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Local News

  • Young man drowns at Robinson

    A call for help was made to dispatch yesterday around 7:20 p.m., after a group of buddies’ afternoon of fun turned deadly when Brandon Holbert, 20, jumped from the dam in Robinson to the upper side of the dam.
    “We were told by the group  that the young man jumped into the deep water on the upper side of the dam and the current pulled him back over the top of the dam,” said Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton.
    Friends tried giving CPR to Holbert before EMS arrived but were unsuccessful.

  • Sleeping like a lamb

    Sara Dunham and her lamb “Lyla” take it easy in the shade after a morning filled meeting new faces at the annual Homemakers Day event. The annual event was held Friday at the Harrison County Courthouse lawn. The Beef Cattle Association was also preparing steaks and burgers.

  • Leaders say no to 14% pay increase

    The proposed 14 percent pay increase for recreation director Rick Chasteen was voted down last week by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Board, but not before long-time board chairman Dr. Rick Arnold walked away.
    On the agenda for the special meeting was the reappointment of long-expired board members. Arnold’s term expired two years ago. When Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses announced that Arnold had been reappointed, Arnold swiftly noted that he had not been reappointed in two years.
    “It’s not exactly a vote of confidence,” Arnold said.

  • News briefs

    Silver Eagles Day is Saturday
    Silver Eagles Day at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport will be held Saturday, May 14, starting at 10 a.m. Silver Eagles Day is an opportunity for volunteer pilots to take senior citizens from local nursing homes flying. In the past, citizens over the age of 80 have taken their first flight.

    Make-a-Blanket volunteers needed

  • Two recovering from motorcycle crash

    Mother’s Day happiness was put on hold after a multiple vehicle wreck caused two
    Harrison County men to be airlifted to UK Hospital. One of the men remains in serious condition the other is recovering at home.
    A call was made to dispatch at 10:31 p.m. Sunday, for an injury accident that occurred at the intersection of Edgewater and US 27, according to Harrison County Sheriff Deputy Tuan Kreer.

  • County, ambulance service at contract stalemate

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett explained that negotiations between the county and Rural Metro are stalled for the time being.
    Barnett and three other magistrates traveled to Louisville to meet with Rural Metro officials to discuss details of a contract between the county and Rural Metro.
    “They were open to every idea that we had except for our biggest stipulation,” said Barnett. “The county feels that we should control the certificate of need for the ambulance service and contract Rural Metro for their service.”

  • Local relief effort underway for rural Alabama

    Five local agencies look to provide relief to the rural, tornado-ravaged areas of Alabama. They are calling all Harrison County citizens to help their efforts.
    Harrison County Cooperative Extension Services have organized with Farm Bureau, Harrison County Fiscal Court, Harrison Ag. Council, and Young Farmers in a joint effort to help aid the rural communities of North Western Alabama.

  • HCHS’s first physician retiring after 48 years

    After 48 years of service to the medical profession, Dr. Joe Amos Nichols has decided to retire.
    Growing up on a farm on Republican Pike, which he still owns, Nichols said he lived the typical life of a farmer’s son.
    From feeding and milking cows, to tending the fields and gardens, Nichols was active and usually found one step behind his father on the family farm.
    Nichols said he has always had a passion for life and trying to understand how it works.

  • Homemaker Day
  • Commission votes again to offer hazardous duty retirement

    “I thought this was settled in January,” said Commissioner Gary Brunker regarding a resolution for implementing hazardous duty retirement for Cynthiana’s police and firefighters.
    In late January, the commission voted 3-2 in favor of reinstituting hazardous duty retirement after it was discovered that some newly hired officers believed they had that benefit and that the handbook still validated that belief.