Today's News

  • Harrison County schools not included in beef recall

    Harrison County schools' beef is not part of the major recall for nearly 143 million pounds of raw and frozen beef products.

    According to Tammy Klapheke, Harrison County district food director, the recall is for that beef which is a commodity product used only for processing.

    School districts can use their commodity money to have their beef processed by another company into burgers, meatballs, sloppy joes, etc.

    Harrison County does not do this with beef, Klapheke said.

  • Plea agreement reached in animal cruelty case

    The Harrison County couple charged with cruelty to animals after an animal rescue group lodged a complaint, have reached a plea agreement in Harrison District Court.

    Haskel and Dinah Risner changed their pleas to guilty for the multiple misdemeanor cruelty charges on Feb. 4.

  • Landlords seek reimbursement of tenant losses from sewer back up

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Landlords Willie Smith and Jeff Hopkins would like to recoup their losses and those of their tenants from the city.

    Smith told commissioners Tuesday night that he and Hopkins recovered $11,094 from their insurance company after a sewer back-up into their Second Street property on Jan. 10.

    Tenants, who lost much of their belongings when the sewer backed up several inches into their apartments, said their renters insurance did not cover their losses stating that the tenant should not be responsible for sewer back-up.

  • Breds slip past Bluejackets in 4th quarter, come up short against Camels

    On Friday, Feb. 8, the Harrison County Thorobreds (9-12) used all four quarters to pick up a tough road win against the Nicholas County Bluejackets (3-16) in Carlisle. The Breds took the lead for the first time in the fourth quarter and held on for a 70-63 victory.

    In early December, the Breds fended off a late-game rally by the Bluejackets that cut their lead to just two points and ran out to a 68-53 victory for their second win of the season.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Casey Brooke Hammond, Jan. 29, daughter of Brad and Susan Ross Hammond; Dean Lee Howard, Feb. 3, son of Trent and Teri Howard; Zachary Taylor Marsh, Feb. 2, son of Gary and Kathy Marsh; Caine Michael Stophlet, Feb. 3, son of Carl and Monica Stophlet; Zackery Tyler Joe Turner, Feb. 5, son of Amy Turner.

  • HCHS bowlers finish regular season against Scott Co.

    The Harrison County High School girls and boys bowling teams took to the lanes for their last regular season match of the year on Sunday, traveling to Georgetown to face-off with Scott County.

    The girls team ended its regular season much in the same way they started it, on top of their competition. They dominated the match, winning all seven possible points.

    In each of the regular four-person team games, the girls recorded solid wins. In the two Baker games, the girls continued the good play, winning both convincingly.

  • Local guardsmen prepare for combat deployment

    Soldiers from Cynthiana's National Guard Unit are now in western Kentucky going through specialized training for their upcoming deployment.

    The 201st Engineer Battalion of the Kentucky Army National Guard, which is made up of units from Ashland, Olive Hill, Cynthiana and Prestonsburg and is commanded by Lt. Col. Michael Ferguson, arrived at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Muhlenberg County on Saturday Feb. 9.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 14

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Feb.14 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    SATURDAY, Feb. 16

    Never Alone, Families of the Incarcerated will be having a Valentine's celebration on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Phillis Wheatley Center, 647 Chestnut St., Lexington, Ky. from 3 to 5 p.m. The theme is "Sharing a little Love." For more details and to RSVP, contact Gail Ray at (502) 867-1539.

    MONDAY, Feb. 18

  • First major winter storm hits Harrison County

    Cynthiana's first major winter storm of the year occurred Monday night and dumped four inches of snow and about one-quarter of an inch of ice, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville. School maintenance technician Doug McCarty cleared snow and ice from Harrison County High School's parking lot Tuesday morning for classes to resume on Wednesday. However, another burst of snow and ice kept students home another day. Students had one day of classes since cancelling last Wednesday due to an outbreak of flu.

  • 38th District tournament pairings announced

    During the last week of February, the Thorobreds and Fillies of Harrison County High School will be hosting the 38th District basketball tournament, for both boys and girls teams, on the Hilltop.

    On Monday, Feb. 25, the Harrison County Fillies (11-12) will face the Nicholas County Lady Jackets (7-12) to start the action at 6:30 p.m. The second game will tip-off at 8:15 p.m. and will feature the Harrison County Thorobreds (9-12) and the Pendleton County Wildcats (4-18).