Local News

  • Penn to hold book signing Saturday

    Bill Penn, local historian, will be at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, 124 S. Walnut St., on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to sign copies of his book “Kentucky Rebel Town.” Cost is $47.70 with a portion being donated to the Museum.
    Also stop by during the Rod Run festivities and check out the Museum’s model car collection.

  • Berry Fire Department pinning ceremony

    The Berry Fire Department held its annual family dinner on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Berry fire house. Berry fire chief Orla Whitaker received his chief’s bugles from assistant chief, James House, left, and Capt. Gary Woods.

  • Dog park could be part of city/county partnership

    Becky Barnes,

    It just got a slight mention at Tuesday’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting, but if it comes to fruition, it will be a very popular decision among the canine population.
    County government was approached by Cynthiana Mayor James Smith about partnering with the purchase of 26-plus acres that adjoins River Road Park. It includes the lighted LeBus soccer field and more.

  • Zoning commission denies amendment for solar energy farm

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission refused to accept a request by representatives from Geenex and BayWa Renewable Energy for a text amendment to a previously accepted ordinance, concerning a proposed solar energy “farm” that will be located in Harrison County.
    At issue, is the 900 acre tract of land where the solar farm will be located in western Harrison County, and the decommissioning cost should the project cease operations in the future.

  • Judy publishes book of TWDD photographs

    Becky Barnes,

    The saying is “If you need someone to do something, find someone who is busy.”
    That person would be Shonda Judy.
    She is a photographer, but claims not to be a professional. She shoots pool as well as photographs. She is the APA league photographer. She enjoys archery and trap shooting. She likes to repurpose flea market treasures. She enjoys camping and kayaking. And, never is her Nikon D700 very far away.

  • Cynthiana Rod Run is Saturday

    Prepare to be wowed!
    Cynthiana’s 2017 Rod Run will be shining brightly this weekend.
    Beginning at 9 a.m., registration will get underway for the hundreds of cars that will line downtown. While registration is not required to show, it is necessary to be considered for prizes, which will be awarded at 4 p.m. at Rohs Opera House.
    There will be information booths throughout town where owners can register their ride.
    This will be the sixth Rod Run for Cynthiana. It just keeps getting bigger every year.

  • KSP investigates fatal collision in Nicholas County

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal collision between a Jeep and a motorcycle on US 68 in Nicholas County.
    The collision occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday on US 68. Preliminary investigation revealed that Roscoe Howard, 58, of Carlisle, was operating a 2016 Jeep westbound on US 68. Douglas Barton, 58, of Cynthiana, was operating a 1999 Honda motorcycle and was on US 68 traveling eastbound.

  • Judge sentences seven on Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,

    Seven individuals were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Heather Elaine Bailey, was sentenced to three years in prison on a single charge of flagrant non-support.
    Probation was denied and Bailey will have to serve her three years consecutively with charges in Johnson, Floyd and Madison counties.

  • City’s sewer bills to increase by $2 for residents

    Becky Barnes,

    Cynthiana residents can expect about a $2 increase in their sewer bills.
    The Cynthiana City Commission voted unanimously to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would raise rates for industrial, commercial and residential customers.
    Mayor James Smith said the increase will allow the city to cover its $6 million sewer bond and allow for replacing at least 1,000 feet of the city’s infrastructure each year.

  • Gaunce assumes reins at Licking Valley Campus

    Becky Barnes,

    Monday marked the 15-year anniversary of the move-in date for the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College.
    MCTC Cynthiana campus began in 1988 and will be celebrating 30 years next year.
    For 26 of those years, Lori Gaunce and been working in administration doing one job or another.