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Today's News

  • State Champ Barnett wins Most Outstanding at awards bash

    Harrison County’s Wrestling Booster Club held the 16th annual Awards Bash at the Extension Office Sunday afternoon. 

    Coach Russ Riegel was the emcee and master of ceremony for the event which featured a lasagna dinner with salads, pizza and desert. 

  • Sports Beat

    Northcutt is state archery champ

    Middle school and high school students competed in the state archery tournament in Louisville Tuesday, coming home with the first ever state champ from Harrison County.

    HCHS sophomore Keith Northcutt won the high school division, with the highest individual overall score of 293 out of 300.

    HCMS eighth grader Brandon White placed seventh in the middle school division.

    “They behaved really well and I was proud of every one of them,” said head coach Rossie Barnes. “They all did good...”

  • Tennis team finds opener difficult at Scott, road trip to Maysville tonight

    Ross Smith won his number one singles match against Scott’s Cory Hudson 8-4, but that was all of the success Harrison County managed Tuesday night on the road at Scott. Charlie Smith fell to Erin Miller 4-8, Wes Barnett dropped his match to Michael Sandoval 2-8, Ben McDonald dropped a hard fought match to Adam Venci 5-8, Cory McCauley lost to Andreo Sebastiani 3-8 and Austin Roberts was white washed 0-8 by Sam Reihmer.

  • Six defendants change pleas in drug-related cases

    Six individuals who previously entered not guilty pleas to drug charges issued by a January grand jury, changed their pleas on Thursday.

    They were arrested on charges related to Operation Flamingo  Road, which was the largest drug sweep in Kentucky history. Well over 500 warrants were issued state wide.

    The suspects were alleged to have been traveling to south Florida to pain clinics to get prescription drugs and then sell them illegally.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Dec. 20, 1912 -- “Public Sale of Commercial Hotel, Saturday, Dec. 28, 1912 at 11 o’clock a.m. on the premises in Cynthiana, Ky., the undersigned as agent for T. A. Garnett will offer for sale to the highest and best bidder the Commercial hotel property. This is the large, three story building, conveniently situated as to depot and business part of city, and is the leading hotel of Cynthiana. Terms easy, and will be known day of sale. This property will positively be sold as stated. For information call on Lark Garnett or write the undersigned at Cynthiana.

  • More basketball, less talking

    I guess listening to Jim Swinford’s accounts of the Thorobreds and Fillies has spoiled me, but the constant barrage of jabber coming from the television commentators is driving me nuts. Sure, Jim gets excited now and then and is a little hard to understand during these times, but Jim is a legitimate fan of Harrison County so that is okay. 

    The television people are so bad I actually turn the sound off and just watch the game. 

  • Tobacco farmers feeling affects of contract cuts

    It’s time for Ricci Roland to sell his tobacco.

    For years Roland has sold his entire tobacco crop to Universal Leaf  Tobacco Company at Double M Dixie, the local receiving station on White Oak Pike.

    But this year, Universal Leaf isn’t buying Roland’s entire tobacco crop.

    This year, they’re only buying a third.

    And Roland says he isn’t the only farmer that’s been affected by this year’s decreased tobacco sales.

  • Detecting a scam

    My father has frequently lamented the ole “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…” as a cue for me to see the obvious.

    So now, I find myself staring at endless e-mails claiming that I have recently inherited thousands of dollars or that I can acquire property overseas for a mere acknowledgement with my credit card numbers. Oh, and there was also the letter stating that I could receive a new roof for my house that came from California!

    They are all ducks!

    They waddle and quack and offer the unbelievable.

  • Indoor seed starting kits available with a heated mat

    My Christmas present this year was a great little seed starting kit equipped with a tray, green house top and heated mat. The heated mat is the special treat.

    In the past, the seed tray would sit in the not-so-convenient spot in front of the refrigerator where the heat escapes at the bottom. I am very excited about this new source of heat; I have had entire trays of peppers fail because the soil wasn’t warm enough. 

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding March 4, 2010

    FELONY CASES

    Joshua Willoughby, 1983, review; flagrant non-support; arrearage now paid, case dismissed.

    William Florence, 1987, show cause deferred/installment payment; to pay in full today.

    Mary J. Gaunce, 1984, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.

    Charles A. Tucker, 1983, motion hour; (motion to destroy), order entered.

    Michael L. Westerfield, 1979, motion hour; (motion to destroy), order entered.