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Today's News

  • Birth - Caleb Joseph Shepperd

    Caleb Joseph Shepperd

    Caleb Joseph Shepperd was born to Jeremy and Erika Shepperd of Louisville, Ky. on March 16, 2008 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Jaimie and Michelle Koch of Berea, Ky., and Thomas Roe of Mauk, Ga.

    Paternal grandparents are Joseph and Irene Shepperd of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparent is Dessie Shepperd of Falmouth, Ky.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Oct. 30, 1942 - It was learned here yesterday from reliable sources that the court house fence, containing a high type scrap iron and weighing an estimated 75 tons would be torn down today and thrown on the Donated Scrap Pile. Mr. H. A. Rohs stated yesterday that a quantity of high type pewter and brass fixtures from the old Aeolian Hall of ante-bellum vintage would be tossed into the scrap and proceeds donated to the County War Chest. Additional swords added to the collection of Sword and Saber Club include donations by H. R. Terry and Mrs. L. G. Evans.

  • Drug sweep continues

    A Cynthiana couple was arrested last Wednesday afternoon on charges for allegedly selling cocaine.

    Carl Wayne and Rita Hitch of Sycamore Drive in White Oak Estates were arrested after police executed a search warrant at their home around 3:30 p.m. April 9.

    The Hitches were each charged with first degree trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine).

    They spent the night at the Bourbon County Detention Center and were released on $10,000 full cash bond each on Thursday.

  • Superintendent search continues

    A superintendent of Harrison County Schools has yet to be named.

    Board chairman Ed Taylor said that while they had anticipated naming the new leader following last Friday's meeting, it will now likely be the end of this week before that happens.

    He said four of the candidates are being called back for second interviews.

    The search committee recommended six individuals for the position, which is being vacated by retiring Dr. Roy Woodward at the end of the fiscal year in June.

  • Officials investigate Thursday night drowning

    The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate a drowning which occurred on Thursday night.

    The name of the 25-year-old victim is not being released. However, according to a statement from the sheriff's department, the victim was from Honduras.

    Sheriff Bruce Hampton said in his release that four Hispanic males were fishing at the farm lake off Peak Lane. One of the men stripped off most of his clothes, went around the lake and jumped in to swim. He did not make it across the lake.

  • Cynthiana couple arrested for allegedly selling cocaine

    A Cynthiana couple was arrested Wednesday afternoon on charges of allegedly selling cocaine.

    Carl Wayne and Rita Hitch of Sycamore Drive in White Oak Estates were arrested after police executed a search warrant at their home around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The Hitches are lodged in the Bourbon County Detention Center and each is charged with first degree trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine).

  • Police nab Henson at First Stop last week

    A Cynthiana man who was arrested Wednesday, March 19, is facing state and federal drug charges.

    Robert Henson, 34, Cynthiana, was arrested at First Stop about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

    Sgt. Mark Burden of the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement special investigations task force said Henson is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (crack cocaine) and trafficking in a controlled substance (fiber cocaine).

  • Museum Musings

    * The Berry Citizen, Ezra D. Sargent, Editor and Publisher - Subscription, $1 a year. Wednesday, May 24, 1911. Half Acre news - Mrs. Finney Terry and daughter, Nellie, made a business trip to Cynthiana on Tuesday; V. B. King spent Wednesday night with Mr. and Mrs. Riley Townsend of near Boyd; Mrs. Frank Bowman and children of Ohio are spending a few days with her mother, Cynthia Sechrest and family; James Terry and sisters, Nellie and Mineona, spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Louis Richardson; Mr. and Mrs. Stone Perkins had as their guests Sunday, James Perkins, Mr.

  • Sports Beat

    Archers move up

    In its third year of state competition, Harrison County Middle School has served notice that the archery program continues to move up the team rankings.

    HCMS recently competed in the Kentucky NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) tournament held in Louisville. In three years, the team has moved from a 13th place finish up to this years seventh place spot. Middle school archers placed seventh out of 42 middle school teams competing from across Kentucky.

  • Benefit concert Friday for new mother/cancer victim

    George and Leah Rowell had very little time to celebrate the birth of their first child before they were delivered life-altering news.

    Leah, who had suffered pain in her right hip and back throughout her pregnancy, was told the day after the birth of her son that she had cancer. It was in her pelvic bone and treatment would be radical.

    The 28-year-old new mother was transferred to Nortons Hospital in Louisville.

    On March 19, Leahs right leg was amputated.

    Shes doing good, said husband George in a telephone interview Tuesday from Louisville.