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Today's News

  • ‘Biggest threat since the ‘97 flood’ is result of 4.31 inches of rain in two days

    Receding flood waters are a relief for Cynthiana and Harrison County residents, following a weekend of heavy rains and several days of flooding conditions.

    “This is the biggest threat since the ‘97 flood,” County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said Sunday night.

    Emergency Management Director Mike Palmer said a few businesses were damaged by the flood waters, along with several homes.

    “There were several residents that moved out and a bunch that just stuck it out,” Palmer said.

  • Academic Briefs

    FRANZETTI

    A Harrison County High School graduate received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University on Saturday, May 29, during a commencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison.

    Michelle Ann Franzetti graduated with a double major in applied music and music education. She is the daughter of Walter and Theresa Harms of Georgetown.

    HINTON

  • Reunions

    ANNESS

    The Anness family reunion will be held Sunday, June 6. A potluck lunch will be served at noon at Northside Elementary School. All family and friends are invited to attend.

    CUMMINS

    Joseph and Lydia Fleming Cummins were married in Bourbon County, Ky. in 1793 and lived at Antioch Mills in what is now Harrison County, Ky. They had 13 children and 140 grandchildren.  Eight of the children went to Illinois in early 1800s and the other five stayed in Kentucky. Anyone with Cummins family connections is invited to attend.

  • Harrison County qualifies for state in 13 events at regional

    On an extremely hot afternoon, the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds qualified 10 individuals and three relays for the state track meet, which begins this Thursday June 3, at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park. 

    In the overall team competition, the Fillies finished fourth of nine teams and the Thorobreds finished fifth of 10 teams. 

    Leading the way for the Fillies was sophomore Natasha Ingram, who took second in the shot put with her personal best of 33’1/2” and second in the discus with a throw of 97’4”.

  • Mike’s Minute

    The death of John Wooden at age 99, a few months short of 100, has caused an out pouring of love and affection for him throughout the sports world. 

    Even some politicians commented on his death, but like most things they say it was more for publicity than actual affection. 

    Wooden, who was born in Hall, Ind., in 1910, was more than the coach whose teams won 10 NCAA championships. 

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, March 24, 1906 - “Interurban Road - An engineering corps composed of the senior class in civil engineering of the State College, Lexington, has begun a survey for an interurban line from Lexington to Cynthiana by way of Russell Cave turnpike. The work being done under the supervision of Mr. W. A. Newman and under direct charge of Mr. Nesbit. The parties who are having the work done are reported to be Eastern capitalists, but Mr. Newman declined to give their names. The proposed line will run through Centerville, Jacksonville, and Broadwell to Cynthiana.

  • Engagements

    •Regina Riley and John K. Lyons announce their engagement.

    • Johnny W. Beckett Jr. and Stephanie M. Miller announce their upcoming marriage at their home.

    • Lindsey Cockrell and Skyler Jones will be married on July 10 in Lexington.

  • Track season wraps up with state meet in Louisville

    The 2010 track and field season ended Thursday evening in Louisville for the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies at the AA State Meet. 

    “We didn’t score a lot of points or place as well as we would have liked, but it was a great experience for our athletes,” Coach Danny Simpson commented. 

    The Thorobreds were not able to score, but performed well.

  • HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    CIVIL CASES

    Larry Tomlin vs. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., motion hour; (motion to withdraw), motion granted, order entered.

    America’s Car-Mart, Inc. vs. Shelby Tucker, motion hour; motion passed.

    Baptist Healthcare Systems, Inc. vs. Gayle Beckett, motion hour; motion passed.

    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Penelope H. Young, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.

    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. William Reed, motion hour; motion previously granted, order entered.

  • Engagements

    •Jarrod Napier and Shannon Armstrong to marry June 26, 2010 in a private double-ring ceremony at 1 p.m.