Today's News


    Schools in Harrison County will be dismissing at 10 a.m. Thursday due to the potential for freezing rain and sleet.

    According to Harrison County Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer, the National Weather Service contacted school officials and urged officials to close school early.

    An announcement had already been made to dismiss at 1 p.m. However, with NWS information and the potential for driving hazards, the dismissal was was moved up.

  • Cynthiana Police Dept.


    Case reports

    Feb. 5 At 10 a.m., Donna Miller reported an unauthorized use of her credit card in another town.

    Feb. 4 At 10:52 p.m., police investigated a domestic situation on Pleasant Street.

    Feb. 4 At 10:19 p.m., Christy Milner reported that her cell phone was stolen from where she laid it on the bar at 216 Walnut St.

  • Committee for park plan to disband

    "Mission accomplished," say members of the Recreation Park Planning Committee.

    After having served since 2003, shortly after the city and county governments purchased the 120-acre Handy Farm on Oddville Avenue, committee members voted Monday night to disband.

    According to committee chairman, Rick Chasteen, the committee was charged with getting a plan for the park that would offer a variety of recreation.

  • Marriage Licenses


    Cynthia Lynn Brosey, 20, and Cory Darrell Miller, 20, married Jan. 9, 2008.

    Jessika Cordell Vance, 20, and Ryan Kirk Morgan, 21, married Jan. 5, 2008.

    Bree Leandra Ann Whitman, 23, and Jerry Alan Black, 26, married Jan. 25, 2008.

    Tiffany Rozanne Wooldridge, 19, and Joshua Rankin Lake, 22, married Jan. 19, 2008.

    Amy Lynn Shope, 20, and Wesley Allen Roberts, 21, married Jan. 25, 2008.

    Brenda Kay Booth, 57, and James Arnold Brown, 77, married Feb. 2, 2008.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Hunter Allen Catron, Jan. 23, son of Allen and Hope Catron; Shelly Marie Land, Jan. 29, daughter of Zack and Cheryl Land.

  • Sipes not at fault, say investigators

    A Cynthiana man who died after his Sport Utility Vehicle rolled over a 300-foot embankment in Williamstown on Jan. 12 did not cross in front of another vehicle.

    Kenneth R. Sipes, 68, and his wife, Peggy Sipes, 60, were traveling north on Interstate-75, near the 154-mile marker, when their 2005 Dodge Durango was struck in the rear by a 2008 Impala driven by Bronson McDowell, 26, of Stamping Ground.

    McDowell originally told police that the Durango crossed in front of his car and he had no choice but to hit it.

  • Breds send 10 to state

    The 2008 high school wrestling season came to and end last week with the 2008 KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament being held Feb. 14 16 in the states capital at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    Harrison County was represented in the event by 10 wrestlers and ended up placing 15th in the overall team standings for the double-elimination tournament.

    This was a great team effort and it showed how well-balanced we were even without a 119 lbs. or 285 lbs. entry in the championships, said Harrison County coach Russ Riegel. We were a really good team.

  • Breds cant spoil Cardinal senior night

    On Tuesday night the Harrison County Thorobreds (9-14) traveled to Winchester to attempt to crash the senior night celebration of the George Rogers Clark Cardinals (18-7). Instead of spoiling the fun, the Breds came home with a 75-47 loss.

    In the first quarter the Breds fell behind early 17-2 and could not find a way to get their offense started. Cardinals freshman Robbie Stenzel could not be stopped and scored 15 first quarter points to lead his team to a 23-8 lead going into the second.

  • Property Transfers


    Larry W. Dickey and Susan Browning Dickey to Tomas S. Ballinger and Heather R. Ballinger, 2.001 acres on Haviland Lane, $115,000.

    Wayne Gossett and Nell Anne Gossett to Charles M. Ramsey and Cynthia Ramsey, 3 Tracts in Harrison County: Tract 1- 5.385 acres on Leesburg Pike (US 62); Tract 2- 8.893 acres on Leesburg Pike (US 62); Tract 3- 19.840 acres on Leesburg Pike (US 62); $295,000.

    John R. Hehr and Mildred E. Hehr to David B. Cox, 98.677 acres on US 62, $450,000.

  • Fillies ground Bluebirds on senior night, 39-38

    Prior to playing in their last regular season game on the Hilltop, four outstanding Fillies seniors were honored for their years of hard work and dedication to Harrison County basketball. Megan Bullock, Jessi Jett, Laura Kendall and Kacey Muntz were recognized along with their parents.

    After the Monday night celebration of their careers, Bullock and Jett each scored 12 points to lead the Harrison County Fillies (13-13) to a close 39-38 victory over the Ft. Thomas Highlands Bluebirds (16-9).