Today's News

  • Court ponders $20k increase for P&Z

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met for a second budget workshop to discuss all tabled funding requests.
    Atop the list of tabled organizations was the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning and Zoning.
    Representing Planning and Zoning was Planning Commission chairman Avi Bear and vice chairman Bob Owen.
    Planning and Zoning submitted a request to the Harrison County Fiscal Court for $80,935 for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Planning and Zoning was given $60,000 from the fiscal court in 2011-12.

  • Church News

    The Walking Dead have a message for you:
    Matthew 27:50-53 “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.  At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.”

  • Death has lost its sting

    About six or so years ago, I met a man who said he saw a dead man raised to life.
    The dead man’s name was Bob and the man who told me about it said God had told him to go to Bob’s house to pray.
    He didn’t know Bob had died until he got there, but since God had told him to pray, he figured he better do it. So, he asked Bob’s wife if he could see him.
    The man had seen death before, and Bob was dead. Even so, the man started praying because God had told him so.

  • Community Action will continue Head Start program

    Community Action’s Head Start Program will still be offered to the families of Harrison County.
    Despite Harrison County School Districts beginning a new pre-K program for children, Community Action has decided to still offer a Head Start Program for children not age appropriate for kindergarten.
    According to a press release by Community Action, all Harrison County children will have access to a five-day week Head Start Program for pre-school instruction.

  • Calvary Assembly of God names new minister/worship leader

    Tampa native, Mike Barres, has been named the new senior pastor of Calvary Assembly of God.
    Barres, like most pastors, got his start near the area where he grew-up before venturing out into the unknown to spread the word of God to all who will listen.
    “In the summer of 1978, I took a youth pastor position in Tampa, Fla.,” said Barres. “I was there for about nine years before I felt called to move.”
    Barres, a graduate from South Eastern Bible College in southern Florida, double majored in music and Bible teaching.

  • Lions Club hosts annual Youth Day for HCHS elected officials

    Thirty-eight Harrison County High School students served with local elected officials in county and city government during its annual Youth Day on March 27, 2012.  
    In preparation for Youth Day, HCHS students sought election to local public service offices, and engaged in a spirited campaign, seeking votes from fellow students. The election process was followed by a school-wide vote and high school voter registration drive, where approximately 200 students registered to vote in the upcoming May primary and November general elections.

  • Changes occur in Brown bankruptcy

    The latest in the continuing story of Kay Brown, the estranged wife of former Cynthiana mayor and prominent Harrison County businessman Jim Brown, is the conversion of her Chapter 11 bankruptcy pursuit to Chapter 7.
    According to bankruptcy court documents, a supplement was filed “in light of newly discovered information at the deposition of Brenda Kay Brown.” The supplement asked the court to covert to Chapter 7 the case that was filed by Kay Brown on Jan. 13, 2012.

  • Resident confronts knife-welding burglar Friday

    Police have a suspect and charges are pending against the man who police believe entered an Old Lair Road home and confronted the resident with a knife.
    Last Friday at about 11 a.m., Veronica Aubrey walked in on a burglar inside her home. She told police she had just arrived and home and placed a bag on the couch when a white man came out of the rear bedroom holding a knife.

  • Citizen of the Year

    When Charley Feix attended this year’s Chamber of  Commerce awards banquet, his circumstances were somewhat different from other honorees.
    He was told he was going because his son-in-law was being recognized as the Farmer of the Year. And, indeed, Troy Bradford did earn that tribute.
    However, Feix himself was also to be one of the honorees that night as the 2011 Citizen of the Year.
    As his volunteer inventory was read, Feix was holding his breath while  his wife Susan and one of his daughters, Mary Ware,  held back sheepish grins.

  • School system to take over pre-K

    Harrison County Schools will be offering a new pre-K program for the 2012-13 school year.
    The Harrison County Board of Education will begin enrolment for its new Harrison County pre-K program on April 25 and 26.
    “The registration will take place at the same time that we have our kindergarten registration,” said assistant special education director and pre-school coordinator Whitney Fowler.