Today's News

  • Writing contest entries due March 9

    The Cynthiana Arts Council and Maysville Community and Technical College - Licking Valley Campus is hosting a writing contest for fiction, nonfiction and poetry pieces.

    “This is all part of an effort by the college and arts council to reach out to an arts group in Harrison County and surrounding counties and recognize writing talent,” said MCTC-LVC Director Bruce Florence.

    Residents 15 years of age or older and living in Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton or Bourbon County are eligible to enter manuscripts by March 9.

  • St. Edward thanks Grable for "11 years of dedicated and faithful service" to school

    To the editor:

     Since 1864, St. Edward’s has served the Harrison County community.  In particular, we have and continue to provide an alternative educational resource for children.  St. Edward School provides formation for the whole person:  intellectual, moral, physical, spiritual and social. 

    We would like to share some news concerning St. Edward School.  Last week Mrs. Mary Grable announced that she will be leaving her position as principal on July 1, 2009.   As a result a principal search has begun.

  • Barnett, Moss place in state wrestling meet

    Four of Harrison County’s seven qualifiers for the KHSAA State Wrestling Meet finished with winning records last weekend, with two of those grapplers earning medals in their respective weight classes.

    Sophomore Brandon Barnett led the way for Harrison County with a seventh place finish in the 171 pound weight class. He finished the tournament with a 4-2 record

    Junior Josh Moss took eighth place in the 135 class and finished with a 4-3 record.

  • Lions ask for naming rights for park shelter

    A proposed outdoor pavilion for the Handy Farm was presented to commissioners at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    County entities are working on a grant for the shelter, with plans for the building to be located inside the walking trail, near the planned soccer and baseball fields.

    City Attorney John Lair read a letter to the commissioners from the Cynthiana Lion’s Club, requesting that the civic organization have naming rights to the pavilion if the group contributed a substantial amount of money toward the cost of the shelter.

  • Joshua Isaiah McLeod

    Joshua Isaiah McLeod

    Joshua Isaiah McLeod was born to Roberta and John McLeod on Feb. 8, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Juanita Slone of Harrison County.

    Paternal grandmother is Gillian Dianna McLeod of Harrison County.

  • Local performers taken Kennedy Center Stage for ‘Our Lincoln’

    Three Harrison Countians recently represented the Bluegrass state in the nation’s capital during a special performance at the Kennedy Center.

    As part of a centennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln, groups and performers from around Kentucky took the Washington D.C. stage on Monday, Feb. 2, for musical and theatrical performances during a program entitled ‘Our Lincoln.’

    Among those Kentuckians were Betsy Smith, Devon Williams and Wendy Keith.

    “We’re telling Kentucky stories through drama,” said Smith.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Feb. 4, 2009


    David Wayne Slugantz vs. Paula Dean Slugantz, domestic; pass to be re-noticed.

    William E. Burrows vs. Glenda R. Burrows, motion hour; (motion for temporary support/custody maintenance); pass to be re-noticed.

    Cheryl Kay Pierce vs. Robert K. Pierce, review; agreed order entered.


    Stephanie Elizabeth Dewitt vs. Andrew T. Flynn, domestic violence; dismissed without prejudice.

  • Court OKs zone change for Amish store

    A zone change allowing for the construction of an Amish bulk-food store on U.S. 27 North was approved by the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

    A request by Allen Yoder previously ended in deadlock with the Planning Commission and therefore landed with magistrates for a decision.

    Several neighbors attended Tuesday’s public hearing to support the Yoders and their proposed business, which would be located between Carr  Road and Blackburn Road.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Cody Grant Baker, Feb. 16, son of Tracey and Wendy Baker; Rylee Alexandra Hall, Jan. 9, daughter of Nathan and Cathy Hall; Madison Bailey Ketchersid, Feb. 26, daughter of Paul and Tammy Ketchersid; Sabrina Nicole Rice, March 1, daughter of Floyd and Veronica Rice; Daisy Mariah Robinson, Feb. 11, daughter of Chris and Judy (King) Robinson.

    Earl G. Robbins II, M.D., new gastroenterologist to join HMH Clinic. He is a specialist in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology, diseases of the digestive tract and liver.

  • Suspected drug possession ends in suspension of student

    A Harrison County High School student is suspended after being found in possession of prescription drugs and another substance, believed to be marijuana.

    The drugs were found after the juvenile was searched at the high school Friday afternoon said Harrison County superintendent Andy Dotson.

    Harrison County school security officers and the Cynthiana Police Department responded to the high school Friday afternoon.

    Dotson said tests were still being performed to confirm the identity of the substance that is believed to be marijuana.