Local News

  • Eckler at HMH after ATV accident

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    A Harrison County man was injured in two-vehicle accident last Monday, March 21, and was eventually air-lifted to the UK Medical Center.
    Carl Ray Eckler was driving a Polaris EFI all terrain vehicle on Jones Lane when a vehicle driven by Zachary Arnold, also of Harrison County, struck him.

  • Charles Tribble Conservation Scholarship applications due

    The Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering $1,000 scholarships available for 2016.  These scholarships are open to any high school senior or graduate who is a resident of Harrison County and will be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at a two or four year accredited institution in a conservation, environmental, and/or science program of studies.  Applications are due to the conservation district by April 11, 2016.

  • Light It Up Blue: Autism Awareness Day is Saturday

    The Harrison County Courthouse will go blue Saturday to begin Autism Awareness Month. Saturday, April 2, is  Autism Awareness Day and will be celebrated with the courthouse lights going blue.
    This year’s event will be held at the courthouse beginning at 8 p.m.
    The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • HCHS graduation moved to Thursday, May 26

    After announcing last week that Harrison County High School’s graduation and the last day of school for students would be Friday, May 27, a change had to be made.
    Graduation has been moved to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Thursday will also the final day for classes and will be a half day.
    Project Graduation will be held on Thursday following graduation.

  • Currans overseeing growth at her beloved HMH

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Shelia Currans has health care in her blood. The current CEO of Harrison Memorial Hospital, began working at HMH in 1974 as a student nurse and has been there ever since.
    She is the daughter of a life-long health care provider and each of her three sisters are also employed in the health-care field.
    Her mother, Bettye Marshall, is a retired R.N. and Director of Nursing at HMH. She spent her entire career at the local hospital.

  • Circle K robbed Wednesday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    At about 2:30 a.m. the Circle K (formerly Fast Max), on U.S. 27 South, gas station and food mart was victimized by an armed robber.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said that a female assailant held a pistol to the head of the cashier, demanding money. She fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
    The armed robber was identified by a security camera and was later arrested at her residence in Berry.

  • Wednesday morning stabbing

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    A Cynthiana woman was stabbed multiple times Wednesday morning and was eventually air-lifted to a Lexington hospital, according to Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson.
    Johnson said that an E-911 call was received at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, concerning the stabbing that occurred at 107 West Pearl St., in Cynthiana.
    He said the alleged assailant was taken into custody shortly after the incident. The victim was able to identify her attacker.

  • Teddy Taylor to speak at Westside

    Former HCHS football star, and EKU All-American, Teddy Taylor will speak to all third, fourth and fifth grade students at Westside Elementary next Wednesday, March 30, as a part of the school’s Career Day activities.
    Taylor will begin his presentation at 8:30 a.m. and will be joined by several other people from the community, addressing the students on a rotational basis about career choices.

  • Frankie Taylor Memorial Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday on the Hilltop

    The 11th annual Frankie Taylor Memorial Easter Egg Hunt will be held this coming Saturday, March 26, at Ingles Stadium on the Hilltop.
    The Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. and is free to all participants. Toddlers through 11 year-olds are invited to the hunt.
    This Easter egg hunt is named in honor of Frankie Taylor, who was a child-loving former magistrate of the Harrison County Fiscal Court who passed away on March 18, 2006.

  • Last day of school, graduation tentatively set for May 27

    Becky Barnes,

    Pending no more snow days or other issues to cancel classes, the Class of 2016 will graduate on Friday, May 27.
    Harrison County Superintendent of Schools Andy Dotson told board members Tuesday at their regular monthly meeting that May 27 would also be the last day for all students.
    Dotson reminded everyone that the date is tentative.
    “We’ve had some strange March weather,” Dotson said. “Some strange April weather too.”