Today's News

  • Marriage Licenses


    Megan Renea Carrel, 25, and Timothy Paul Shupert, 28, married Feb. 16, 2008.

    Amy Deshea Brewer, 31, and Mark Allen Mastin, 33, married Feb. 25, 2008.

    Amy Renee Ingram, 32, and Joseph Edward Schreiber, 37, married March 8, 2008.

  • District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding March 3, 2008


    Estate of Barbara A. Ransdell, motion hour; administrator appointed, order entered.

    Estate of Charles Wesley Smith, probate hearing; administrator appointed, order entered.

    Estate of Virginia Ruth Spegal, probate hearing; will admitted to probate as self-proven.

    Estate of Michael Wayne Doram, probate hearing; administrator appointed, order entered.


  • Baseball scrimmage rescheduled for tonight

    The Harrison County Thorobreds baseball team will travel to Lawrenceburg to face the Anderson County Bearcats tonight in the first scrimmage of the season. The teams had been scheduled to meet on Tuesday on the Hilltop but inclement weather and field conditions made a change in schedule necessary. The scrimmage will begin at 6 p.m.

    The Breds will open the regular season by hosting the Owen County Rebels on Monday, March 24, and the Grant County Braves on Tuesday, March 25.

  • Harrison Co. tennis teams to open season next week

    The Harrison County High School boys and girls tennis teams will get their season into full swing beginning next week, March 24 through 27. Three straight road trips to open the 2008 schedule will take the team to Bourbon County on Monday, Paris on Tuesday, and Maysville St. Patrick on Wednesday. The first home match will be on Thursday and the teams will host Scott County.

  • Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding March 4, 2008


    Kelli R. Wedding, 1974, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admits violations, probation revoked.

    Joshua A. Perez, 1988, motion hour; (motion for disposal of evidence/property), sustained order.

    Joseph A. Fryman, 1989, motion hour; (motion for disposal of evidence/property), sustained order.

    Benjamin Lee Settle, 1989, motion hour; (motion for disposal of evidence/property), sustained order.

  • Homeowner shoots intruder

    When Kevin Landrum yelled "Stop or I'll shoot," he meant it.

    Landrum and his wife Debbie and 23-month-old son Carson arrived at their Old Lair Road home Sunday evening about 9:15 after a dinner with friends. What they found shattered their lives and all that they had found comfortable.

    When the couple pulled in the driveway, they could tell that things were not right, but didn't really put it all together until they bridged the gapping door between the garage and their house.

    Kevin turned to Debbie and said "We've been robbed."

  • Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Feb. 7, 2008


    Catherine Duncan vs. Kevin Alan Duncan, domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Feb. 11, 2008


    Mandy Nicole Marshall vs. William David Toomey, domestic violence; order entered.


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Feb. 27, 2008


    Tammy Oaks Clifton vs. Troy Clifton, motion hour; motion sustained, order to transfer entered.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, April 2, 1897 - Miss Lula Batson, who is visiting Misses Robertson and Jane Wood, attended the opera in Cincinnati this week.

  • Revised net profit tax passes first reading

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the ordinance streamlining the occupational and net profits tax, including a $15,000 gross income threshold on taxing rental properties.

    The move comes after the court has gone back and forth, discussing if and how to place a threshold or exemption on the previously untaxed area.

    Tax administrator Melody Wright gave a presentation to magistrates demonstrating how different tax returns would lend to different net profits owed.

  • Want change? Put your name on a list

    More and more, Im approached on the street by people who want to enact changes in the community but feel powerless to do it.

    Maybe powerless is too harsh. Maybe the task just seems too daunting.

    I get that. When Im asked what needs to be done, dozens of things flood my brain.

    That causes me to feel overwhelmed, like moving forward at this point is impossible.

    I dont believe that, but sometimes it feels that way.

    And thats where we are as a community as the end of winter approaches.

    We have an almost perpetual case of seasonal affective disorder.