Today's News

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Feb. 17, 2010


    Michael Coldiron vs. Chyma Puckett Coldiron, review; order entered.

    Dawn Angelina Davis vs. Rodney Eugene Davis, review; order entered.

    Susan Lakes vs. Lee E. Lakes, review; order entered.

    Makenzi Rae Lewis vs. Terry Neal Lewis II, review; decree entered, remand from docket.

    Jennifer Dawn Davis vs. Brian Scott Davis, motion hour; (motion for child support), remand from docket.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding Feb. 15, 2010


    Estate of J Paul Browning, probate hearing; passed to be re-docketed.

    Estate of Oneita McDowell, probate hearing; order entered dispensing with administration.

    Estate of Cleva Jo Rankin, probate hearing; petition granted, order entered.

    In re: Estate of Emma E. Slater, motion hour; order entered.


    Merrill E. Northcutt vs. Melissa Hackney, court trial; forcible detainer sustained, to vacate premises by Feb. 22.

  • Funds available for the Farm Bill Organic Initiative in Kentucky

    Tom Perrin, state conservationist for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky announces that $775,000 is available in Kentucky for the 2010 National Organic Initiative to encourage more organic agriculture production. 

    Funding for the initiative is being made available as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications are being accepted now until March 12. These funds can and will serve to assist organic growers and producers in Kentucky.

  • Harrison County freshman 10th Region champions

    The Harrison County freshman boys completed a most successful season by winning the 10th Region championship Sunday at Mason County. The youthful Breds defeated Montgomery County and Mason County to bring home the trophy.

    The semi-final match up against Montgomery County was really never close as Harrison County applied a full court press from the start and pulled away.  

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Jan. 28 –  At 1:20 p.m., Officer David Powers of Harrison Memorial Hospital reported that a woman who was there with a patient had an odor of marijuana on her. When questioned, she turned over a marijuana cigarette. Lisa Blevins was cited to appear in court on possession of marijuana charge.

    Jan. 28 – At 10:48 p.m., police were called to Spruce Drive on a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they were told that Larry Poynter assaulted his stepson. Poynter was charged with fourth degree assault.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Diane E. Garland, 50, Cynthiana, driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer.

    Feb. 10 at 12:11 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, Eugene Fite, 69, driving a 2004 Buick Century struck Timothy Caldwell, 45, Cynthiana, driving a 2008 Ford Focus.

    Feb. 5 at 4:31 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Jesse L. Hennig, 20, Cynthiana, driving a 1992 Ford F150 struck Linda R. King, 61, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Toyota Highlander.

  • Academic Briefs


    Felicia Nicole Helvey has been named to the Berea College dean’s honor list for the fall 2009 term.

    She is the daughter of  Charles and Loretha Helvey of Cynthiana.


  • Harrison County’s Barnett, Moss are regional champs

    Brandon Barnett was favored to win going into the 7th Region Tournament last weekend and he did not disappoint. Josh Moss was third seeded, but he defeated both the first and second seed to give Harrison County two regional winners. 

    The Thorobreds finished seventh in team points as Woodford County won its third straight regional crown.

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Cameron Brett Blankenship, Nov. 16, son of Steven Brent and Patsy Blankenship.

    Fourth grader Laura Kendall won the 8/9 year old girls classification in the State Elks Club Hoop Shoot Competition in Frankfort.

    A twin-engine Beechcraft Baron airplane crashes on a Leesburg farm claiming the life of a race car driver.

    • 50 years ago: Ideal Furniture Store opened on South Main Street. Godfrey Barnes is the manager.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Fillies lose two heartbreakers

    Unlike the snow, Harrison County’s Fillies couldn’t get the last shot to drop and lost heartbreakers on Friday and Saturday. Friday night at home the Fillies lost to Paris 51-49 and Saturday they traveled to West Jessamine and fell 44-41.

    Friday night the Lady Greyhounds jumped out to a big lead outscoring the Fillies 17-6 in the first quarter. More than half of the quarter was gone before the Fillies scored, and they were already down six points.