Today's News

  • Signups for 2010 ag development programs to begin March 30

    The Harrison County Ag Development Board is now announcing the signups for the 2010 Cost Share Programs.  The program signups will begin on Tuesday, March 30 and conclude on Monday, April 19.

    All applications may be picked up at the Harrison County Extension Office between business hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  • Property Transfers


    Special Warranty Deed: Federal National Mortgage Association to Kenneth R. Williams, 3.003 acres at 46 Prince Lane, Berry, $35,000.

    Terry W. Cochran to Mary S. Epperson, Parcel A - 2.5000 acres and Parcel B - 2.5000 acres at 635 Ammerman Pike, $103,000.

    Vernon Ray Moore to Cathy Moore, property on US 27, $20,000.

    Real Estate Contract: Phyllis Penick to Diana Watkins, property on New Lair Road, $137,700.

    Caleb Spicer and Mary M. Spicer to Cynthiana Dairy Queen, Inc., property on Webster Avenue.


    I’ve wrecked a car twice in my life.

    Two different vehicles, but both separate occasions were on the same downtown Cynthiana street that I travel through almost every single day.

    I’m happy to report I was not text messaging while driving when either of the accidents occurred.

    But was my attention on the road 100 percent?


    I’ll admit it.

  • Harrison County baseball preparing for tough competition

    Coach Mac Whitaker and the Harrison County Thorobreds baseball squad are preparing for a season full of games with top-notch competition. 

    The schedule not only has the much-anticipated trip to Las Vegas, but also many of the better teams of Kentucky to play both here and on the road. 

    The Bishop Gorman’s Easter Classic in Las Vegas will be held April 7-10, which will be after the Harrison County squad has already played at least seven games. Of course, all of the games are weather permitting. 

  • Horn was a tremendous asset to community, will be missed

    To the editor:

    My mother and I own the Rainbow Thrift Shop on the corner of Pike and Walnut Street. Anyone who has an emergency or fire, etc. we never turn them away for help with clothes, furniture or anything that is necessary. If it wasn’t for Clarence Horn, John Hodge and the Salvation Army, along with local churches’ participation, a lot of it couldn’t be done because we do it out of our own finances and we are both on a fixed income.

  • Hope for ‘Good (and not-so Good) Daughters’

    When my sister was little, she wiped spaghetti sauce from her mouth with a piece of bread.

    This is a significant event in our family’s history because, as the Good Daughter, it is probably the one and only time Peggy ever got in trouble.

    In a nanosecond, Peggy did the bread-wipe and Dad reached over and whacked her hand, which stunned us all. Not that Dad whacked one of us, but that it was Peggy — the Good Daughter!

  • Engagements

    •Katie Herbst to Keller Ross, both of Vandalia, Ohio, are planning to wed on Aug. 28, 2010 at the Keeneland Library in Lexington.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding March 3, 2010


    Shirley Marie Fowler vs. Keith Maurice Fowler, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Jeffrey Keith Smiley vs. Tiffany Renee Smiley, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Rick A. Ball vs. Marion J. Martus, review; motion passed, to be re-noticed.

    Talmage Seth Nickels vs. Pamela Marie Nickels, motion hour; (motion for temporary custody), temporary custody of time share.

  • Sports Beat

    Thorobreds baseball nationally ranked

  • Births

    •Riley Elizabeth Capshaw

    Riley Elizabeth Capshaw was born to Kyle Capshaw and Ashley Schneider of Cynthiana on Oct. 30, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs.

    •Robert Whalen Fain

    Robert Whalen Fain was born to Jami Lee Fain of Cynthiana on Feb. 23, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz.

    •Lilly Alexandra Spivey

    Lilly Alexandra Spivey was born to Susan and Adam Spivey of Lexington, Ky., on Feb. 1, 2010 at the University of Kentucky. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz.

    •Olivia Denise Thomas