Today's News

  • Breds, Fillies advance to regional

    In post-season play, upsets usually occur when the underdog team gets off to a hot start and uses that momentum to sustain them for the rest of the game.

    On Monday night, Pendleton County was that underdog team, but host Harrison County, the decided favorite, was the team that started quickly.

    The Thorobreds, who defeated the Wildcats three weeks ago in Falmouth, 83-65, jumped to an early double digit lead and never trailed, beating Pendleton County, 69-52.

  • Tree assessment and risk management

    Two weeks ago I asked “what more Mother Nature?”  Well, another gusty wind storm was served up adding to the collection of debris left by the ice storm. 

    Some serious questions are coming in about what to take out and what to try and save.  I am not a certified arborist, but I can pass on the guidelines that certified arborists are taught when it comes to tree assessment and risk management. 

    These criteria may help you decide what to do now and in the future.

  • HCMS students named "Outstanding Young Spokesman of the Future"

    Nine students from Harrison County Middle School’s seventh grade Maroon Team have been designated as “Outstanding Young Spokesman of the Future” by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This designation was awarded based on the student’s entry in the annual Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest.

  • Overturned tractor-trailer closes Ky Hwy 36 West Wednesday morning

    Kentucky Highway 36 West was closed for over an hour early Wednesday morning while towing crews removed an overturned tractor-trailer carrying three steel bridge girders.

    The 1999 Peterlait semi-truck was traveling westbound from Virginia when the truck rounded a curve and overturned.

  • McGinnis retires as circuit judge

    Harrison County Circuit Judge Robert McGinnis is stepping down, but not really.

    McGinnis retired on Jan. 31. However, he was assigned as a Senior Status Judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit, from which he retired, the very next day.

    McGinnis said he wanted to continue as the circuit judge for Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties, but the senior status judge program was going to expire. He wanted to be part of that program.

    “I wasn’t ready for retirement,” McGinnis said. “I hadn’t even thought about it.”

  • Brock E. Clark Jr.

    Brock E. Clark Jr.

    Brock E. Clark Jr. was born to Megan Scott of Cynthiana and the late Brock Clark on Oct. 9, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Doug and Tammy Scott of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Dwayne Clark and Valinda Thomas of Paris.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26

    Resumes 101. Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 1-2 p.m. in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. This class is computer based and is limited. Learn the basic dos and don'ts of a resume as well as job search ideas.Pre-registration is not needed.

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27

    Story Hour. Friday, Feb. 27 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 5, 2009


    Estate of Barry Wayne Perkins, settlement; order entered.


    Billy J. Coleman, 1977, preliminary hearing; flagrant non-support; (amended to non-support), guilty plea entered, pursuant to written plea agreement.

    Brian Hiten, 1979, continued first appearance; flagrant non-support; dismissed.

    Billy Reffett, 1982, revocation hearing; dismiss without prejudice.

  • Property Transfers


    Homesales, Inc. to William R. Withers, property on Main Street, $59,000.

    Gerald M. Whalen and Bonnie B. Whalen to James O. Finch Jr. and Helen M. Finch, Lot 1 - Unit 2 (Charlotte Drive) in Grandview Addition, $145,000.

    James D. Lyon-Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate of Jerrod Bryant Steward and April Carr Steward to William T. Chambers, Lots 3 and 4 of Milner Subdivision West (1234 Robinson-Renaker Road), Berry, Ky., $56,000.

  • Safety in the landscape after recent storms

    Kentucky has been through it recently. From the shock and destruction of the recent ice and snowstorms to the out-of-season, spring-like storms that brought damaging winds to already vulnerable landscape trees, residents are reeling trying to figure out where to start the cleanup process.