Today's News

  • Interview with Muslim woman changes writer’s beliefs... and prejudices

    After 54 ½ years I met my first Muslim this week.

    I’ve probably met others before and didn’t know it, but never to have an actual conversation about Islam. Never to write about it for the newspaper.

    Never after Sept. 11.

    I write this column for the Citrus County Chronicle in central Florida, but it also runs in about a dozen other papers in Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana, plus several online sites.

  • Car seat keeps infant safe in Monday wreck

    A car seat saved the day for one infant involved in a single  vehicle collision on Monday morning.

    Anna Cole, 19, was traveling eastbound on US Highway 62 East when her 1995 Ford Escort dropped off the right side of the road, according to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Barnes.

    Barnes said Cole over corrected and crossed the center line of the highway, traveled off the right side of the road again, struck an embankment and flipped the car.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Aug. 19, 2009


    Cynthia Marie Fryman vs. Anthony Wayne Fryman, motion hour; (motion for review), motion sustained, agreed order entered.

    Carla Jean Markland vs. Tony Ray Markland, motion hour; motion sustained, agreed order entered.

    Brandy Renee Northcutt vs. Jeffrey Allen Northcutt, motion hour; (motion for review), motion sustained, agreed order entered.

    Donna R. Rayburn vs. Jerry L. Rayburn, motion hour; order of medical support entered.

  • Poet, musician and teller of tales to visit Cynthiana

    Democrats, lost mountains and folktales may seem a strange combination, but one look at the irrepressible grin on Ann Shelby’s face tells us not to worry.

    Shelby, who will be leading sessions on creative non-fiction at the Licking Valley Writer’s Workshop at MCTC/Licking Valley Campus on Sept. 18-19, brings with her an amazing array of talents and accomplishments.

  • Miles Elliott Navarre

    Miles Elliott Navarre

    Miles Elliott Navarre was born to Rebecca Navarre of Georgetown, Ky. on July 29, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz.

  • Drunk driving: Over the limit - under arrest

    From Aug. 21 through Sept. 7, law enforcement authorities will crack down on drunk driving across the Bluegrass. A statewide mobilization campaign for ‘Drunk Driving: Over the Limit - Under Arrest’ will be in effect. The key to this is highly visible enforcement together with public awareness. Law enforcement officials will be out in numbers to remind the public to be aware that if you are caught driving impaired, you will be prosecuted.

  • Harrison County Hilltop news

    The fall cross country season got off and running last week with the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies competing in a pair of early season meets.

    Last Wednesday, the Breds finished third and the Fillies finished third in an all comers meet at the Archives of Frankfort. Then on Saturday, in a step up in competition, the Breds were sixth and the Fillies third in the Pendleton County Invitational.

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  • Engagements

    •Jana Ecklar and Douglas R. Leggett. The open ceremony will take place Saturday, Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at Owingsville Church of God in Owingsville. A reception will follow at the church.

    •Julie Michelle Baker and Steven Michael Johnson-Thacker. The wedding will take place on Oct. 10, 2009 at the Hawks Nest in Cynthiana. Invitations are being sent to family and friends.

  • Church Briefs



    A fish fry and gospel music, hosted by Berry United Methodist Church, will be held Friday, Sept. 4 at the Harrison County 4-H Fairgrounds. Serving time is  5-10 p.m. Cost is $5. Gospel music starts at 6 p.m. by Earl Gross and various local singers.

    Fish will be cooked by David Turner-honor of Bluegrass Smokers. Everyone is welcome.


  • Property Transfers


    Land Contract: Betty Lipscombe to Denny Depree Lipscombe, property in Cynthiana, $35,650.

    Donald R. Ritchie and Wanda L. Ritchie to William N. Eals, property in Harrison County, $69,500.

    Larry T. Lail and Debbie M. Lail to Phillip Brandenburg, 4.250 acres in Harrison County, $46,900.

    Ronald R. Hatfield and Debbie H. Hatfield to Carroll A. Crowl, 3 Tracts in Harrison County: Tract 1- 23 acres; Tract 2- 8.36 acres; Tract 3- 29.80 acres; $380,000.