Today's News

  • School dismissing at 12:30 p.m. today

    Harrison County schools will be dismissing at 12:30 p.m. today (Monday).

  • Classes resume with one-hour delay on Tuesday

    Harrison County missed its fifth straight day of classes on Monday following the paralyzing snow/ice storm that blanketed much of the state.

    However, it appears that classes will resume on Tuesday on a one-hour delay.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson said Monday morning that  two key elements had to be considered. There are still numerous homes without power and the condition of bus turn-around areas were in question.

    Dotson said it may be better in some cases to have classes to get children out of homes that don’t have electricity.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Jan. 8 at 2:08 a.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Melvin T. Lail, 41, Brooksville, driving a 1996 Ford Mustang.

    Jan. 5 at 12:23 p.m. -- non-injury, Robinson Renaker Road, Kevin Perkins, 28, Berry, driving a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500.

    Jan. 8 at 1:15 p.m. -- non-injury, Pike Street, Ashley N. Dennis, 27, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Celebrity stuck Robert L. Ammerman, 68, Falmouth, driving a 2007 Lincoln.

  • School Menus

    Jan. 26-30

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Chicken, biscuits, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Waffles, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.


    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • Correction in Neal's column last week

    To the editor,

    I miswrote about the Annual Grist Mill Day being sponsored by the Historical Society. I have been informed that Grist Mill Day is actually sponsored by Bill Kelly Sr. and Bill Kelly Jr. of the Connorsville Mill and Company and all proceeds from that day are donated to the museum.

    If I got anything else wrong, I apologize. My point was just to thank people for being involved in the community.

    Jeff Neal


  • Public hearing set for U.S. 27 North bulk food store proposal

    A public hearing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 10, to determine if an Amish bulk food store should be allowed on U.S. 27 North at Carr Road.

    Allen Yoder made a request to the Planning and Zoning Commission. However, the commission deadlocked on the issue.

    The fiscal court is now charged with deciding the future of Yoder’s plans.

    County Attorney Bill Kuster said the court will receive public comment at the hearing.

    In other business, the court:

  • Breds take 3rd in Capital City Classic

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wresting team placed third out of 17 teams competing in the Capital City Classic last Saturday at Franklin County High School.

    Oldham County won the team title and Henry Clay was second.

    Harrison County sophomore Brandon Barnett was the lone Thorobred champion on the day, winning the 171 pound class with a perfect 4-0 record, winning each match by a fall.

    Barnett won his preliminary and semi-final matches with first period pins and his quarterfinal and final round match with second period pins.

  • Couple shares yoga with others

    “Inhale and reach... exhale... arms down.”

    When Mark and Donna Sims began practicing yoga three years ago, they knew they had come upon something that would change their lives.

    “The full benefits of yoga practice are numerous,” Mark said. “Increased energy, strength, and flexibility and improved focus constitute the primary benefits. Daily practice can also lead to noticeable physical changes including improved stamina and weight loss.”

  • Kamryn Nicole Hill

    Kamryn Nicole Hill

    Kamryn Nicole Hill was born to Amber Fryman and David Hill Jr. of Cynthiana on Jan. 4, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 12 oz., and is welcomed by her sister Amy Hill.

    Maternal grandparents are Monte and Barbara Fryman of Berry, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Alice and Robert Shanklin of Berry, and David and Linda Hill of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandmother is Pat Hill of Cynthiana.

  • 101 birthday wishes

    “Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday dear Katie... Happy birthday to you...”

    Cedar Ridge residents, staff and guests sang to Katie Wilson Friday afternoon in celebration of her 101st birthday on Saturday.

    “Thank you, honey,” Katie said to the worker that presented her with a cake. “It’s just beautiful.”

    Maria Kuster, Cedar Ridge director of resident programs and activities, said at 101 years old, Katie was an inspiration to everyone at the facility.