Today's News

  • Swallows glean in flight

    Swallow Rail was the name Dad gave the farm over 30 years ago. He wanted it to be relevant, reflecting the spatial and natural qualities of his 18 acres in Western Shelby County.  

    His inspiration came from the swallows that swoop and swerve so adeptly in open fields, catching insects on the fly.  

    The rail of Swallow Rail comes from the two railroad tracks that flank either end of the road.  

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.

    presiding July 28, 2016


    Estate of Robert Wray Denniston, settlement; order entered.


    Freda A. Custard vs. Tim Davis, court trial; judgment plus costs.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    July 20--Dep. Robert Peak served a criminal summons from Harrison District Court to Brenda Packard on a charge of harassment--physical contact--no injury.

    July 22--Dep. Nathan Gasser served a criminal summons from Boone Circuit Court to James Floyd for flagrant non-support.

  • Phase I program is now open

    The Harrison County Ag Development Committee opened the application process for the 2016 Phase I Program on July 26. The applications will be available at the Harrison County Extension Office beginning July 26 for 15 business days ending on Aug. 16, 2016. Office hours are 8-4:30, Monday through Friday, for the application period.

  • Area businesses change locations

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Three downtown businesses have changed, or will be changing, locations.

    Shear Magic Salon will be moving this weekend to its new location in the Harrison Square Shopping Center.

    According to owner Michelle Gaunce, Shear Magic is shooting for a reopening on Thursday, Aug. 4, pending state inspection.

  • Garrison family seeks mementos

    Becky Barnes,




    The family of Donald Lee “Duck” Garrison is looking for commendations that were given posthumously to his mother after his drowning in 1969.

    Garrison was one of many victims of the Robinson Dam.

  • Sanitation District meeting is Saturday at courthouse

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    The Harrison County Fiscal Court had a very light agenda at its regular meeting on Tuesday night, July 26.

    Scott McCauley was scheduled to present a financial statement for the Harrison County Sanitation District and discuss setting rates for the Cedar Brook Subdivision’s sewer service, but was unable to attend.

  • The Great Museum Treasure Hunt wrap up

    Treasure Hunting at the Cynthiana Harrison County Museum has come to an end.

    Over the last eight weeks there have been 174 children make 479 visits to the museum – a 75 percent increase from last summer’s hunt. All we can say is awesome!

    The Hunt had 30 students who participated at least half of the weekends and 11 who had perfect attendance. These are our “Persistent Pursers.”

  • Handy House proponents seek injunction to stay demolition

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    A lawsuit has been filed in Harrison County Circuit Court seeking to halt the demolition of the property at Flat Run Veterans Park known as the Handy House.

    Versailles attorney W. Henry Graddy, IV has been retained by the Harrison County Heritage Council and the other plaintiffs listed in the civil action to seek a permanent injunction that will prevent the razing of the Handy House.

  • A Prosecutor’s Perspective: The sentencing phase

    Michael Laws

    Assistant Commonwealthís Attorney

    We have spent a great deal of time talking about the judicial process, but what happens after a defendant has entered a guilty plea or been found guilty at trial?