Local News

  • Harrison County Primary Election Recap Sheets, 2014

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  • City and county to participate in national Click It or Ticket campaign

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    The Cynthiana Police Department and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department are joining other agencies in the ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign.

  • McConnell, Grimes head to November ballot

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) and incumbent U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) will square off on the November ballot after each won their respective party bids.
    According to statewide numbers from the Kentucky State Board of Elections, McConnell earned 60.18 percent of the republican votes to his closest competitor Matt Bevins with 35.42 percent.
    In the democratic primary, Grimes led by a larger margin claiming 76.47 percent of the votes with her three competitors splitting the remaining votes.

  • Fryman, Arnold to face off on November general election ballot

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    The top two family court judge candidates will be headed to the ballot in the November General Election.
    Heather Fryman carried three of the four counties in the 18th Judicial District. She will be joined on the November ballot by Cynthiana attorney, Sam W. Arnold III.

  • HCMS student directs HCHS band in his original composition

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Audience members at the Harrison County High School Band concert Sunday afternoon may well have witnessed an historic debut when Dylan Etienne, 13, conducted the band in the performance of his original musical composition, “Minotaur’s Rage.”

  • Hawkins gets 13 years for firearm thefts, burglary and receiving stolen property

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Half of the duo that led two local law enforcement agencies on a cross-town chase on icy roads in January has been sentenced.
    Johnathan Hawkins, 28, who was the get-away driver following a burglary where firearms, knives and coins were taken, was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in prison.
    18th Judicial Circuit Judge Jay Delaney denied probation and ordered restitution to be made.

  • Fritz, Harney survive close call in county primaries

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Harrison County voters exceeded the statewide average for turnout in local election primaries on Tuesday.
    Out of 12,994 registered Harrison County voters, 4,911 of them, about 37 percent, were all that decided who would be managing the public functions of Harrison County for the next four years.
    The statewide totals were generally lower. About 27 percent turned out to vote in local elections.

  • Stephens unseats 24-year-veteran sheriff in rematch

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The re-match between Shain Stephens and incumbent Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton once again came down to a narrow margin of victory. This time, however, Stephens came out on the winning side of the race, unseating Hampton by a margin of 738 votes in Tuesday’s primary election.

  • Three incumbents claim primary victories

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Alex Barnett retained the office of Harrison County Judge-Executive after primary elections Tuesday night. He outpaced his fellow candidates by over a two to one vote margin and winning in all but one voting precinct.

  • Rep. Tom McKee honored for Distinguished Service to Agriculture

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McKee was honored with Kentucky Farm Bureau’s award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture during a special presentation at the Harrison County Farm Bureau offices Thursday night.
    McKee was nominated and selected for the prestigious award because of a long-time, high level of accomplished service to the state’s agriculture industry. He has done so within Farm Bureau circles, with other farm groups and as an elected official at the county and state levels.