Today's News

  • County to clean up property on Edgewater Pike

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to clean up a problematic county property and place a lien on it until the cost is repaid.

    The court had discussed this property, known as the Raymond Juett property on Ky. 982, on May 13 and decided at that time to have Harrison County Attorney Bill Kuster look into the legality of the action and whether the property already had federal liens on it.

    After hearing at the May 27 meeting that it would be possible to proceed, the court approved this action.

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    Case reports

    May 22 At 7:59 a.m., Eric Hadley, Joe B. Hall Court, reported that Aurora Information Systems front door was broken out and cash and merchandise were taken. Total value of theft was $757.

    May 22 At 9:40 a.m., Sam Arnold, Court Street, reported that someone threw a beer bottle breaking a window of his office.

    May 22 At 3:17 p.m., police were called to the high school where there had been a fight between two male students.

    May 22 At 9:54 p.m., police investigated a domestic situation on Riggs Avenue.

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    LeJeune Carroll Reed, 53, and Gary Lane Whitaker, 61, married May 22, 2008.

    Sherri Arlene Murphy, 43, and Alan Gene Sharp, 42, married May 23, 2008.

    Tanya Lourae Rogers, 33, and Joseph Walter Rose, 34, married May 24, 2008.

    Rada Michele Baker, 18, and Robert Joseph Barrett, 26, married May 3, 2008.

    Christine Ann Donegan (Kush), 41, and Kerry Martin Florence, 48, married May 29, 2008.

    Amanda Gail McCarty, 27, and Carl Henry Porter, 39, married May 31, 2008.

  • Birth - Andrew Carson Gray

    Andrew Carson Gray

    Andrew Carson Gray was born to Terry and Amanda Gray of Mt. Olivet, Ky., on June 5, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Nathanial Thomas Gray.

    Maternal grandparents are Joshua Ison of Mt. Olivet and the late Crystal Ison.

    Paternal grandparents are Nancy Gray of Brooksville, Ky. and the late Jerry Gray.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, May 1876 -- Harrison Hotel, Main Street Opp. Courthouse, Cynthiana. Henry C. Nebel, proprietor. The attention of the public is invited to this house, which is furnished in excellent style and the table supplied with the best the market affords. A bar is kept in connection with this hotel, where pure liquors and choice cigars are kept on sale. During the oyster season fresh oysters are served up in the best style. Thankful to the public for past patronage, a continuance of the same is respectfully solicited.

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    May 14 at 9:25 a.m. -- Joyce A. Mullins, reported a burglary third degree, a criminal mischief first degree and a theft of a controlled substance over $300 at the Harrison Veterinary Clinic.

    May 17 at 11 a.m. -- Chris Shantz, 40, US Hwy 62 East, Cynthiana, reported a criminal mischief second degree at his residence.

    May 18 at 11:56 a.m. -- Kevin L. Pickett, 43, Spirito Road, Sadieville, reported a criminal mischief second degree at his residence.

  • HMH campus going tobacco-free Tuesday

    With good health being its central focus, Harrison Memorial Hospital is making some changes to aid in that pursuit.

    Starting on Tuesday, the hospital's entire campus - building and grounds - will go tobacco-free.

    The policy includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes and smokeless tobacco products.

    The hospital announced plans to go smoke-free a year ago, and recently signage has popped up reminding people of the impending change.

    HMH has been smoke-free for employees since May 1. Root said this has had an added benefit.

  • Williams asset to officiating; school coaching facing dilemma

    It seems to me that finding coaches and officials for youth league sports is usually not a very difficult endeavor, although those league directors who are charged with that obligation may disagree.

    Normally, the life-span of those coaches is about the same length of time that their child remains eligible in that particular league. When the child moves onward and, or, upward, so does the parent.

    The life span of umpires and referees is a bit more static some stay longer than others. Meager pay, hostile parents and perhaps thin skin is enough to drive game arbiters away.

  • Cicadas' sounds were music to my ears

    On a recent Friday afternoon I was leaving the Licking Valley Campus where I work, when I saw our Bradford Pear tree working alive with activity.

    A closer inspection revealed hundreds of singing cicadas. I grabbed my camera out of the car and climbed under the lower limbs of the tree to get a better look.


    I started shooting pictures while my colleague Debbie Gill gasped, "What are you doing?" She doesn't like cicadas.

  • Birth - Ethan Andrew Collins

    Ethan Andrew Collins

    Ethan Andrew Collins was born to Meggan Barnett and Steven Collins of Cynthiana on June 12, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 10 lbs.

    Maternal grandparents are Cathy and Kerry Calhoun and Paula and Kenny Barnett, all of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Audrey Moses and the late David Moses, the late Ruth and Melvin Barnett Sr., and Johnny Smith and the late Carol Smith.