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Today's News

  • Changes in store for middle school athletics

    The Harrison County Middle School has gone through a restructuring at the top and in the eighth grade football program.  
    Bob Ruth has been replaced by Joshua Valentine as the athletic director for the many programs offered for the sixth through eighth grade students.  
    The eighth grade football program is also changing completely as Jim Carr left to become the head varsity coach and his long-time aide, Mark Jenkins, is unable to continue as assistant.  

  • Can we be too concerned about concussions?

    Last week’s incident in major league baseball where the bat broke when the batter swung and the end hit the umpire brought the concussion issue to mind.  
    The umpire was on the ground for several minutes and speculation about his return ever was discussed around baseball “talk” radio.  
    It is a scary situation though one that does not happen often, thankfully.
    However, I did see an umpire in a Little League game at River Road Park take a pitch in the ear the other night when the ball bounced off the hard ground.

  • Harrison County sends three athletes to AAU tournaments

    Trenton Thompson, right, member of the Hoop Dreams 15 and under AAU basketball team, holds State AAU Championship trophy after his team won the boys AAU 15U Basketball Tournament May 20. He is pictured with Coach Paul Price.

  • Return Brown cash, property, says trustee

    While hearings are still pending in the Kay Brown bankruptcy case, the U.S. District Court trustee is seeking the return of property that belonged to Jim Brown.
    Kay Brown has dismissed all counsel in her bankruptcy case, but has asked that she be given more time to object to the court’s discharge or to sign a waiver of discharge.
    Judge Joseph M. Scott Jr. granted Kay Brown an extension to Aug. 9 to make any objection to the debtor’s discharge.

  • Fab 4th Saturday at Flat Run

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The Fabulous Fourth is set for Saturday, June 30, at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.
    This is the first year it will be at this park, Mike Fisher, president of the Rotary Club, said.
    “We’re sort of testing out the waters,” Fisher said. “It’s a very large park. It’s a really big area this year.”
    It will begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will begin around 9:45 p.m. or 10 p.m.

  • KSP charge Western Ave. woman with drug trafficking

    Responding to an anonymous tip, police went to 117 Western Ave. Sunday afternoon to conduct a child welfare check and came away with an arrest.
    According to Tpr. David Jones, public information officer for the Kentucky State Police, the tip advised that there was an infant in the home where there was possible drug use.
    Jones said the troopers knocked on the door and allegedly saw enough evidence in plain site to pursue a search warrant.

  • Heading back to class

    She’s spent her whole adult life seeing to the education of others. Now she’s heading back to the classroom, but not as the teacher.
    From middle school to high school and college, K. Bruce  Florence wanted to give learning opportunities where there might otherwise have been none.
    While she’s going back to the classroom to learn, ultimately Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus will benefit.

  • Trying a new 'cup of tea' may just suprise you

    By: Kristie Hammon

  • New Lair Road barn fire investigated

    Authorities are still investigating a barn fire that started early morning of Wednesday, June 20.
    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, a call was made to dispatch around 1:13 a.m., for a structural fire located on Old Lair Road.
    “The city fire fighters were called to the scene, however, the structural fire was actually located on New Lair Road,” said Sanders. “Since city fire fighters were already on scene, they proceeded to start the process of extinguishing the fire.”

  • Paula’s Family Restaurant opens in former Family Fare location

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Paula’s Family Restaurant, located where Family Fare used to be, is owned by Paula and Robert Wilson.
    The restaurant switched ownership after the owners of Family Fare began remodeling the building and then switched hands.
    Paula Wilson said she used to own Shady Nook store but said she has never owned a restaurant before and is excited to open one.
    “I have always worked in restaurants,” Wilson said. “I like the fast pace. I’ve worked in restaurants several years.”