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Today's News

  • Copper telephone wiring taken from rural AT&T sites

    Residents in several areas across Harrison County were without phones last week after copper thieves struck AT&T lines.

    Harrison County Sheriffs Dep. Chris Shields said main lines were cut in four areas across the county sometime early Thursday morning.

    They were: U.S. 27 North at Northside Drive, U.S. 62 West at Ky. 353 (Russell Cave Road), U.S. 62 East at Salem Pike and Ky. 392 (Republican Pike) at Shaw Lane. AT&T reported about 200 outages related to the thefts.

    Most of the thefts were from where the lines entered switch boxes close to ground level.

  • Vance begins federal sentence

    A Harrison County man arrested last summer in a multi-agency drug sting has started serving time in federal prison.

    Michael Clayton Vance was sentenced to 31 months in prison on Jan. 25 as part of a guilty plea entered in United States District Court.

    Vance reported to prison on March 10.

    He was arrested at Wal-Mart on July 18, 2007, after he allegedly took $18,000 from a Crown Royal bag to purchase 20 gallons of paint, which translated to 20 pounds of marijuana.

  • Additional burglary charges issued, property recovered

    A sizeable amount of jewelry and a laptop computer believed to have been stolen in the March 9 burglaries on Old Lair have been recovered.

    Det. Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriffs Department said the items were recovered Monday night in a culvert off Peacock Road in Bourbon County.

    Debbie Landrum, one of the victims of the burglary spree, said her late mothers jewelry was not among the items recovered.

  • Cynthiana Police Department receives tasers

    The Cynthiana Police Department has purchased tasers to be used by on-duty officers.

    Chief Steve Muntz said each of the officers have been through training, which included being tazed themselves.

    Its another tool we can use with less than lethal force, Muntz said, comparing the tasers to that of OC spray used to subdue suspects.

  • 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

    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.