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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Aug. 11, 1900 - “Samuel Farrow January - Sunday morning, Aug. 5, friends of S.F. January gathered in the Methodist Church to pay to him their last respect. He was our oldest citizen. He was born 1809 in Maysville, Ky. and died in Cynthiana, Aug. 3, 1900. He came to this town in 1821 and for half a century was prominent among our people. He was a fearless leader of the democratic party and spared neither money nor energy to elect its nominees. He never bolted the party’s ticket nor inquired as to what church the nominees belonged.

  • Audree Allen Whitaker

    Audree Allen Whitaker

    Audree Allen Whitaker was born to Rusty and Stacey Whitaker on Sept. 15, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz.