Today's News

  • 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.

  • Five indicted Tuesday on drug-related charges

    Five individuals were indicted on drug-related charges by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Arraignments will be held on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. in Harrison Circuit Court.

    Those indicted were:

    •Delmina Adolf, 44, who is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) first degree.

    The grand jury alleges that Adolf sold or transferred cocaine to another person on Jan. 4.

    •Christopher True, 40, faces a three-count indictment.

  • Gracie Dawn Elizabeth Cooper

    Gracie Dawn Elizabeth Cooper

    Gracie Dawn Elizabeth Cooper was born to Lauren  G. Cope and Tommy J. Cooper of Cynthiana on Oct. 28, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Brian and Regina Williams of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Richard and Grace Metcalf and the late Richard Metcalf, and great-grandfather Mike Speeden.

    Paternal grandparents are Ron and Kim Felty of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Charlie and Violet Hornback.

  • Downtown fall clean up is Saturday, Nov. 8

    A one-day fall clean-up for Cynthiana has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8.

    Pat Slade, a member of the Harrison County Tomorrow Welcoming Climate Committee, announced at Tuesday’s city commission meeting that the targeted area for this clean-up will be east of the railroad tracks.

    The committee staging area will be in the First United Methodist Church parking lot at the shelter, Slade said.

    She asked that volunteers bring leaf blowers, dust pans or any other type of equipment that may be used to help with the clean-up.

  • Church, community join to help couple

    A concerned neighbor of an elderly couple bypassed her own needs and decided to step up to assist someone else in her community.

    The elderly couple was in desperate need of a new roof. Since they had limited funds and no means to pay for the job to be done, they were at the mercy of the weather.

    After several failed attempts to get the help her neighbors needed, she did not know where to turn next.