Today's News

  • 28 years working + four robberies equals retirement for Philpot

    After 28 years in the banking industry and being a victim of four robberies, Christine Philpot was ready to retire.

    She had looked down the barrel of a Saturday Night Special, been shut inside the bank's vault, told if she pushed a button it would be her last, and with the last robbery told, "I'm sorry I made a bad day for you ladies," after he had helped himself to the contents of the cash drawer.

    Yes, Philpot said, it was time to retire. On May 9, she did just that.

    "I loved my job," she said.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

  • Academic Brief


    Joel Micah Fields, formerly of Cynthiana, received the Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Sunday, May 4 during the schools 96th commencement held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tenn. Joel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Joel is the son of Jean Fields of Gibsonville, N.C. and the late LTC Charles G. Fields of Cynthiana.

  • Public Record


    James Brooks and Ana Mae Brooks to Randy Northcutt and Ernestine Northcutt, house and lot at 202 W. Pearl St., $7,000.

    Warranty Deed: Phyllis Penick to Donald Shepherd, Parcel 1 - 11.301 acres on Lafferty Pike (Ky. 1054), $40,000.

    Rebecca S. Boone to James Darrell Boone, 1.0417 acres on Ross Avenue, Berry.

    Patricia Cortes Casey to William Ernst, property on Boyd and Antioch Mills Turnpike.

  • Breds shut out Bluejackets in scrimmage play

    The Aaron Stepp Era of Harrison County football got off to a solid start last Friday as the Breds scored on their first offensive play from scrimmage in a 18-0 win over host Nicholas County in both teams first pre-season scrimmage of the year.

    The Breds went on defense first in the 10-play opening sequence and held the Bluejackets out of the end zone.

    Taking over on their own 30 yard line for its 10 play possession, Harrison County wasted no time in showing the Thorobred faithful what the 2008 offense would look like.

  • Public Record


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding July 31, 2008


    Teresa L. Fogle, 1964, other hearing; credit given for seven days served, remaining balance converted to 7 days to serve, case remanded.

    Carmen Ayala, 1984, pretrial conference; resisting arrest - guilty plea entered, 90 days in jail, balance probated 2 years unsupervised, court costs; intimidating a participant in legal process, terroristic threatening-third degree - (amended to attempt), guilty plea entered, 360 days in jail, balance probated 2 years unsupervised.

  • Public Record



    Traffic Cases

    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriffs Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.

    Aug. 6 at 6:10 p.m. -- Non-injury, New Lair Road, James F. Behr, 45, Longwood, Fla., driving a 1995 Chevrolet 7000.

    Aug. 5 at 12:45 p.m. -- Non-injury, Ky. 1842 East, Mary A. McNees, 60, Cynthiana, driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan; Dwight K. Clifford, 49, driving a 1988 Chevrolet 1500.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS Season Passes

    Season passes for students and adults continue to be on sale at Harrison County High School during regular school hours and are also available for purchase at the gate of each HCHS home sporting event.


    1. All Sports Pass (good for admission to all home regular season events, excluding tournaments and special events approximately 50 home events) -- $125

    2. 14-game pass (good for any 14 varsity, freshman or junior varsity contests) -- $50


  • Motorcycle ride to benefit four-month-old

    A benefit motorcycle ride will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 for four-month-old John Mikel Sidles who has a viral infection that spread to his heart. He and his family have traveled to Arkansas Childrens Hospital to await a heart transplant.

    Cost for the ride is $15 per bike. Entry will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Paris Wal-Mart with departure at 10:30 a.m.

    The ride will take a trip through Red River Gorge and onto the Sky Bridge, up to Cave Run Lake and then return to Paris.

  • Public Record


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Aug. 13, 2008


    Brandy June Moran vs. Pedro Moran Diaz, motion hour; (motion to withdraw), order entered.

    Hank Cooper Jr. vs. Amber Nicole Cooper, status hearing; medication order entered.

    Patricia Carol Debruler vs. Robert Lee Debruler, motion hour; (motion to withdraw), order entered.

    Sonja Gollihue vs. Gaylord Gollihue Jr., domestic; motion withdrawn, decree signed.

    Susan Renee Nickerson vs. William E. Nickerson Jr., pretrial conference; motion to strike passed.