Today's News

  • Serving the community, one meal at a time

    The Church of the Advent is serving the community, one meal at a time.

    “We noticed there were usually more days in the month than money,” said Rev. Sandy Stone, the priest at the Church of the Advent. “We recognized that people may be hungry at the end of the month.”

    Last Thursday, Church of Advent parishioners gathered in their fellowship hall to serve fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, rolls and desert to the public.

  • Swinford’s Hall of Fame induction is much deserved

    Congratulations to Jim Swinford for his much-deserved induction into the 10th Region Boys Basketball Hall of Fame a couple of weeks ago.  Jim was inducted as a “contributor” for his years of devotion to Harrison County Thorobreds basketball in particular and to high school sports in general.

    There is no question among the Harrison County faithful that Jim is a great ambassador for Harrison County High School athletics in general.

  • School Menus

    April 13-17

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Pancakes, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Waffles, sausage, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Cereal, toast, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: French toast, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.


  • MRSA case confirmed in Harrison school

    A district-wide letter was sent home with Harrison County students Monday advising that a student has a staph infection.

    Westside Elementary Principal Jon Hoskins said a doctor-confirmed case of MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been reported in one of his students.

    “All of the necessary precautions have been taken and will continue to be taken,” Hoskins said Tuesday afternoon.

    Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent, said intensive cleaning, under WEDCO and the Center for Disease Control guidelines, is underway.

  • Kelly Frank “Frankie” Grubbs

    Kelly Frank “Frankie” Grubbs

    Kelly Frank “Frankie” Grubbs was born to Kelly Wayne and Kelly Lynn Grubbs of Berry, Ky. on March 6, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 11 lbs. and is welcomed by his half-sister Sara Elizabeth Grubbs.

    Maternal grandparents are Peggy McNabb of Berry and the late Frank Thomas McNabb.

    Paternal grandparents are Kelly and Carolyn Grubbs of Cynthiana.

  • God's judgement requires no votes, no 'singing for your life,' no condemnation

    Although I consider myself current with pop culture, this is the first season I’ve watched “American Idol.”

    In years past I’ve seen the last 15 minutes of some of the final shows to see who wins, but not knowing who’s who, I didn’t really care one way or another.

    This season, mostly because I hate being left out of the water cooler conversation, I decided early on to watch every episode, from first auditions to finale, and I even hope to buy tickets to see the Top Ten Idol contestants when they go on tour this summer.

  • Sign-up date extended for DCP, ACRE programs

    USDA has extended the Sign-up deadline has been extended from June 1 to Aug. 14 for both the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the forthcoming Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. This action extends the sign-up deadline by 10 weeks to give producers ample time to decide whether to participate in ACRE or remain in DCP.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    March 29 at 12:54 a.m. -- injury, US 62 East, Lachanda L. Patrick, 18, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Ford Escort.

    March 27 at 10:15 p.m. -- non-injury, Shadynook Pike, Larry G. Woodruff, 44, Cynthiana, driving a 1984 Dodge Ram.

    March 29 at 9:32 a.m. -- injury, Ky 1842 North, Jason M. Miller, 32, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 PU struck a tree.

    March 29 at 11:33 a.m. -- injury, US 62 East, Kathy L. Smith, 28, Cynthiana, driving a 1996 Ford Explorer.

  • As legislative session ends, McKee reviews bills passed

    The General Assembly returned to Frankfort for one day late last week, formally ending what many agree was a positive and productive legislative session.

    These last one or two days are traditionally set aside just to consider vetoes the governor may issue, but since there was only a minor one that drew no objections, the House spent its time tying up a few administrative loose ends.

  • Federal Funding Available for Landowners

    The Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has received federal grant funding that is available to landowners to address water quality and improve farm operations within the South Fork Licking River watershed of Nicholas, Bourbon, and Harrison counties.  The funds were awarded by the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) through Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act.  These grant funds focus upon using a “watershed approach,” meaning that watersheds of high importance are selected with a goal of improving the water quality in these areas.