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  • S&R joins fight against heroin abuse

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Contrary to prevailing popular opinion, Jim Thaxton, coordinator of the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact Response Task Force (HIRT), argued Thursday evening that greater access to Narcan (Naloxone) for police, emergency personnel and families does not encourage people addicted to heroin.
    It may, however, be responsible for saving lives that the opiate is taking at an alarming rate, he said.

  • Cynthiana's first Bridal event is Saturday at The Prizing House

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Cynthiana’s first bridal show is coming to Cynthiana this weekend.

  • Churches team up for Super, Super, Super, Super Sunday

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Thanks to the leadership of three Cynthiana churches, Harrison County will celebrate more than one super weekend this coming February.
    On the weekend of Feb. 20, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church and St. James A.M.E. will host a three day outreach event for young people ages 10-25.

  • County makes committee appointments

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court released the rosters for the individual committees covering basic county functions at the first official meeting of the 2015 edition of the fiscal court.
    Magistrate Brad Marshall remains chair of the Harrison County Road Committee with members William Fritz, Bradley Copes and Larry Wells.
    Likewise, Copes retained his chair over the Building and Grounds Committee with Marshall, Sam Pierce and Scott Herrington.
    Fritz will continue as chair of the Personnel Committee with Paula Taylor Haviland, Herrington and Stan Lemons.

  • Barnett receives appointment

    Gov. Beshear has appointed Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett to the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission to serve for a term expiring Aug. 19. 2018.

    Barnett represents the Kentucky County Judge-Executives Association. The appointment replaces Darrell L. Link, whose term has expired.

  • Seven jury trials coming in February on drug, sex charges

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Seven jury trials are scheduled for February in Harrison Circuit Court.
    The first two will be on Feb. 5 when a jury will hear the cases against Christopher Wilson and Joshua Fryman.
    Wilson is charged with second degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but less than $10,000, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and third degree criminal mischief.
    Fryman will stand trial for receiving stolen property under $10,000.
    The slate of jury trials for Feb. 19 are primarily drug- and sex-related charges.

  • Search and Rescue to hear heroin task force speaker

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The rise in heroin abuse and addiction in Kentucky has also resulted in a corresponding rise in missing person searches where the narcotic is playing an important role, according to Re’Jeana Craft, chief of the Harrison County Search and Rescue Squad.

  • Cynthiana Police shares jurisdiction with 25 other agencies

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    What has been described as the weakest link in Kentucky law enforcement has been addressed by 26 agencies.
    Cynthiana Police Department will be among those Central Kentucky law enforcement agencies who will be sharing jurisdictions. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will soon follow.

  • Special election voting will be at National Guard Armory

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Kentucky’s Governor Steve Beshear has called for a special election on Tuesday, March 3, to fill the seat of Wayne Blevins Jr. who resigned as representative of the 27th Senatorial District.
    Blevins was elected as Rowan County judge-executive in November. The March 3 special election will be to fill Blevins’ unexpired term.
    Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish said all precincts will vote at Cynthiana’s National Guard Armory at 1497 New Lair Road.

  • Gaining an understanding of Dr. King's power

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The economic success available to young black people in the decades after the civil rights movement is better than ever, but it means nothing without faith and a relationship with God, said Terry Cunningham Jr., keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March in Cynthiana Monday morning.