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Today's News

  • Writers’ Conference returns to the Hilltop

    The annual Writers’ Conference on the Hilltop will be celebrating its fifth year when events begin on Friday, Sept. 27, with registration and the first class. This year, being a special time in the life of the conference, the planners are excited to welcome Tom Eblen, columnist with the Lexington Herald-Leader.  
    This first session will begin at 3 p.m. at the college. The “Words” theme will be the center of his  discussion, but it will also be punctuated with his personal experiences as a writer.

  • CPH-45 sales to be offered

    Even with cattle prices being extremely high, marketing animals together with other producers might allow you to receive additional income from your 2013 calf crop. For several years we have offered the program to local producers in our county with the hope of realizing and additional profit for your calves.

  • Cover crops improve the garden as its rests

    Last weekend we tackled some vegetable garden clean up.  
    The hail storm from a few weeks back destroyed most of what was left; subsequent wind and rain finished off the battered remains. So, we replanted a few crops, spread wood chips in the paths to control weeds and filled the remaining empty beds with a cover crop.   
    While many disease pathogens winter over on plant debris an equal amount remain viable in the soil, which means we need to strategize to keep the garden relatively free of disease.  

  • FSA reminds producers of September deadlines for DCP programs

    Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director SED John W. McCauley reminds producers of two important Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) deadlines this month.
    Producers who have either not yet enrolled in DCP or have not yet signed their DCP contracts must do so by close of business Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Contracts filed after this date will be elevated from the county office to the state office and will require State Committee action.

  • News briefs

    Fall craft fair at Farmers’ Market  on Sept. 28
    The Harrison County Farmers’ Market will host a fall craft fair on Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  Vendors can set up after 7:30 a.m. The fee for setting up is $15 payable upon arrival and at which time vendors will be given a booth assignment. Electric is available, however, vendors must bring their own tent, tables, chairs and electrical cords.

  • Property Transfers

    Susan and Timothy Fryman and Joe L. Murphy and Steven Murphy to MSJ Construction Company, Lot 1 - Unit 3 - Block A of the White Oak Estates Subdivision, $154,500.
    James T. McDermott to Joseph I. Brannock, property on Westgate Drive, Harrison County, $56,900.
    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Jeremy Baxter and Megan Baxter, property in the Hattie McKee Land Division, Sadieville, Ky., $60,000.
    Deed and Consideration Certificate: Billy French and Tracey French to Alexander N. Hein and Staci S. Hein, property on Robinson Road, $75,723.94.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Aug. 25 – At 10:12 p.m., Garnett Bruin, 112 Bradford Drive, reported that a 1999 Dodge Caravan was stolen from his private lot on Meadow Lane. The theft occurred between Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 10 p.m. The van was found abandoned at the entrance to Country Club Estates on Aug. 26 at 12:40 a.m. Police are seeking a complaint through the county attorney’s office.
    Aug. 26 – At 3:14 p.m., Jared Flahardy reported knives and a handgun missing from his residence on Main Street.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Report
    Aug. 28 – At 11:20 p.m., an injury accident occurred on KY 1032 seven miles west of downtown. Sierra Ritchie was apparently driving too fast over a hillcrest on the highway. Ritchie lost control, struck an embankment and cut through several trees. Ritchie and passenger William Banks were transported to Harrison Memorial Hospital. Ritchie was treated and released. Banks refused treatment.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Sept. 3, 2013
    CRIMINAL CASES
    Anthony Dewayne Mealy, 1967, motion hour; motion granted.
    Naomi Gifford, 1982, disposition hearing; probation continued.
    Amber Harney, 1981, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to allegation, probation revoked, 2 year sentence imposed.
    Carrie Mann, 1984, show cause hearing; admission to allegations, pre-trial diversion voided.

  • Random Thoughts, Yadda-Yadda, Freedom and Grace

    Here’s what’s on my mind this week: