Today's News

  • State property tax remains at 12.2 cents

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2012 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.  
    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.
    This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2011 to 2012. If the increase in revenue is more than four percent after the exclusion of new property added to the tax roll during 2012, then the prior year rate must be reduced.   

  • Sports beat

    Cross Country practice begins
    Harrison County Cross Country practice will be starting on Monday, July 16. Practices will be held at the old high school track from 7- 8:30 p.m. Additional practices are July 19, 23, 24 and 26.   
    High school and middle school boys and girls are invited to attend. For more information, contact Coach Danny Simpson  234-9218 or 235-1453. Athletes should have their up-to-date high school physical.

    Football Thorobreds to sponsor
    youth football camp in July

  • Cooper-Sellers to marry July 28

    Mr. and Mrs. Allen Cooper of Sadieville, Ky., announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Lee, to Dustin Sellers, son of Ricky Sellers and Kelly Wachter of Cynthiana.
    Cooper is a graduate of Spencerian College. She is employed as a medical massage therapist.
    Sellers is a graduate of BCTC. He is employed as a diesel mechanic.
    The wedding will take place at St. Edward Catholic Church on July 28, 2012. Invitations have been sent.

  • FSA now accepting pollinator habitats in Continuous CRP

    Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announces that pollinator habitats, which support a variety of pollinator species, will now be accepted as a Continuous Sign-up Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) practice. CCRP is a voluntary program that helps producers apply conservation practices to safeguard environmentally sensitive land.

  • Five facts about diabetes

    The Harrison County Diabetes Coalition is constantly trying to educate the general public as well as persons with diabetes about the disease. Although diabetes cannot be prevented the beginning can be delayed by good health habits. Complications that occur when blood sugar is not under good control can also be prevented.
    If you or someone you care about is in denial or falsely believe that what they eat does not matter or that no matter what they eat is ok as long as they take their medication, please read these facts about diabetes.

  • Kentucky Sheriffs’ summer camp celebrates 37 year anniversary

    The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch summer camping program opened for the 37th year on Sunday, June 10 with boys in attendance. The camp will run throughout the summer, serving both boys and girls, alternately throughout the camp season.

  • Feds feeds families

    Across the country, there continues to be a need to feed the hungry, particularly in the summer months when there are shortages in food banks and an increased need among children who are out of school and not benefitting from school lunch programs. Feds Feeds Families, or FFF, began four years ago to help fill a gap during the summer months, when food banks and pantries struggle with an increase in demand from families and individuals, but a decrease in donations.

  • Tomatoes by the Fourth of July

    Knock on wood, please, because I may jinx myself by publically declaring that my tomatoes look awesome.  
    It is the healthiest set of plants and fruit that I can ever remember, honestly.  
    The plants are remarkably free of any pest problem, brown or yellowing leaf or rotting fruit.  
    Most are heirloom varieties; they were fertilized once at planting with fish emulsion and immediately mulched with newspaper and pine straw. One irrigation occurred during a hot, dry spell but that is it.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding June 18, 2012
    Joseph A. Fryman, 1989, review; theft of motor vehicle registration plate/renewal decal - dismissed without prejudice; criminal mischief-third degree - dismissed without prejudice.
    Mark T. Doyle, 1983, preliminary hearing; unlawful transaction with a minor-second degree; dismissed.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    June 8 – At 4:46  p.m., Ann Maybrier, Pearl Street, reported that her family was being harassed.
    June 11 – At 2:11 p.m., Linda King, Pleasant Street, reported that she is being harassed.
    June 12 --  At 1:59 a.m., Seth Smith of Walmart security, reported that a 17-year-old Falmouth juvenile entered the store and opened a package of boxers then concealed them in his clothing. The juvenile was cited for shoplifting and turned over to the person with whom he lives.