Today's News

  • Webb to undergo competency evaluation

    Accused murderer Bass Webb was in Harrison Circuit Court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing.

    Webb, who was escorted into court in chains, was ordered to submit to a competency evaluation.

    Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Michael Laws told Judge Robert McGinnis that Webb’s murder charge in Harrison County parallels a Bourbon County case.

    Doug Miller, recently appointed Commonwealth Attorney, said the competency evaluation will be shared in the Bourbon and Harrison cases.

  • Williams charged in round up

    William C. Williams, 26, is in jail and charged with two counts of first degree trafficking controlled substance (second offense or greater).

    Williams is being charged for allegedly trafficking cocaine.

    According to Sheriff’s Detective Paul Olin, Williams came to the Sheriff’s office to turn himself into authorities Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.

    Williams was arraigned in court Monday morning, where he pleaded ‘not guilty’ over video from Grant County Detention Center, where he is currently being held on a $10,000 bond.

  • Himes competes for Miss Teen America

    As a child, Katie Himes wanted to be a princess.

    As parents, Bobby and Cathy Himes made sure Katie was involved in a variety of activities, from karate to gymnastics to cheerleading to pageants.

    Pageants stuck.

    “It’s what I love to do,” Katie, now 16 years old and a junior at Harrison County High School, said last Monday evening at her home in Cynthiana. “Ever since my very first pageant, it’s been a passion of mine.”

    Katie was six when she first competed in the Little Miss Harrison County pageant.

  • Vanhook resigns from school board

    The Harrison County Board of Education has a spot to fill.

    According to school officials, board member and vice-chairman Lucy Vanhook will resign from her position, effective Dec. 31, 2009.

    “I made a desicion to resign last month...” Vanhook said Wednesday morning. “Due to my conflict with work schedules, I wasn’t being able to give the students the time a board member ought to give, so I thought it was time to step down.”

    Vanhook is employed by Recovery Works in Georgetown, where she works second/third shift.


  • County receives $3 mill through stimulus

    The state of Kentucky is expected to receive $3 billion in stimulus funding and Harrison County will come close to receiving $3 million.

    State Rep. Tom McKee said stimulus funding is determined by each community’s need.

    “A lot of it is specified by the federal government,” McKee said. “It comes with strings attached.”

    While the reconstruction of the north Main Street viaduct isn’t being directly funded by stimulus money, McKee said the availability of stimulus funding opened up revenue with the Department of Transportation.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Nov. 18, 2009


    Robert Alvin Franklin vs. Debbie Lynn Franklin, domestic; pass to be re-noticed.

    Robin Renee Glascock vs. Michael Glenn Glascock, motion hour; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Coranna Sue Bell vs. Bobby Ray Bell, review; decree entered.

    Roxanna Jean Crump vs. Christopher Todd Crump, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Junior Frederick vs. Patricia Frederick, review; pass to be re-noticed.

  • Food pantry needs help restocking before holidays

    After being open only two hours Wednesday afternoon, the Food Pantry had already served 27 families or 80 people.

    “When I came in here today these shelves looked great,” said Food Pantry chairperson Margaret Watson, pointing at the shelves that now show large bare spots. “And we’re not done for the day.”

    Watson said days at the Food Pantry have been busy and the number of people served has increased.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Nov. 11 -- At 3:28 p.m., Brian Grayson reported that his building at 112 S. Walnut St. was burglarized and missing was electrical wiring, circular saw, scroll saw, saws all and fan.

    Nov. 11 -- At 3:31 p.m., Diane Slade, Culpepper Drive, reported that someone broke into her home and turned over a television and jammed a door.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 10

    Public Library. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 and will reopen Friday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m.

    HMH Blood Drive. Harrison Memorial Hospital will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at HMH.

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 11

  • Filing underway for local offices in 2010 election

    This week began the year-long countdown to next November’s elections.

    Candidates for state, regional, county and city positions were able to begin filing applications Wednesday with Secretary of State Trey Grayson and local county clerks, including Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish.

    “I’ve already had a lot of questions,” said Furnish Monday morning.

    As of Monday, she said one application had already been picked up.