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Today's News

  • Harrison ATC provides spark for students interested in technical fields

    Welding is one of the flashiest, pun intended, programs at Kentucky Tech. Like Thor summoning lightning, there is something very exciting about harnessing electricity to melt two pieces of metal together. It’s also very useful.
    Many of us do not think about how often we encounter welding or how often we rely on it. At any given moment it is likely that we are surrounded by welded products.

  • Dancing with the star

    Lois Gross pulls Santa’s strings Monday as she decorates her Webster
    Avenue lawn with one of the many Christmas-themed inflatables. Wind proved to be an obstacle to keeping the jolly elf in place.

  • Beer, cigarettes taken in Thrift burglary

    Within minutes of a Wednesday morning burglary of Thrift Food Mart on Oddville Avenue police had two men in custody.
    At 3:25 a.m., two Cynthiana men allegedly tossed a cinder block through the front door of the store. Once inside, the suspects took beer and a couple of cartons of cigarettes from behind the front counter, said Chief Ray Johnson.
    “We had good video,” said Johnson of the surveillance at the store.

  • Nearly remodeled home destroyed by fire

    A Lafferty Pike home was completely destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.
    Anthony Wright, who lives alone, was sleeping when a loud crashing noise awakened him.
    “It was pitch black with smoke,” Wright said.
    Wright was able to get out of the home, however all of his, his children’s and grandchildren’s belongings were destroyed.
    Because the fire spread so rapidly, Chief Charles Carson of the Harrison County Volunteer department said the state fire marshal was called in to investigate.

  • Christmas HCL to premier Saturday on the Hilltop

    Don’t be the one who missed the first-ever Harrison County Live Christmas-style concert.
    “This was all the kids’ idea,” said Harrison County High School singers director Michelle Hassall. “After HCL back in March, they wanted to do another one with a Christmas twist.”
    Hassall brought forth Harrison County Live in the spring of 1999 for the first time.
    “This is our seventh or eighth time doing this... can’t keep up with all of them,” said Hassall.

  • Up in the air

    Many have heard the expression “out of this world,” but when you are talking about the work and lives of Joseph and Loni Zaragoza, it turns from figurative to literal.
    It is hard to pick a spot in the life line of the couple and not be in awe.
    From The Kennedy Space Center, located in Florida, to the Vandenburg Air Force Base in California and hundreds of stops in between, Joseph and Loni have carved their marks in history.
    Joseph started his very eventful career during the Korean war.

  • Domestic call ends with additional charges filed

    A call that started out as a possible domestic situation on Saturday ended in a drug-related case file.
    Cynthiana police officers were called to Hillside Drive where a woman had allegedly been struck with a telephone by her former boyfriend, whom she had an emergency protective order against.
    When police arrived, the suspect had left the scene, according to Sgt. Wilbur Gross.
    Police arrested Chris True, 43, at his Pleasant Street residence.
    He was initially charged with criminal trespass and fourth degree assault.

  • Local breeders earn grand champion title at national show

    It’s one of the most prestigious cattle shows in the United States and a local farm family can boast a grand champion showing at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).
    Shannon and Shelley Wade began showing beef cattle when they were 7 years old. Now married and showing with their husbands Kevin Farrell and Michael Meyer, they are also joined by parents Wanda and Randy Wade in the farming operation.

  • New eWarrants living up to hype, say officers

    Not even a month old to Harrison County and eWarrants are living up to the hype they started.
    The eWarrant system, which started on Nov. 10, has already helped law enforcement serve approximately 25 warrants.
    “The days of eluding warrants is quickly becoming a thing of the past,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Detective Paul Olin.
    People were once able to get out of being served warrants by constantly moving around from city to city, according to Olin.

  • Fillies begin new season with 53-47 win over Frankfort

    The Piper Akin era began Tuesday night on the Hilltop with a hard-earned victory over the Frankfort Lady Panthers, 53-47.  
    The Fillies took the lead from the start and never trailed as they opened with a 5 to 0 run and never allowed the visitors to get closer than four points after the Lady Panthers’ Sheree Brown hit a three to cut the lead to 5-3.  
    Again the Fillies went on a run this time scoring 10 straight to take a 15-3 advantage.  
    The first year coach was obviously pleased to begin her career with a win.