Today's News

  • Mike’s Minute

    Friday morning while taking the Princess to school along with Ian and Riley, I drove past Commissioner Billy Grayson in the city parking lot next to the City Hall Gym.  
    He invited me into the gym to see how the work was coming along and discuss for a few minutes the meeting held on Tuesday.  
    It was my idea to discuss Tuesday as Billy was not pushing this issue, but after reading the Democrat report on the meeting I was curious as to his take on the meeting.  

  • McCarty, Robles and Moore help lead Harrison archers to region titles

    Harrison County Middle School sixth grader Matthew McCarty set the early pace in the 2012 Region 8 archery tournament with a score of 287, but it was his unflappable performance in a pressure-packed tiebreaker shoot-off that helped propel him to the Region 8 overall male champion.  
    In the process, he also led all male shooters in the elementary division to capture that title as well. Shooting against an Augusta Independent sophomore, McCarty drilled the 5-arrow playoff to outshoot his opponent 45-39.   

  • Harrison County spared

    Some Cynthiana and Harrison County residents are preparing to send relief to the storm-ravaged areas. For the most part, Harrison County was spared any significant damage.

  • Daylight Savings Time returns Sunday, March 8

    Daylight Savings Time will go into effect on Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m.
    Citizens are reminded to set their clocks forward by one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
    Eastern Standard Time will resume on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, 2 a.m.

  • Tips for a secure home and peace of mind

    (ARA) - Homeowners often worry about keeping their homes safe and secure for their families. And it’s no wonder: nearly 70 percent of home break-ins are in the form of kick-ins to a door, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
    You have many easy and affordable options for ensuring a safer home, and ultimately, greater peace of mind. Here’s a home security checklist to get you started.

  • Conservation Reserve Program signup begins Monday

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency announces that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup will begin March 12 and end April 6.
    Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP can be offered during signup if all eligibility requirements are met. Also, CRP participants with contracts expiring this fall can make new contract offers during the signup period. Contracts awarded during this general signup period will become effective Oct. 1.

  • Spring peppers welcome us back

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers. There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.  
    On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be. Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.
    Male spring peepers are the noise makes.  

  • Connersville school welcomes all alumni for reunion

    If you went to school at Connersville, close your eyes.
    Can you hear the sound of the ping pong ball hitting the table in the gym?
    Can you see Jimmy Fryman, who was tagged “the Champ of the Tramp,” doing flip after flip on the trampoline?
    Can you hear principal and teacher Charlie Tribble walking down the hall?
    Can you see all of the experiments that were lined up for the many science fairs that were held during the school’s short life?

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  • Charges made in gun thefts

    A Harrison County man has been arrested and charged following three burglaries.
    Justin Jenkins, 21, was arrested by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department after he allegedly took items from three homes.
    According to HCSD documents, a theft was reported on Feb. 16, on McDowell Road., where several items had been taken from a residence including a 42-inch Phillips plasma television, a Dell laptop computer, a Kodak digital camera and a Raven 25 calibre automatic handgun.