Today's News

  • Downtown shops open for business

    “We kind of wanted to give a little back to the town,” said Sue Neal.

    And so on Tuesday, Neal and her husband Jeff opened Teabeary Gifts and Novelties on Pike Street.

  • Carroll will bring gridiron Thorobreds to new paddock

    Mark Carroll will be walking into Harrison County to begin a new era in high school football... A new stadium and as the new head coach.

    “I knew there was tradition here and that the program was well established,” Carroll said of his decision to come to Harrison County.

  • 20-cent pay raise in the county mix

    There was no discussion of the county’s draft budget during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court.

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett told magistrates a copy of the draft budget was in their packets and if they had questions they could stop by his office.

  • Baseball Breds win 10th Region Tournament

    After winning the 10th Region baseball title again, the Harrison County Thorobreds will advance to the Semi-State 6 Baseball Tournament this week.

    The Breds will play Beechwood, surprise winner of the 9th Region Tournament, on Tuesday in the first game of the best-of-three tournament. The second game will be played on Wednesday, with the third game, if necessary, played on Thursday. 

  • Ombudsman program provides visitors to nursing home clients

    About 60 percent of all nursing home residents do not have regular visitors.

    However, thanks to a 25-year-old program, Harrison County’s 294 nursing facility residents have two familiar faces to talk to about issues with their care.

    “We like to let them know that someone is coming in to see them,” said Betty Patrick, one of two Nursing Home Ombudsmen (NHO) in Harrison County.

    Patrick serves the patients at Shady Lawn, Parkside Manor and Grand Haven, while her colleague Carol Ostrander serves Cedar Ridge and Edgemont.

  • Empty ATM targeted

    An ATM machine at the closed branch of Kentucky Bank on North Main Street was damaged in an apparent attempt to get money.

    Cynthiana Ptl. Scott Loechel said a passerby alerted him to the machine’s damage on Monday morning.

    “It looked like someone had pried it open with a small crow bar, but more likely a big screw driver,” Loechel said.

    Since the branch closed on May 7, there has not been any money inside the ATM. He said early estimates of the damage is $1,100.


  • Celia wraps up her run on Top Model

    Space Camp. That’s what Celia told friends she was doing during her extended absence. In reality, she was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model.

    Last Wednesday, Celia’s Space Camp ride came to an end placing her fourth and just one week shy of the show’s finale.

    Filming between Halloween and Christmas, Celia had to come up with a diversion for her friends.

    “That contract scared me to death,” Celia said of her commitment to America’s Next Top Model. “I was so good. I didn’t tell anyone.”

  • Court votes 5-3 for 20-cent pay hike

    A 20-cent per hour raise for each county employee has passed first reading of the Harrison County Fiscal Court budget.

    The vote was 5-3 with magistrates Jeff Brunker, Dwayne Florence and Bradley Copes casting the opposing votes to the budget.

    The first proposal was to give each employee a 5 percent pay increase in the coming year. However, that was shot down by some members of the court before it got beyond the draft stage.

    The county’s total budget for 2009-10 is $9,413,533 of which over half is devoted to the general fund.

  • Extreme Makeover home up for grabs

    Three years after the ABC television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition demolished Brian and Michelle Hassall’s Sunrise home, then built them a new one, the couple is putting the home on the market with an asking price of $349,900.

  • Rec department told to relocate park

    Skateboarders may soon have a new home after city commissioners issued the Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Department a deadline for relocation of the skate park at Tuesday evening’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.

    “We all agree that we have to have a place for the skateboarders,” said Commissioner Mark Mattmiller. “There was no question about that.”

    Mattmiller said the recreation board met last Thursday and decided to relocate the skateboarding equipment to another location.