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Today's News

  • No school Wednesday, Jan. 22

    There will be no classes in Harrison County, Wednesday, Jan. 22. Harrison County Assistant Superintendent David Case made the announcement about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

    Many county roads remain snow covered and temperatures are expected to drop to near 0 overnight.

    Case said school officials are hopeful that classes can resume on Thursday.

  • Former Cynthiana banker indicted on child porn charges

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    A former Cynthiana banker has been indicted in eastern Kentucky on child porn charges.
    Edgar N. Purdom Jr., 68, was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury on Jan. 10 on four counts  of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to a press release from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office.
    Purdom turned himself in at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department Monday afternoon.

  • No school today

    Classes in Harrison County have been cancelled for Friday, Jan. 17.

    David Case, assistant superintendent, made the announcement about 5:15 a.m. Friday morning. 

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    Jan. 4 -- At 2:51 a.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 62 West seven miles outside of downtown. Timothy Emberton of Lexington struck a guard rail and disabled an Enterprise Rental Car.
    Jan. 5 -- At 8:19 p.m., an injury accident occurred on KY 36 W 1.5 miles outside of town. Joshua Stanfield of Cynthiana was traveling east when a deer entered the roadway. In his attempt to avoid the deer, Stanfield struck its hindquarters and went over an embankment. The driver was transported to Harrison Memorial for treatment of injuries.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports

  • Harrison Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Jan. 8, 2014
    CIVIL CASES
    Jessica Nicole Ingram vs. Brian Wilson Ingram, motion hour; agreement filed, testimony taken, decree entered.
    Christi Lynn Nicole Carson vs. Christopher Ryan Eversole, review; agreed order entered.
    David William Finch vs. Leeann Finch, motion hour; passed to be re-noticed.
    William Addison Wiley vs. Shelley marie Mullins, review; agreed order entered.
    Shannon Michele Radford vs. David James Radford, review; agreed order entered.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Jan. 7, 2014
    CRIMINAL CASES
    Reese Garrison, 1986, motion hour; motion granted.
    Robbie Williams, 1976, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to allegations, decision on probation.
    Jeremy A. Stone, 1985, 3 cases probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to allegations, probation continued.
    David Fryman, 1985, sentencing; flagrant non-support; 2 year sentence probated.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Jan. 6, 2014
    PROBATE CASES
    Estate of Nancy F-Smith Cummins, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered.
    Estate of Sylvia H. Jones, preliminary hearing; will and codicil admitted, order entered.
    Agnes S. McDowell Trust, motion hour; order entered.
    Estate of Melvin Lewis Reed, probate hearing; order entered.
    In re: Estate of Cecil Thomas Webber, review; restitution non paid.
    CIVIL CASES
    Billy Asbury vs. Chester Goldy, court trial; forcible detainer sustained.

  • Raeleigh Sue Campbell

    Raeleigh Sue Campbell
    Brett and Miranda Campbell of Georgetown, Ky., announce the birth of their daughter, Raeleigh Sue Campbell.
    She was born July 16, 2013 at Baptist Health, Lexington, and weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Debbie Beagle of Georgetown; maternal great-grandparents are Christine Coy and Bennie and Doris Beagle of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Tammy Campbell of Lexington; paternal great-grandparents are Eugene and Frieda Campbell of Lexington.

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison County meets for January luncheon meeting

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Jan. 10 at the Hospice of the Bluegrass community room. Anna Ruth McLoney welcomed members and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Layne Tussey catered the luncheon and prepared a meal of a hearty soup, assorted sandwiches and dessert. Cheryl Case offered the blessing of the meal.