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Today's News

  • Miss Pre-Teen
  • Blackberries hanging heavy on the vine

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    William Varney has an 18-foot long blackberry vine in his backyard with blackberries measuring up to one and a half inches.
    Varney said he isn’t sure if they are the biggest blackberries ever grown, but they are the largest he has ever seen.
    There are 10 separate plants behind his house where he grows raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.
    Varney decided to plant the berries about five years ago after his wife Kathleen suggested if he wanted jam and jelly.

  • Larry Kendall Basketball Camp
  • Cynthiana man faces multiple charges after alleged attempt to elude police

    Kentucky State Police Tpr. Jack Gabriel served a warrant on a Cynthiana man Monday following an earlier pursuit by the Cynthiana Police Department.
    Cynthiana Ptl. Nathan Linville attempted to make a traffic stop on Brandon Pennington, 25, who was driving a 2002 Camaro, about 12:30 a.m. on Pleasant Street.
    With speeds between 45 and 75 mph hour, the pursuit left Cynthiana on White Oak Pike.
    Chief Ray Johnson said Linville reported that Pennington’s vehicle left the roadway, but that he was  able to get back on the road.

  • Director says Wedco was prepared for forecasted cuts

    After heavy anticipation of rocky roads ahead, Wedco says health department cuts are still a ways away from affecting services offered.
    According to Wedco Public Health Director Crystal Caudill-Miller, changes were made in spending after expected  cuts from health care funding were anticipated.
    “Four years ago when I first got here I knew what the future had in store for health department funding,” explained Caudill-Miller. “We immediately set-out to build our reserves to their fullest potential in an effort to be ready for what is now.”

  • Minor damages reported as a result of recent straight-line winds

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Even with recent storms following the extreme heat, Doug Hampton, insurance agent with Palmer-Hampton, said there hasn’t been very much reported damage.
    “Just a lot of wind claims,” Hampton said.
    The majority of reported damage is from strong, straight-line winds, he said.
    Hampton said wind damage is routine in nature but has been more frequent recently.
    “A lot of wind claims are rare during the summer,” Hampton said.

  • First United Methodist Church to host a Back-to-School Celebration

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The First United Methodist Church will be hosting its first Back-to-School Celebration on Aug. 1.
    The celebration is designed to collect resources for students headed back to school who need assistance with these things.
    Pastor Mike Coppersmith said the Harrison County Board of Education is supplying school supplies for students but they aren’t able to supply family resources like underwear and socks.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding July 16, 2012
    PROBATE CASES
    Estate of Harold J. Mattox, settlement; order entered.
    Estate of Elizabeth Ross Reno, motion hour; order entered.
    CIVIL CASES
    Capital One Bank vs. Austin K. Jones, motion hour; default judgment entered.
    SMALL CLAIMS
    Fairway Leasing vs. Jennifer Hanson, motion hour; matter is passed.
    FELONY CASES
    Jeanette L. Browning, 1964, other hearing; petition denied, refund filing fee.

  • Berry woman faces three charges

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    A Berry woman now faces charges after she allegedly forced her way into a home and assaulted a neighbor.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuan Kreer, a two-hour search began at 11:01 p.m., Monday, July 23,  for a woman wanted for questioning in an altercation that took place on First Street, Berry.

  • Rev. Ross Park to get new equipment

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court agreed to help with the purchase of new playground equipment for Rev. Ross Park.
    Members of the Rev. Ross Park committee were present at the Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to ask for help in purchasing a $27,000 playground set.
    “I personally know that the equipment at Rev. Ross Park is very outdated and in most cases not safe for children to be playing on,” said magistrate Paula Taylor. “The children in that area have the right to have something nice to play on.”