Local News

  • City, county leaders discuss proposed Parks & Recreation changes Tuesday

    A special joint meeting was held between the city and county on Tuesday, June 19, to discuss and answer questions regarding a possible change in recreation.
    A presentation was given by Parks and Recreation developer Missy Lutz, which outlined a proposed solution to many unanswered issues regarding recreation in Harrison County.
    During the presentation, Lutz, along with other members of the board, outlined the structure of a new Parks and Recreation plan for Harrison County.

  • Missionary’s plans turn into survival mission

    As winter turned to spring last year, Debbie Haley was making plans for a summer mission trip to Guatemala.
    Her plans, however, were different from God’s plans.
    It was early spring when Haley decided to see her doctor because she said she just wasn’t feeling well.
    She couldn’t pinpoint her ailings, but she knew something wasn’t right.
    She went to her gynecologist in Georgetown and found herself on the fast track to UK’s Markey Cancer Center.

  • Commissioners consider raises for some city employees

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The Cynthiana City Commission is considering raises, but not across the board.
    The commissioners butted heads on how much a public works employee raise should be or whether a raise should be given.
    Mayor Steve Moses said he would be ok with a 5 percent raise if they look at raises again in six months.
    “My gut feeling is that we do the 2.96 percent, but I’m willing to go to the 5 percent,” Roger Slade, commissioner of public works, said.

  • Fiscal court says no to 5-acre minimum building lot size

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court has given the ok to planning and zoning amendments, minus the proposed five-acre A1 minimum.
    According to County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett, a mutual feeling between the magistrates put a hold on the proposed five-acre minimum for new lots built in agriculture zones in Harrison County.
    The proposed change, which was presented at the May 22 fiscal court meeting, would have changed the current specifications for building new residences in A1-zoned areas.

  • Former LVC student publishes book with online availability

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Cathy Wright, 59, a local author from Bourbon County and mother of two sons recently published her novel Cheyenne Moon, which was a long time in the making.
    Wright began working on the book 15 years ago and has been working on it on and off up through last month.

  • Browns clash in bankruptcy case

    Creditors in the Kay Brown Chapter 7 bankruptcy case have filed objections to her claims of exemptions.
    In documents filed in U.S. District Court, Lexington Bankruptcy, on May 24, guardian and conservator for former Cynthiana mayor  Jim  Brown, assert that Kay Brown should not be entitled to exempt any assets because of alleged fraudulent conduct in connection with the bankruptcy case and that she does not have any ownership interests in the assets claimed as exempt.

  • Mailbox bandits hit 104 boxes and counting

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak is still adding residents’ names to the growing list of homeowners who have fallen victim to mailbox vandalism. As of Thursday morning, the number was 104 and a possible suspect was being considered.
    According to Peak, approximately 20 mailboxes were destroyed by an unknown person or group Tuesday morning on Upper Curry Road and North US 27.
    “The incident occurred between 12:30 a.m., and 7 a.m. Tuesday,” said Peak.

  • Fixing a Historical Landmark

    Workers under the direction of Charles Schroder prepare to pump concrete on A Keller Dam Monday, June 11. Nearly 100 yards of concrete was pumped behind the dam in an effort to provide a brace for the new ridge cap that was poured Wednesday morning. The Cynthiana Fire Department and Public Works provided their services during the project. According to Mayor Steve Moses, the cap should be completely poured by 2 p.m., Wednesday.

  • Benson Road man charged with sexually abusing children

    Kentucky State Police have charged a Harrison County man with multiple sex offenses involving children.
    On Saturday, KSP was contacted regarding four children who had allegedly been sexually abused at 255 KY 1744 (Benson Road).

  • Summer feeding program at River Road underway

    The Harrison County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program with meals provided to all children without charge.
    Meals will be provided at the River Road Park through July 27, from noon to 12:30 p.m. No meal service will be provided on July 4.