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Local News

  • Federal government shut down creates local frustrations

    Those looking for the most immediate affect of the federal government shutdown on Harrison County can listen to the voice mail from the Department of Soil and Water Conservation announcing its indefinite closure.

  • Get into the Halloween spirit with Cynthiana’s Ghost Walk, hunt

    “Hey, you want to hear something really spooky?” The Cynthiana Ghost Walk returns for a seventh season!
    A good ghost story never gets old, Roger Slade, one of the Ghost Walk’s organizers, said. These stories are an integral part of the enduring popularity of the Cynthiana Ghost Walk.

  • Surprise rain causes standing water at high school

     

    A surprise thunderstorm sent bucket loads of rainwater rushing into the high school cafeteria and throughout rooms in the new high school extension early Thursday morning.

    The rain wasn’t enough to close school for the day, but it did prompt school administrators and student office aides to throw on rubber boots and help maintenance personnel and construction crews with the clean up.

  • Search and Rescue group has mock rescue to keep trained and ready

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    It took about 40 minutes for Harrison County Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers to locate their “lost hunter” during a mock training session in a remote section of the county recently.
    Out on Palmer Lane, just off of Mouth of Cedar Road in a remote northeastern section of the county, the SAR Team held one of its regular training sessions.
    According to Re’Jeana Craft, team liaison, and James McCarty, SAR chief, the team organizes a variety of different training sessions regularly for its team members.

  • Lions Club provides Youth Day experience for high school students

    Thirty-seven Harrison County High School students served with local elected officials in county and city government during its annual Youth Day on Oct. 1.  
    In preparation for Youth Day, HCHS students sought election to local public service offices, and engaged in a spirited campaign, seeking votes from fellow students.  The election process was followed by a school-wide vote and high school voter registration drive, where approximately 100 high school students registered to vote.

  • Paving at Veterans' Park

    The Harrison County Road Department took a brief break from road work Tuesday morning to spread new asphalt on the gravel roads at Veterans Park. All gravel paths leading to the shelter house, playgrounds, and soccer fields are now paved. The paving also connects these roads to the walking track.

  • Teens caught with stolen loot

    A routine car search at the Hilltop Grill just after midnight Thursday morning found four young people in possession of a large amount of electronic equipment, some of which had been reported stolen a day earlier.

  • Health Exchange goes forward despite congress impasse

     

    Despite the volume of political rhetoric surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Washington, the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange (HBE) began operations last Tuesday and, for the time being, will continue enrolling people into health insurance programs, or eligible families into Medicaid, through March 30, 2014. 

  • Grand jury returns five indictments in Tuesday session

     

    The Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday issuing five indictments and passing five cases to the next grand jury meeting in November.

  • Dr. Usery joins McKemie, Besson in Cynthiana, Carlisle practice

    The way Andy Usery, M.D.  (pronounced “Uh”-sery) describes his childhood, born originally in Colorado, relocating to Tennessee for awhile before moving to Kentucky, it sounds almost like a cliched southern rock song. 

    His father got jobs in a lot of different places and the family traveled from home to home while he grew up, eventually setting down roots in Kentucky.