Local News

  • One student is dead, another stable after shooting

    Becky Barnes,

    A Harrison County teen has died from a gunshot wound he sustained Friday morning on Ruddles Mills Road. His girlfriend is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    Det. Jeff Asbury of the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department said he was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident just after 8 a.m. Friday.

  • Fire claims Davis Lane home Tuesday

    The residence of Fay Whitson was gutted by fire on Tuesday morning. According to Harrison County Fire Chief Charles Alan Carson, her son, Jeremy Whitson, was alone in the house and was cooking on the stove, which led to the grease fire that totally destroyed the home. Mr. Whitson was able to get out of the house safely and no one was hurt as a result of the fire.

  • Court hears RV ordinance changes

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Bonnie Skinner, director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission appeared before the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night to explain a revamped ordinance that was forwarded to the court from planning and zoning, dealing with recreational vehicles.
    At issue was the wording of the original ordinance that was forwarded to the court a month ago, that was tabled.

  • Three public meetings on P&Z

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Over the course of six days, there have been three separate public meetings that have dealt with the issue of planning and zoning and, or, code enforcement issues.
    Last Thursday, Feb. 16, a public forum was hosted at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission as a means for the public to let their opinions be heard.

  • Fiscal court to provide added fringe benefit for county employees

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    At a special meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Monday, Feb. 13, the court voted unanimously to enter into a contract with MASA Medical Transport Solutions as a fringe benefit for all full-time county employees.

  • News briefs

    Field & Main Bank plans for move
    to new banking center

    On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Field & Main Bank will open the doors to its new facility in Cynthiana, Ky., bringing the banking center, drive-thru and ATM together in one location for clients’ convenience. The new Field & Main banking center is located at 103 E. Bridge St.

  • Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-out Week

    The cost of food in America remains affordable, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.
    American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.
    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income -- that portion of income available for spending or saving -- to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • P&Z meeting to address citizens’ concerns

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission will host an informal community meeting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. in the city commission room, located upstairs at Cynthiana’s City Hall building.
    The meeting is designed to hear input from the citizens of Harrison County about what they would, and would not, like to see the local planning and zoning commission act on, in the future.

  • Tom McKee honor dinner set for March 2

    A special dinner to honor former state Rep. Tom McKee for his many years of service to Harrison County will be held Thursday, March 2, at the Extension Office.
    McKee served 19 years as a Harrison County magistrate before he made a successful bid for 78th House District representative, a position he held for 20 years.
    “He’s put a lot of time here in this community,” said Gary Carter, retired Extension agent.

  • Go Red reception is Monday

    The annual Go Red reception, which is a time to educate and draw attention to heart disease in women, will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at the Harrison County Extension office from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    A light dinner will be provided. Please call 859-234-5510 to make a reservation by Feb. 17. There will also be free gifts to the first 150 attendees.
    Dr. Matthew Shotwell, HMH cardiologist, will be the guest speaker for the event.