Today's News

  • 10th Region Baseball on Hilltop next week

    Only two teams are set as of right now, but the eight-team 10th Region Tournament will be played on the Hilltop next Monday thru Thursday.

    The two upper bracket games will be played on Monday afternoon and evening, with the two lower bracket first-round games played on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

  • Body shop takes business to new heights

    When Cynthiana native Chris Curtis started Chip Magician in 2003, he couldnt have imagined to what heights his business might go.

    On Wednesday, it went to around 45,000 feet.

    Three paint specialists from Curtis auto body center spent a week in Danville repainting a Cold War-era Russian training jet.

    I never would have believed six months ago we would do that, Curtis said of the rather unique job. The guys I have working for me are just absolutely amazing.

    Curtis said Chip Magician is not exactly a typical body shop.

  • Around the town in 180 days: A family of five proves it can survive without using a supercenter for its needs

    January 4, I remember it so well. It is clear in my mind.

    That is the last day I stepped foot into our Wal-Mart Supercenter and walked out empty handed, slightly disappointed, and with a gnawing feeling in my stomach.

    I had noticed that in recent months I have had a growing resentment to the large corporate American shopping experience and while my desire to purchase an electronic device didnt spurn this, it surely enhanced it.

  • HCMS to participate in state championship Saturday

    The Harrison County Middle School boys and girls track teams will participate in the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Middle School State Championships at Dunbar High School this coming Saturday.

    The Colts, coached by Ricky Nichols, and the Fillies, coached by Alicia Glenn, will send participants to compete in the 18-event meet.

    Nichols is delighted with how his team has progressed through the spring 2008 season.

    I feel like we have had an awesome season, said Nichols. The kids have displayed great teamwork and have participated well in practices.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    April 24 -- At 1:26 a.m., Jennifer Barnen, Penn Street, reported that her home was burglarized while she was away. A back window was found open and a lap top computer and two prescriptions for medication were missing.

    April 24 --ee^At 6:58 a.m., Mary Adams of EZ Pack reported that the glass in a door in the receiving area of the facility had been broken. Initial reports are that nothing was missing.

  • Time to plant tomatoes, hope you waited

    I cant tell you how many people have told me that they have planted their tomatoes alreadysome nearly a month ago! Too early, too early! When it comes to spring fever the tomato is most abused. Gardeners just cant wait to get out and dig, which is understandable, but when it comes to tomatoes it is best to be patient.

    Tomatoes love two things: good drainage and heat. If you have struggled with tomatoes in the past consider what makes them most content when preparing the garden and setting your plants out.

  • Health officials proclaim its time to give up tobacco

    The question Wedco District Health Department tobacco program coordinator Peggy Seithers asked the 100 area students was simple.

    What time is it? she asked the crowd of Harrison and Nicholas County kids.

    As they looked around for a clock, she gave them their answer: Its time to give up tobacco.

    Last Thursday, Wedco hosted the Tobacco Free Its Up to Me tobacco youth conference at Indian Creek Christian Church. The day-long event featured several speakers as well as some activities designed around an anti-tobacco message.

  • Burglary suspect arrested in G'town

    By Donald Richie, News writer

    The second suspect in a string of local burglaries has been caught.

    Jeremy Puckett, 29, was arrested without incident Monday morning at Georgetown Community Hospital, where his wife was giving birth to their son, according to Harrison County Sheriffs Office Det. Paul Olin.

    He was escorted out of the hospital as discreetly as possible, Olin said.

    Puckett was being sought on charges stemming from multiple incidents on Old Lair Road, Commonwealth Lane and the Connersville area between Feb. 19 and March 9.

  • County revisits possible nuisance violation

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court Tuesday held discussions on its options to clean up a property which has been the subject of nuisance complaints for several years.

    District 4 Magistrate Jerry Dawson asked the court if the countys nuisance ordinance would allow for the county to clean up a property and place a lien on it to recover the costs.

    He was referring to a piece of land on Ky. 982 (Edgewater Pike) which has several stripped down mobile homes on it.

    It was one of the first ones to be brought before the court, Dawson said, referring to the nuisance ordinance.

  • Bullock blasts Fillies past Brackens Polar Bears

    It was a story-book ending for senior pitcher Megan Bullock on Tuesday night. After struggling with her control on the mound and seeing her team trail 7-4 to visiting Bracken County heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, Bullock blasted her first career home run, deep over the right center field fence for a walk-off 8-7 victory for the Harrison County Fillies on Senior Night.