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Today's News

  • Welcome to the New Year

    I am hesitant to talk about my personal goals for 2014 largely because I know my parents read this column. They have a a really irritating habit of holding me accountable to my goals.
    As the year goes on and my resolutions recede — as they ought — into the softer and more manageable world of complacency, my mother will call me on Saturday morning with the inevitable questions:
    How’s that weight loss thing going, huh?
    You doing that longer writing project you said you wanted to pursue?

  • Property Transfers

    Scott Eric Miller and Louetta Miller to John M. Palmer, property on Ky. 982 (New Lair Road), $106,000.
    Donna L. Volz to James D. Harris and Barbara Harris, Tract 1 of the Waits Land Division, $170,000.
    Ronnie D. Mullins and Joan I. Mullins to Patrick Bartlett and Morgan L. Bartlett, property on Hicks Pike, $270,000.
    Trudy A. Conway-Executrix of the Estate of Helen R. Conway and William R. Conway and Robin Conway to Becal Ventures, LLC, Lot 19 - Block D in Elmarch Addition (Wilson Avenue), $34,000.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Dec. 3 -- At 9:48 p.m., Seth Smith of Walmart Loss Prevention, reported that he had stopped Michael Rison, Paris, who was attempting to leave the store without paying for a vacuum. Rison was charged with second degree criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking under $500.
    Dec. 9 -- At 10:36 p.m., William T. Fryman, Pleasant Street, reported that he had lost his medication from his pocket somewhere between Oddville Avenue to Pleasant Street. He told police he backtracked but was unable to locate the bottle.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Dec. 23, 2013
    PROBATE CASES
    Estate of Martha R. Brown, motion hour; order entered and bond approved.
    Estate of Edith Browning, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Ernest Casey, review; order entered.
    Estate of Susan Emily Kendall, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of William D. Weiler, probate hearing; order entered.
    CIVIL CASES
    Hillside Apartments vs. Jennifer Moore, court trial; forcible detainer sustained.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    Jan. 2 -- At 11:45 a.m. a non-injury accident occurred on KY 36 three miles outside town. Zachary Mastin lost control of his vehicle when he tried to make a sharp turn on a wet roadway. He crashed into a state highway sign and went through a fence.
    Jan. 2 -- At 4 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on Old Lair Road about four miles outside of town. Zachary Madsen hit an icy spot in the roadway and slid off the road into a fence.
    CASE REPORTS

  • Schools delayed for Wednesday

    Harrison County schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. 

    David Case made the announcement around 7:15 pm Tuesday. 

    He also advised that pre-school will be cancelled for the day. 

  • School cancelled in Harrison County for Tuesday, Jan. 7

    Due to the severely cold temperatures, Harrison County school officials have cancelled classes for Tuesday, Jan. 7.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson said one of the things that has to be considered when temperatures are so frigid is the time children might have to stand in elements at bus stops.

    "We're hoping to get back in by Wednesday," said David Cases, assistant superintendent, noting that temperatures should be closer to normal.

  • No school Monday, Jan. 6

    Assistant superintendent David Case announced at 7:15 pm Sunday that there will be no school in Harrison County on Monday, Jan. 6.

    Forecasters are calling for snow to move in Sunday night followed by arctic temperatures with wind chills that could create life threatening conditions. 

  • Old courthouse open tonight as shelter

    The old courthouse will open Sunday night as an emergency shelter from the weather. 

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett issued a Code Red message Sunday afternoon citing extreme weather and predicted cold temperatures as the reason for the shelter opening. 

    If you have contact with someone who has no place to get out of the weather tonight, contact Barnett at 588-5428. Rides will be provided by Barnett, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Harrison County Emergency Management and Harrison County Search and Rescue.

  • No school in Harrison County Friday

    Assistant superintendent of Harrison County schools announced at 8:35 p.m. Thursday that there will be no school Friday, Jan. 3. 

    Temperatures are forecast to go into single digits Friday morning. Additional forecasts are for the arctic air to continue through the weekend with an additional snow threat for Sunday night.