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Today's News

  • NAMI seeks to end myths about mental illness

    “I want to open a book and read about my mental illness.”

    That’s the goal of Priscilla Blankenship, one of the two facilitators of the Harrison County chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI.)

    Blankenship has been suffering from mental illness for years and because of that, she never learned to read and faced many other obstacles.

    However, the past few years have opened many doors for her and fellow NAMI facilitator Deborah Stidham.

  • Breds, Fillies prepping for hardwood campaigns

    Mike Reitz and Jason Crisp have a lot in common. Both hail from Floyd County; Reitz from tiny Martin and Crisp from Prestonsburg. Both attended the University of Kentucky. Both are now head coaches at Harrison County High School.

    The similarities between the two don’t end with their backgrounds. Both are facing similar situations as the head coaches of the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies, respectively.

  • Five indicted Tuesday on drug-related charges

    Five individuals were indicted on drug-related charges by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Arraignments will be held on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. in Harrison Circuit Court.

    Those indicted were:

    •Delmina Adolf, 44, who is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) first degree.

    The grand jury alleges that Adolf sold or transferred cocaine to another person on Jan. 4.

    •Christopher True, 40, faces a three-count indictment.

  • Gracie Dawn Elizabeth Cooper

    Gracie Dawn Elizabeth Cooper

    Gracie Dawn Elizabeth Cooper was born to Lauren  G. Cope and Tommy J. Cooper of Cynthiana on Oct. 28, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Brian and Regina Williams of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Richard and Grace Metcalf and the late Richard Metcalf, and great-grandfather Mike Speeden.

    Paternal grandparents are Ron and Kim Felty of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Charlie and Violet Hornback.

  • Downtown fall clean up is Saturday, Nov. 8

    A one-day fall clean-up for Cynthiana has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8.

    Pat Slade, a member of the Harrison County Tomorrow Welcoming Climate Committee, announced at Tuesday’s city commission meeting that the targeted area for this clean-up will be east of the railroad tracks.

    The committee staging area will be in the First United Methodist Church parking lot at the shelter, Slade said.

    She asked that volunteers bring leaf blowers, dust pans or any other type of equipment that may be used to help with the clean-up.

  • Church, community join to help couple

    A concerned neighbor of an elderly couple bypassed her own needs and decided to step up to assist someone else in her community.

    The elderly couple was in desperate need of a new roof. Since they had limited funds and no means to pay for the job to be done, they were at the mercy of the weather.

    After several failed attempts to get the help her neighbors needed, she did not know where to turn next.

  • Obama beats McCain, McConnell defeats Lunsford; not in Harrison

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain had no problem winning his race in Harrison County and Kentucky Tuesday, but ultimately fell short of the votes needed to secure the White House.

    McCain earned 4,520 votes in Harrison County or 59.6 percent. Democrat Barack Obama, now the President-elect, came in with 2,916 local votes (38.4 percent). Statewide, McCain had 1,048,037 votes cast (57.4 percent) and Obama, 751,583 (41.2 percent).

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Madalyne May Brandenburg, Oct. 30, daughter of James and Sally Brandenburg; Callihan Anne Clayton, Nov. 4, daughter of Kelly Anne and William Kent Clayton; Aaron Xavier Conyers, Oct. 29, son of Rebecca and Shon Conyers; Miranda Lanae Dawson, Oct. 29, daughter of Alice J. Kiser and David L. Dawson; Will Andrew Marsh, Nov. 6, son of Leslie and Lynda Marsh; Asiah Cheyenne Morgan, Sept. 30, daughter of Chris and Sueann Morgan.

  • Guilty plea entered by man who tried to rob elderly Ammerman Pike couple

    The Harrison County man accused of trying to rob an elderly couple and who was chased from the house by the homeowner wielding a baseball bat, has pleaded guilty.

    Robert Linville entered a guilty plea Friday afternoon as part of a plea agreement, said Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright.

    Linville was charged following the July 3 incident at Harold and Dorothy Slade’s Ammerman Pike home with first degree robbery, first degree burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and persistent felony offender.

  • Regional cross country meet this weekend

    The Harrison County High School Thorobreds and Fillies will compete in the Class AA, Region 4 cross country meet Saturday at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County. The varsity girls race is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m., with the varsity boys to follow at 11.

    Harrison County will compete against Bourbon County, Covington Catholic (boys), Franklin County, Highlands, Holmes, Lexington Catholic, Lloyd Memorial, Pendleton County and Western Hills.

    This year, Harrison County was moved from AAA, representing the largest schools in the state, to AA, the second largest.