Today's News

  • Cedar rusts and fire blight concerns

    Warmer-than-normal conditions this spring are causing a few concerns for apple growers. The biggest threats right now are cedar rusts and fire blight. Cedar rust galls are developing. As galls swell, they produce spores that threaten apple (and sometimes crabapple and hawthorn). Swelling galls were observed on cedar in Lexington in mid-March. Warmer temperatures in Western Kentucky provided conditions for even earlier gall development.

  • CRP sign-up deadline extended to April 13

    The USDA Farm Service Agency announces that the sign-up deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been extended to April 13.
    After the CRP general sign-up ends on April 13, FSA will evaluate offers based on cost and the Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) takes into consideration variables such as wildlife habitat, water quality protection, soil erosion reduction, air quality protection and other enduring benefits. Accepted offers will become effective Oct. 1, 2012.

  • New Drivers

    Zachary Rueger, Michael Burden, Jeremy Fowler, Chelsea Ellington, Jeffrey Buenrostro, Brandon Kaminski, Matthew Robinson, Ashley Sizemore, Brynn Hudgins, Charles Landsberg, Rebecca Switzer, Leslie Capps.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding April 4, 2012
    Shawn Michael Combs vs. Deborah A. Combs, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Melissa A. Craig vs. Wesley K. Craig, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Shaundra M. Edwards vs. Eric L. Edwards, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Mark R. Marsh vs. Delores C. Marsh, domestic; motion passed to be re-noticed.
    Bobbie Lee Wright Whitt vs. Herbert Ward Whitt IV, motion hour; testimony taken, decree entered.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding April 3, 2012
    David J. Foster vs. Kentucky Bank, motion hour; (motion to compel), motion passed.
    Bank of America, NA vs. Rickey White, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.
    Central Bank and Trust vs. Donald David Osborne III, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.
    Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Scott D. Thomas, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.
    BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Amy Adams, motion hour; motion granted.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding April 2, 2012
    Estate of Thomas Wesley Buckler, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Garnett H. Lyons, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.
    Estate of Janet Lynn Pelkey, probate hearing; order entered.
    Rent-A-Room Furniture vs. Larry Williams, other hearing; order entered.
    Mark Wasson, 1968, arraignment; receiving stolen property under $10,000; (amended), guilty plea entered, 30 days, probated, costs.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    March 23 – At 11:21 a.m., police were advised of a man on Elm Street holding a gun and claiming that he was going to shoot himself. A mall child was present and her father was concerned about her safety. He came from Louisville to make sure the girl was alright. It was later determined that the child and her mother had moved out of the Elm Street house and were no longer living there.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    March 20 – At 10:40 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on Grover Criswell Road. David Baker was driving on Grover Criswell Road when his truck caught on fire. Baker fled the accident before authorities arrived.
    April 4 – At 5:20 p.m., an injury accident was reported on KY 3003. Leandra Bryant rounded a curve and lost control sending her into a guardrail.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Caleb Ryan Brooks, March 23, son of Stephen and Peggy Brooks; Nicholas Rogan Gareis, March 20, son of Mary Ann and Peter Gareis; Savannah Rai Jewell, March 18, daughter of Donald and Jessica Jewell.
    Allen Wachter, 14, of Cynthiana, bowls a perfect game during league competition. Wachter makes history as he was the first youth to bowl a perfect game in Bel-Aire Lanes history.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Next Kentucky Life celebrates Earth Day

    The next edition of Kentucky Life celebrates Earth Day across the state. Host Dave Shuffett helps net and band songbirds in Red River Gorge, explores up close the modern trend of urban beekeeping in Louisville, pitches in to help out across the state during Commonwealth Cleanup, and more. The program airs Saturday, April 21 at 8/7 p.m. CT and Sunday, April 22 at 3:30/2:30 p.m. CT on KET.