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Today's News

  • Sports beat

    Archers success continues with wins
    over Franklin County opposition
    Though the winter was mild, the Harrison County Archery teams still had a match that had to be made up due to icy weather conditions. This match was made up on March 17 when the middle school hosted Bondurant of Frankfort and the high school archers entertained the Western Hills Wolverine squad.  

  • Brown bankruptcy converted to Chapter 7

    Kay Brown, the estranged wife of Cynthiana businessman and former mayor Jim Brown, was granted a conversion from chapter 11 bankruptcy to chapter 7 last Friday in United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky in Pikeville.
    In chapter 7, a court-appointed trustee sells assets, and the debtor is discharged of debts rather than an individual reorganizing under court supervision in chapter 11.

  • Local women, business honored at 2011 LV/BPW awards dinner

    On Oct. 21, Licking Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club held their annual awards dinner at First United Methodist Church banquet room to honor local women and a business for various awards.
    Those honored were, Business of the Year- Poindexter Lumber Co.; Woman of the Year- Pat Barnes; and Woman of Achievement- Martha Sullivan, officer at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • We can help families salvage memories

    Cynthiana and Harrison County dodged the March 2 bullet that ripped through other parts of our state.
    Unfortunately, some of those victims lost everything they owned. Houses and barns can be replaced. Roofs can be repaired and new cars can be purchased.
    There are some things that, no matter how much insurance coverage you have, cannot be replaced.
    How devastated would you be if not only did you lose your home, but you also lost all sorts of personal items and photographs?

  • State looks to make Kentucky a safer place for all ages

    FRANKFORT – As the General Assembly enters the final stretch of the 2012 Regular Session, the Kentucky House of Representatives is nearing the end of putting forward its major priorities before it turns its focus to Senate legislation.
    Last week, several high-profile House bills made it through our chamber, with two of the bigger ones targeting abuse and neglect cases.

  • Barlow Road home burglarized twice in two days

    The case of a Harrison County man arrested for Feb. 8 and 10 burglaries has been bound over to a grand jury.
    A report was made on Feb. 9, to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office where a home located on Barlow Road had been broken into and several items taken.
    According to Deputy Tuan Kreer, the resident arrived home to find that the back door had been forced open.

  • 29-year teacher honored

    Two years into her college education, Jennifer Grinstead (now Muntz) had no idea what she wanted to do with her life.
    After 29 years in the classroom, the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year is glad she chose as she did.
    She was at the University of Kentucky into her sophomore year that the career quandary first hit her. A cousin was in the education program at Georgetown College and steered Muntz toward teaching.
    “I had some great teachers,” Muntz said, noting that their influence helped her choose teaching as her profession.

  • Judge rules on Webb motions

    Accused murderer Bass Webb was back in Cynthiana for a status hearing in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Judge Jay Delaney overruled several motions including defense motions to exclude expert witness testimony, to exclude gruesome photographs during trial and to sequester jurors.
    Where Bass Webb will be housed during trial, which will be heard in Pendleton County July 18-Aug. 17, will be determined later as will establishing time limits for individual voir dire.

  • County pondering contributions to local organizations

    Requests are being made for slices of the county’s budget pie.
    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, March 20, to discuss the 2012-13 budget.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett read through the names of programs and groups that have requested assistance from the county.
    “Almost all of these are the same as last year with the exception of a few,” said Barnett. “We are not voting tonight. but we are trying to get an idea of what we might approve and those we need to discuss with more detail.”

  • Did you know?

    Food Pantry items can be dropped off at the center
    The Harrison County Food Pantry, which is located at 304 Locust St., is open to give out items to families in need and to receive donations Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.
    For more information, call Margaret Watson at 234-1649 or Marilyn Wash at 234-5644.

    Westside Health Fair is April 5