Today's News

  • Presidential address didn’t require permission

    On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, the President of these United States spoke to school-aged children across the nation via a television address. I was confident my children, in attendance at a public elementary school in the Harrison County school district, would be viewing and listening to this address. It was directed, after all, to them. 

  • Photos needed for 2009 community yearbook

    Before we know it, 2009 will come to a close. We’ll ring in a new year and say goodbye to what has been.

    Some people may describe 2009 as momentous. For others it was just another 12 months. However you look upon the last four seasons, I hope you looked at some of it through a camera’s lens.

    Our new publication will come with the close of the year. It will be our first Yearbook, and quite honestly, if we don’t get some photographs from our readers, it will likely be our last yearbook.

  • Sports Beat

    H.C.H.S. Band Boosters to host

    golf scramble

    The Harrison County High School Band Boosters will host a golf scramble Sunday, Oct. 11 at Coal Ridge Golf Course (formerly Bogey Busters), with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $50 per person, 4-person teams, and free lunch for the golfers.

    To register a team contact Lonnie Shuler at 588-9528 or Ricky Wright at 588-0960.

  • Church Briefs



    Berry United Methodist will hold a bake sale at Wal-Mart in Cynthiana on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or when sold out. Everyone welcome.


    Claysville Christian Church will host a bingo on Thursday, Oct. 1 at Biancke’s at 10:30 a.m.



    A revival meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 8-11 at Colemansville Christian Church. Bro. Lynn White, pastor of Salem Church of Christ, will be the guest evangelist.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Oct. 1

    Censorship and Banned Books-Open Discussion. Thursday, Oct. 1 for teens (6th-12th grade) starting at 5 p.m. Come to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for snacks and to be part of the open discussion. Find out how materials can be and are being censored every day and what you can do about it. We will also be creating Banned Book Art during the discussion. Pre-registration is not needed.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Sept. 14, 2009


    Estate of Ray R. Sexton, probate hearing; administratrix appointed.

    In re: Kevin Russell Traficant; probate hearing; name change granted, order entered.


    LVNV Funding LLC vs. Ralph Hensley, motion hour; motion passed.

    Barbara H. Livesay vs. Cindy Lewis, court trial; hearing held, forcible detainer granted, to vacate on or before Sept. 21.

  • Dog Gone Wild

    When our family travels, Dad drives, Mom rides shotgun, and Chloe and I sit in the backseat playing games, singing songs, and even watching DVDs from time to time. I never know where we are, where we are going, and how long it will take to get there, so “Are we there yet?” is my standard question. Usually, Dad answers, “Not yet, Woody.  It’s going to be another hour or so, just sit tight.” This time, Dad surprised me. “Woody, I thought you’d never ask.

  • Photos needed for 2009 community yearbook

     Everyone likes pictures. Not everyone likes to be photographed, but we all like to flip through photo albums and yearbooks.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Sept. 10 at 12:40 p.m. -- non-injury, KY 1054 South, Justin Gentry, 25, Falmouth, Ky., driving a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier struck Judy L. Rose, 38, Berry, driving a 1999 Ford Escort.

    Sept. 21 at 8:05 a.m. -- non-injury, Old Lair Road, Ashley R. Lyons, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Infiniti I30.

    Sept. 20 at 3:08 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Travas Rogers, 23, Berry, driving a 1996 Saturn SL2.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Sept. 15, 2009


    Alberta E. Jones, 1955, preliminary hearing; probation violation, admits violations, modified, placed on supervision.

    Mary Solez, 1967, disposition hearing; probation violation; remain on probation.

    Joseph McElfresh, sentencing; flagrant non-support; sentenced to 3 years, probation 5 years, costs.

    Matthew Baker, 1977, sentencing; theft by unlawful taking/disposition-shoplifting; sentenced to one year, probation denied, costs.