Local News

  • Techau family celebrates 34 years, three generations in grocery business


    For the last 34 years, the Techau family has owned and operated the full-service grocery with a country store charm.

    The Techau family came to Harrison County in 1979 after Ken and Sanna bought what is now known as Ken’s NewMarket from Lee Sparks.

  • 20 authors set to headline writers' conference

    In connection with the annual Writer’s Conference, there will be nearly 20 authors at a Book Signing event at the Prizing House on Friday evening, Sept. 27.  

    The free public book signing will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  

  • Former Cynthiana author releases debut thriller

    VIP Ink Publishing, LLC, recently signed suspense thriller author Sarah McClain. 

    McClain began writing stories and poems at a young age; each character or rhyme was hers to bend or manipulate. McClain’s possesses a gift of writing enthralling suspense novels with delightfully twisted plots. 

  • Clinic Pharmacy celebrates 15th anniversary


    Larry Wiley, R.Ph., has watched the pharmacy business change a lot over the course of his 35-year career and most changes have been a huge benefit to the consumer. 

    When he started working, he said that the vast majority of people paid cash for their medicines and only a small percentage had an insurance co-pay.

  • FFA mums available at HCHS

    By Morgan Bretland, FFA Reporter

  • Deputy director resigns from Parks and Recreation

    Jim Milam’s resignation as deputy director of Harrison County Parks and Recreation was officially accepted at the regular meeting of the department’s board Monday night.
    Milam said that he appreciated the time in which he served as deputy director, but that he felt it was time to move on. His resignation will be effective two weeks from this coming Friday, Sept. 13.

  • Fiscal court is ‘moving forward’ with plans to renovate old courthouse

    Renovation of the historic Harrison County Courthouse is moving forward.
    By a 7-1 vote, with Magistrate Bradley Copes the sole dissenting vote, the Harrison County Fiscal Court approved a motion to move forward with plans for the renovation of the courthouse.
    Renovations will be based upon design specifications submitted to fiscal court members last July.
    Discussion of the courthouse renovation was an added agenda item which Judge Executive Alex Barnett introduced following the conclusion of new business items.

  • Board wants more stringent law to deal with code violators

    Cynthiana Code Enforcement board chairman Mike Aldridge asked the Cynthiana City Commission to consider making its ordinance for violators more strict.
    “The frustrations are that we have dealt with the same people, the same homes and we’ve seen no progress,” Aldridge said.
    The code enforcement board recommended that fines for violations be increased from $25 to $50 for first offenses. Other fines would also be increased.

  • News briefs

    The fifth annual Writers’ Conference opening session will feature one of central Kentucky’s most outstanding journalists, Tom Eblen, Lexington Herald-Leader columnist.  The class, “Words in the Universe”  will begin Friday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. at the Licking Valley Campus.  

  • His biggest race was a run for life

    Michael May was the champion of a special race last spring. It was a race in which everyone was a winner and May was given the unique opportunity to express thanks to God for the life he was given by giving life to someone else.
    May was barely 3-months-old when he gave his parents the scare of a lifetime. He began having difficulty breathing, a result of a condition called hydrocephalus, and had to be airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital for emergency surgery that saved his life.