Local News

  • Downtown clean up

    Zach Pergram, student minister at Leesburg Christian Church, trimmed the hedges outside of the Harrison County courthouse on Saturday. The day was designated a Downtown Cleanup Day and drew several volunteers to aid in the beautification of Cynthiana’s downtown area.

  • News briefs

    Three candidates file
    for vacant city seat

    Three candidates have filed to run in the Nov. 3, 2015, election for the one vacant Cynthiana City Commission seat.
    John Carter, Jada Walker Griggs and Josh Jenkins will be on the November ballot along with numerous state offices, according to Linda Furnish, Harrison County clerk.
    Griggs is currently serving out 2015, the first year in the unexpired term of Walter Tapp, who resigned.

  • Formal sentencing set for four Cynthiana defendants who entered guilty pleas

    Becky Barnes,

    Four defendants who were scheduled for jury trials on Aug. 27 changed their pleas during pretrial conferences Tuesday.
    Joanne Tuite, 43, entered a guilty plea to multiple drug-related charges.
    Tuite was indicted in February on 15 counts of drug trafficking offenses.
    On Tuesday, as part of her plea agreement, five of the charges were dismissed.
    Her formal sentencing will be Sept. 1 in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Commission hears complaint about Rev. Ross Park condition

    Becky Barnes,

    A former Rev. Ross Park board member wants to see the park brought back to a condition that would welcome visitors.
    Brian Williams told commissioners Tuesday there were several things that needed to be done at the park. He said he had taken his issues to the Parks and Rec board but so far no improvements have been made.

  • Sanitation district extension approved for complaint answer

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Sanitation District (HCSD) has requested and received more time to file its answer to a complaint submitted late July by a resident of the Cedarbrook subdivision.
    HCSD now has until the end of the day Aug. 20 to file its answer to the complaint filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC). As of press time Wednesday morning, no filing had been reported on PSC’s website.

  • Over 1,500 cars expected for Cynthiana’s fourth Rod Run

    The 2015 Rod Run of Cynthiana is set for Saturday. Jerry Adams, organizer and founder of the event, said he expects anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 cars to be on display.
    A variety of events and competitions will be held throughout the day. In addition, Live bands will play throughout the day. Battlegrove Trio will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Pike and Walnut streets. The Eric Cummins Band will take the second stage at 11 a.m., and Sidewinder will take the first stage at 6 p.m.

    Here is a schedule of events:

  • Cynthiana man says he drank six beers before crash

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    A Cynthiana man is accused of driving away from an accident with his truck’s tailgate dragging the ground before being stopped and arrested on numerous charges, including driving under the influence.
    The man also is reported to have had his wife and 3-year-old son in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

  • Safety field trip
  • Eight students from Harrison County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Eight 2015 graduates of Harrison County High School have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • Nursing students begin fall classes at MCTC/Licking Valley Campus

    This fall 15 freshman nursing students began working towards their new career as they started classes on Aug. 17, at the MCTC/Licking Valley Campus.  
    Students will work for two years to achieve the associate of nursing degree. After this course of study as graduates, they can work at a variety of places such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctor’s offices, etc.