Today's News

  • Dump cleaned at new stadium site

    The Harrison County Board of Education approved a $66,528 expenditure for clean up of an apparent illegal dump site found during construction of the new Harrison County High School Athletic complex.

    John Gilbert, of architectural firm Ross Tarrant, said 3,360 cubic yards of what he called unsuitable soils had to be removed from the site, which is adjacent to Harrison County Middle School.

    Generally speaking, Gilbert explained, this means any type of ground that cannot be used for new construction.

  • Cynthiana Police Dept.


    Case reports

    June 26 Kayla Love, Paris, reported that her purse was stolen from her friends car while it was parked on Pike Street. The purse, which was a Coach brand, contained a new Nikon camera and some case.

    June 26 At 6:32 p.m., Kenny Knipper called to report that someone had planted two marijuana plants behind his storage building. Police seized the plants.

    June 27 At 5:14 p.m., Robert Hudgins, Creekview, reported that while he was at work, someone entered his home and took $2,000 in change that was in a glass milk jar.

  • Contract negotiation not acceptable for closed meeting

    Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown anticipated negotiating the city's contract with Harrison County Water Association in a closed session at the conclusion of Tuesday's city commission meeting.

    However, John Lair, city attorney, advised the mayor and commissioners that a contract negotiation was not accepted for closed session under the Open Meetings Act.

    The Kentucky Open Meetings act is designed to keep the public's business open to public scrutiny.

    Harrison County Water Association purchases its water from the city.

  • Birth - Andrew Harold Lee Wills

    Andrew Harold Lee Wills

    Andrew Harold Lee Wills was born to Laura Ashley and Michael Wills of Cynthiana on June 3, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz., and is welcomed by his sisters, Tracy and Emma.

    Maternal grandparents are Mary and Jesse Smith of Carlisle, and Harold Jr. and Kay Coy of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Virginia Coy and the late Harold Coy Sr., and the late Martha Morgan and Orvil Lee Sexton.

    Paternal great-grandparents are Nettie Meeks and the late Bob Meeks.

  • Birth - Aidan Walker Brogli

    Aidan Walker Brogli

    Aidan Walker Brogli was born to Joe and Carrie Beth Brogli of Cynthiana on May 1, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Terry and Robin Arnold of Paris; maternal great-grandparents are Helen Arnold and E.J. and Marilyn Caswell of Paris.

    Paternal grandparents are Rita and Doug Link of Paris, and Mike and Evelyn Brogli of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Aline Whitecotton of Cynthiana, and the late Robert and Emma Wade of Cynthiana.

  • Birth - Johnnie Reed Jones

    Johnnie Reed Jones

    Johnnie Reed Jones was born to John D. and Jennifer Jones of Berry, Ky. on May 28, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his sisters, Kayla, Dakota, April and Jessica.

    Maternal grandparents are Kay and Terry Crump of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ann and Elmer Reed of Berry; maternal great-great-grandmother is Nannie Kabler of Mt. Olivet; maternal great-great-grandfather is Donald (Penny) Florence.

    Paternal grandparents are Linda Jones and the late John W. Jones.

  • Academic Brief


    Courtney Wiggins, a freshman at Harrison County High School, has achieved a great triumph. Courtney took the 73rd Grand Concours or National French Exam this year.

    With over 100,000 French students in the 50 states competing in the 2008 event, Courtney scored 21st in the nation.

    This was her first year in Tonya Wagoners French class at Harrison County High School.

    Courtney is the daughter of Marty and Patty Wiggins and the granddaughter of Charles and Peggy Carson and John T. and Sherry Wiggins.

  • Local group readies disaster-relief trailer for possible emergencies

    His pastoral duties aside, First United Methodist Church minister Jimmy Owens has been pretty busy lately.

    Owens, his wife Gail and Covington UMC district coordinators Jim and Barb Harris spent last Wednesday unloading, inventorying, troubleshooting and reloading the UMC disaster relief trailer at the church.

    "We're getting it ready in case we get a call, an emergency call in the state of Kentucky or surrounding states," Owens said. "So we can go for disaster relief."

    This all falls into the new role he has taken.

  • Cowgirl is ready to ride

    Eight-year-old Haley Fauste is a rodeo enthusiast. She likes the horses, the events, but mostly, she likes winning.

    In just her second year with the Kentucky Junior Rodeo Association (KJRA), Fauste has more trophy belt buckles than her horse has legs.

    Through the September to May rodeo season, Fauste competed in 10 rodeos in the state, garnering annual points along the way.

    She competes in goat-tying, barrel racing, pole bending, dummy roping and mutton busting.

    Her favorite, she said, would have to be goat tying.

  • Mastin difficult to replace

    After 18 years as chair of the 4-H fair board, Chapie Mastin retired at the beginning of the year.

    The board chose Christy Hall and Greg McCauley to step into Mastin's shoes and run the show.

    "Chapie said it took two people to replace him," joked Greg McCauley last week.

    Mastin's retirement means the end of an era not only in Harrison County, but beyond.

    "Chapie's very well known at the state level, there were a lot of people who couldn't believe he was retiring," Hall said. "It is very uncommon for a chairman to stay on for that amount of time."