Today's News

  • Many fireworks displays illegal in Kentucky, says county attorney

    Regardless of how Harrison Countians celebrate our nation's Independence Day-picnics, vacations or family reunions-the day usually concludes with fireworks. For many people, the Fourth of July is synonymous with fireworks.

    In Harrison County, the local fireworks display is one of the year's biggest attractions. Even so, some people like to set off their own fireworks. When doing so, it is important to keep Kentucky's fireworks laws and safety measures in mind.

  • Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding June 4, 2008


    Jennifer Jo Adams vs. Jeffrey Todd Adams, motion hour; (motion for guardian ad litem fee), G.A.L. fee passed to be re-noticed.

    Crystal Karen Adams vs. Joseph Todd Adams Sr., motion hour; (motion for show cause), passed to be re-noticed.

    Sandra Hudgins vs. Robert Allen Hudgins, motion hour; (motion to modify), motion to be re-filed.


    Stephanie Lynn Bruin vs. Chad Ephriam Bruin, domestic violence; order entered.

  • Washed by the water: Festival combines rain, rock and religion

    There was heat, there was rain, there was a ton of cicadas.

    Most of all, there was good fellowship, music and fun.

    It was the 39th annual Ichthus Music Festival in Wilmore, Ky., held last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It was also my first time going.

    For those who don't know, Ichthus is a three-day Christian music festival which has been held near the Asbury College campus since 1970.

  • Birth - Kaylee Nicole Dargavell

    Kaylee Nicole Dargavell

    Kaylee Nicole Dargavell was born to Bradley and Brittany Dargavell on May 1, 2008, at St. Joseph East in Lexington, Ky. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Scottie and Sandy Ritchie of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Catherine Ritchie of Cynthiana and the late Robert Ritchie, and the late Leo and Nellie Williams.

    Paternal grandparents are Brian Dargavell of Mt. Olivet and Wanda Welte of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Barbara Dargavell of Mt. Olivet and the late Walter Dargavell and the late Rose Horn.

  • Firetruck wrecks in Antioch

    Four Harrison County volunteer firefighters escaped serious injury when they collided while en route to a reported fire Monday night.

    The Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department received a call that two trash cans had been set on fire on Antioch-Richland Road.

    About 11:15 p.m., Christopher Caswell, driving the departments 2001 Ford fire truck, was northbound on U.S. 27 North, and was followed by firefighter Jared Carter in his own 1993 Chevrolet Blazer.

  • Assault indictment issued in April 13 shooting

    The Harrison County man who was charged in the April 13 shooting of his girlfriend's stepfather, now faces a two-count indictment.

    Catesby Bramel, 27, was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on charges of first degree assault and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

    The grand jury alleges that Bramel "intentionally caused serious physical injury to Jay Tackett by shooting him with a handgun."

    Bramel will be arraigned in Harrison Circuit Court on June 17 at 9 a.m. His bond is $10,000.

  • Museum Musings

    *Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 27, 1917 - Aunt Liz Smith passed quietly away, Thursday afternoon, Dec. 20 about one oclock, while sitting in a chair before the fire at her home on Church Street in this city. Had she lived until Jan. 7, she would have been 92 years old. Elizabeth Remington Smith was a daughter of the late Greenup and Sallie Hamilton Remington, of this city, and was born Jan. 7, 1826. She was one of a family of nine children, all of whom are now dead, except one sister, Carolyn Taylor of Kansas City, Mo.

  • Harrison County's grid Breds get started with summer ball

    There's a new sheriff in town.

    After 25 years with Ray Graham directing the fortunes of Harrison County football, a new era was begun earlier this week with Aaron Stepp taking the reins of the Thorobreds.

    Graham announced his retirement from public education, and with it turned in his whistle as Harrison County football coach, about a month ago. He will continue teaching and coaching, now in the private sector at Lexington Christian Academy.

    In his first summer workouts with his new team on Monday, Stepp had 35 or so players show up.

  • Public Record


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding May 19, 2008


    Estate of Richard L. Kuhl, probate hearing; administrator appointed, bond set with surety.


    Capital One Bank vs. Joe H. Anderson, motion hour; default judgment granted in principal amount of $2,688.77 plus post judgment.

    North Star Capital Acquisition LLC vs. Ryan S. Barkley, motion hour; default judgment granted in principal amount of $682.98 plus post judgment.

  • Running out of time to prune spring bloomers

    Do you have any unruly spring flowering shrubs? Well, now is your opportunity to get them cleaned up, in fact we are about to run out of time if we want to hold on to next years buds.