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Today's News

  • ‘Copper King’ caught

    Drugs and a less than stable economy will drive any dishonest person to great extremes, even if they have to put great effort into it, according to local officials.
    Harrison County residents have found themselves checking the dead-bolt twice to ensure their houses have been locked up tight in order to keep people from taking precious metals from their walls.
    The scare may be over for now due to a recent arrest that labeled one man as an infamous, yet an unorthodox thief.

  • Community Choir accepting new members

    Community Choir enrollment deadline is Jan. 17.
    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir is gearing up for its spring session and seeks new members.
    No audition is required. The spring session is Feb. 3-17. Rehearsals are Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at MVC/LVC.
    To sign up or for more information, contact Karen Bear 859-234-4393

  • Tribble to be roasted Tuesday

    This past year, Harrison County lost one of the stalwarts of the local service unit of the Salvation Army with the death of Clarence Horn.  
    The chapter board has established the “Clarence Horn Humanitarian Award” and scholarship to honor and preserve the vision Horn provided in serving the people of the community.

  • Smile for the camera

    Everyone knows two heads are better than one and through the years bus drivers have discovered the same can be said for eyes as well.
    To keep up with the changing times, the Harrison County School District is looking into digital recordings of the bus rides to help crack down on behavior problems and bad bus driver decorum.
    “The bus driver can’t see everything so we depend on these cameras to be our second pair of eyes,” said Transportation Director Teresa Harp.

  • Commission reinstates take-home cruisers

    The Cynthiana City Commission reinstated the take-home fleet for police officers living within the city limits.
    “I am of the opinion that most people don’t break the law when the law is around,” said Gary Brunker, safety commissioner.
    Brunker added that another benefit to the take-home fleet is that officers won’t have to pick up their vehicles if there is an emergency.
    Vehicles will be assigned by the police chief according to seniority and at his discretion.

  • Webb has tantrum, says jail official

    Accused murderer Bass Webb is once again grabbing attention in jail.
    “It’s what I would call a temper tantrum, just because he could,” said Sgt. Jennifer Taylor, public information officer for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Community Corrections.
    Taylor said that Webb refused to return to his cell last Thursday after recreation time. He damaged a shower door and telephone before complying with jail officials within 10 minutes, she said.

  • County agrees to refinance EDA loan

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met last Friday to discuss the refinancing of a city/county loan for the Economic Development Authority for purchase land that is now the industrial park.
    Judge Alex Barnett informed the court that three banks were contacted to see which would provide the best rate.
    Farmers National Bank agreed to lock an interest rate of 3.5 percent for five. The remaining balance on the loan totaled around $614,000.

  • Police use taser to stop fleeing suspect

    A Cynthiana man was jailed Saturday morning after an attempt to get away from police.
    James Anthony Lewis, 30, was being sought for questioning in a Friday night purse theft at Shiloh Blue on Walnut Street. Sgt. Wilbur Gross approached Lewis, who allegedly ran out the back door and was tased.
    He was wanted on four warrants as well as the resisting arrest charge that Gross initiated.
    Gross said the purse was recovered as well as some of the money inside the purse.
    The investigation remains open, Gross said, as people are still being questioned.

  • Grapplers in two three-team meets last week

    Harrison County’s wrestling team competed in a three-team match at home last Wednesday and then in what was supposed to be a dual meet in Mt. Sterling Saturday.  
    The Montgomery County High School and Middle School Duals turned in to a three-team meet for each the high school and the middle school as the weather caused three teams to cancel.  
    Madison Central, Perry County Central and Boyle County could not make the trip to Mt. Sterling, which left Walton Verona, Harrison County and the host Indians.  

  • Thorobreds win Friday and Saturday, winning streak now at three

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won at home Friday over Bracken County and on the road Saturday at Paris to take their winning streak to three games and even their season record to 6-6.  
    On Friday, Harrison County avenged an earlier five-point loss in Brooksville by overcoming an early deficit to defeat the Polar Bears, 56-48, on the Hilltop.  
    The Bears ran out to a 14 point lead midway through the second period as they put together runs of eight and nine straight to lead 20-6.