Local News

  • CHCA board member retires after 21 years

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport vice chairman will be retiring after 21 years of working at the airport.
    Robert Hufford started on the airport board in February 1997, just one month before the flood. The flood damaged  23 airplanes,  several hangars and other buildings on the property.
    Hufford lost his own airplane during the flood, a Luscombe which is a high-wing tail-dragger. 

  • Taylor enters guilty pleas to year-old impersonating, imprisonment charges

    Becky Barnes,

    Half way through his bench trial on Tuesday, Martin Taylor changed his plea to guilty on charges of impersonating an officer, unlawful imprisonment and wanton endangerment.
    Taylor was arrested last August after victims reported to Cynthiana Police that they had been detained by Taylor.

  • Detroit men indicted in credit-card-making cases

    Robin Smiley,
    news writer

    The Harrison County grand jury met on Feb. 6 and took the following action in 10 cases.
    Mark Graham, 23, and Armani Davis-Malone, both of Detroit, Mich., allegedly working together, were indicted in Harrison Circuit Court on charges relating to reproducing credit cards.

  • February is Black History Month

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Jeff Jackson’s life has come full circle.
    The current pastor at Elmarch United Methodist, 48-year-old Jackson, was raised in the Baptist church by his mother Theresa Jackson, but soon strayed.


    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    DeAnna Six Murdock is doing what she has always wanted to do.
    The 2017 Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year has been teaching in the same room, at the same school for 24 years and is the daughter of a retired teacher.
    “All I ever wanted to do was to be a teacher,” Murdock said in an interview last week. “I loved doing my Mom’s bulletin board and grading papers for her when I was growing up.”

  • Judge says proceed with demolition

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court learned on Tuesday night that a temporary injunction filed against the court by the Harrison County Heritage Council, et.al., was denied by Circuit Judge Jay Delaney on Jan. 26.
    The temporary injunction sought to stop the impending demolition of the property that overlooks Flat Run Veterans Park, commonly known as the Handy House.

  • Did You Know?

    Harrison County Schools
    will be in session Monday
    Harrison County students will have classes on Monday, Feb. 19, which was previously scheduled as a holiday to commemorate Presidents’ Day.
    However, due to the many lost days of instruction due to weather, Monday will be used as a make-up day. The rest of the missed days will be made up at the end of the school year.
    As of Wednesday, the final day of school will be May 30.

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  • Harrison County Farm Service announces election results

    Harrison County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Janelle Gardner-Cox announces that County Committee elections are over and the ballots have been counted.
    Kerry Florence of Cynthiana was elected to represent local administrative area (LAA) 3 and Samantha Wright of Cynthiana will serve as the first alternate.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Brad Yearsley, 45, has announced his candidacy for District 6 magistrate
    Yearsley, son of Larry and Barbara Yearsley, was born and raised in Harrison County and has been in the community his entire life.
    He is a member of the Leesburg Christian Church and has been a part-time farmer for the last 27 years. He is also employed by the Harrison County Board of Education and has worked in public education for 22 years.
    “I have always loved working with children and have devoted my entire life to it,” Yearsley said.