Today's News

  • Stadium lights on after being replaced

    The brilliant light coming from the Hilltop is not the luminous North Star. It’s the lights from the new athletic complex.

    According to David Case, director of facilities with the Harrison County School District, lights at the new stadium were not functioning at their capacity and had to be replaced.

    The lights were recently tested and determined that they were not illuminating the field and track as guaranteed.

  • Football’s Black Sunday

    Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when the stores open early ... real early, for the beginning of the Christmas season. Black Sunday was today for the fans of the teams from the northern division for the American Football Conference. 

  • Think green this holiday season

    During the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans produce an extra one million tons of trash per week compared to any other time of the year.  Thinking green this holiday season can include more than just boughs of holly. Whether it is shopping, choosing a gift or entertaining, small changes in your holiday habits can make big differences. Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a wonderful, gift-giving holiday season and still be earth friendly.

    Green Gift Ideas

    Eco-friendly Entertaining

  • Marriage Licenses

    Patricia Lynn Boyd, 28, and Nathanael Jadon Huber, 29, married Nov. 7, 2009.

    Laura Anne Wiley, 27, and Jonathan Frank Henson, 28, married Nov. 7, 2009.

    Monica Ann Taylor, 35, and Jason Michael Miller, 33, married Nov. 7, 2009.

    Rebecca Ann Marshall, 48, and Brian Allen Laytart, 50, married Nov. 13, 2009.

  • Property Transfers


    Darrell L. Terhune and Patricia A. Terhune to Denise Lyons, attorney-in-fact for Ray Lyons, 2 acres on Ky. 36.

    Dianna S. Curtis to Constance L. Marsh, 1.0035 acres on Republican Pike (Ky 392), $102,000.

    American Founders Loan Corporation to Cheyenne Stanley and Jennifer Stanley, Parcel 5 - 4.249 acres in Harrison County, $265,000.

    Quit Claim Deed: Harold R. Wiglesworth to the Estate of Roberta S. Laytart, c/o Thomas H. Laytart-Administrator, property on Third Street.

  • Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks

    Merciful God,

    Every year at this time as I start to pen a psalm of Thanksgiving, I’m never quite sure where to begin, or even how to approach you.

    I have so little to lay at your feet. No grand deeds, no souls saved because of something I’ve said or done. Truth is, I’m feeling empty-handed and ashamed, aware of my unworthiness, yet confident of your great mercy.

    O, how I cherish your mercy!

  • 4-H Events

    April 26-28: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, April 26 and 27, Harrison County Extension Office, 6-9 p.m., April 28 at the Roberts Family Farm on Mudlick Road.

    June 29-July 2: Harrison County 4-H Camp, North Central 4-H Camp.

    July 8-17: Harrison County Fair.

    July 26-28: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, July 26 and 27, Harrison County Extension Office 6-9 p.m., July 28 at the Roberts Family Farm on Mudlick Road.

  • Civilization and the art of saving seeds

    Real human advancement was made when we finally figured out that saving seed from the very best food plants was a way to get some really good food next year. 

    The pumpkins that the Wampanoag served the pilgrims where more like gourd if compared to the sugar pumpkins available today.  The evolution of tastier food crops was aided by the human hand through the process of seed saving and meticulous selection based on vigor, pest resistance, drought tolerance, yield and taste.

  • Church Briefs


    Angel Food Ministries

    The Angel Food Ministries program announces dates for orders and pick-up at Central Christian Chruch located on the corner of Second Street and Riggs Avenue.

    Dec. 3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to place orders.

    Dec. 5 from 9:30-11 a.m. to place orders.

    Pick-up on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.


  • Sports Beat

    Thorobreds play Augusta

    in Saturday Scrimmage

      The 2009-2010 edition of the Harrison County Thorobreds took to the court for the first scrimmage of the year Saturday in Pendleton County. The opponent was the hoopsters from Augusta. 

    The scrimmage consisted of a 40-minute running clock, which according to Coach Mike Reitz, was not conducive to an old-fashioned scrimmage.