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Today's News

  • Obama beats McCain, McConnell defeats Lunsford; not in Harrison

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain had no problem winning his race in Harrison County and Kentucky Tuesday, but ultimately fell short of the votes needed to secure the White House.

    McCain earned 4,520 votes in Harrison County or 59.6 percent. Democrat Barack Obama, now the President-elect, came in with 2,916 local votes (38.4 percent). Statewide, McCain had 1,048,037 votes cast (57.4 percent) and Obama, 751,583 (41.2 percent).

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Madalyne May Brandenburg, Oct. 30, daughter of James and Sally Brandenburg; Callihan Anne Clayton, Nov. 4, daughter of Kelly Anne and William Kent Clayton; Aaron Xavier Conyers, Oct. 29, son of Rebecca and Shon Conyers; Miranda Lanae Dawson, Oct. 29, daughter of Alice J. Kiser and David L. Dawson; Will Andrew Marsh, Nov. 6, son of Leslie and Lynda Marsh; Asiah Cheyenne Morgan, Sept. 30, daughter of Chris and Sueann Morgan.

  • Guilty plea entered by man who tried to rob elderly Ammerman Pike couple

    The Harrison County man accused of trying to rob an elderly couple and who was chased from the house by the homeowner wielding a baseball bat, has pleaded guilty.

    Robert Linville entered a guilty plea Friday afternoon as part of a plea agreement, said Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright.

    Linville was charged following the July 3 incident at Harold and Dorothy Slade’s Ammerman Pike home with first degree robbery, first degree burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and persistent felony offender.

  • Regional cross country meet this weekend

    The Harrison County High School Thorobreds and Fillies will compete in the Class AA, Region 4 cross country meet Saturday at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County. The varsity girls race is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m., with the varsity boys to follow at 11.

    Harrison County will compete against Bourbon County, Covington Catholic (boys), Franklin County, Highlands, Holmes, Lexington Catholic, Lloyd Memorial, Pendleton County and Western Hills.

    This year, Harrison County was moved from AAA, representing the largest schools in the state, to AA, the second largest.

  • Troop 60 supports the efforts of the UCF

    To the editor:

    Boy Scout Troop 60 has been very pleased to receive United Community Funds. The troop has used this money to purchase tents and other camping equipment. It has also helped to provide uniforms for scouts, and fees for summer camp and other events when the parents have not been able to provide. Some of the money this year has been used to build a toilet at the camp by the county farm.

    The troop committee supports the United Community Fund and all the good work they are doing.

    Robert Palmer

    member of Troop Committee

  • Paul is next family court judge

    Pendleton County proved to be the swing in the hotly contested 18th Judicial Circuit Family Court judge’s race.

    As election results began to pour in Tuesday, it appeared Peter Newberry would walk away with the judgeship, replacing David Melcher who is set to retire.

    However, when Pendleton’s results were posted, it was Morgan resident Barbara Paul who took the race by a margin of 775 votes over Newberry.

    The 18th Judicial Circuit includes Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties.

  • Operation SEND community wide event is Nov. 13

    Operation SEND (Sending, Encouragement to our Nation’s Deployed) community wide event will be held Nov. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Harrison County fair grounds. Everyone is welcome to come and help pack the donated items. 

    Materials can be brought that night or dropped off at: Aurora Information Systems, 105 Joe B. Hall Court, Cynthiana, KY  41031, phone (859) 234-8353. The event is sponsored by Cornerstone Christian Church and Military Missions. There are already about 100 addresses of folks from the 201st and other units serving from Harrison County.

  • Makayla Jo Nelson

    Makayla Jo Nelson

    Makayla Jo Nelson was born to Joey and Darla Nelson on Oct. 16, 2008. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Abagail Wedding.

    Grandparents are Lenora Kinney and Bobby Nelson and Leroy and Mary Ann Roberts.

  • A cool start best for bulbs

    I spoke with Jo-Ann van den Berg-Ohms from Van Engelen Bulb Company the other day. Her family has been in the Dutch bulb business for five generations so I trust her advice when it comes to bulbs.  She noted that bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so she tells people to wait and plant bulbs until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather. If it is too cool outside without a jacket then it’s just right for planting bulbs.

  • SallyKate Elizabeth Ravencraft

    SallyKate Elizabeth Ravencraft

    SallyKate Elizabeth Ravencraft was born to Danny and Rachel Ravencraft of Cynthiana on Oct. 5, 2008 at Saint Joseph East in Lexington, Ky. She weighed 3 lbs. 12 oz., and is welcomed by her brothers, Wesley Taylor Ritchie4 and Wyatt Leslie Clay Ravencraft.