Today's News

  • Five suspects nabbed in early Wednesday morning round up

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department made five arrests early Wednesday morning in a surprise round up.

    Four of the arrests were drug related.

    “We had been looking at some of these individuals for three to four months,” Sheriff Bruce Hampton said. “This is a continuance from October’s drug raid.”

    Hampton added that Wednesday’s arrests will be followed by even more busts.

    “If you sell drugs, I want you,” he said.

  • Marriage Licenses


    Crystal Denise Wells, 35, and David Wayne Sibert, 36, married Dec. 3, 2009.

    Crystal Lynn Brooks, 29, and Travis Allen Stroub, 28, married Nov. 26, 2009.

    Retha Lynn Muntz, 49, and Kenneth Marazoff Jr., 55, married Dec. 19, 2009.

    Sharon Jean Hunt, 42, and David Noble, 38, married Dec. 15, 2009.

    Bailey Jordan Brown, 18, and Stephen Dale Hicks, 22, married Dec. 23, 2009.

    Leona Jane Saylor, 18, and Chad Alen Herrington, 22, married Dec. 23, 2009.

    Annie Gail Malara, 20, and Charles Henry Huff, 30, married Dec. 30, 2009.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 14

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • ‘Protect and serve’

    If Ptl. David Powers had but one regret with his law enforcement career, it would be that he didn’t begin it soon enough.

    Powers, 55, will be retiring from the Cynthiana Police Department this week. Thursday will be his last day.

    He said the hiring process wasn’t nearly as restrictive when he began in July 1989. Chief Robert Barkley put him on duty as an auxiliary police officer for a year.

    “He did that to see if you could do the job,” Powers said, naming off a number of his comrades who were hired in the same manner.

  • Barnett seeks re-election to county judge position

    Alex Barnett has filed the necessary paperwork to seek re-election to the office of Harrison County Judge-Executive.

    He is currently serving his first term as County Judge Executive.

    Barnett lives on Mount Vernon Road where his family has farmed since 1790. He is married to Michelle and they have two children, Brandon, 17, and Ally, 14.

    Barnett said that during his first term as county judge-executive, he has worked hard to improve the lives of all Harrison County residents.

  • The Gift of Life

    It’s Christmas and Amber Campbell, 18, is giving her older brother, Corey, 19, a gift.

    And a kidney.

    “From the day of his diagnosis, she said she wanted to do it,” Amber and Corey’s mom Jennifer said.

    In April 2007, Brian and Jennifer knew something was wrong with their son.

    “He raised his pants legs and showed me his legs,” she said. “They were extremely swollen.”

  • School Menus

    Jan. 18-22

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: No School.

    TUESDAY: Chicken, biscuits, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, cinnamon rolls, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Pancakes with syrup, ham, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.


    MONDAY: No school.

  • Former residents charged in Pendleton drug bust

    Three former Harrison County residents were arrested Friday in Pendleton County in what officials there are calling a “trifecta” drug bust.

    “We’ve had marijuana busts and prescription arrests here and there, and even meth arrests,” said Pendleton County  Sheriff Craig Peoples. “But, we’ve never had all three at the same time.”

    Peoples said Sharon Barnes and her son and daughter-in-law, Tyler  and Stephanie Parrish Barnes, were arrested Friday around 2:45 p.m. following a week-long investigation.

  • USDA Livestock Disaster payments exceed $175 million

    Disaster Assistance for Livestock Losses

    USDA has made more than $175 million in disaster payments to America’s livestock producers after implementing two new programs in 2009, demonstrating USDA’s commitment to rapidly meeting the goals of Congress and providing farmers with timely and effective disaster assistance, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

  • Community choir regroups for spring performance

    The Licking Valley Singers will make music together again.

    Back following its Autumn Afternoon performance, the community choir is  gearing up for a spring performance and inviting additional members.

    “We are now opening it up to new members,” Licking Valley Singers director Karen Bear said.

    It was the positive response from the Licking Valley Singers’ debut last fall that prompted the future performance.

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