Today's News

  • Poteet family thanks community after losing daughter

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 24, 2008, our 16-year-old daughter Kayla and our 15- year-old daughter Brandi were in a car accident with two of their friends. Our daughter Kayla did not make it and Brandi was seriously injured. It has been 6 months since the accident but we have not forgotten anything that anyone has done for us. We would like to thank everyone for all your calls, cards, support, love and prayers that we have received since that horrible day. The outpour that we received and still receive has been tremendous and we appreciate everything that everyone has done for us.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding May 20, 2009


    Sam Allen Irvin vs. Roberta M. Irvin, domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.

    Lee Eugene Lakes vs. Loretta A. Lakes, motion hour; testimony taken, order entered.

    Martha Gail Caswell Lizer vs. Joel Patrick Lizer, motion hour; testimony taken, order entered.

    Susan Renee Nickerson vs. William E. Nickerson Jr., review; order entered.

  • Census workers are verifying addresses in county

    It could be the result of heightened awareness after last week’s banking scam in Harrison County. Whatever it is, Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley is pleased that residents are calling in about a stranger in their neighborhood. However, it’s all on the up and up.

    McCauley said address verification has begun for the 2010 Census. Individual are canvassing the county recording addresses so that census questionnaires can reach every household next year.

  • Feix’s 20 years of Newbery participation honored on seal

    After years of reading books with Newbery Medal seals, Susan Feix will soon be reading books that will display a different seal - one honoring her.

    Also named the Newbery Medal winner for 2009, ‘The Graveyard Book,’ by Neil Gaiman, is the first young adult novel that will display the gold Susan Feix Legacy Award seal.

    “I was thrilled that they did that,” said Feix about the honor.

  • Drug dealers using prescription pipeline to Florida

    Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at the Cynthiana Christian Church.

    “Pills are the major narcotic that are killing people right now,” said Kentucky State Police Det. Brett Kirkland, who spoke at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Kirkland and Det. Lance Hutchison, with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Drug Enforcement Special Investigations task force, work in Harrison County and the surrounding area to get drug dealers off the streets and behind bars.

  • Grand jury issues two indictments

    Two Harrison County men were indicted during Tuesday’s grand jury session.

    Howard Stanley, 43, was charged with two counts of rape, first degree, and sodomy, first degree.

    The charges are for incidents, which allegedly occurred between May and October 1994.

    Stanley’s bail is set for $80,000.

    Steven Price, 20, was charged with burglary in the third degree, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

    On July 26, 2008, Price allegedly entered and stole property from the Claysville General Store.

  • Lowe’s donates tools to Harrison County ATC

    Lowe’s and Kobalt Tools in partnership with Skills USA are helping the next generation of skilled trade professionals at Harrison County ATC through their new Tough Tools for Cool Schools program.  Lowe’s is donating approximately $600 worth of Kobalt tools to the school as part of the new national program, which will total $300,000 to more than 500 Skills USA building trades and renovation programs across the nation for use in their classrooms.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Arrests, warnings, citations

    May 22 -- James Newsome, 29, was cited for failure to wear seat belts on KY 3016.

    May 22 -- David L. Maybrier, 43, was cited for failure to wear seat belts on Oddville Avenue.

    May 22 -- Christopher Kiskaden, 39, was arrested on Pleasant Street and charged with trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

    May 22 -- Bobby Crump, 33, was cited for failure to wear seat belts at Pleasant and Miller.

  • Sex crimes indictment issued

    Six felony counts of sex crimes have been issued against a Harrison County man.

    Timothy Coldiron, 25, was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday for his alleged sexual behavior with victims under 12, under 14 and under 16 years old.

    The alleged abuse began in June, July or August, 2007, according to the indictment.

    He is charged with first degree rape, first degree sexual abuse and first degree sodomy against a victim under 12 years old.

  • Saddle ‘N Spur Club takes on arena renovation project at 4-H grounds

    It’s been the stage for many of Harrison County’s beauties -- from newborns to teen queens, from Tennessee Walkers to champion barrel riders. And now, it’s getting a make-over.

    The horse arena at the 4-H fairgrounds on U.S. 27 South is a project of the Saddle ‘N Spur Club, led by Gary and Kelly Downs.

    Gary said club members and their parents have worked hard to get the old fence around the arena down and ready for the new look.