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Today's News

  • Baseball to begin March 24

    During last weekends blizzard-like conditions it might have been easy for the average person to look upon spring as only a fond memory of a bygone time. However, amid the ice and snow, several of Harrison Countys finest have been busy preparing for the ultimate sign of spring time in America: baseball.

  • Fillies season ended by Lady Royals

    The 2007-2008 basketball season came to an end for the Harrison County Fillies (16-14) on Sunday in the semi-final round of the girls 10th Region tournament at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria. The Mason County Lady Royals (24-8) used a 16-4 run over the last five minutes of play to advance over the Fillies, 60-47.

    On Feb. 15, the two teams met on the Hilltop and Mason County claimed a 65-43 win over the home-standing Fillies.

    Mason County led in Sundays contest for much of the first half, with the score being 12-10 in their favor after one quarter.

  • FEMA offers answers to common myths, rumors

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentuckys Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) said in the first few weeks following a disaster, those affected may be misled by half-truths and rumors.

    State and federal disaster recovery officials said there are two easy ways to begin the application process. You may call FEMAs toll-free number, 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the hearing- and speech-impaired. Both numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, seven days a week until further notice.

  • Birth - Maximus Alexander Jett

    Maximus Alexander Jett

    Maximus Alexander Jett was born to William Jett and Tiffney Martin of Cynthiana on Feb. 21, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Ashley Lyle.

    Maternal grandparents are Thelma and Dennis Craig of Covington, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are William G. Jett and Patsy J. Wilson of Cynthiana.

  • Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Feb. 19, 2008

    CRIMINAL CASES

    Isaac Napier, 1956, arraignment; bail jumping-first degree; no service, passed.

    Ralph Chester Padgett, 1978, sentencing; flagrant non-support; sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail, probated 5 years, costs.

  • Brown reports

    "The city continues to look good from a financial standpoint," Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown said in his "state of the city address" on Tuesday.

    He commended commissioners for staying within their operating budgets and identified specific areas where the city progressed over the last year.

    He said the city made water system improvements which amounted to $793,720. Grant monies amounted to $230,000. The city picked up the balance.

  • District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 25, 2008

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Edna Marie Thomas, probate hearing; petition to dispense granted, will admitted for record purposes, order entered.

    In re: change of name for Nora Sue Milner, other hearing; name change granted, order entered.

    Estate of Barbara A. Ransdell, probate hearing; motion for warning order granted, order entered.

    CIVIL CASES

    Robert S. Watson vs. Robert Carrigan, court trial; no parties present, case dismissed without prejudice.

  • Birth - Whyatt Keith Lea

    Whyatt Keith Lea

    Whyatt Keith Lea was born to Kenna-Rae and Keith Lea of Cynthiana on Feb. 12, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Weston Lea.

    Maternal grandparents are Suzie Epperson and Mark Withrow of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Mary Epperson and the late Kenneth Epperson, and Judy Withrow and the late Sam Withrow.

    Paternal grandparents are Wendall Lea of Falmouth, Ky. and the late Annetta Dennie Denton; paternal great-grandparents are Jr. and Violet Dennie and Jr. and Betty Lea.

  • Lawrence Joseph Cortelyou, 66

    Lawrence Joseph Cortelyou, 66

    Lawrence Joseph Cortelyou, 66, a resident of Falmouth, Ky., died Monday, March 10, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Ky.

  • Burglary suspect shot Sunday night

    The investigation into a Sunday night shooting and its relation to numerous burglaries along Old Lair Road is continuing.

    Det. Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said the initial call was made at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday for a burglary that had occurred on Old Lair Road.

    While law enforcement was on their way to the burglary, a second call came in that shots had been fired at the same residence.

    Thomas Perysian, 26, of Paris, was allegedly shot by the homeowner, Kevin Landrum, who interrupted the burglary of his home.