Today's News

  • Fillies claim Senior Night win over St. Pat

    The Harrison County Fillies Volleyball team made an outstanding showing in the Ashland Paul Blazer Invitational last weekend. 

    The Fillies won three of five matches losing a heartbreaker in the finals to Franklin County in three sets. 

    The Fillies opened their pool play by losing a three-set match to Coal Grove Ohio 23-25, 25-19, 23-25. 

    They then rebounded with a two set victory over Boyd County 25-8 and 25-6. Boyd County finished the tournament with a 6-14 season record.

  • Marriage Licenses


    Emily Dawn Ware, 26, and Joseph Alan Payton II, 27, married Aug. 28, 2010.

    Melissa Joy Kraus Day, 47, and Norbert Leo Gruber Jr., 57, married Sept. 3, 2010.

  • Slade’s “can-do” attitude is needed for city commission

    To the editor:

    As the November election draws nearer, I find it overwhelming when considering my personal voting decisions. Among the list of capable individuals running for city commissioner, there is one candidate in which I can gladly cast my vote with complete confidence. Roger Slade gets my vote.

  • STAYING SAFE ONLINE: Students learn tips for the virtual world

    October is Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety Month and Harrison County schools are hoping to teach students and parents how to be good citizens in the virtual world.

    “It is important for both students and adults to realize that being a good digital citizen is vital in today’s society,” said Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard. “Not only are we citizens of the physical location in which we live, but because much of our communication now happens via the computer, we are also citizens of the world through virtual means.”

  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.

    presiding Sept. 16, 2010


    Carina F. Webb, 1970, other hearing; theft by deception-include cold checks under $500; dismissed on completion of diversion.

    Chris Webb, 1979, other hearing; theft by deception-include cold checks under $500; dismissed on completion of diversion.


    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.

    presiding Sept. 9, 2010


  • KSP, ATF, deputies find fugitive in Cynthiana

    Law enforcement agencies located and arrested a Bourbon County fugitive at a Harrison County residence last Wednesday.

    Jashuan M. Thomas, 29, was arrested at 205 Fifth St. at 2 p.m. on a federal warrant for drug charges.

    “He was wanted by the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives),” Sheriff’s Det. Paul Olin said Monday morning.

    Olin said federal and state law enforcement officials had been searching for Thomas following the June 18 drug bust in Bourbon County.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Alleged shooter indicted

    Just over two months after a domestic disturbance left a Cynthiana woman recovering from a gunshot wound, her alleged attacker has been indicted.

    Sandra Southwood, 42, allegedly went to her ex-husband’s home on Confederate Drive on Friday, July 30, and began firing shots at the ex-husband, Charles Southwood, and his girlfriend, Amber Florence, as well as firing at the neighbor.

    Southwood, who has been in jail at the Grant County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond since the incident, now faces a nine-count indictment.

  • Mike's Minute

    The Reds deserve better. They have put together a good season, winning the central division of the National League. 

    Some may say the central division is weak and whoever wins it will not have a chance in the playoffs, but that has never proven to be right.  Some say the Reds backed in as they have had less than a stellar couple of weeks at the end and only St. Louis’s collapse allowed them to win, but if that is the case, so what. 

  • Mattmiller didn’t give up on students, won’t give up on city

    To the editor:

  • Debate is needed for residents to get to know candidates

    To the editor:

    I was wondering if there was going to be a debate this election. And if not, why? There has been a debate in our past election years. I feel it would benefit all voters to have a debate so we can hear first hand what the issues are that each person is concerned with and how they plan on doing for our town.

    Regina Williams