Today's News

  • The deer rut is on

    Just last week my own local paper, The Sentinel-News, had a cautionary article about deer and their movements this time of the year.
    It’s a dance that can cause injury to car, body, or store front in some cases. It seems there is a story at least once where a deer walks into a local business or busts into someone’s living room.  
    I am here, however, to remind you that your young trees are vulnerable too, love and hormones can make for some crazy behavior and the deer rut has begun.  

  • Sixty-three Kentucky counties designated as Primary Natural Disaster areas

    On Nov. 3, Secretary Vilsack declared 63 Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought that occurred from Aug. 1, 2010, and continuing. The counties are:

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Nov. 18
    Healthy Informed Men Seminar. Nov. 18 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Free breakfast. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
    Historical Society. Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Library Annex. Kenny Simpson will present a program about a trip he along with a group of Harrison Countians took to Alaska. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
    Harry Potter Program. Thursday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 11-18 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Nov. 4, 2010
    David R. Perry, 1982, 2 cases, review; apply bond to fines and costs, remand.
    Shannon R. Rawlings, 1983, show cause deferred/installment payment; 32 hours community service completed, case remanded.
    John R. Southwood, 1984, show cause deferred/installment payment; contempt admitted, 20 days imposed.
    Erik A. Tucker, 1980, review; 41 hours community service completed, case remanded.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Nov. 10, 2010
    Darren Clay Wilson vs. April Jane Wilson, other hearing; dismissed.
    Jimmie E. Vaughn vs. Laura Vaughn, other hearing; dismissed.
    Ashley Marlene Thompson vs. Derik Edward Thompson, other hearing; dismissed.
    Harry Douglas Schimpler vs. Laura Jean Schimpler, other hearing; dismissed.
    Wendell Eldridge vs. Jacqueline Eldridge, other hearing; dismissed.
    Sandy L. Teague vs. David W. Teague, other hearing; dismissed.

  • 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.
    Nov. 6- 6:20 p.m., Michael Williams, 45, was traveling on KY 36 when he allegedly drove over the line and sideswiped a vehicle driven by Logan Sears.
    Nov. 4- 9:30 p.m., a non-injury accident. Courtney Williamson was traveling on US 27 and struck a deer.
    Nov.6-8:15 p.m. A non-injury accident. James Evans was traveling on US 62 and hit a deer.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Oct. 25 – At 12:53 p.m., Brittany J. Lewis, KY 32 West, reported that a prescription was taken from her vehicle along with make-up and cash, while it was parked on Riggs Avenue.
    Oct. 27 – At 9:32 p.m., Lauren Emrey, Locust Street, reported that her prescription medicines were taken from her home.
    Oct. 28 – At 9:15 a.m., Bobby Perkins of River Road Bait Shop reported that someone tried to break into the Pepsi machine. They were unable to break the main lock but did $450 damage to the machine.

  • Christmas projects gearing up for season of giving

    It’s not looking like Christmas just yet, with the record-breaking high temperatures for the month of November, but many people are putting in early elf hours to ensure kids receive a memorable Christmas experience.
    Just half way through November, and many organizations are already looking to bring Christmas to the unfortunate children locally and around the world.
    There are the annual local favorites like Christmas Angels at the Community Education Center and the Community Christmas Project at the Harrison County Fire Department.

  • Thank-you all veterans for your service

    To the men and women who have left their families and friends behind to serve in the armed forces, whether stateside or on foreign soil, thank you.
    Today is Veterans’ Day, a day that all Americans should feel blessed to have been blanketed in the stars and stripes that is not just a flag. That flag represents each veteran who ever defended this country.
    As the flag hangs at half mast to honor another fallen soldier, and as it billows and waves in a form of salute, take pride in a nation that can freely honor its veterans.

  • At least two, no more than two is rule for keeping bureaucrats off your heels

    Fallout from a crippled economy hit the Barnes’ household a couple months ago when Ernie was laid off from his job.
    Just as any other person would, he filed for his pittance of unemployment. He worked for the Iowa-based company for over five years and easily qualified.
    And, anyone who has ever had to file for unemployment knows there is criteria to retaining the weekly stipend. Possibly the most commonly known is that the unemployed has to make a diligent effort to find a new job.