Today's News

  • Kearns is fulfilling her career dream

    Little boys want to grow up to be firefighters or policemen. Little girls claim that being a ballerina, teacher or singer will be their career path.

    Not Kathy Kearns.

    “I always wanted to be the circuit clerk,” Kearns said after her appointment to fill Wanda Marsh’s term.

    Kearns, 45, began working as a deputy clerk in 1982. Her father, John William Kearns, was clerk at the time, a position he held for 37 years.

    When he retired in 1993, Marsh stepped in as circuit clerk and Kathy Kearns was named chief deputy clerk.

  • No school Friday

    There will be no classes in Harrison County for the rest of the week.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson cancelled classes as well as Kids Club for Friday .

    As of Thursday morning, Blue Grass Energy was still reporting 3,232 customers in Harrison County without power.

    About 200 line technicians and right-of-way personnel are working throughout BGEnergy’s system today, from states as far away as Alabama, to restore power to about 29,000 Blue Grass Energy members.

  • Harrison Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Jan. 15, 2009


    Kimberly A. Worrell vs. Amy E. Worrell, other hearing; amended DVO.

  • Fiscal court meeting postponed to Friday

    Due to the severe weather on Tuesday, the regular meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court was postponed. A special meeting will be held at noon on Friday and will be limited to the payment of the county’s bills.

  • Hudgins and Prows accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio

    Tanner Hudgins, son of Robert Hudgins and Sandy Hudgins of Cynthiana, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio to begin classes in June 2009 where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technician program.

    Hudgins attends Harrison County High School.

    Ethan Prows, son of Jerry Prows and Debbie Prows of Cynthiana, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio to begin classes in June 2009 where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technician program.

    Prows attends Harrison County High School.

  • Filing FAFSA early gives students better chance at state grants

    Kentucky students who plan to attend an in-state college or university in the fall should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Students who file early have a better chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Cub Scout Pack 60 donates to animal shelter

    Local Cub Scout Pack 60 recently donated needed items to the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Pictured above are, top left, Harold Poe, Joan Lacey, Tore’ DeRolf, and the Webelo 1 Scouts of Pack 60.

  • President Obama's inauguration marks beginning of change

    Perhaps every presidential inauguration is a national breath of fresh air... and if that’s the case, then this inauguration was a wind current.

    At a time when so many Americans have hit a crossroad of disappointment, Tuesday brought a fire of hope to each American life.

    More than anything, the new presidency and administration will mean change for this country... and Americans are in desperate need for a change.

  • Way Back When...

    10 years ago . . .

    No births this week.

    Cynthiana Police Department gets new station through HUD funding. The Cynthiana Housing Authority received a $79,500 Housing and Urban Development grant, designed to eliminate crime in and around the public housing. The new CPD substation is located on Locust Street.

    Direct TV buys out Primestar Inc. The acquisition was made by Hughes Electronic Corporation, a unit of General Motors Corporation, the parent company of Direct TV. The same company merged with United States Satellite Broadcasting (USSB).

  • Warren offensive choice for invocation

    To the editor:

    While there has been some objection to an invocation at the presidential inauguration and, in particular, use of the phrase “So Help Me God” at the end of the inaugural oaths, it has been minimal and is highly unlikely to result in any changes.