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Today's News

  • Bella needs service dog, fundraiser is Saturday

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Isabella Menard is a little girl facing a mountain of disabilities.
    However, some of those disorders might be lessened if she can get the love and companionship of a service dog.
    “Bella,” as she is called by her friends and classmates at Eastside Elementary, suffers from epilepsy, juvenile dementia, seizures, autism and heart disease.
    “I have been approved to receive a service dog through 4 Paws for Ability and I am so excited,” Bella said in a statement released by her mother, Tanya Menard.

  • Bubbling crud causes sewer project redirect

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    What came bubbling up in the yards of some Cynthiana residents last week wasn’t black gold.
    In the midst of the City of Cynthiana’s $5 million sewer line improvement project, an area of town not slated for renewal found yards and a creek steeping in raw sewage.
    Cynthiana Mayor James Smith said Tuesday that the crews working on the upgrades switched locations to make immediate repairs.
    The trouble area is in the back yards of homes located between Pike and Bridge streets, he said.

  • Harrison Countians respond to needs in Johnson

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer
    Harrison Countians have joined together to help victims of devastating flooding in Johnson County.
    Last week, Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett organized an effort to collect donations by setting up a trailer in front of Wal-mart.
    “I talked to the judge executive down there in Johnson County, and asked him what he needed,” Barnett said. “So he told me what he could really use help with.”

  • Judge issues sentences in three cases

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Formal sentencing was held Tuesday for three individuals who had earlier changed their pleas to guilty for their crimes.
    Tonya Applegate, 33, was ordered to serve 15 years on two counts of second-degree assault and intimidating a witness in a legal process. Consecutive to the 15-year sentence, Applegate was also remanded to 10 years in  jail on a first-degree assault charge.
    Probation was denied by Harrison County Circuit Judge Jay Delaney due to the seriousness of the crime, according to court documents.

  • Man robbed at gunpoint by police impostor

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer
    A man traveling through Harrison County on Sunday thought he was being pulled over, but sheriff’s deputies say he ended up being robbed with a gun pointed at his head.
    Josh Roseberry was traveling east on 62 toward Cynthiana between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. About a mile past the Russell Cave Road intersection between Leesburg and Cynthiana, he saw a black car that looked like a Dodge Charger behind him with blue and red lights flashing, according to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchison.

  • Company makes more than $2 million investment in Cynthiana

    Kentucky’s Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen was in Cynthiana Wednesday afternoon to help announce the relocation of Continental Mixer Solutions, which is a subsidiary of Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings (CSTH).
    The company, which produces Ready-Mix truck bodies, will create 80 jobs and invest $2,125,738 into the Cynthiana project. Continental Mixers has moved to the facility shared by another CSTH subsidiary, E-Z Pack Refuse Hauling Solutions, which employs 100 people in Cynthiana.

  • Football meets Bracken County in two 7-on-7 contests

    Last Thursday and Friday, the Harrison County High School football team met with Bracken County for 7-on-7 and linemen work.  ‘
    On Thursday, the Breds traveled to Brooksville and Friday the Polar Bears paid a visit to the Hilltop.  
    On both occasions, the skill position players went 7-on-7 and the linemen competed in various strength and agility drills.  

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  • Fillies soccer returns eight starters, look to challenge for region title

    As the second-year of Coach Kevin Gaunce’s tenure begins at the helm of the Fillies, he is looking with excitement for the start of the season.  
    “We have a solid group returning and I believe that we can challenge for the region title,” said Gaunce Saturday morning.  
    There are a few issues though, with the first replacing the seniors that were key parts on last year’s team.  
    Goal keeper Chelsea Ingram graduated, leaving open the spot that she had held for several seasons.  

  • Harrison High golf teams face busy schedule with optimism

    Coach Jason Crisp held tryouts last week for the 2015 Harrison County High School golf team but other than the middle school boys, there were few new faces.  
    The tryouts, held at the Cynthiana Country Club, welcomed six Fillies golfers and 11 Thorobreds on the hot days of Wednesday and Thursday.
    The Fillies will be led by returning number one player, junior Sarah Holland.  Holland was very competitive in most meets last year and worked very hard this off season to improve her game.