Today's News

  • School board approves class trip for spring break

    The Harrison County Board of Education said no to a senior class trip not scheduled during spring break, but yes to a Charleston, S.C., trip during spring break.

    Before the senior class officers made their presentation, board chairman, Ed Taylor, cautioned that the board would not consider any proposal that was not in accordance with the board’s policy.

    “No matter when we go, we’d just love to go, “said Brooke Razor, class president.

  • Vote with America in mind, not your political party

    To the editor:

    Vote how you honestly believe, not because you’re a Democrat or Republican as we often do.

    Do you believe in abortion? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe in gay marriage? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe in socialism? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe in higher taxes? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you really believe in spreading the wealth? Then vote for Obama.

    Do you believe that we need to depend less on foreign oil? Then vote for McCain.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Oct. 7, 2008


    Zola J. Robataille vs. All-State Insurance Company, pretrial conference; counsel not present, passed.

    Star Bank, N.A. vs. Bobby L. Massey Jr., motion hour; (motion for judgment and order of sale, motion to release liens and transfer title), sustained order.

    Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky, Inc. vs. Donnie C. Fryman, motion hour; (motion for attorney’s fees upon cancelled sale), sustained order.

  • Sports Beat

    Cynthiana Merchants softball team

    participates in softball championship

    The first county-state championships in softball were held on Oct. 18 and 19 in Owensboro, Ky. Forty counties were represented.

    The Cynthiana Merchants, coached by Gary Sipe, represented Harrison County. The team finished second to Bullitt County.

    Team members were: Bruce Nix, Kylie Vaughn, Doug Martin, Greg Martin, Chris Reffett, Daniel White, Scotty Mattox, Shannon Cook, Dallas Martin, Vince Harris, Kyle Hatterick, D. J. Lemons, and Daryl Fryman.

  • HCHS band qualifies for ‘Sweet 16’

    The Harrison County High School Marching Band has earned a berth in the Class 4A semi-finals which will be this weekend.

    Sixteen bands will be competing for four finalist spots. If selected as a finalist, the band will perform Nov. 1 at the University of Louisville’s Papa John’s Stadium, said Chris Hedges, band director.

  • Four candidates in running for Family Court Judge

    Four candidates have filed to run in the Nov. 4 general election for Family Court Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit. Those candidates were given a questionnaire and the following is their responses.

    Raymond S. Bogucki

    1016 Sardis Road, Mount Olivet

    Spouse (if married): Stephanie A. Bogucki

    Members of immediate family (children):  Chant, Anthony, John R., Lyle and Justin

    Education: University of Kentucky (Bachelor of Arts Degree), Salmon P. Chase college of Law, Northern Kentucky University (Juris Doctor Degree)

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Oct. 10 at 1:05 p.m. -- Billy J. Beckett, 30, Berry, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. second offense. Beckett was also arrested on a bench warrant from Harrison District Court for fleeing and evading police, second degree.

    Oct. 10 at 9:45 p.m. -- Benjamin J. Arguello, 32, Paris, was arrested on a bench warrant from Harrison District Court for theft by deception including cold checks.

  • Academic Briefs


    Matthew Richard Bell, son of Boatswain Mate Chief Cecil Garrett Bell United States Navy (retired), grandson of Richard (deceased) and Doris Raymond of Cynthiana, has received a full Navy ROTC Scholarship from the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.

    Bell is a graduate of Goose Creek High School, class of 2008, in South Carolina. His grades and citizenship were key factors in his selection for this scholarship.

    He will study nuclear power and upon graduation will receive a commission as an officer in the United States Navy.


  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    No births announced this week.

    Virgie Wells elected mayor. Defeats Jim Brown by 380 votes. and Dean Peak is the new county judge.

    A mock disaster was held at the intersection of Republican Pike and Shaw Lane. Participants were Disaster and Emergency Services, Brown Ambulance, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Harrison County Volunteer Fire and the Harrison County Sheriff''s Department.

  • Bracken County Sheriff's deputy arrested Friday

    A Bracken County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday morning in Falmouth.

    According to a release from the Kentucky State Police, Frank Smith Jr., 39, Brooksville, was arrested for trafficking a controlled substance second degree. The arrest occurred about 11 a.m. Friday at the McDonald's in Falmouth.

    Making the arrest were members of the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations East Command along with troopers from  KSP Post 6.