Local News

  • Owen, 98, likes to talk about her years in Cynthiana, Washington

    Becky Barnes,

    “Life was hard back then, but we survived,” said the spunky 98-year-old Mary Howk Owen.
    She said she already has her ticket for her 80th class reunion and plans to be there.
    Mrs. Owen is a resident of Cedar Ridge Health Campus, but don’t let the nursing-home stigma fool you. She goes out to the dining room each meal, goes to her beloved Cynthiana Christian Church when she can and enjoys telling about her life.

  • Grand jury issues seven indictments Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,

    Jamie O’Connell, who was first charged with escaping from a Harrison County Transportation Deputy in March, has been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on a bail-jumping charge.
    According to the indictment, O’Connell, 28, between May 5 and May 17, O’Connell removed her Kentucky Alternative Program’s ankle monitor and failed to appear in court for her arraignment on the felony escape charges.
    O’Connell’s bond was set at $5,000.

  • Garrison changes plea in drug-trafficking case

    Becky Barnes,

    Formal sentencing will be held July 5 for Timothy Garrison, who entered guilty pleas Tuesday to 13 charges made against him earlier this year.
    Garrison, 55, was arrested on Jan. 4 by Kentucky State Police during a traffic stop for failure to maintain his lane.
    Police said they found three tobacco cans in the front console of his vehicle containing a large amount of individually packaged paper bindles of heroin.

  • Paxton Manly heads second Summer Concert Series show

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce--sponsored Summer Concert Series resumes tomorrow night, June 10th in downtown Cynthiana.
    Pop musician Paxton Manly will be the featured performer tomorrow night, with his show beginning at 7:30.
    Manly and his band will be set up on the front steps of the new Justice Center.
    Originally from Elkhart, Indiana, Manly now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He has a four-octave range and performs in the style of Maroon 5, Train, John Mayer, Bruno Mars or any of several current or past big-name performers.

  • HarriCyn Athletic Center to open new building on June 14

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The HarriCyn Athletic Center at the Harrison County Business Park is having its second grand opening on Tuesday, June 14 from 6-7:30 p.m.
    Building B’s grand opening next week promises to be worthwhile for current or future patrons who attend.
    Thee will be drawings held for free classes of Pound or Zumba, $50 off for a two-hour rental for birthday parties, and much more.

  • Harrison County VFD Fish Fry
  • KSP identifies checkpoints in Harrison County for traffic safety

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes.  During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • Changes made for the 2017-2018 FAFSA

    Those students seeking federal student aid from FAFSA will now need to apply online starting Oct. 1, 2016 at fafsa.gov.
    Needed to apply will be school year attending college, FAFSA submission date, and income information from 2015.
    Students will need to create their FSA ID (username and password); if the student is dependent, at least one parent must also set up and FSA ID and use it to electronically sign the FAFSA, student and parent will need different email addresses.

  • Razor finishes law degree

    Brooke Razor graduated Cum Laude from Villanova Law School on Friday, May 13. During her time at Villanova, she became very involved with campus organizations including the Women’s Law Caucus, Public Interest Fellowship Program with which she served as co-chair of Outreach, and was invited to be on the 3L Legacy committee.

  • The Great Museum Treasure Hunt