Today's News

  • Fire-safe cigarettes are cause of side effects and should be repealed

    To the editor,

    I realize the topic of smoking will be met with opposition, but I write to you in regard to the “fire-safe cigarette” legislation that has been implemented in Kentucky. The Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes crusaded to get these legislations passed across the states because they did not want to get it tied up in Congress awaiting a national standard.

  • Cedar Ridge residents participate in Wii bowling tournament

    Residents at Cedar Ridge are warming up their arms and testing their skills as they prepare to compete in the Trilogy Championship Bowling Tournament.  Campus competition began the week of January 12, followed by divisional competition the week of January 19.  Championship competition began January 26th.

  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Jan. 16, 2009


    Veronica K. Pratt, 1976, other hearing; clerk to apply bond to fines and costs.


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Jan. 12, 2009


    Estate of Cynthia Sue Craft, motion hour; (motion to amend), order entered.

    Estate of Viola Robinson, probate hearing; will admitted to probate as self-proven, order entered.

  • Mr. President: "We have chosen hope over fear"

    During the 54th inaugural ceremony, the 44th man raised his right hand in oath to the United States of America.

    As he addressed the public, President Barack Obama never wavered in his hope for a brighter future.

    “Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. There will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America -- They will be met,” he said. “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”

  • Harrison County couple is dead after possible carbon monoxide poisoning

    A Harrison County couple is dead and an investigation continues after supposedly high carbon monoxide levels filled James and Norma Penwell’s home on US 27 North.

    A generator was found in the home Thursday at 12:47 p.m. when Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Barnes responded to a call from the couple’s daughter, who lived out of state and hadn’t heard from her parents in several days.

    When Barnes entered the home, he found the victims dead.

  • 4-H Events

    4-H Events

    Tuesdays: 4-H Crocheting Projects, 3:15-5 p.m.

    Second Tuesdays: 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Harrison County Extension Office

    Wednesdays: 4-H Knitting Projects, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Harrison County Extension Office

    First Thursdays: 4-H Saddle-N-Spur Horse Club, Harrison County Extension Office

    TBA: 4-H Livestock Project Certification meetings

    January 2009

    Jan. 29: CEC Executive Committee, Harrison County Extension Office, 4 p.m.

    February 2009

    Feb. 3-12: 4-H School Club Meetings

  • Church Briefs


    Claysville Christian Church will hold their Valentine’s banquet on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Casey Whitaker.


    “The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

    The Rev. Don Fryman will bring a message each week along with special music by various singers across Harrison County and surrounding counties.

  • School dismissing at 12:30 p.m. today

    Harrison County schools will be dismissing at 12:30 p.m. today (Monday).

  • Classes resume with one-hour delay on Tuesday

    Harrison County missed its fifth straight day of classes on Monday following the paralyzing snow/ice storm that blanketed much of the state.

    However, it appears that classes will resume on Tuesday on a one-hour delay.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson said Monday morning that  two key elements had to be considered. There are still numerous homes without power and the condition of bus turn-around areas were in question.

    Dotson said it may be better in some cases to have classes to get children out of homes that don’t have electricity.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Jan. 8 at 2:08 a.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Melvin T. Lail, 41, Brooksville, driving a 1996 Ford Mustang.

    Jan. 5 at 12:23 p.m. -- non-injury, Robinson Renaker Road, Kevin Perkins, 28, Berry, driving a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500.

    Jan. 8 at 1:15 p.m. -- non-injury, Pike Street, Ashley N. Dennis, 27, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Celebrity stuck Robert L. Ammerman, 68, Falmouth, driving a 2007 Lincoln.