Today's News

  • Cyclist killed in head-on wreck

    Police continue to investigate what caused a motorcycle and its driver to veer across the center lane last Thursday about 2:40 p.m.

    The head-on collision with a pick-up truck killed the motorcycle's driver, Phillip Nickell.

    According to Harrison County Deputy Dean Hutchison, Nickell, 51, was driving a 2005 Honda Shadow that had just been transferred to him that day. He was westbound on Ky. 36 West. Wayne Dunn, 52, Owenton, Ky., and passenger John Halfhill, 23, also of Owenton, were traveling east.

  • Birth - Resa Ann Heimlich

    Resa Ann Heimlich

    Resa Ann Heimlich was born to Nathan and Mary Furnish Heimlich of Cynthiana on May 2, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Ky. She weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. and is welcomed by her brother Calvin.

    Maternal grandparents are James W. and Teresa Furnish of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ann Wells and the late Don Wells, and Nancy Furnish and the late Wilson Furnish.

  • Poindexter Lumber celebrates 100 years

    Something special has kept Poindexter Lumber running for 100 years - family ties.

    The current owners, Bill Selin and Bobby Poindexter are first cousins.

    Their fathers both worked there.

    Their grandfather worked there.

    And their great-grandfather worked there.

    It's that family connection which has helped the business weather the storm of construction supercenters and giant corporate lumber yards.

    There used to be three lumber yards in Cynthiana.

    Then there were two.

    Now, only Poindexter remains to try and carve out a niche in the future.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Madison Elizabeth Case, May 15, daughter of Tommy and Melissa (Kasey) Case; Kathryn Pierce Tibbens, April 13, daughter of Rex and Amy Tibbens.

    Herby Allen Moore paints a mural on the dining area wall at Ken's NewMarket. The subject is Harrison County's courthouse square.

    Harrison Memorial Hospital offers new program to citizens diagnosed with chronic pulmonary disease. The New Hope Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit is now ready to help patients undergo breathing, exercise therapy.

  • Public Record


    Marianne R. Mullen-Executrix for the Estate of Cecil S. Riley to Marianne R. Mullen and James Taylor Mullen Sr., Lot 1 - Block B - Unite 3-A - Robynwood Heights Subdivision, $24,000.

    Simon Harris and Jessica Harris to Ronald T. Courtney, 5.00 acres on Robinson-Union Road, $5,000.

    Mike Gadarowski, Kelli G. Mulberry-Trustee to Mike Gadarowski and Anne Gadarowski, 0.81 acre on East Pike Street.

    Desha Point Development, LLC to Michael Tod Sosbe and Angela Dawn Sosbe, Lot 34 - Unit 1 of DeSha Point Subdivision, 1.594 acres, $20,000.

  • Tennis players feted

    Last Saturday, members of the 2008 Harrison County High School tennis teams were honored at a banquet at the high school.

    Seth Barnes and Hank Whalen were honored for their achievements this season as a doubles team. The duo were runners-up in regional competition, advancing to the state tournament last week in Lexington.

    Their stay in the state tournament was brief as they were handled easily by a seeded team from Madison Central, 6-0, 6-0.

    However, Harrison County coach Jennifer Hatfield says that loss shouldnt diminish their season.

  • Fillies power past Nicholas in district tournament

    The Harrison County Fillies put on quite a power display last Tuesday as they bashed Nicholas County in the 38th District Softball Tournament Championship Game, 13-4. The host Fillies hammered four home runs and banged out 21 hits as they won their second straight district title.

  • Carey to finish England's board term

    Kristy Carey views her appointment to the Harrison County Board of Education as bittersweet.

    Carey will be filling the unexpired term of Joe England, who died earlier this year.

    "I had great respect for Joe," Carey said Tuesday afternoon. "He had so much knowledge of education."

    Carey, whose appointment was announced by state Commissioner of Education Jon Draud on Friday, will have to resign from her parent representation on the high school site based council before being sworn in to the school board.

  • Willis trial gets underway

    The prosecution rested Wednesday morning after hearing testimony from Ruby Willis, who was allegedly shot by her husband last August.

    Jurors heard from four prosecution witnesses prior to presstime regarding events leading up to the shooting of Ruby, allegedly by her husband and former manager of Blue Grass Energy Harrison District, Larry Willis.

    Joseph Newkirk and Loraine Taylor testified Wednesday morning to what they saw and heard while helping Ruby move some items from her Smith-Martin Lane home.

  • Students have nature walk at Griffith Woods Tuesday

    Two yellow school buses pulled into Griffith Woods driveway Tuesday afternoon, and over 50 Eastside Elementary third-graders marched out.

    "Smell the grass," one girl said to a classmate.

    Despite living in a rural county, one teacher pointed out, some students werent used to the great outdoors.

    "Shes a city girl," said teacher Shelley Slade.

    Teacher and student laughed.

    "You're going to see trees that are very old," Melinda Boyer said, with a tall walking stick in hand.