Today's News

  • Barnett brings home Region 7 state championship title

    Harrison County’s Brandon Barnett was the only state champion from Region 7, which is central Kentucky. 

    The Harrison County junior did his imitation of Rocky villain Ivan Drago, encouraged by Coach Mitch Mattox, and went for the blond hair style from the movie.

    Fortunately, he wrestled more like Rocky and brought home the state championship. 

  • Grandview Country Store opens

    On its opening day, Jan. 22, Grandview Country Store served over 30 customers.

    “I think it went very well,” Allen Yoder said.

    Along with his wife Sarah and their eight children, Allen said he was excited to open the bulk food store that sells baking supplies, snacks, candies, spices and deli meat and cheeses.

    “We just wanted to be here and supply the community with what it needs,” Sarah said Tuesday afternoon at the store located on US 27 North. nine miles from Cynthiana.

  • Josiah Marshall Custard

    Josiah Marshall Custard

    Josiah Marshall Custard was born to Sarah Forsythe and Chris Custard of Berry, Ky., on Feb. 14, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Landon Desha Thomas Custard.

  • Academic Briefs


    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognizes the following students from Harrison County who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the 2009 Fall Semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    BCTC’s Dean’s List honorees for fall 2009 are:

  • 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.