Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Oct. 26 at 5:10 p.m. -- Barry D. Turner, 42, Cynthiana, was issued a criminal summons from Harrison District Court for failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.

    Oct. 27 at 9:46 a.m. -- Nicole Moore, 24, Cynthiana, was arrested on a warrant from Harrison District Court for criminal possession of a firged instrument second degree.

    Oct. 28 at 2:35 p.m. -- Kevin R. Dixon, 39, Cynthiana, was issued a citation for theft by deception including cold checks.

  • Thanks for the votes

    To the editor:

    I wish to say thanks to all of the citizens of Cynthiana for electing me to the City Commission on Nov. 4. Believe me, it made me feel great. I will work hard and will represent each and every one of you. Thanks again.

    Mark Mattmiller



  • Prune brambles now

    It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.  

    Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth. Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit. Repeat the same thing next year!

  • Bourbon inmate ‘person of interest’ in local burglaries

    An inmate from Bourbon County Detention Center who was out on work release is one of two people being looked at for burglaries in western Harrison County.

    Det. Paul Olin, of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, said 27-year-old Jason Shipwash and 30-year-old Chris Wood are “persons of interest” in four burglaries the department is investigating.

    Shipwash was allegedly out on work release from Bourbon County when the burglaries took place.

    Olin said evidence from the burglaries, including a safe and some firearms, has been recovered.

  • Actions of young girls are good signs for the future

    To the editor:

    On Election Day I felt happy that I had voted. But my family had unpleasant health problems, so I decided to take a walk in the late afternoon sun on a back street.

    And then I found ‘my’ beautiful cat, who had been missing about two weeks, dead. I had last told him goodbye at daylight as I headed to Lexington.

    So with tears streaming down my face I slowly walked back to my home oblivious to two girls riding their quiet 4-wheeler.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Nov. 4, 2008


    Isaac Napier, 1956, pretrial conference; bail jumping-first degree; on motion dismissed.

    Starla Renee Shields, 1978, sentencing; flagrant non-support; sentenced to 3 years in jail, probated 5 years, costs.

    Pamela Huff, 1960, motion hour; (motion for return of property), sustained order.

    James Herrington, 1978, pretrial conference; receiving stolen property over $300; on motion, dismissed without prejudice.

  • No indictment in school financial melee

    It appears that the Harrison County High School financial controversy that began over two years ago has closure.

    The case was presented to the grand jury on Tuesday with no resulting indictment. However, in its report the grand jury did issue a rebuke of the school district’s financial oversight.

  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Nov. 3, 2008


    Estate of Darryl Thomas Adams, motion hour; (motion to remove Co-Administrator), Co-Administrator removed.

    Estate of Mark Bradley, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    Estate of Charles W. Copes, motion hour; (motion to re-open estate), order entered.

    Estate of Ruby P. Kearns, probate hearing; order entered.

    Estate of Ruby Small, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.


  • NAMI seeks to end myths about mental illness

    “I want to open a book and read about my mental illness.”

    That’s the goal of Priscilla Blankenship, one of the two facilitators of the Harrison County chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI.)

    Blankenship has been suffering from mental illness for years and because of that, she never learned to read and faced many other obstacles.

    However, the past few years have opened many doors for her and fellow NAMI facilitator Deborah Stidham.

  • Breds, Fillies prepping for hardwood campaigns

    Mike Reitz and Jason Crisp have a lot in common. Both hail from Floyd County; Reitz from tiny Martin and Crisp from Prestonsburg. Both attended the University of Kentucky. Both are now head coaches at Harrison County High School.

    The similarities between the two don’t end with their backgrounds. Both are facing similar situations as the head coaches of the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies, respectively.