Today's News

  • Contract not renewed for band director; tennis coach resigns

    Harrison County school administrators began interviews this week for a new Harrison County High School band director.

    Harrison County Superintendent Andy Dotson said Monday that the position has officially been posted and over 15 applications were received.

    The new band director will replace former HCHS band director Chris Hedges, whose contract was not continued for another year.

    Dotson said the band director position, like many coaches, is not under a continuing contract unless the school employee is tenured.

  • Shooting victim at UK is good

    A Texas man is in stable condition at UK Chandler Hospital after an early Saturday morning shooting in northwestern Harrison County.

    “The Sheriff’s department received a call at 1:47 a.m. about an individual that had come to a residence and appeared to have been suffering from a gunshot wound,” Harrison County Sheriff’s Det. Paul Olin said Tuesday afternoon.

    Olin said the man was identified as Rene Gomez, 28, from Eagle Pass, Texas and was a farm laborer and had been working in the area.

  • Six charged with drug-related offenses

    Police arrested a handful of suspects and charged them with drug-related offenses over a three-day period.

    Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department said some of the charges were the culmination of a three-month investigation.

    At 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, Sgt. Wilbur Gross arrested Robert L. Davidson, 43, at the corner of Pleasant and Miller and charged him with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Tapp said Davidson was charged with the same offenses two weeks prior.

  • School board prepares for state funding cuts

    “We’re kind of bracing for the worst,” Director of Finance Julie Asher told school board members at Tuesday evening’s meeting, where the board approved the tentative budget projecting decreased state funding for the next school year.

    While the budget presented didn’t include eight certified positions from last year, Asher said six of those positions will be funded through the individual schools’ instructional allowance, as decided by those schools’ site-based decision making boards.

  • Breds one win from big dance

    On Tuesday night at St. Henry High School’s Paul Kramer Field, the Harrison County Thorobreds caught something contagious. No, it wasn’t the swine flu. It was hits, hits and more hits.

    The Harrison County offense erupted for nine runs on nine hits and sent 14 hitters to the plate in the first inning against Beechwood ace A.J. Smith, driving the Murray State signee from the game after only 40 pitches and after only two outs. Harrison County eventually pasted the Tigers in a five-inning affair, 14-2.

  • Eastside Elementary third graders raise money for international charity

    It is a mission that began after reading the book ‘Beatrice’s Goat.’

    A young girl in Africa, Beatrice is one of six children who wants to go to school, but her family is too poor to afford schooling.

    It is the gift of a goat that allows Beatrice and her family to make money.

    “And Beatrice gets to go to school,” said third grade teacher Shelley Slade.

  • Copes is first recipient of Turner EKU endowment

    With a passion for Harrison County youth and Eastern Kentucky University, Huck Turner, 89, has made it a little easier for HCHS grads to go to college.

    “I wanted to help the kids who didn’t have a chance to go to college,” Turner said Monday afternoon.

    At the HCHS senior awards Monday evening, Turner presented the first EKU Harrison County Endowed Scholarship.

    “I was hoping to live to see it get started,” Turner said.

  • Court considers 5% raise for county employees

    The second leg of the Harrison County Fiscal Court budgeting discussions ended with magistrates asking for more information before deciding on salaries for 2009-2010.

    The emphasis of deliberation was if county employees should receive a 5 percent pay increase in the coming fiscal year.

    “We have an obligation to take care of our employees, but we also have an obligation to our taxpayers,” said Magistrate Jeff Brunker.

  • City, county leaders hear skateboarders’ concerns

    City commissioners and county magistrates heard both sides of the latest skateboarding issue at Tuesday evening’s joint government meeting.

    After County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett heard from many concerned parents regarding the removal of the skateboarding equipment from River Road Park, Barnett said he felt the issue should be discussed at the joint meeting.

    “I felt it would be best to bring it here,” Barnett said Tuesday evening.

  • Police charge two in drug seizure

    Charges have been filed against a Cynthiana man and woman for allegedly possessing and selling drugs.

    According to a Cynthiana Police Department report filed by Sgt. Wilbur Gross on Friday, May 8, he and fellow officers went to a Penn  Street residence in search of an individual for whom they had an arrest warrant.

    Jeffrey Streitenberger told police the subject was  not in his home and gave permission for officers to go inside and look around.