Today's News

  • College and NFL officials worry me

    Before I get into my thought for the week I want to congratulate the Scott County Cardinals, Head Coach Jim McKee and assistant coach Doug Hampton.  
    What a thrill it has to be for Jim to coach his oldest son and Doug his grandson to a state football championship.  The entire Hampton, Palmer and McKee families must be as proud as they can be.
    I have watched more college and professional football in the past few days than usual due to Patti being out of town (no supervision) and the lousy weather keeping me inside.  

  • Sports beat

    Recreation Department taking
    basketball sign ups
    Darrell Baxter, director of the Cynthiana/Harrison County Parks and Recreation Department, has announced that basketball sign ups are being taken for several age groups.  
    Plans are for Parks and Recreation to form leagues for adults as well as middle school and high school intramural leagues. Interested parties can sign up daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation office at City Hall gym. Any questions call Baxter at 859-298-5113.

    Harrison Select Volleyball Club

  • Property Transfers

    Quit Claim Deed: Barry K. Martin and Sharon Martin (deceased) to Barry K. Martin, property at 2722 New Lair Road.
    Sole Ownership-Cash Deed for Kentucky: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to William Ware, property at 461 Pughs Ferry Road, $23,000.
    Sole Ownership-Cash Deed for Kentucky: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Beyond All Limits, LLC, property at 57 Daisy Court (Lot 13 - Block A - Unit 1 - Cedar Brook Subdivision), $30,200.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Dec. 2, 2013
    Estate of Linda Boyle, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    McKinleys Auto Mart vs. Rachel Kiskaden, other hearing; order entered.
    Michael E. Martin, 1988, other hearing; apply bond to fine and costs.
    Edwin D. Cummins, 1976, probation revocation hearing; now in compliance, motion withdrawn.
    David W. Harmon, 1979, probation revocation hearing; admission, 60 days, balance probated.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    Dec. 4 -- At 7:11 a.m. a non-injury accident occurred on New Lair Road about a mile outside town. Kasey Moore hit a deer.
    Dec. 4 -- At 3:00 p.m., Tolbert Williams reported that someone made unauthorized transactions on his bank account to the Heritage Foundation.
    Dec. 4 -- At 7:30 p.m., Carl Johnson reported that someone stole 22 side kit aluminum upright posts from his property.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Nov. 25 -- At 2:54 p.m., Toni Baucom parked at Westside Elementary beside a vehicle driven by Susan Bryan. When Baucom opened her door, the wind caught it and blew it into Bryan’s door causing minor damage.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Dec. 3, 2013
    Steven Hall, 1967, pretrial conference; trafficking in controlled substance-first degree (first offense); (amended), guilty plea entered, sentencing set.
    Chastity Lonaker, 1987, pretrial conference; 2 counts receiving stolen property (firearm), theft by unlawful taking; guilty pleas entered, sentencing set.

  • Harrison Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Dec. 4, 2013
    Stacy Lyn Currans Smiley vs. Terry Madison Smiley, motion hour; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Crystal Michelle Smith vs. Joey Lee Smith, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Angela May Bowling vs. Thomas Bowling, motion hour; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Eddie D. Ison vs. Naomi I. Emmons-Ison, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    David William Finch vs. Leeann Finch, motion hour; passed to be re-noticed.

  • Deer runt or Wiley coyote

    It’s 3 a.m. and Finca the Great Pyrenees is barking in earnest outside our bedroom window.  
    When you have livestock guardian dogs you learn quickly when a bark really means something. In my sleepy stupor I am thinking it is deer but I got up to investigate to be certain it wasn’t anything more menacing to our ewes and lambs.  
    I neglected to grab my glasses off of the nightstand so ultimately the origin of the raucous noise remains a mystery.

  • Fry’s project featured in KFB’s Science in Agriculture displays

    A Harrison County fourth grader, Trent Fry, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.
    Fry is a student at Southside Elementary. He displayed his project, “Fertilizer: Friend or Foe,” to determine which kind of fertilizer best enhances a plant’s growth.
    Each winning project was awarded $75.00 and a certificate of recognition for their participation at the state level.