stored in maintenance closet.

    Dec. 22 -- Edwardo’s Pizza, 97%, can opener needs cleaning, outside of hand towel needs cleaning, equipment handles need cleaning.

    Dec. 22 -- Edgemont Manor, 95%, vent pipe needed on top of dish machine, area under and adjacent to dishwasher needs cleaning, need to use commercial grade food containers.

  • Bills filed would benefit schools and farming communities, says McKee

    The 2009 Regular Session hit the halfway point early last week, and as expected, the General Assembly’s workload began to pick up considerably.

    It was a highly productive time for legislation I have filed on behalf of the farming community and our schools.  Along with a resolution that should be of particular interest to livestock farmers, several bills I sponsored were sent to the state Senate.

  • Robert Wigginton 4-H Memorial award

    An award to be given to outstanding 4-H’ers in Harrison County in memory of Robert Wigginton, Extension Agent in Harrison County from 1942-1964 is in its 21st  year. It is based strictly on 4-H activities.

    The award will be made to one outstanding senior 4-H’er and one outstanding junior 4-H’er each year. A 4-H member may only receive this award once as a junior 4-H’er (ages 9-13) and once as a senior 4-H’er (ages 14-19). Age is determined by the 4-H’ers age on Jan. 1 of the award year.

  • Property Transfers


    Special Warranty Deed: Beneficial Kentucky Inc. to Larry Dennis, property at 66 Raintree Drive (Lot 13 - Block E - Unit 1-B of the White Oak Estates Subdivision), $61,000.

    Travis W. Adams and Linda D. Adams to Timothy W. Adams, Tract 17 - 51.3144 acres on Waits Road.

    Mary W. Epperson and Beale Wiggins to Barry Dean Turner, 2 Tracts on Poplar Street, $1,000.

    Quitclaim Deed: Charles C. McCarty and Joanne A. McCarty to Mary McCarty Scott, property at 114 Highland Ave. (Lots 50 and 51), $1.

  • Marriage Licenses


    Toby Diane Cloyd, 38, and Christopher Steven Perkins, 36, married Feb. 19, 2009.

    Javon Janay Edwards, 21, and Matthew Layne Price, 20, married Feb. 20, 2009.

    Stacey Morgan Newkirk, 23, and Philip Lewis Richardson, 31, married March 5, 2009.

  • Kerr family thanks friends for assistance during ice storm

    To the editor:

    This letter is overdue although the help sure was right on time. Ed and Jane Simpson certainly were on time during the power outage that hit the county. In fact, Ed and his company, All Points Towing, have come to our rescue many times, even when our car broke down when we were living in Winchester.

  • Fire department thanked for rescuing cat from roof

    To the editor,

    I want to thank the Cynthiana Fire Department for rescuing my cat off of an apartment roof. She had been up there all night and day. I know I was going to have to get help, it was supposed to rain that night. I called the fire department, 15 minutes later I had my cat. She was important to me.

    Norma Landrum


  • Connersville Christian ladies lend a sewing hand

    The ladies of Connersville Christian Church have become dressmakers... and their donations are bringing smiles to the faces of young girls in Haiti.

    In December, 140 handmade dresses were sent to the Russell Christian School in Haiti - all products of months of hard work and one idea.

    A seamstress for many years, Connersville Christian Church member Judy Millar said one day she decided she wanted to sew for others.

    “The Lord popped this idea in my head,” Millar said. “I just started sewing and it grew.”

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS indoor track

    Two weeks ago. several Harrison County track team members participated in an indoor meet at Mason County.

    Three Harrison County athletes placed in their respective events at the big meet that included several teams from Kentucky and Ohio.

    Catherine Darnell was 4th in the high jump, clearing 4-4, Danni Kemplin was 8th in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 10.45 seconds and Caleb Reeder was 8th in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.36 seconds.