Local News

  • New vet takes over Brooks Animal Clinic

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern

    Cynthiana pets and pet owners take notice, there’s a new doctor in town.
    Doctor Amberlee Cobler, 30, is a veterinarian who has been practicing all over of Kentucky for four years. Cobler initially practiced as a traveling vet under the company name Pet Wellness on Wheels. Now, Cobler will be moving her practice off the road and into a clinic, taking over the Brooks Animal clinic in Cynthiana.

  • Cynthiana makes it . . .

    Editor’s note: The following the third in a series of stories about Cynthiana’s industry and manufacturing operations.

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern

    Odds are, people who work anywhere there’s a fear of falling objects have probably seen the name Bullard before.
    Founded in 1898, Bullard Co. is a leader in the production of high-quality protective equipment and is a fifth generation family owned company.

  • Fowler returns to high school as principal

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Steven Fowler, principal for the last 10 years at Southside Elementary School, will change professional residences and become the principal at Harrison County High School, starting with the 2017-18 school year.
    He will succeed Amy Coleman who resigned recently to take a position in the Fayette County School District.

  • Inmates working to reduce sentences

    Becky Barnes,

    For Timothy Henry, who was serving out a 15-year sentence for second-degree arson, having the opportunity for work release in Cynthiana may just be the break he has needed.
    Henry, 35, is from Estill County where he said trouble breeds trouble.
    He admitted that if he was released with nothing better to do than go back to Estill County, he would likely end up back in jail.

  • Summer Food Service Program offered at the following locations

    The Harrison County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
    Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the following sites and times:
    • River Road Ball Park, May 30-Aug. 4, Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 p.m.
    • Berry City Park, May 30-Aug. 4, Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 p.m.

  • Chamber Glow Run is Saturday, July 8

    Saturday, July 8, is the Chamber of Commerce Glow Run 5K at Northside School. This race is the second installment of the Triple Crown Series.
    This year, the Chamber has added and changed several things to make this run/walk a family fun event as well.
    Each registrant will receive a Glow Run 5K tank, a rad pair of sunglasses and glow bracelets. The Chamber also ordered over 100 pounds of neon-colored powder to be thrown throughout the race. This powder will glow under the black light photo booth at the end of the race.

  • Amish buggy safety issues raised with fiscal court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court revisited the issue of Amish buggies on county and state roads and the possible damage they are doing, as well as traffic safety issues surrounding them.
    Freddie Riickert, a resident of Salem Pike, spoke to the court about his concerns and frustration with the lack of action taken by the court to regulate those Amish buggies.

  • Cynthiana makes it ...

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern

    3M Cynthiana is a juggernaut of industry tucked away on New Lair Road.
    Cynthiana residents have probably drove by the plant more times than they can count, but some may not know they’ve used products that were made there.
    If a person ever uses Post-it notes or Scotch tape, odds are they were made right here in Cynthiana.
    “We supply all of the U.S and even ship some worldwide,” said Eric Opland, 3M Cynthiana plant manager.

  • Work Ready scholarships available to students at MCTC/LVC, other schools

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer Intern

     Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an initiative to forward Work Ready scholarship program.
    According to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) website, the Work Ready scholarship program is designed to help Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate’s degree afford an industry recognized certificate or diploma.

  • Did You Know

    Fab 4th is Saturday
    at Flat Run
    The Rotary Club’s Fabulous Fourth activities will be Saturday at Flat Run Veterans Park.
    According to Howard Fryman,  Rotary president, the afternoon will get underway at 2 p.m. A $5 gate fee will be charged per carload.
    There will be entertainment for young and old -- bounce houses, music and the popular fireworks show at dusk.
    Fryman said the city and county governments work together to provide the fireworks that conclude the Fabulous Fourth event, which is held at Flat Run Veterans Park.