Today's News

  • Three arrested in connection with animal shelter thefts

    Three Lexington residents are behind bars following their alleged involvement in the January break-in at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.

    Monique Watts, 22, Timothy Watts, 24, and William K. Jackson, 29, were arrested late last week on charges of third degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and theft.

    “More charges may be filed against one for intimidating a witness,” Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department said Friday.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 2, 2010


    RJK Partnership vs. Lonnie Malicote Jr., motion hour; (motion to confirm report), final report approved.

    Starting Gait Rehabilitation LLC vs. Edgemont HealthCare, motion hour; (motion to file amended complaint), order entered.

    National City Bank vs. Estel Jones, motion hour; (motion to amend prior order), order entered.

    Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company vs. Jonathan Campbell, motion hour; (motion to confirm report), final report approved.

  • Harrison County freshmen take boys’ district title

    The Harrison County boys’ freshman basketball team defeated both Pendleton and Nicholas counties to win the 38th District Championship last week.

    The games were played in Nicholas County last Thursday. The first game saw the young Thorobreds pull out to a 12-point lead in the first period and continue to add to it as the game progressed. The Breds, once again, used their superior bench to keep fresh players in the game to out man the freshman Wildcats.  

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Jan. 28, 2010


    Cynthiana Cash LLC vs. David Cordray, court trial; paid, case dismissed.

    Cynthiana ee^Cash LLC vs. Leigh Cunningham, court trial; paid, case dismissed.

    Carl Warren Cooper vs. Pamela Holland, court trial; case dismissed without prejudice.

    Jerry W. Wright vs. Leanna King, court trial; hearing held, judgment for plaintiff for $1,500 plus court costs.

  • FBI, ATF storm factory

    Federal agents with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigaton (FBI) shut down Farmers Tobacco Co. Tuesday morning.

    About 9:30 a.m., a caravan of official vehicles bearing license tags from Texas and Mississippi as well as Kentucky State Police converged on the cigarette factory.

    According to an ATF officer on scene, the FBI was executing a search warrant of the business, which manufactures and distributes Kentucky Best cigarettes as well as other brands.

  • Biography of Jock Sutherland out this month

    Stuart Warner, a professor at Case Western Reserve University, has written a biography of Charles, “Jock” Sutherland entitled “Jock: A Coach’s Story,” which will be published by Wind Publications this month.  Warner also is a very accomplished writing coach, as he has written or edited three Pulitzer Prize- winning entries and edited three other Pulitzer finalists.

    This book is about the legendary Kentucky sports figure Jock Sutherland, who was the basketball coach at Harrison County for seven years.

  • Faith that takes a licking

    I spent most of last Sunday afternoon in my recliner chair reading about an overweight, out of shape guy who decided to go to Peru and hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

    He did it because he wanted to impress a girl who was also going on the trip. When he learned how strenuous the trip would be, because he didn’t want to weenie out in front of the girl, he started working out.

    A few months ago I joined a new gym, which is challenging me physically. I’m not training for a hike or anything, just a healthier life.

  • Harrison County junior varsity girls win district

    Led by eighth grader Jordan Doram’s 17-point, 10-rebound game, the Harrison County Fillies junior varsity defeated Deming to win the 38th District tournament Sunday. 

    Deming defeated Pendleton County to earn a spot in the finals, but the Fillies outscored them 43-37. Ashley Coppage added 12 points and Tiffany Snider had eight points and seven rebounds to also lead the way to victory. 

    Coach Christine Garnett said the whole team played very well in order to earn the victory.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Feb. 1 at 1:30 p.m. -- non-injury, Pike Street, Donna C. Smith, 60, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Dodge Neon struck a parked vehicle.

    Jan. 31 at 6:28 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 South, Robert E. Mott, 40, Richmond, Ky., driving a 2006 Toyota Camry, struck Cliffton A. Snider, 20, Cynthiana, driving a 1998 Honda Civic.

    Jan. 18 at 12:08 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1842 North, Raymond Johnson, 61, Falmouth, driving a 2000 International.

  • District pairings set for Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds

    Tuesday, Feb. 23, will be the first night of action for both the Fillies and the Thorobreds in the 38th District tournament.  The tourney begins with Deming and Pendleton County facing off on Monday, Feb. 22. The girls’ game is at 6:30 p.m. and the boys’ game is at 8:15 p.m. Game times are the same for Tuesday when Harrison County and Nicholas County face each other in girls and boys action.