Today's News

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS tennis update

    On Tuesday, April 15 the Harrison County Fillies tennis team hosted the team from Highlands on the Hilltop. Although the girls suffered an 8-1 loss, the doubles team of Miranda Turk and Emily Vance defeated Highlands Rebecca Skatton and Abbie Sedor in an 8-4 match.

    On Wednesday, April 16 both the Fillies and Breds were in action on the Hilltop, facing Mason County.

  • Harrison bowlers honored at season-ending banquet

    On Wednesday, April 16, the Harrison County High School bowling teams marked the conclusion of another successful season with an awards banquet at Galactic Alley in Cynthiana.

    Representing Harrison County schools at the event were Superintendent Dr. Roy Woodward, HCHS Principal Jim Schmidt, and Guidance Counselor, as well as number one fan, Donelle Judy. Also in attendance was a large gathering of the bowlers parents and family.

    We appreciate each of our supporters and we are thankful to them for all the encouragement this year, said Assistant Coach Jim Holland.

  • Transition houseplants outside slowly

    We winter over a great many tropicals from year to year. I have angle wing begonias, agapanthus, dipladenia, gardenia and a growing collection of succulents that spend the winter in a restful state in the windowed basement. They are starting to look a little ragged because of low light, humidity and water: the realities of the indoor winter environment in Kentuckiana. But things are changing outside so I am getting everyone ready for the big move.

  • New superintendent hired

    The Harrison County Board of Education hired a new superintendent on Sunday.

    Andy Dotson, a native of Pikeville, Ky., was chosen from the list of finalists. Dotson is currently an employee of the Kentucky Department of Education.

    More information will be released as it becomes available.

  • Police arrest suspect in ATV heist

    A Cynthiana man was arrested Monday morning after having eluded police on a 4-wheeler Saturday night.

    Deputy Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said Jeffrey Pratt allegedly took a 2007 Honda ATV from a garage on Walnut Street.

    Sonya Kiskaden reported the 4-wheeler stolen on Wednesday, April 9. She told police that Pratt asked her earlier to sell the ATV, but she declined.

  • HCHS trackers get season started with home meet

    After having the start of their season delayed twice by rain cancellations, the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies finally got their first taste of competition last Thursday while playing host to an All Comers meet on the Hilltop. In the meet that featured seven teams, the Breds took second place overall and the Fillies earned third place honors.

    I was pleased with the effort from our team, said Fillies Coach Danny Simpson. With so many first-year runners, it was a real learning experience for them.

    Scoring came from many different areas for the Fillies.

  • Birth - Jameson Warner

    Jameson Warner

    Jameson Warner was born to Jebb and Shawn Hicks Warner of Georgetown, Ky. on March 8, 2008. He weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Justin Warner.

    Maternal grandparents are Billy and Diane Hicks; maternal great-grandparents are Ruby Moses and the late Bill Moses, and Bill and Marie Hicks.

    Paternal grandparents are Jack and Nancy Warner of Lexington, and Jerri Warner of Georgetown.

  • New Drivers


    Jessica Utley, Miranda Turk, LaChanda Patrick and Joseph Blanton II.

  • Cynthiana Police Dept.


    Arrests, warnings citations

    March 28 -- Stephen M. Rowe, 35, was arrested on Meadow Lane on a bench warrant for failure to appear.

    March 28 -- Tyrone Wilson, 19, was arrested at 410 Hillside Drive and charged with fourth degree assault.

    March 28 -- Tammy Moore, 35, was arrested at 4 Delta Court and charged with violation of an EPO/DVO.

    March 29 -- Michael W. Voyles, 50, was cited for speeding on KY 3016.

    March 30 -- Stacey Newkirk, 22, was issued a warning for speeding on KY 356.

  • EDA calls for state assessment of Harrison County

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted last Thursday to put Harrison County on a list of counties to be assessed by the state.

    Darlene Bussell, development specialist for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, came to the meeting at the request of Dr. Ed Ford to present information about the cabinets community assessment program.

    Bussell said the assessment is designed to help communities be more attractive to industries.

    "It is to create jobs and help the local economy," she said.