Today's News

  • Breds look to reload at the mound

    Bulbs are beginning to bloom, birds are starting to return… Spring is right around the corner, and that means, so is high school baseball.

    The Harrison County baseball Thorobreds will once again be one of a handful of teams that will be called “favorites” to compete for yet another 10th Region baseball crown.

    Harrison County returns all but three players from last year’s squad that advanced to the Elite Eight at Applebee’s Park in Lexington for the Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament.

  • Phase I ag development signups

    Phase I ag development signups

    The Harrison County Phase I committee (Ag Development Committee) reminds everyone that a signup period for six programs is available now. The period to signup will last the entire month of March and will include the following programs:

    Genetic Programs; Forage Improvements; Diversification; Sheep and Goat Diversification; Fencing Improvement; and Cattle Handling.

  • Country stores mix old traditions with modern-day conveniences

    Miles away from the heart of Cynthiana, sometimes off the beaten trail and hidden away like a good secret, there’s a country store.

    “It’s kinda like a good friend... like family,” said Jim Dyer as he walked into the Leesburg Grocery one Monday morning.

    Dyer said he’d been making daily visits to the store for years.

    Past the counter, shelves of food and drinks, and a pool table, Dyer sits down at a table next to Jack Irvin.

    Irvin said he’s been coming to the Leesburg Grocery since 1960.

  • KSP Commissioner reminds Kentuckians to buckle up

    Thirty-six fewer deaths were reported regarding highway fatalities in Kentucky for the calendar year 2008. While safety advocates were excited about this year-end report, the stark reality overshadowed the celebration when the overall numbers were examined. Although it was one of the safest years in a decade, sadly 828 people lost their lives on Kentucky’s roadways last year.

    Statistics show that 64 percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 16, 2009


    Amy C. Hixson, 1968, pretrial conference; assault fourth degree (domestic violence) minor injury; dismissed without prejudice.

    Arvil Hubbard Jr., 1978, pretrial conference; alcohol intoxication in a public place-third or greater offense within 12 months, fleeing or evading police-second degree (on foot); guilty plea entered, 30 days in jail, balance probated one year unsupervised, $100 fine, costs.

  • Diabetes Cooking School to be offered in March

    Whether you are trying to lose weight, are a diabetic or just want to eat healthier, the Diabetes Cooking School will give you ideas and suggestions.

    It will be held every Thursday in March at the Harrison County Extension Center from 5-7 p.m. Please call to register. Registration is not required, but will insure we have enough food for everyone to taste.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

  • Citizens honored at Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

    Harrison County individuals and groups were honored Friday evening at the 2008 Chamber of Commerce’s 39th annual awards banquet.

    Held at the Cynthiana Country Club, the banquet recognized citizens as Businessperson of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Farmer of the Year, Educator of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

    After 45 years of business at Woody’s Barber Shop, Woody Richie was recognized as the 2008 Businessperson of the Year.

  • Plant potatoes, asparagus, onions first in the vegetable garden

    It is time to start preparing for the vegetable growing season in earnest: asparagus, potatoes, onions and leeks can be set out now; in a few weeks, as the soil is workable and warms to about 45 degrees, we’ll direct seed radishes, turnips, parsnips, beets, carrots, peas, spinach and other greens and lettuces.

  • 2009 Crop Acreage Reporting Deadlines

    2009 Crop Acreage Reporting Deadlines

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds agricultural producers of the acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits for a variety of programs.