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  • The ‘Yes’ of Life

    What do all models, musicians, actors, writers, and artist of all genres have in common? The extreme highs and lows of the entertainment and arts industries. The manic behavior of the numerous and dreaded “no” and then that one simply and satisfying “yes.” It is what we do with those yeses that make it count.

  • Law enforcement stepping up DUI efforts

    It’s difficult to relate to a national story unless it directly affects us.

    For the families and friends of the nearly 10,000 people who die every year in the United States as a result of drunk driving, the story is painfully real.

  • European vacation

    Lauren Clarke may have the best summer tales to share with her classmates after returning from a European tour.
    Clarke, 16, will begin her junior year at Harrison County High School with summer memories much more worthy of sharing than John Trevolta’s “Summer lovin.”
    As a part of the People to People Ambassador program offered to both middle and high school students across the nation, Clarke was given the privilege of spending three weeks in Europe as an American ambassador.

  • Early morning wreck sends two to UK Hospital

    A Thursday morning vehicle verses pedestrian accident resulted in two women being rushed to UK Medical Center.
    According to Cynthiana Police Sgt. Wilbur Gross, a call was made to dispatch around 3 a.m., Thursday Aug. 1, for a vehicle versus pedestrian accident near the John Hunt Morgan Bridge on US 27.
    Gross said a Toyota Camry driven by Larry Baldwin, 29, was headed north on US 27 when he fell asleep.

  • EDA opts to delay replacing executive director position

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority plans to fill the vacant executive director position as soon as changes are made.
    Discussion about future plans for the EDA  executive director position was the main topic of conversation at the monthly meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.
    Despite a recommendation to begin advertising for the vacant role, board member Shelia Currans felt that the need for advertising was a bit premature.

  • Grand jury issues 11 indictments Tuesday

    Jimmy Anthony Riley, 45, has been indicted on eight counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property ($500 or more but less than $10,000) and also seven counts of less than $500, when he allegedly obtained property valued at $500 or more but less than $10,000 from Paul McCauley.
    The incident is alleged to have taken place between May and June, 2013. Deputy Nathan Gasser of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department investigated the incident which involved blacktopping services.
    His bond is $22,000.

  • A heart committed to service

    Dr. Donald R. Stephens, 79, a board certified family physician passed away at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5 at UK Hospital.
    Stephens, a native of Williamsburg, KY, spent the last 52 years practicing medicine in Harrison County.
    According to a press release by Harrison Memorial Hospital, Stephens attended Cumberland College before finishing his undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky.
    In 1960, he earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville and interned at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

  • 'Chasing the Dragon'

    It’s called “Chasing the Dream.” But for nearly everyone in the running, it becomes a nightmare... also known as “Chasing the Dragon.”
    In the 1970s, heroin was the  drug of choice at nearly every social level. It didn’t discriminate.
    Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller said heroin fell out of favor with the drug culture in the early 1980s because of the danger.
    Now, decades later, heroin is re-emerging as the memories of the dangers have faded, according to local officials.

  • Carson named new HCFD Chief

    The Harrison County Fire Tax District has named Charles Allen Carson as the new Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department Chief.
    Carson, a member of the Cynthiana Fire Department and former assistant chief for Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department, will fill the vacant position of chief formerly held by his father for 31 years.
    “I am very, very excited to have this opportunity,” said Carson. “I know I have big shoes to fill, but I am appreciative for the opportunity.”

  • Did you know?

    Freshman
    orientation
    Aug. 8

    There will be a freshman orientation on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Harrison County High School auditorium.
    There will also be a meet and greet with teachers after the orientation. Parents of incoming freshmen are also welcome.

    Cynthiana’s Rod Run will host its first 5K run/walk

    The second annual Rod Run of Cynthiana will be held Saturday, Aug. 24. The morning will  kick-off at 8 a.m. with a Rod Run/Walk along Safety Way.