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Today's News

  • Score 'N' More
  • Special election, 4th, 6th district races confusing

    Voting on Nov. 6 may be confusing if voters haven’t done their homework.
    As if the congressional district split wasn’t enough, voters will be filling an unexpired term of 4th Congressional District Rep. Geoff Davis, said Harrison County clerk Linda Furnish.
    Davis was elected in 2005 and resigned his seat in July 2012, citing family health reasons.

  • ARSON SUSPECTED

    “We have a fire bug,” said Charles Allen Carson of the Harrison County Fire Department following three barn fires overnight on Tuesday into Wednesday.
    Those four bring the total to 13 for Harrison and Nicholas counties over the last week.
    Carson said Kentucky State Police arson investigator Curtis Combs has been called in to sift through what remains of the burned buildings.
    On Monday night, firefighters were called to the Harrison/Nicholas County line for two fires, one of which was in Harrison County and belonged to Avi Bear.

  • Marching Thorobreds advance in Simon Kenton finals

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds performed at the second annual Simon Kenton Band Classic on Saturday, Oct. 6.  
    A solid preliminary performance placed the band at the top of Class A where it took caption awards for best Musical Performance, Best Visual Performance, and Best General Effect.  
    The band was in fifth place overall at the end of the preliminary round. In finals, the band had an amazing performance and jumped one place to fourth overall, beating a much bigger and very talented Conner High School Band.  

  • Clifford chosen for national convention

    A Harrison County beef cattle farmer looks to learn a few tricks at a midwest youth leadership convention.
    Only five from Kentucky will make their way to Nebraska for the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium and Harrison County Senior Lincoln Clifford will be filling one of those spots.
    According to Clifford, Harrison County Ag. teacher Todd Brannock encouraged him to submit an application to be chosen for the event, which will be held in Lincoln Neb., Nov. 2-5.

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Bullard celebrates 40 years in Cynthiana

    In celebration of Bullard’s 40th business anniversary in Cynthiana, Jed Bullard, chairman of the company’s board of directors, presented Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders and Harrison County Fire Chief Charlie Carson with Bullard T320 Thermal Imagers for their fire departments.
    During the ceremony, which was attended by more than 250 Bullard employees and guests, Jed Bullard thanked the mayor, city council and citizens of Cynthiana for their graciousness and hospitality during the last 40 years.

  • Pig roast to raise funds for 9/11 memorial

    The Harrison County Fire Protection District will be hosting a pig roast in order to raise money for the Harrison County 911 Memorial.
    According to the Harrison County Fire Protection District, the $25,000 goal, which is needed for the construction of the 911 monument, has yet to be met through donations.
    In an effort to continue raising money for the project, a pig roast will be sponsored by the district on Friday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., on the Harrison County Courthouse Lawn.

  • Parks and Recreation issue stirs heated debate at fiscal court

    A heated discussion arose among Harrison County Fiscal Court members during the first reading of the new Parks and Recreation ordinance Tuesday night.
    Like many past controversial discussions facing the fiscal court, the proposed Parks and Recreation issue stirs lengthy discussions and debates every time it is brought up.
    Perhaps the strongest opponent of Parks and Recreation on the fiscal court, Bradley Copes, continues to argue the issue of potential higher budgeting needed in order to operate the proposed Parks and Recreation.

  • Bullying not issue in teen suicide, say officials

    Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Ware Funeral Home for the Harrison County Middle School student who took her own life last week..
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Brandi Dawn Ballinger, 14, was discovered by her mother outside their residence on Bowman’s Mill Road Thursday, Oct. 4.
    “The mother called 911 after she discovered her daughter laying in the front yard with a family owned pistol near her body,” said Detective Paul Olin.