Today's News

  • Gunman changes plea in April 5 shooting

    Formal sentencing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, for Andrew Hill, who changed his plea in Harrison District Court last week, prior to the Feb. 16 and 17 scheduled trial.
    Hill, 20, pleaded guilty to 15 criminal counts related to an officer-involved shooting, which occurred on April 5, 2011.  
    The commonwealth attorney recommended a total of 11 years in jail on the charges including: three counts of first degree assault, 10 counts of first degree wanton endangerment, one count of resisting arrest and one of receiving stolen property (firearm).

  • Harrison prisoners soon headed to Bourbon County

    Topping of the agenda for the special Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting held on Monday, Feb. 13, was the issue of changing the detention center used to house Harrison County inmates.
    Harrison County jailer Larry Turner was present at the meeting to inform the court that changes could be made to save money in the jail funds.
    “We currently are using Grant County Detention Center to house most of our inmates; however, we have the opportunity to start using Bourbon County again,” said Turner.

  • City gives first nod to raising liquor fee

    Those who sell mixed drinks or package liquor could be paying more to the City of Cynthiana.
    Commissioners approved the first of two readings required to pass an ordinance increasing the fee on liquor sales Tuesday night.
    The increase from 2 percent to 4 percent would not become effective until May 1.
    City Clerk Charleen McIlvain told commissioners at a special meeting last week that between July 1, 2011, and Jan. 20, 2012, the city received $257.52 in administrative fees on the sale of restaurant liquor.

  • Nationally ranked

    The Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders returned home with hardware from the UCA National Cheerleading competition in Orlando, Fla. The cheerleaders, coached by Jessica Reynolds, finished fifth in the nation following a Sunday finals competition behind two other Kentucky schools, Southwestern in Pulaski County and Perry County Central.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Feb. 8, 2011
    Lenore Baker vs. Robert Wayne Baker, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Daniel Keith Bennett vs. Jennifer Lindsey Bennett, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Yvonne A. Kondelis vs. Albert B. Hatterick, domestic; agreement filed, decree entered.
    David M. Baird vs. Dana F. Baird, motion hour; (motion for contempt), motion re-noticed.
    Kelly Anne Barnett vs. Glenn Gray Barnett, motion hour; agreed order entered.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Feb. 7, 2011
    Anthony Dewayne Mealy, 1967, pretrial conference; motion withdrawn.
    Joseph Palmer, 1983, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to violations, probation to be continued.
    Charles Wilson, 1982, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to violations, probation to be continued.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Feb. 2, 2011
    Lacey Levart, 1979, show cause hearing; bench warrant remains outstanding.
    Suelynn M. Carter, 1977, contempt hearing; community service complete, remand.
    Clayton Cooper, 1991, review; 20 days probated.
    Daniel H. Dennis, 1965, review; motion withdrawn.
    Samuel N. Ford, 1989, show cause deferred/installment payment; drug paraphernalia - buy/possession; previously dismissed.

  • 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.

    Feb. – At 6:50 a.m., an injury accident was reported on Old Lair Road. Diana Herrington was traveling on Old Lair Road when an unknown vehicle ran her off the road causing her to hit a tree.

  • Teen injured in ATV/sledding accident Friday

    A Friday evening ATV wreck sent one juvenile to the UK Hospital in critical condition.
    According to a Harrison County Sheriff’s report, the juvenile was severely hurt following an ATV accident which occurred around 6:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, on McDowell Road.
    According to the investigation conducted by Deputy Nathan Gasser, two juveniles were playing in the snow; one was pulling the other behind an ATV on a plastic sled when the accident occurred.

  • Strawzell-Crowdy exchange vows in October ceremony

    Steve and Rhonda Strawzell announce the marriage of their daughter, Crista Rae-Jean Strawzell, to Richard Thomas Crowdy. The couple was united in marriage on Oct. 1, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana, Ky. Pastoral officiates were Chuck Cooper, Jimmy Owens, Dave Thurman, and Steve White.
    Strawzell’s maid of honor was her sister, Kelsi Strawzell.  Cousins and best friends of the bride who served as bridesmaids were Lauren Anderson, Emily Duszynski, Kara Mattox, Caryn Ray, and Megan Shaftner.