Today's News

  • 2008 school calendar adjusted

    Students in Harrison County schools still have a May 30 closing day for the year, but will have to attend classes on Memorial Day to get it.

    The Harrison County Board of Education approved an amended calendar Tuesday night which cut the early dismissal Monday on May 19 and added a full day on May 26.

    Director of pupil personnel Lloyd Ogden said the changes were necessary in order to meet the states obligation for 141 six-hour school days.

    He said he knew the decision to go on Memorial Day would likely be unpopular, but the other alternatives weren't any better.

  • More burglary charges coming

    Two additional arrests are expected in connection with the March 8 burglaries on Old Lair Road as well as others.

    Det. Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said he can link six burglaries in Harrison County with at least three in Bourbon County, all of which occurred between Feb. 19 and March 8. The Harrison County burglaries were reported on Old Lair Road, Commonwealth Lane and Connersville Pike.

    Olin said Tuesday that he anticipated arresting the two suspects as soon as warrants were prepared.

  • Teen drinking to top Town Meeting discussion

    Harrison County will host a town meeting next month to tackle the issue of underage drinking.

    The meeting will be 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at Cynthiana Christian Church.

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said Tuesday that the county has received a stipend which will help with meeting expenses.

    The meeting, co-sponsored by the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy and the Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County, is designed to bring children and parents together to discuss underage drinking and its effects.

  • Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding March 6, 2008


    James Russell Feeback vs. Rebecca Ruth Feeback, domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.

  • Welcoming Committee sets city-wide clean up as priority project for April

    When looking at the survey results from Harrison County Tomorrow, welcoming climate committee co-leader Pat Slade noticed one issue kept coming to the forefront.

    "Making our town better was described in two very common words, 'clean up,'" Slade said while reading a draft of a letter Monday night at the committee's meeting. "Just those two words were expressed and repeated at least 143 times."

    The committee is planning to host a community clean up for downtown Cynthiana.

  • Property Transfers


    Charles S. Lilley and Patsy J. Lilley to Sam W. Arnold III to Charles S. Lilley and Patsy J. Lilley, 2.000 acres on Oddville-Sunrise Road.

    General Warranty Deed: Gary Dale Townsend and Carolyn Townsend to DGS Development, LTD, Tract 1 - Robinson-Renaker Road Land Division.

    DGS Development, LTD to Dennis Motell and Kara Motell, Lot 3 of Mill Creek Farms, $48,500.

    ME Northcutt and Goldie Mae Northcutt to Wayne L. Gossett and Nell Anne Gossett, 4 Parcels in City of Cynthiana, $132,000.

  • Building to be safer when the next storm hits

    In "The Three Little Pigs" fairy tale, a big bad wolf huffs and puffs until he blows down the houses of two little pigs. After a tornado did to their house what the wolf did to the two little pigs houses, Dan and Betsy Haley of Cynthiana, Ky., are planning to take a lesson from the third little pig whose house the wolf could not blow down. They are going to rebuild a stronger home. Many techniques they will employ rely on research done by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about how to build or retrofit homes for greater resistance to high winds.

  • Birth - Jayden Daniel Davis

    Jayden Daniel Davis

    Jayden Daniel Davis was born to Megan Poe and Johnathan Davis of Cynthiana on Feb. 19, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz.

    Maternal grandfather is William Poe of Mt. Olivet, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Robert and Karen Beagle and Rosa Poe and William E. Poe.

    Paternal grandmother is Barbie Davis of Paris, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Robert and Laverne McDaniel, Jesse Hutchison, and Daisy Williams.

  • Softball Fillies set to begin 2008 campaign in Georgetown

    The Harrison County Fillies are coming off a very successful 2007 season that saw the girls softball team finish with a 23-11 overall record. They were able to capture a 38th district championship and advance to the second round of the 10th Region tournament before falling to George Rogers Clark. The Fillies were 13-1 in the 10th Region and 8-1 in the 38th district in 2007.

  • Lions Club Auction begins with $51,000 goal

    In last year's 50th annual Lions Club Auction, the goal was to raise $50,000, which was met. So, it's only fitting that in its 51st year, the Lions Club would follow with a $51,000 goal.

    The annual Charity Auction will go on the air Monday, March 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    Technology has changed the face of the former Lions Club Radio Auction. The audience is now both listeners and viewers.