Today's News

  • Property Transfers


    Denzal Hyatt and Martha Hyatt to Bill Hyatt and Carol Hyatt, 2 Parcels in Harrison County: Parcel 1- 37.6556 acres on Lower Curry Road; Parcel 2- Tract 1- 2.4278 acres, Tract 2- 42.7192 acres on Lower Curry Road.

    Sheila Laytart Fowler and Dane Fowler to Harry J. Laytart and Steven Tyler Laytart, by and through his guardian Harry J. Laytart, 25 acres on Republican Pike.

    Beverly Ann Dolliver-Administratrix of Estate of Larry Allen Dolliver and Darrell Dolliver to James Cary Hall and Janice Hall, 9.42 acres on County Line Road, $19,000.

  • Grand jury releases three indictments

    A Harrison County grand jury met last week returning three indictments.

    A five-count indictment was issued against Matthew S. Taylor, 22, on charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    In counts 1-4, the grand jury alleges that Taylor passed checks on Gary Adamson's Fifth-Third Bank account totaling $898.50 from Nov. 13 to Nov. 26. The grand jury also alleges that Taylor knew the checks were forged and that he was attempting to defraud or deceive someone else.

  • Fillies come up just short against Paris

    The Paris Lady Hounds (16-7) came to the Hilltop on Friday, Feb. 8, and held on to defeat the Harrison County Fillies (11-12) 35-33.

    The first half of the game was an offensive nightmare for the Fillies, who were unable to put their first points on the scoreboard until there was just 4:08 left in the second quarter.

    Fortunately for Harrison County, the Lady Hounds had problems of their own putting points on the scoreboard and the score was just 6-0 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Fillies were out-scored 11-9 and trailed 17-9 at the halftime break.

  • Cynthiana man pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges

    The Cynthiana man who was arrested in a Pennsylvania child predator sting, has entered guilty pleas to numerous charges.

    Thomas Vascotto changed his plea on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Butler County (Penn.) Court of Common Pleas.

    Vascotto was accused of driving to Pennsylvania to have sex with what he believed was a 13-year-old girl on Aug. 4.

  • Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Feb. 6, 2008


    Jill Amanda Perry vs. Johnny Dwayne Perry Jr., domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.

    Becky B. Bratcher vs. Paul J. Bratcher, status hearing; dismissed Dec. 20, remove from docket.

    Laura Ann Garrison vs. Fred Darren Garrison, review; order entered Feb. 4.

    Daniel Gasser vs. Margo Renell Gasser, domestic; final hearing to be re-noticed.

    Christopher Griffin vs. Krystal Griffin, motion hour; order entered.

  • TORNADO CONFIRMED: Volunteers step in for massive cleanup

    As the clean up begins from last Wednesdays now-confirmed EF-2 tornado, residents from all across the county are coming together to offer aid.

    Shaw Lane farmer Paul Colson said he felt like he had lost everything. After a few days, however, his perspective changed.

    When I arrived at my farm at 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, I thought I had lost everything in the world, Colson said in a letter to The Cynthiana Democrat. It took me a couple of days to realize that I had actually lost very little and gained so much more.

  • District Court Records


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 4, 2008


    Estate of Clarence William Erskine Jr., probate hearing; will admitted as self-proven, administratrix appointed.

    Estate of Cecil S. Riley, probate hearing; will admitted on deposition.

    Estate of Martha Robertson, probate hearing; petition to dispense granted, order to be entered.

    Estate of John D. Taylor, probate hearing; will admitted for record purposes, petition to dispense granted.

  • Circuit Court Records


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Feb. 5, 2008


    Wells Fargo, N.A. as Trustee under the AGR vs. David G. Beckelhymer, motion hour; (motion for deed of correction), sustained order, deed approved.

    Farmers National Bank vs. Charles Vincent Howard, motion hour; sustained order.

    Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Tamara L. Frazer, motion hour; (motion to confirm report), sustained order.

    Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc. vs. Shawn K. Bell, motion hour; counsel not present, passed.

  • Police Records


    Arrests, warrants, citations

    Feb. 1 -- Jeremiah J. Muth, 21, was cited on Ladish Road for improper start from a parked position and failure to wear seat belts.

    Feb. 1 -- Bobby Wayne Hall, 42, was arrested on Walnut Street and charged with alcohol intoxication, contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order.

    Feb. 2 -- Charles A. Tucker, 24, was arrested on Pearl Street and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Feb. 2 -- Nicholas R. Marcum, 16, was cited on Pike Street for failure to wear seat belt.

  • Breds take 2nd at Region 7 tournament; 10 wrestlers advance to state

    On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Harrison County wrestling team took second place out of 11 teams in the 2008 Region 7 wrestling tournament and will send 10 wrestlers to state competition in Frankfort.

    Defending champions Woodford County took first place with 264 team points, five first-place winners, three second-place winners, four third-place winners, and one sixth-place winner.