Today's News

  • MRSA reported at HCHS

    School officials in Harrison County are facing a confirmed case of MRSA, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

    According to Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent of Harrison County Schools, the administration received confirmation Monday afternoon.

    The high school student was placed on homebound and will return to classes once a release has been provided by the students doctor.

    On Tuesday, all Harrison County students will be taking home a packet with information about MRSA.

  • Woman airlifted from U.S. 27 North accident scene

    A Pendleton County woman was airlifted from the scene of a two vehicle accident last Friday on U.S. 27 North.

    According to the Harrison County Sheriffs Office, Amber Mineer, 18, of Falmouth was travelling north at 4:49 p.m. when she lost control of her 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and collided with Mark A. Mulloy, 34, also of Falmouth, who was driving a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup.

    Mineer was treated at the scene by personnel from Browns Ambulance Service before being airlifted. Mulloy was not injured.

  • County to use litter funds to clean-up roads, financially reward volunteer groups

    The local government is looking for volunteers to help clean up county roads - and those who step up will be rewarded.

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett suggested at Tuesdays meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court that $20,000 in state litter abatement funds be used to sponsor a clean up week, Oct. 13-17.

  • District releases educators salaries

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    With total payroll of $15.9 million and 688 employees, the Harrison County School District is the leading employer for the county.

    Retiring superintendent Dr. Roy Woodward left the system after 16 years with a final salary of $193.071.52. That total included any paid leave that he accumulated. His salary for the previous year was $120,702.68, which still made him the highest paid school official.

    Andy Dotson was hired to replace Woodward, his projected salary for 2008-09 is $110,000.

  • City declares emergency for garbage collection

    With its garbage trucks inoperable, the City of Cynthiana had to declare a state of emergency Tuesday night to enter into an agreement with Legacy Carting of Pittsburg, Ky., for the citys solid waste removal.

    Commissioners had previously agreed to get out of the trash collection business and were planning to receive sealed bids for that service. However, it was believed the city employees would continue to operate until Nov. 1.

  • Newberry announces candidacy for family court judge

    The retirement of Hon. Judge David Melcher has created a unique opportunity for a mid-term election to take place to fill his vacated seat on the Harrison County Circuit Court bench.

    Peter Newberry has announced his candidacy for Family Court Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit, 2nd District, which includes Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties.

  • Fillies notch second win, down Grant County 5-0

    Winning cures a lot of ills, and the Harrison County Fillies soccer team appears to be on the road to recovery.

    On Monday night at LeBus Field, the Fillies blew open a close game, scoring four times in the second half and totally dominating the action as they crushed Grant County 5-0.

  • Museum Musings

    * Western Citizen, Paris, Ky., June 24,1864 - Col. George W. Berry, who was wounded in the battle of Cynthiana, died Friday morning last. He was buried on Sunday, a special train bringing up from Covington, several hundred citizens, to attend his funeral.

  • District Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Sept. 3, 2008


    Luther H. Fryman Jr., 1970, other hearing; assault fourth degree (domestic violence) minor injury; at request without objection, bond condition amended to allow lawful contact.

  • Academic Briefs


    Courtnie Rhyan Gregg and Edwin Desha Taylor, both of Harrison County, were among the Summer 2008 semester graduates at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Gregg and Taylor were honored at commencement ceremonies July 25.

    Gregg received her degree in Health Services Administration; and Taylor received his degree in Career and Tech Ed, Teach.