Today's News

  • Trunk damage can girdle trees

    The farm looks like a storm hit recently but it’s really just my husband’s new deer deterrent technique.  
    It seems to be working.
    In the past we have forgone the Irish Spring soap, human hair and coyote urine for more reliable barriers.  Tomato cages, tobacco stakes, wire, spiral plastic trunk wrap, and, yes, an occasional arrangement of lawn chairs have created distance between rutting and browsing deer.  
    This year does not seem as bad as year’s past.   

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Jan. 4
    Blood Drive. Harrison County Homemakers will sponsor a blood drive on Friday, Jan. 4 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office in the Multi-purpose room, 668 New Lair Road. Everyone donor will receive a $10 Walmart gift card.
    Harrison County Republican Party monthly meeting will take place on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office. All future meetings will take place on the first Thursday of each month.

  • Five Generations
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Mt. Everest, McKinley and such
    6. Cleopatra’s cause of death
    9. Crack in a lip
    13. *Hot toddy, e.g.
    14. Former Chinese communist leader
    15. Glowed or beamed
    16. Pronouncements
    17. “___ to Joy”
    18. Bird of prey weapon
    19. Hungarian composer Bela ______
    21. *Popular winter sculpture
    23. Thus far
    24. Greenish blue
    25. Former refrigerant
    28. *A snow____ is one for trekking on snow
    30. Astronomer’s sighting

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.

    Dec. 14 – At 7:37 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on KY 36 two miles from town. Kasey Jett came upon some sod in the road causing her to hit the debris.
    Dec. 16 – At 10:30 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on KY 392 eight miles from town. Katlynn Wilson was traveling around a curve when she lost control and struck an earth embankment.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W.
    Kuster Jr.
    presiding Dec. 17, 2012
    Robert Samson, 1969, preliminary hearing; 6 counts theft by failure to make required disposition of property; waived to grand jury.
    Matthew Stephens, 1987, preliminary hearing; theft by unlawful taking, theft by unlawful taking (firearm); waived to grand jury.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Dec. 22 – At 4:51 p.m., Stephanie Bruin reported that her son had been assaulted while walking on Elm Street.
    Dec. 20 – At 4:14 p.m., Robert Moore reported that he left a phone card in his vehicle for his wife to put minutes to their phone. She later said the card was not there, but that she had given a ride to two individuals and believes one of them may have taken the card.

  • UPDATE: BGE outage drops to about 700

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    UPDATE Monday, Dec. 31-- As of 10 a.m. Monday, Bluegrass Energy has listed only 130 outages throughout their eight-county area which amounted to 668 customers in Harrison County.

    Crews are still working in Harrison and Pendleton counties where there was widespread outages.

    BGE reports that most customers should have power by 8 p.m. Monday night.


  • Kentucky shows positive times ahead

    As we celebrate the holidays and ready for the new year, many of us may find ourselves taking a moment to recall the positive things in our lives.
    Statewide, there has been some good news in recent months worth noting.  The job market overall is looking somewhat better, with the state’s unemployment rate down, and we’re working on improving the economy here in our legislative district.

  • Is there snow in our future? Be prepared

    We didn’t get that white Christmas I was pulling for this year, but weather forecasters are promising some snow for our future.
    I’m not nearly the fan I once was, but certainly I get excited about a forecast that could bring some snow our way.
    I like it best if it’s a day (or two) that I’m going to be home and not out on the roads. It’s great to cozy up in the house and watch it snow.
    Unfortunately, the biggest snowfalls generally happen during the week when most of us have some place we have to be.