Today's News

  • Two HCHS students take advantage of dual credit classes offered through MCTC/LVC

    Millie Wiglesworth, a junior at Harrison County High School, and Kiana Walker, a senior at HCHS, are two students taking advantage of the opportunity to take dual credit classes on the Hilltop.  
    Taking a dual credit class means that high school juniors and seniors may take classes through Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus.  Juniors and seniors may take the class for high school graduation while earning hours toward a college degree.  

  • Property Transfers

    Phyllis Penick to Donald Krouse, property on the east side of Blake Lane and the west side of Main Street (Ky. 1032), $10,000.
    Gary Mitchell and Geneva Mitchell to Michael T. Barron and Sherry K. Barron, Lot 3 - Block A of the Western Hills Subdivision, $89,500.
    Quit Claim Deed: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to GMAC Mortgage, LLC, property on Coppage Pike, $10.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Sept. 13 -- At 9:21 a.m., Phyllis and Richard Schwartz reported the theft of a self-propelled lawn mower, weed trimmer and circular saw. On Sept. 16, police were advised that the weed trimmer was found by a neighbor at her home. However, Mr. Schwartz added that a saber saw had also been taken from the outbuilding.
    Sept. 14 -- At 1:45 p.m., police were advised that a Cynthiana man had received threatening phone calls regarding a custody dispute.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    Sept. 29 -- At 1:43 a.m., an injury accident occurred on Ky. 36 West about seven miles west of the city limits. Zachary Damon, 28, was traveling east when he encountered a cow in the middle of the road. He struck the cow. A check revealed the driver had a suspended license and was cited.
    Oct. 1 -- At 7:50 a.m., a non-injury accident occurred on Ky. 1032 East about 13 miles north of town. Preston Sexton hit a deer.

  • Harrison Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Oct. 1, 2014
    Brandon M. Dotson vs. Julia M. Dotson, domestic; passed to be re-noticed.
    Melinda Sidles vs. John Sidles, domestic; agreed order entered, testimony taken, decree entered.
    Joshua Clay Stanfield vs. Kristin R. Stanfield, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Adam Carlyle Asbury vs. Robin R. Abshear, motion hour; (motion for temporary custody), passed to be re-noticed.
    Christi Lynn Nicole Carson vs. Christopher Ryan Eversole, motion hour; motion withdrawn.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Oct. 7, 2014
    Phillip Anthony, 1967, sentencing; fleeing or evading police-first degree (motor vehicle) - 2 years sentence imposed, probation denied; operate motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs-first offense - 30 day sentence imposed, $200 fine, service fee, ADE school, operators license suspended 90 days.
    J.B. Asher, 1979, motion hour; (motion for destruction of evidence, motion to forfeit), motions granted, orders entered.

  • Stray seed, odd fruit appearing in yards, gardens

    Over the past couple of weeks I have had a half dozen people come up to me with stories of amazing vegetables appearing in their yards and gardens.  
    My mother, for one, has what she calls a French squash growing by the sidewalk around a newly planted serviceberry.  
    I don’t think it is the same French squash served up in a fancy restaurant but the fruit does have the small round shape that many of the gourmet squashes possess.  

  • Key dates for new 2014 Farm Bill Safety Net programs announced

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing key dates for farm owners and producers to keep in mind regarding the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The new programs, designed to help producers better manage risk, usher in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.
    Dates associated with ARC and PLC that farm owners and producers need to know:

  • Registration open for annual Kentucky Women in Agriculture Conference, deadline is Oct. 24

    Kentucky Women in Agriculture Inc. will hold its 15th annual Conference and Tour Nov. 5-6 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City.
    The theme is “Faith, Family, and Farming.” Registration is $65 for the one-day conference ($55 for students), which includes all meals, materials and membership dues for 2015. The pre-conference tour is $25. Registration is due by Oct. 24, 2014. A limited number of conference scholarships are available.

  • Callers report funnel cloud spottings over Harrison County

    Callers into the E-911 dispatch reported possibly two funnel clouds that passed over or briefly touched down in Harrison County Tuesday afternoon.

    Telecommunicator John Green said it appeared that a funnel cloud was spotted in the U.S. 62 West area, along Wornall Lane, Sea Biscuit, Ammerman and White Oak pikes and a second one was churning above the city near City Hall.

    "We've not heard of any homes, yet," Green said, noting that trees, farm buildings and a propane tank were among the damage reports.