Today's News

  • Spooky Boo-Wow parade is Oct. 27

    The third annual Spooky Boo-Wow Howl-o-ween Parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harrison County Courthouse. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Harrison County.  The parade is sponsored by Xi Beta Beta, a service sorority, as a committee of the Harrison County Fiscal Court.


  • Pill take back is Saturday

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a pill take-back day Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their office at the corner of Pike and Poplar streets. Since the program’s beginning, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has played a part in the removal of several hundred pounds of unwanted medication from Harrison County that may have been discarded improperly or used illegally.

  • Judge denies request to recover estate money

    A bankruptcy judge has said no to a motion for the turnover of $417,414.43 to the debtor’s estate.
    On Thursday, Sept. 20, Judge Joseph M. Scott Jr. denied the motion filed by the trustee, James Westenhoefer, for the recovery of funds being held by Kay Brown’s brother, R.B. Kirk.
    The judge noted that the proper procedure for recovery of property from a third party is through an adversary case.

  • Gym renovation interferes with haunted maze

    The Rev. Ross Park Committee was told they need to find a new place to hold their haunted maze again this year.
    Committee member Brian Williams told members of the Cynthiana City Commission that the haunted maze is the organization’s largest fund raiser for the year. Proceeds help support the annual bike race and Easter egg hunt.
    Williams asked if the City Hall gym would be ready and available to hold the annual haunted maze.

  • Winner of bicycle

    The winner of a bicycle from the Rev. Ross Park Committee’s annual bike race was Quintana Walker. Pictured with her are  Brian Williams, committee member, and Gary Mitchell of Korner Auto Mart. Mitchell along with McDonalds, Family Resource were sponsors of the event.

  • County chooses compensating tax rate

    After a second reading of an ordinance involving county tax rates, the Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to take the 10.2 cent compensating rate.
    Surprisingly, many audience seats remained vacant during the final reading of this year’s proposed tax rates. However, the few occupied seats were filled with those voters opposing any raise in taxes for next year.
    Members of the TEA Party were present to express their opposition to the county taking any kind of rate that would ultimately take more money from tax payers.

  • Salaries paid to public employees in taxing districts

    Harrison County
    Extension Service Taxing District

    Gary Carter    $74,650    County agent
    William Meyer    $34,580    4-H agent
    Cheryl Case    $62,098    County agent
    Heather Russell    $24,882    Staff assistant
    Evonne Blackburn    $27,144    Staff assistant

    Harrison County Fire
    Taxing District

  • Argo to teach at LVC Writers Conference on Sept. 29

    Cynthiana native, Lauren Argo, will teach “Words in Dramatic Literature” at the Licking Valley Campus Writers Conference on Saturday, Sept. 29.  
    Argo is a performance artist, actor and playwright whose public performance piece, Life As Art: 21 Days in 21C, gained national recognition.  
    In this piece, Argo lived in an 8-foot by 5-foot storefront window for 21 days with a web cam to explore the ideas of public and private, reality and presentation and observer and performer.  


    Gerald M. Whalen and Bonnie B. Whalen to Donald B. Bottoms, Lot 5-B of Connersville Farm Subdivision, $8,500.
    Quit Claim Deed: Wells Fargo Bank, NA to Department of Veterans Affairs, property at 6504 Ky. Hwy. 32 W., Sadieville, Ky.
    Estate of Eddie D. Haynes, Phillip Haynes and Amanda Brown and Tim Brown to Travis C. Philpot and Kelsey K. Philpot, Lot 5 - Block E in Western Hills Subdivision, $80,000.
    Karen Jane Brock to James E. Ablett and Carol J. Ablett, Tract 16 of Junction Farms, $38,295.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Sept. 18, 2012
    Virginia Allen, 1981, other hearing; bench warrant issued, no bond.
    Christopher Brown, 1987, pretrial conference; guilty plea entered on count 1; count 2 - dismissed.
    Reese Garrison, 1986, pretrial conference; count 1 - dismissed; counts 2,3,4,5 - guilty pleas entered.
    Timothy Watts, 1985, other hearing; hearing held, motion to void diversion withdrawn.