Today's News

  • Diamond Breds open season with wins

    The Harrison County Thorobreds (2-0) varsity baseball team started the 2008 season off right on Monday evening, capturing a 10-4 victory over the Owen County Rebels (0-1) on the Hilltop.

    Senior pitcher Brandon Martin took the mound first for the Breds in the season opener and struck out the first six Rebel batters. Martin struck out seven batters, walked two and held Owen County scoreless over three innings.

  • Court approves tax on rental property

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court approved second reading of the ordinance standardizing the occupational and net profits tax ordinance.

    In a 5-3 vote, magistrates approved the state-mandated ordinance which added a tax on rental properties with gross receipts over $15,000 annually.

    The measure passed without opposition from local citizens, but District 8 Magistrate Bradley Copes questioned how the rental property tax would be implemented three months into the year.

  • Downtown bank robbed Monday

    The man who robbed Harrison Deposit Bank Monday morning dropped the majority of his cache when he fell after being shoved by the banks president.

    According to Ptl. Scott Loechel of the Cynthiana Police Department, a man entered the main bank at the corner of Pike and Walnut streets, jumped over the counter and began going through the cash drawers grabbing money. He jumped back over the counter and lost his footing as Barry Hall rounded the counter and shoved the suspect.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Cameron Chase Calvert, March 20, son of Jeff and Stacy Calvert; Joshua Michael Graves, March 17, son of Joey and Cara Graves; Billy Michael Highland, March 15, son of Chastity Highland; Chloe Love Depew, Feb. 20, daughter of Martin Timothy and Kay Depew; Frank Malcolm Lang, Jan. 17, son of Steve and Mary Lang; Zachery Allen Northcutt, March 12, son of Jeff and Brandy Northcutt.

  • New Drivers


    Jessica Fisher, Dustin Sumpter, Marc Philpot, Joshua Beckley, James Friend, Elizabeth Ford, and Autumn Ecklar.

  • Birth - Kathryn Cecilia Gasser

    Kathryn Cecilia Gasser

    Kathryn Cecilia Gasser was born to Nathan and Megan Gasser of Cynthiana on Dec. 31, 2007 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Addison Trimpe-Gasser.

    Maternal grandparents are Kevin and Kathy Grayson of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Billy and Shirley Grayson and Lewis and Mary Jo Gaffin; maternal great-great-grandparents are Halleen Sandy and Lucy Grayson.

  • 2008 a reloading year for Breds track team

    The 2008 Harrison County Thorobreds track team will feature several first-time track athletes when they kick off their season this evening at the Grant County All Comers meet. Even though the team may be in something of a rebuilding process, Coach Robert Walker has not tempered his expectations.

  • HCHS tennis opens season at Bourbon Co.

    As of Tuesday, the Harrison County High School tennis teams had only been able to hit the courts to practice six times due to inclement weather. Although thats not much time to prepare for the grueling schedule that faces her teams, tennis coach Jennifer Hatfield says that there are several reasons to look forward to the 2008 season.

    I am very proud of this years team, said Hatfield. Weve been struggling to get practice time in, but I think well perform very well. I am looking forward to seeing how far we might go.

  • Drug bust: Suspect roused from slumber early Wednesday

    In the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning, state and local law enforcement were rounding up a suspected drug dealer.

    At 6 a.m., two teams of officers split up to search two homes where Izzah Stout might have spent the night.

    Stout was arrested at his girlfriends home at 212 Springdale Ave., where a consent to search was also given to police.

  • Police charge men caught in auto parts yard with saw, light

    Two men were arrested Monday night after police caught them inside the fence at Church Street Auto.

    Chief Steve Muntz of the Cynthiana Police Department said officers found Timothy C. Mitchell Jr. and Zachary D. Pollitt inside the back auto lot and that the pair were allegedly attempting to steal catalytic converters.

    According to a report filed by Cpl. Walter Tapp, Mitchell, 22, of Paris, was under a jacked-up vehicle with a flashlight and a Sawzall (reciprocating saw). Pollitt, 18, Cynthiana, was allegedly feigning sleep inside a vehicle Mitchell drove to the lot.