Local News

  • Chlorine leak shuts down water plant last Thursday

    Becky Barnes,

    A spec of dirt in a chlorine tank regulator caused a leak at the water treatment plant last Thursday night.
    Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders said the first call came about 7:30 p.m. after water plant employee Greg Herrington was mopping and noticed a strong chlorine odor.
    According to Gary Royalty, city public utilities director, Herrington followed protocol by making a 9-1-1 call immediately.

  • Misbranding of foods leads to recall of 168 pounds of beef, say health officials

    Athens Foods, Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 168 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, known allergens which are not declared on the finished product label.
    The steak fiesta, beef filled dough, items were produced on Sept. 23, 2015 and have a best by code of Nov. 23, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • News briefs

    Hospice recognized
    for commitment to veterans
    Hospice of the Bluegrass was recently recognized for extraordinary investment, commitment and achievement in providing quality end-of-life care to veterans and their families. The award was presented during the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s annual conference in Dallas. Hospice of the Bluegrass is a We Honor Veterans Level 4 partner, which is the highest distinction a hospice provider can receive.

  • Band has strong showing at state

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds presented its 2015 field show, “Rise,” at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 31.  
    After giving a strong performance, the band finished seventh in the state with a distinguished rating, its highest finish since 2009.  

  • Commission proceeds with rental property ordinance

    Becky Barnes,

    At Tuesday’s commission meeting, Cynthiana City Commissioner Mark Mattmiller introduced plans to get rental properties in the city up to code.
    He told commissioners that he believes the property issues should be divided into three separate but intermingled areas: on-going code enforcement, abandoned property and rental housing.
    His first priority will be to strengthen an ordinance to handle non-compliant rental properties.

  • Veterans' Day programs in Cynthiana

    HCHS to host Veterans’ Day program
    A Veteran’s Day Program open to all local veterans and their families will be held at the Harrison County High School on Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.
    The program will include guest speaker Dr. James Pettey, who is an Air Force Veteran.
    The program is being organized by Harrison County AFJROTC students.  The students will serve as emcees and have planned the entire agenda.  

  • Davisson earns D.C. trip through teacher nomination

    Becky Barnes,

    Nearly two years ago, while Alec Davisson was a fifth-grade student at Eastside Elementary, his teacher honored him with a nomination to the Washington School of World Studies.
    During fall break, Alec was able to reap the benefits of Jeff Kinney’s fifth-grade nomination.
    Alec made a trip to Washington, D.C., with his parents, Susan and Eric, for the week. However, Alec was able to break away for four days to attend the People-to-People World Leadership Forum.

  • Open call for community choir singers

    The Licking Valley Singers has openings in all sections (SATB) for its spring session - “Broadway and Beyond - Musical Theater from Stage and Screen.”
    Auditions will be held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15 and Tuesday evening Nov. 17. Please contact Karen Bear to schedule an audition time, 859-743-2190 or email rubybear@bellsouth.net.
    Rehearsals are Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 14. Performance dates are April 22 and 24.

  • Cash Express coat, toy drive underway

    Cynthiana’s Cash Express is accepting donations of coats, toys and canned goods during its 11th annual drive.
    Cash Express has teamed up with the Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department, the Harrison County Food Pantry and Clothing Closet to help distribute items to those in need.
    Drop-off locations have been set up at Cash Express, 219 S. Walnut St., Suite 4, Biancke’s, Harrison County Custom Designs, Cynthiana Vapor Shop, Flower Depot and AJ’s Flowers and Gifts.
    For more information, call the Cynthiana Cash Express at 859-234-8773.

  • 2-hour stand off with police ends peaceably

    Becky Barnes,

    A Cynthiana man was arrested  last week after a culmination of incidents led to a two-hour stand off on Elmarch Avenue Thursday night.
    According to police records, about 8 p.m., a report was made by a juvenile and her aunt that a man had exposed himself outside of Valero gas station. The man reportedly left the Bridge Street station in his vehicle.
    The aunt wrote down the license number and reported it to police.