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.

  • News briefs

    Homemakers Community Day is Friday
    The Harrison County Extension Homemakers Community Day will be held Friday, May 6 starting at 9 a.m. on the courthouse square. Bake sale, plants and several vendors offering hand made crafts, soaps, embroidery work, and many other items.
    Lunch available from the Harrison County Cattlemen Association.
    Bloodmobile on site. In case of rain the event will move to the Presbyterian Church.

    are May 9

  • New CPD officer sworn in
  • In-person early voting with excuse for May Primary open across Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 29, 2016) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that in-person absentee voting for the May 17 Primary Election is open across the Commonwealth. All counties must allow in-person absentee voting at least 12 working days before the election.

  • Restaurateur returns home with Jake’s Diner

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Jake’s Diner opened in Cynthiana on April 24, and by all accounts, business is booming.
    Co-owner Larry White is returning to Cynthiana after 20 years and likes what he has seen so far.

  • Local artist chosen for Derby celebration

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free,” said Renaissance artist  and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti.
    Harrison County artist and sculptor Ben Mansur feels the same way, except his medium is wood, not stone.
    Mansur is one of 15 Kentucky artists, who will exhibit and sell their work during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, on the lawn of the Old State Capitol.

  • Potential property for CFD discussed

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    In executive session at its meeting on Tuesday night, the Cynthiana City Commission agreed to allow Mayor James Smith to act on its behalf to negotiate with an un-named private land-owner to acquire property ear-marked as a site for construction of a new fire department.

  • Fifteen indictments handed down by grand jury

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Fourteen people were indicted by the Harrison County Grand Jury on Tuesday, May 3, including two women involved in a downtown stabbing on March 30.
    Sonja Kiskaden was indicted on first degree assault charges and first degree burglary charges in the alleged stabbing of Teresa Barnes. Her bail was set at $100,000.

  • Did You Know

    Sanders to speak at prayer breakfast
    The Harrison County Ministerial Association is hosting a prayer breakfast, Thursday, May 5, (7-8 a.m.) at Biancke’s in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. Theme: Into The Heat with Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.
    Breakfast, by ticket only ($10 each), are available at Biancke’s or Harrison County Ministerial Association members.

    Safe Sitter
    classes to be offered
    Toddler Village Day Care is offering Safe Sitter Classes at Harrison Memorial Hospital on June 23 and 24.

  • Jury finds woman guilty of animal cruelty

    Becky Barnes,

    Just over a year after her initial arrest, a Cynthiana woman has been convicted on multiple animal cruelty cases.
    Janet Arvola, 50, was taken to Bourbon County Detention Center last Friday, April 22, following a 10-hour jury trial that ended with guilty verdicts on 15 of 18 charges.
    “I can’t remember an animal cruelty case ever going to trial,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser.