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Today's News

  • Court proceeds with Handy House agreement

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett asked for and received a vote of confidence from magistrates for an agreement with the Handy House Committee.

    Barnett said the county will not expect a complete restoration of the Handy House to be completed within five years. However, he said the house should be stabilized and the exterior appearance improved within that allotted time.

  • Trash collection bids come in less than current bill

    It appears that bidding a new contract for county residents’ trash service will save between $1 and $2.80 per month for each household.

    Of the four bids received, the apparent low bidder for residential trash service was Legacy Carting with a $12.95 monthly rate.

    County residents are currently paying Rumpke $15.75 per month for a once-a-week pick up.

    Each of the bids also includes a 10 percent discount for senior citizens.

  • The Sky-pe is the limit

    On Tuesday afternoon, the Westside Elementary Mystery Book Club got to ask author Eric Berlin questions about his book ‘The Puzzling World of Winston Breen.’

    The students and author sat face to face, yet miles apart.

    Berlin was in Connecticut. The students were in the library at Westside.

    “Writing has always been a part of my life,” Berlin told the 18 students over the computer program Skype.

    With Berlin’s face on the computer monitor, students took turns going up to the computer to ask the author questions.

  • Cross country season ends at regional

    Both of the Harrison County cross country squads saw the season come to an end Saturday as they competed in the regional at the Archives course in Frankfort.

    Although this course is considered to be one of the tougher ones in the state, nearly the entire team ran the best time on it Saturday, but still could not qualify for the state meet. 

    Harrison County competes in one of the most talented regions in the state in AA with many of the teams running outstanding times.

  • Marching Thorobreds to perform in state semis

    For the second week in a row, the weather created field conditions that were not very conducive to performing a marching band show.  For the second week in a row, the Marching Thorobreds gave a tremendous effort and had a great performance. 

    The Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) State Marching Band Championships began with quarterfinal competition Saturday, with class AAAA performing at Madison Southern High School in Berea. 

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Anna Marguerite Dahmer, Oct. 21, daughter of Marilyn June Welte and Stephen Paul Dahmer; Matthew Fritz McCarty, Oct. 28, son of Charles Nicholas and Leslie Fritz McCarty; Cheyenne Noelle Cook, Oct. 18, daughter of Tim and Nancy Cook; Jacob Robert House, Oct. 10, son of Robert and Margaret Leverette House.

    The Harrison County High School Marching Breds take second state title in Bowling Green. Their performance them was Festival of the Royals (it’s a changing of the guard).

  • Food pantry in need of donations

    As the holiday season draws near, the number of Harrison County citizens visiting the Food Pantry typically increases, said Food Pantry chairman Margaret Watson.

    Watson said the Food Pantry spent over $2,000 filling shelves last month.

    But with this year’s increase in Food Pantry visitors, Watson said there is a decrease in donations to the organization  that helps feed those families in need.

    “It’s less than it used to be,” Watson said.

  • Justin Wayne Tolliver

    Justin Wayne Tolliver

    Justin Wayne Tolliver was born to Justin and Nikki Tolliver on Aug. 11, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs.

  • Davender will be arraigned Tuesday

    The former University of Kentucky basketball player accused of selling tickets that he did not have will be in court Tuesday morning for an arraignment.

    Davender will be joined by several others who have recently been indicted or charged.

    Bass Webb, who has been charged with the murder of Bryia Runiewicz, will appear before Judge Robert McGinnis for a pre-trial hearing.

    Charles Helton will be arraigned on theft and drug-related charges.

  • Local input requested for NRCS Farmbill program

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), a federal program that provides technical and financial (cost-share) assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns. NRCS is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2010 program.