Today's News

  • WWJD? He wouldn't make followers be perfect

    A few weeks ago, a woman called me with an idea for my column.
    She had just read “In His Steps,” a book written in 1896 that sparked the “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do?) phenomena in the 1990s, the WWJD bracelets, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, et al.
    The book, written by Charles Sheldon, is a fictional story about a pastor who challenges his congregation not to do anything for an entire year without first asking, “What would Jesus do?” and then do that.

  • Aggravation worth it for road improvements

    A lot can happen in a week.
    Due to a death in my family, I was out of town last week.
    I completely missed the construction work on the Ladish  Road bridge.
    I have avoided that route for awhile now because of the poor condition of the bridge’s surface.
    No more!
    In fact, to get to U.S. 27 South, that’s one of the alternate routes available.
    When I heard that the John Hunt Morgan bridge and the Ladish bridge were slated for repairs, my first thought was that they would be closed at the same time.


    Let’s take a little break from talking about the judicial process and discuss an issue that is negatively impacting our entire community.  There is an epidemic that is attempting to destroy our country, threaten our safety, and take our children from us.  It does not discriminate based upon age, race, or social class.  This menace is drugs, whether it is marijuana, pills, cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin.  

  • Field and Main Bank robbed


  • Republican party event
  • News briefs

    Homecoming festivities
    to be held on the Hilltop
    On Friday, Sept. 25, the Harrison County Thorobreds will take on Holmes High School at 7:30 p.m. Thorobred fans: This will be a maroon-and-white-out event.
    A homecoming parade will be held around the Hilltop beginning at 6:15 p.m.
    The homecoming court will be recognized at halftime.

    Work on one bridge to be completed, to start on another

  • Bolin named as a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program

    Amy Coleman, Harrison County High School principal, has announced that Amelia Bolin has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented in the spring by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

  • HCHS Band continued to impress
  • County clothing charity moving to bigger, less expensive ‘closet’

    This past Monday morning, a group of 10 people stood around a dining room table in the Harrison County Clothes Closet, surrounded by garbage bags stuffed with clothing, shoes and other odds and ends. They sorted and hung clothes, talking and laughing with each other, getting ready for the closet to open to the public.
    It’s been this way for the last 13 years, since the closet’s beginning. Volunteers show up at least by 11 a.m. each Monday and Wednesday, an hour before the closet opens, to get things ready.

  • Fiscal court stands on previous vote on Handy House

    With a crowded courtroom Tuesday, the Harrison County Fiscal Court did not take further action on the fate of the Handy House after coming close to a vote at its last meeting.
    Most of the seats in the room were taken, and a few people stood as Judge-Executive Alex Barnett explained that he believes the county did not have to take action, unless a magistrate wanted to make a motion to save the house.
    The prior fiscal court’s vote to demolish the home, made in November, stands unless and until that happens, Barnett told the crowd.