Today's News

  • Young basketball talent to be on display in weekend tournament

    This weekend the Harrison County Youth Basketball program will be sponsoring a fundraising tournament that will display the young basketball talent present in several of the surrounding counties. There will be five age divisions with students ranging from fourth to eighth grades participating.

    Games will be played from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Southside Elementary gym and the gym at Harrison County Middle School.

  • 23 apply for school superintendent post

    So far, 23 applications have been received for Harrison County schools superintendent. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 22.

    According to Jan Wilson of the Kentucky Department of Education, 17 of the applicants are Kentucky residents.

    The search committee and school board officials have a busy few weeks ahead to get the new superintendent in place by April 4.

  • District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 7, 2008


    Melvin Ray Sparks Jr., 1978, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.


    Mathew L. Edmondson, 1963, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid, remanded.

    Matthew Edmonson, 1963, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid, remanded.

    Connie Hammond, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.

    Jonathan R. Mattingly, 1989, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.

  • Free flu shots available

    Not everyone has been able to avoid the coughing, sneezing, aching symptoms of the flu. Some of those who have been able to dodge the post nasal drip, have done so out of luck rather than with the help of a flu shot.

    However, health officials are now saying why take the chance?

    There's still time for vaccines to be effective. Better yet, they're fee.

    The peak flu season, according to Barbara Turner, Wedco District nursing administrator, is February and March.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison runners compete

    at Mason County indoor

    On Saturday, Feb. 16, Coach Danny Simpson and two Harrison County hurdlers traveled to Mason County to compete in an indoor track meet with a 20-team field.

    I was hoping to take a full team, but the combination of snow days and flu days didnt give us many days of practice the last two weeks, said Simpson.

  • New Drivers


    Jessica Williams, Michael A. Wilson, David Barnes, Benjamin C. Houston, Paula Reed, Taylor Vallandingham, and Chad Harding.

  • Harrison County schools not included in beef recall

    Harrison County schools' beef is not part of the major recall for nearly 143 million pounds of raw and frozen beef products.

    According to Tammy Klapheke, Harrison County district food director, the recall is for that beef which is a commodity product used only for processing.

    School districts can use their commodity money to have their beef processed by another company into burgers, meatballs, sloppy joes, etc.

    Harrison County does not do this with beef, Klapheke said.

  • Plea agreement reached in animal cruelty case

    The Harrison County couple charged with cruelty to animals after an animal rescue group lodged a complaint, have reached a plea agreement in Harrison District Court.

    Haskel and Dinah Risner changed their pleas to guilty for the multiple misdemeanor cruelty charges on Feb. 4.

  • Landlords seek reimbursement of tenant losses from sewer back up

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Landlords Willie Smith and Jeff Hopkins would like to recoup their losses and those of their tenants from the city.

    Smith told commissioners Tuesday night that he and Hopkins recovered $11,094 from their insurance company after a sewer back-up into their Second Street property on Jan. 10.

    Tenants, who lost much of their belongings when the sewer backed up several inches into their apartments, said their renters insurance did not cover their losses stating that the tenant should not be responsible for sewer back-up.

  • Breds slip past Bluejackets in 4th quarter, come up short against Camels

    On Friday, Feb. 8, the Harrison County Thorobreds (9-12) used all four quarters to pick up a tough road win against the Nicholas County Bluejackets (3-16) in Carlisle. The Breds took the lead for the first time in the fourth quarter and held on for a 70-63 victory.

    In early December, the Breds fended off a late-game rally by the Bluejackets that cut their lead to just two points and ran out to a 68-53 victory for their second win of the season.