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Today's News

  • Support urged for blood drive

    To the editor:

    I am writing about the upcoming Blood Drive that is one of the three blood drives sponsored each year by the Homemakers of Harrison County. The Homemakers have been hosting successful Blood Drives for 25 years. The Connersville Club and the Curry Club will provide homemade cookies for the blood drive.

    The Blood Drive is on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Harrison County Extension Office at 668 New Lair Road in the multi-purpose room from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Photo identification is required.

  • Word from a rickety boat

    As I paddled my rickety rowboat — I was on a rushing river somewhere — a couple of humungous alligators came up underneath, flipped me over and started biting my feet.

    I’ve always hated that about alligators.

    It was 2:14 a.m. and thankfully only a dream. I tried going back to sleep, but the alligators were waiting to finish me off so I turned on the TV and listened to four yippy dogs disguised as political commentators discuss the current crisis of the day.

  • Magistrate Stanley Lemons dies at age 87

    Stanley Taylor Lemons, the county magistrate for District 1, died at his home Sunday evening.

    He was 87.

    “He was a real stand-up leader for the county,” Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said Monday afternoon. “He was kind of quiet, but firm - he knew what he wanted.”

    While it’s hard to determine whether Lemons was the longest serving magistrate ever in the county, at just under 24 years of service, he was certainly the longest in recent history.

    He was elected to his post in 1984.

  • Sports Beat

    Sportsmens night out is Nov. 1

    A sportsmens night out will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Cynthiana Country Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance ticket sales only, $25. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Wear an orange or camo shirt and receive a chance on a new gun.

    For more information call James Gray at 859-588-9628.

    The event is sponsored by Ducks Unlimited.

  • Trial set for pair accused of robbing Berry bank

    Trial dates have been set for two Harrison Countians charged in connection with robbing the Berry Branch of Farmers National Bank four years ago.

    James Brandenburg, 39, was indicted last month on a charge of first degree robbery, and Roxanna Crump was indicted for first degree complicity to commit robbery.

    The bank was robbed at gunpoint on July 15, 2004.

    They will go to trial in Harrison Circuit Court on Nov. 20 and 21. Pretrial conferences are set for Nov. 4.

  • HIM – Healthy Informed Men seminar set for Oct. 28

    The second annual HIM, Healthy Informed Men, seminar is coming on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Cynthiana Christian Church. There will be a free chili supper at 5:30 p.m.

    “This year we are doing the program in the evening so more men can come,” says Don Wynn, committee member. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will begin serving chili at 5:30 p.m.

  • Runners host invitational at CCC today

    Hopefully, the third year is the charm for the Harrison County High School cross country teams.

    Each of the two previous seasons, their annual Harrison County Invitational Cross Country Meet, at the Cynthiana Country Club has been postponed due to rain.

    This afternoon, with rain again in the forecast, Harrison County is going to give it a go once more, again at the CCC.

  • Rockets shut down Breds, 17-0

    The Harrison County Thorobreds found out first hand exactly how hard a rock is on Friday night in Mt. Vernon.

    In a non-district football match up, the homestanding Rockcastle County Rockets shut down the Harrison County offense, found just enough offense of its own, and defeated the Breds, 17-0.

  • Baptist church burglary suspect indicted

    Nearly four months after Cynthiana Baptist Church was burglarized, a suspect stands accused and indicted by a Harrison County grand jury.

    Shannon Bills, 25, was one of 20 individuals indicted by the grand jury on Tuesday.

    Bills faces a nine-count indictment for his alleged role in the June 28 burglary of the church and subsequent activity.

  • Special wheelchair needed for 7-foot tall man

    “Everybody knows me,” George says with a smile that makes the blue of his eyes sparkle.

    At 7-feet tall, George Willen barely fits into the wheelchair he depends on for his mobility. He suffers from cellulitis but is more restricted by complications that have resulted from his unusual height.

    He is a resident of Parkside Manor where he can most always be found sitting in his wheelchair in the parking lot waving at passersby on Oddville Avenue or on the facility’s expansive porch.