Today's News

  • County chooses compensating tax rate

    After a second reading of an ordinance involving county tax rates, the Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to take the 10.2 cent compensating rate.
    Surprisingly, many audience seats remained vacant during the final reading of this year’s proposed tax rates. However, the few occupied seats were filled with those voters opposing any raise in taxes for next year.
    Members of the TEA Party were present to express their opposition to the county taking any kind of rate that would ultimately take more money from tax payers.

  • Salaries paid to public employees in taxing districts

    Harrison County
    Extension Service Taxing District

    Gary Carter    $74,650    County agent
    William Meyer    $34,580    4-H agent
    Cheryl Case    $62,098    County agent
    Heather Russell    $24,882    Staff assistant
    Evonne Blackburn    $27,144    Staff assistant

    Harrison County Fire
    Taxing District

  • Argo to teach at LVC Writers Conference on Sept. 29

    Cynthiana native, Lauren Argo, will teach “Words in Dramatic Literature” at the Licking Valley Campus Writers Conference on Saturday, Sept. 29.  
    Argo is a performance artist, actor and playwright whose public performance piece, Life As Art: 21 Days in 21C, gained national recognition.  
    In this piece, Argo lived in an 8-foot by 5-foot storefront window for 21 days with a web cam to explore the ideas of public and private, reality and presentation and observer and performer.  


    Gerald M. Whalen and Bonnie B. Whalen to Donald B. Bottoms, Lot 5-B of Connersville Farm Subdivision, $8,500.
    Quit Claim Deed: Wells Fargo Bank, NA to Department of Veterans Affairs, property at 6504 Ky. Hwy. 32 W., Sadieville, Ky.
    Estate of Eddie D. Haynes, Phillip Haynes and Amanda Brown and Tim Brown to Travis C. Philpot and Kelsey K. Philpot, Lot 5 - Block E in Western Hills Subdivision, $80,000.
    Karen Jane Brock to James E. Ablett and Carol J. Ablett, Tract 16 of Junction Farms, $38,295.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Sept. 18, 2012
    Virginia Allen, 1981, other hearing; bench warrant issued, no bond.
    Christopher Brown, 1987, pretrial conference; guilty plea entered on count 1; count 2 - dismissed.
    Reese Garrison, 1986, pretrial conference; count 1 - dismissed; counts 2,3,4,5 - guilty pleas entered.
    Timothy Watts, 1985, other hearing; hearing held, motion to void diversion withdrawn.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Sept. 19, 2012
    Cathleen A. Bell vs. Steven Wayne Bell, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Brian Lee Kinney vs. Verna Deloris Kinney, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    David Bowman vs. Shannon Raye Prather Bowman, motion hour; passed to be re-noticed.
    Amber Cummings vs. Lucas Cummings, motion hour; motion withdrawn.
    Ladonna M. Haynes vs. Phillip Haynes, motion hour; agreed order entered.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.

    Sept. 13 – At 3:22 p.m., an injury accident was reported on KY 356. Deana Roark was traveling on KY 356 when she crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Connie Franklin.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 27
    Women’s Group. The women’s group will be reading Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. The group will meet Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Annex. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.
    FRIDAY, Sept. 28
    Bean Soup Supper will be held Friday, Sept. 28 from 5-9 p.m. at Cynthiana Christian Church. Cost of the meal will be $6 and includes bean soup, country ham and a drink.

  • Cool nights and short days initiate bloom

    There are many things that come together that allow plants to thrive.  
    When it comes to plants native to our area, we are not required to go to great extremes to provide the ideal environment.
    An ideal environment, however, means a great many different things depending on what kind of plant you are.
    This time of the year we can do a couple of things for some favorite flowering plants.