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Today's News

  • District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding July 14, 2008

    Probate Cases

    Estate of David Allen Kiskaden, will admitted for record purposes as self-proved. Petition to dispense granted, Order not to be released until petitioner files receipt for funeral expesnses showing bill was paid.

    Estate of Glen M. Moore, will admitted to probate as self-proved.

    Estate of Phillip Hollon Nickell, petition to dispense amended to include check for $61.79 from State Street, Amended to dispense granted, order entered.

    Traffic Cases

  • Football alumni banquet coming up

    Be prepared for some fine storytelling, exaggerated or not, when the Harrison County Football Alumni Association hosts its annual Hall of Fame Induction and Banquet at Harrison County High School cafeteria on Aug. 9.

    With more than 250 members, the HCFAA is undoubtedly the largest, most active and most productive sports support group in Harrison County.

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Reported cases double over last five years

    Judge David Melcher is waiting for a family court docket without a domestic violence case.

    Hes not holding his breath.

    In fact, during the last five years, domestic violence cases have been on the rise.

    During all of 2003, there were 40 new domestic violence cases filed in Harrison County.

    Melcher said that number more than doubled by 2007 with 83 new cases being filed.

    Its not just a Harrison County problem either, Melcher said. In neighboring Pendleton County, there were 33 cases in 2003, compared to 75 last year.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 -- Big crowd at Cynthiana Court Day. The livestock market not so strong as last court day. Auctioneer W. F. Renaker reported about 200 head of cattle. They sold from eight to nine cents a pound. Cows brought from $50 to $90 dollars a head. Plug horses sold from $40 to $75, and good horses from $100 to $150.

    * Log Cabin, May 26, 1880 -- Gus Berry, charged with throwing rocks at Dover Colemans house, was fined $5 and costs for breach of peace. A $100 peace bond was also required of him in default of which he was sent to jail.

  • Reseed the lawn in late summer

    Does your lawn need some attention? I generally dont worry about the lawn too much; I just make sure that I mow properly to maintain a relatively healthy stand of fescue. Sure there are a few weeds here and there but I prefer not going to toxic extremes to be perfect.

  • Hilltop News - Elevated heat index keeps players off the field

    On Tuesday, the Harrison County High School football team got some housekeeping business taken care of, but didnt take the field at all due to the combination of heat and humidity that raised the heat index above an acceptable level.

    With the heat-related deaths of several high school, collegiate and professional football and soccer players in the last few years, it has become a state mandate, and rightfully so, that every high school sports team, regardless of the season, must monitor and record the heat index.

  • City sidewalks slated for repairs

    Gov. Steve Beshear came to Cynthiana this week bearing the gift of a $247,000 check to be used for sidewalk demolition and replacement.

    The Safe Routes to School grant will provide allow students to walk and bike to school in greater safety, Beshear said.

    Numerous state and local dignitaries as well as about 25 school-aged children were on hand to welcome the governor at Southside Elementary Monday morning.

    These are not merely grants, Beshear said. These are investments that will enhance the quality of life in the community of Cynthiana.

  • Local girls capture Kick It 3v3 soccer state title

    Kick it 3v3, the worlds largest 3v3 soccer event, held its state qualifier this weekend at Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg, Ky.

    The Hot Shots, an Under-8 team from Cynthiana, won their pool and the single elimination tournament to qualify them for the regional tournament held in Clarksville, Tenn. They finished the tournament with a division best 4-0-1 record. The Hot Shots combined for a total of 22 goals scored.

  • Makayla Abigail Gullion - Birth

    Makayla Abigail Gullion

    Makayla Abigail Gullion was born June 25, 2008 at St. Elizabeth South, Edgewood, Ky., to Joseph and Jennifer Wade Gullion of Owenton, Ky. She weighed 6 lbs. 7.8 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Jane Wade of Berry and Richard Wade of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Helen Faulkner of Berry and the late Todd Faulkner, and Gladys Wade of Cynthiana and the late James Wade.

  • Church Street closer to reality

    Its been no secret that the U.S. 27 North viaduct would be replaced. And, it was no secret that the replacement was imminent.

    However, what Cynthiana leaders and residents didnt expect was an emergency weight reduction that would create a detour for heavy trucks.

    Tom Shomaker, chief engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinets District 6 operation, said Monday that a recent inspection showed that the bridge had deteriorated more since its last inspection.

    All bridges in the state were inspected following the August 2007 collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis.