Local News

  • Forum opens discussion about teen suicide


    Attendance for the “Understanding Teenagers” forum at Harrison County High School exceeded the expectations of its organizers and seemed to launch a community dialogue about what steps the community can do to address, and reduce, the incidence of teen suicide.

  • Registered Nursing pre-admission dates announced

    MCTC Licking Valley Campus is again opening a brand new class for nursing candidates. The remaining dates for the mandatory pre-admission conference are as follows: Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Local author to visit from New York

    Alecia Whitaker Pace, formerly of Cynthiana, who has successfully become a published author living in New York, will be visiting and speaking locally. She will be at Down To Earth (129 E Pike) on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 2-4 p.m. This will be the only Cynthiana stop on her tour.
    The public is welcome and encouraged to visit with this hometown author.
    Whitaker has released three books, The Queen of Kentucky, Wildflower and The Road to You.

  • Playing it forward: Turley with a different ball on a different court

    Kristy Horine,
    Bluegrass Area Development District freelance writer

    It was a simple set up on a college campus sidewalk: a single table, a single man named Tony Mattingly, a single program called Career Track.
    The outcome of this quick one-on-one however, was far from simple. The outcome changed a man’s life. In return, he’s working to play that change forward.
    Meet Chris Turley, the 31-year-old new director of Workforce Services at Bluegrass Area Development District.

  • Ghoulishly good plans for Cynthiana in October

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    This October is all about the dead.
    The walking dead, the living dead and the spirits of the dead will invade downtown Cynthiana.
    Karey Riddell, director of the Cynthiana Main Street Program, said the eerie events will offer fun for everyone.
    “Cynthiana is dead, and it’s awesome,” she said.
    One way to connect with the ghostly atmosphere is by going on a ghost walk offered by Rohs Opera House.

  • Field & Main Bank robber remains at large

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    The person police say robbed a Field and Main Bank last Friday is still on the loose Wednesday.
    Officers have no leads or new information on the case, Cynthiana Police chief Ray Johnson said.
    “We’ve come up empty-handed,” Johnson said.
    The robbery of the bank on Pike Street in Cynthiana occurred just after noon last Friday.
    The robber entered the bank wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask, Johnson said.

  • Local pharmacist faces federal drug charges

    Becky Barnes,

    A Cynthiana pharmacist has been named in a federal indictment on drug trafficking charges.
    Michael Ingram, owner of Hometown Pharmacy of Cynthiana, was indicted in U.S. District Court (Lexington) on Sept. 3 on 41 counts of alleged illegal drug transactions. However, the court documents remained sealed until Friday, Sept. 18.
    According to federal court records, the incidents are alleged to have occurred at Ingram’s Georgetown Hometown Pharmacy between June 2010 and March 2013.

  • HCHS Band Repeats as Grand Champions


  • ‘Rocket Docket Program’ to cut cost of housing inmates

    The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial Circuit has announced the implementation of a Rocket Docket Program in the local circuit.  
    This formal agreement between the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the county attorneys’ offices in Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton, and Robertson counties will help to expedite the resolution of lower-level, non-violent felony offenses.  

  • Cedarbrook sewer complaint dismissed

    A complaint alleging that the Harrison County Sanitation District (HCSD) changed its sewer rates for the Cedarbrook subdivision against regulations will not be pursued.
    In an order entered Sept. 24, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled that it would dismiss the complaint.
    The complainant, Donald Fuller, filed a request in late August to withdraw the complaint, which he filed in July.
    His complaint alleged that he had been charged more than $250 for a period from May 1 to June 2.