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Today's News

  • First major winter storm hits Harrison County

    Cynthiana's first major winter storm of the year occurred Monday night and dumped four inches of snow and about one-quarter of an inch of ice, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville. School maintenance technician Doug McCarty cleared snow and ice from Harrison County High School's parking lot Tuesday morning for classes to resume on Wednesday. However, another burst of snow and ice kept students home another day. Students had one day of classes since cancelling last Wednesday due to an outbreak of flu.

  • 38th District tournament pairings announced

    During the last week of February, the Thorobreds and Fillies of Harrison County High School will be hosting the 38th District basketball tournament, for both boys and girls teams, on the Hilltop.

    On Monday, Feb. 25, the Harrison County Fillies (11-12) will face the Nicholas County Lady Jackets (7-12) to start the action at 6:30 p.m. The second game will tip-off at 8:15 p.m. and will feature the Harrison County Thorobreds (9-12) and the Pendleton County Wildcats (4-18).

  • First major winter storm hits Harrison County

    Cynthiana's first major winter storm of the year occurred Monday night and dumped four inches of snow and about one-quarter of an inch of ice, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville. School maintenance technician Doug McCarty cleared snow and ice from Harrison County High School's parking lot Tuesday morning for classes to resume on Wednesday. However, another burst of snow and ice kept students home another day. Students had one day of classes since cancelling last Wednesday due to an outbreak of flu.

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Denzal Hyatt and Martha Hyatt to Bill Hyatt and Carol Hyatt, 2 Parcels in Harrison County: Parcel 1- 37.6556 acres on Lower Curry Road; Parcel 2- Tract 1- 2.4278 acres, Tract 2- 42.7192 acres on Lower Curry Road.

    Sheila Laytart Fowler and Dane Fowler to Harry J. Laytart and Steven Tyler Laytart, by and through his guardian Harry J. Laytart, 25 acres on Republican Pike.

    Beverly Ann Dolliver-Administratrix of Estate of Larry Allen Dolliver and Darrell Dolliver to James Cary Hall and Janice Hall, 9.42 acres on County Line Road, $19,000.

  • Grand jury releases three indictments

    A Harrison County grand jury met last week returning three indictments.

    A five-count indictment was issued against Matthew S. Taylor, 22, on charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    In counts 1-4, the grand jury alleges that Taylor passed checks on Gary Adamson's Fifth-Third Bank account totaling $898.50 from Nov. 13 to Nov. 26. The grand jury also alleges that Taylor knew the checks were forged and that he was attempting to defraud or deceive someone else.

  • Fillies come up just short against Paris

    The Paris Lady Hounds (16-7) came to the Hilltop on Friday, Feb. 8, and held on to defeat the Harrison County Fillies (11-12) 35-33.

    The first half of the game was an offensive nightmare for the Fillies, who were unable to put their first points on the scoreboard until there was just 4:08 left in the second quarter.

    Fortunately for Harrison County, the Lady Hounds had problems of their own putting points on the scoreboard and the score was just 6-0 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Fillies were out-scored 11-9 and trailed 17-9 at the halftime break.

  • Cynthiana man pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges

    The Cynthiana man who was arrested in a Pennsylvania child predator sting, has entered guilty pleas to numerous charges.

    Thomas Vascotto changed his plea on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Butler County (Penn.) Court of Common Pleas.

    Vascotto was accused of driving to Pennsylvania to have sex with what he believed was a 13-year-old girl on Aug. 4.

  • Family Court

    HARRISON FAMILY COURT

    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Feb. 6, 2008

    CIVIL CASES

    Jill Amanda Perry vs. Johnny Dwayne Perry Jr., domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.

    Becky B. Bratcher vs. Paul J. Bratcher, status hearing; dismissed Dec. 20, remove from docket.

    Laura Ann Garrison vs. Fred Darren Garrison, review; order entered Feb. 4.

    Daniel Gasser vs. Margo Renell Gasser, domestic; final hearing to be re-noticed.

    Christopher Griffin vs. Krystal Griffin, motion hour; order entered.

  • TORNADO CONFIRMED: Volunteers step in for massive cleanup

    As the clean up begins from last Wednesdays now-confirmed EF-2 tornado, residents from all across the county are coming together to offer aid.

    Shaw Lane farmer Paul Colson said he felt like he had lost everything. After a few days, however, his perspective changed.

    When I arrived at my farm at 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, I thought I had lost everything in the world, Colson said in a letter to The Cynthiana Democrat. It took me a couple of days to realize that I had actually lost very little and gained so much more.

  • District Court Records

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 4, 2008

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Clarence William Erskine Jr., probate hearing; will admitted as self-proven, administratrix appointed.

    Estate of Cecil S. Riley, probate hearing; will admitted on deposition.

    Estate of Martha Robertson, probate hearing; petition to dispense granted, order to be entered.

    Estate of John D. Taylor, probate hearing; will admitted for record purposes, petition to dispense granted.