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Today's News

  • Instead of pennies we need highways from heaven

    I didn’t go to the inaugural Sprint Race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday night though I am a fan of NASCAR.   I wish I could have gone even though I wouldn’t have liked the traffic even if it went smoothly and especially not the way it was on this race day. Traffic around the two NASCAR events that I have personally attended was bad though not impossible or horrendous like it must have been Saturday. I have been to Bristol and Talladega but we went early and stayed late each time so the traffic though heavy was bearable.  

  • Fillies Soccer Camp
  • Yankees Coaches Pitch
  • Ewalt keeps local business local

    After 64 years of selling, cleaning and repairing fine jewelry, Russell Whalen has decided to turn over his shop to new business owner Steve Ewalt.
    Whalen’s, as it will remain in name, was opened by Whalen in October 1947. The shop made its final home on Main Street where it has served the public since 1957.

  • New ambulances finally join fleet

    Two new ambulances join the fleet after the county votes to license the much needed replacements.
    The main topic addressed at the July 12 Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting was the plan of action for the two new, uninsured ambulances currently not in service.

  • Farmer recovering after being thrown from tractor

    A Harrison County man was rushed to UK Hospital after he was thrown from a tractor and cut by mowing equipment.
    A call rang into dispatch around 1 p.m., Thursday, July 7, concerning an injury accident that had taken place in a hay field on Mt. Vernon Pike.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, William Jibb, 77, was mowing hay for property owner David Schwartz on Mt. Vernon Pike.

  • MISS HARRISON COUNTY FAIR

    Allie Barnett was selected as the 2011 Miss Harrison County Tuesday night. She was crowned by outgoing Miss Teen Erin Bradford, filling in for Katie Himes, 2010 Miss Harrison County, who was unable to attend. Barnett was one of nine contestants.

    Allie is the daughter of Alex and Michelle Barnett.

  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds football team reports Friday
    The Harrison County High School football Thorobreds will report for the first day of practice Friday at 5 p.m. at the weight room. Equipment will be given out at this time. Practice is in shorts and helmets for the first 17 days as the players get acclimated to the weather conditions. The heat index is watched and practice is held only during permissible conditions according to KHSAA guidelines.

  • Downtown gets new signs

    The city of Cynthiana used TEA-21 grant money for improving the 200 Block South Main Street area. The improvments included new signs, sidewalks and landscaping.

    The project was started several years ago through the Renaissance Program.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding July 5, 2011
    CRIMINAL CASES
    Thomas Clifton, 1968, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to allegations, 5 year sentence previously probated is imposed.
    Joshua Fryman, 1981, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; 3 year sentence imposed.
    Keith Harwood, 1984, sentencing; trafficking controlled substance (first degree) first offense; 7 year sentence imposed, probation denied.