Today's News

  • Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Feb. 7, 2008


    Catherine Duncan vs. Kevin Alan Duncan, domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Feb. 11, 2008


    Mandy Nicole Marshall vs. William David Toomey, domestic violence; order entered.


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Feb. 27, 2008


    Tammy Oaks Clifton vs. Troy Clifton, motion hour; motion sustained, order to transfer entered.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, April 2, 1897 - Miss Lula Batson, who is visiting Misses Robertson and Jane Wood, attended the opera in Cincinnati this week.

  • Revised net profit tax passes first reading

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the ordinance streamlining the occupational and net profits tax, including a $15,000 gross income threshold on taxing rental properties.

    The move comes after the court has gone back and forth, discussing if and how to place a threshold or exemption on the previously untaxed area.

    Tax administrator Melody Wright gave a presentation to magistrates demonstrating how different tax returns would lend to different net profits owed.

  • Want change? Put your name on a list

    More and more, Im approached on the street by people who want to enact changes in the community but feel powerless to do it.

    Maybe powerless is too harsh. Maybe the task just seems too daunting.

    I get that. When Im asked what needs to be done, dozens of things flood my brain.

    That causes me to feel overwhelmed, like moving forward at this point is impossible.

    I dont believe that, but sometimes it feels that way.

    And thats where we are as a community as the end of winter approaches.

    We have an almost perpetual case of seasonal affective disorder.

  • Other help available to victims

    Those affected by the Feb. 6 storms - either by the tornado, straight line winds, severe storms or flooding - have several options for help.

    The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) is offering low-interest disaster physical damage loans for homes, personal property and non-farm businesses in the areas declared as disasters since the storms.

    Michael Peacock, communications specialist for SBA, said the loans are for uninsured and underinsured losses as a result of the storms.

  • Cynthiana Police Dept.


    Arrests, warnings, citations

    Feb. 27 -- Obie D. Roberts, 52, was arrested on Pleasant Street and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Feb. 27 -- Gary P. Taylor, 34, was arrested on Walnut Street on a warrant for libel/slander, resistance to order.

    Feb. 29 -- Robert Henson, 34, was cited for vehicle a nuisance, noisy, etc. and failure to produce insurance card.

    March 1 -- Jeremy A. Stone, 22, was arrested on a warrant for theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Birth announced this week are: Justin Dale Cole, March 3, son of Dale and Teresa Cole.

    For possibly the first time ever, the Salvation Army service unit has been established in Harrison County. Camp and back-to-school programs are among the services the newly formed unit will provide. People who are in need of help can contact a member of the Salvation Army's welfare committee to be considered for vouchers. Chairman of the local unit is Charlie Tribble.

    Cynthiana City Commissioners consider implementing police bike patrol.

  • Feds lend a helping hand

    Harrison County residents affected by the Feb. 6 storms are now receiving help from the federal government.

    A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened Monday in the parking lot next to the Harrison County Sheriffs office.

    Harrison is one of six counties added last week to the original nine declared eligible for federal assistance.

    Federal disaster assistance can include grants for short-term rental needs, for homeowners to make repairs and for a variety of other disaster-related expenses.

  • 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.