Local News

  • Burden assumes interim Main Street post

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Cynthiana Main Street program has a new, albeit temporary, director.
    Harrison County native, and business owner, Stephanie Pierce Burden assumed control of CMS on Tuesday as the program’s interim executive director.
    “It’s an odd situation and an odd transition,” said the 34-year-old mother of two. “I just want to maintain the enthusiasm that has been generated downtown.”

  • Creating Christmas

    Tayana and Karissa Williams are excited to open their packages at the Social Alliance for Empowering the Youth (SAFETY) Christmas party on Sunday. Children in the group were able to visit with Santa and open gifts

  • Wesley’s Place in Paris receives donations

    Lynn Alexander, principal owner of CarTown Chrysler of Paris, has partnered with local food banks in the communities where each of his four stores are located. This is the second year to partner with Wesley’s Place of Paris.
    CarTown Chrysler advertised in the area papers and on social media to promote the 2015 food drive and that it was a drop-off location for the public to bring in non-perishable food items for local families in need this holiday season.

  • Hunters prohibited from bringing harvested deer from CWD-positive states into Kentucky

    A disease fatal to deer and elk now exists in 23 states. Kentucky is not one of them – and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hopes to keep it that way.
    Hunters traveling to other states for the holidays should know the law before bringing a harvested deer or elk back to Kentucky. Violations can trigger a fine and potential confiscation of the animal and hunting equipment used to take it.

  • Leesburg Christian live nativity draws big crowd

    A big crowd was on hand last Friday evening at the Old Courthouse for the Live Nativity that was performed by members of the Leesburg Christian Church. Mary (Nikki Wiggins) and Joseph (Adam Mattox) were joined by several other members of the LCC, along with many animals. The Live Nativity was a part of Countdown to Christmas, a series of Friday night activities through December  sponsored by the Main Street Program.

  • Beagle indicted by Pendleton grand jury

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    A Harrison County teenager was arrested and charged with reckless homicide, following his indictment by the Pendleton County grand jury.
    Bradlee Beagle, 19, was taken into custody by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department on Monday and lodged at the Bourbon County Detention Center.
    Beagle was the driver in a one-car accident in January of this year when the passenger, Darin Williams, was killed.

  • Harrison County Food Pantry provides Christmas boxes

     The Harrison County Food Pantry worked last Thursday and Friday to help package and hand out over 400 food and toy baskets to families in need in Cynthiana and Harrison County. Volunteers worked hours to prepare for the holiday gifts. Volunteers are: not in order, Jack Sifford, Carol Hyatt, Lillian Sturgil, Mary Pope, James and Charlotte Custard, Paula Bowling, Joyce Cowden, Judy Hicks, Ann Swinford, Margaret Watson, Steve and Crystal Perry of Calvary Assembly of God Church.

  • HCHS Tri-M students entertain at Edgemont

    After school dismissed on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, the Harrison County High School Tri-M Music Honor Society sang and played Christmas Carols for the residents of Edgemont Manor Nursing Home.

  • Gray opts to begin college at home

    Autumn Gray graduated from Harrison County High School in the class of 2015. She attends the MCTC/Licking Valley Campus and is seeking an Associate’ Degree in Science.  
    Gray plans to transfer to a four-year university after receiving her associate’s degree.  
    “I chose to attend MCTC/LVC because it was affordable and close to home. It also allowed me to keep my job at Brooks Animal Clinic,” said Gray.  

  • Republican Party of Kentucky to hold Presidential Caucus

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    In a move that has been expected for some time, the Kentucky Republican Party has officially notified the State Board of Elections that it will hold a presidential caucus this coming March 5, in lieu of the traditional May primary,
    It will be the first time since 1984 that either major political party has opted for a caucus to choose its respective presidential candidate. In that year, both the Democrats and Republicans had presidential caucuses in Kentucky.