Local News

  • Special issue salutes local heroes

    Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93. Heroes stepped out of ashes on Sept. 11, 2001.
    Today, we honor our local heroes, who make rescues everyday with a special section inside this week’s issue.

  • Taste of Harrison County events are Saturday

    It comes around only once a year and this Saturday is the 2011 version.
    “It” is A Taste of Harrison County.
    Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday booths selling or displaying various arts and crafts will be opened.
    This will follow the annual Born to Run 5K and the Little Feet, Big Feet family walk, which begin at 8 and 9:30 a.m. respectively.
    According to Pat Grenier, organizer for the Born to Run, over 500 runners have pre-registered. Registration will open Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Chamber office.

  • Body of missing man found at river

    The body of a missing Lebanon, Ky., man who was residing at a Falmouth Rest Home, was found along the banks of the Licking River in Pendleton County on Saturday.
    According to information from the Kentucky State Police, Joseph Larry Lee, 32, was last seen on Aug. 4 when he left the nursing home.
    According to his family, Lee suffered an acquired brain injury during his childhood. As a result, he suffered from  schizophrenia. He was also diabetic and bipolar.

  • Wife threatened at gunpoint in domestic dispute

    A Harrison County man was taken into custody after he allegedly threatened to shoot his wife and himself Wednesday, Aug. 31.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak was dispatched around 7 p.m., for a domestic dispute in progress on Ledford Trail, which is located off of Twin Creek Road in western Harrison County.

  • ‘Copper King’ faces more charges

    After serving a portion of his sentencing, the self proclaimed Copper King is back in jail on charges from Nicholas County.
    Trever Gill, 30, was taken into custody by Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak on Aug. 24, on 14 charges that he had accumulated in Nicholas County.
    Gill, who was arrested in December of 2010 for receiving stolen property, was sentenced on April 26, 2011, for two years. However, Gill made parole on April 17, 2011, after serving only 121 days of his two-year sentence.

  • Safety Town
  • ‘Fantasticks’ is next harriCYN production, Oct. 7, 8, 9

    The harriCYN Community Theatre’s latest endeavor will be nothing if not fantastic!
    On Oct. 7, 8 and 9, the local cast and crew will present “The Fantasticks” at Rohs Opera House.
    “Our cast and crew represents our community well,” said Missy Lutz, the show’s producer. “There are teachers, a doctor, police officer, construction worker... It is a community.”
    Lutz described this production as being quite different from the most recent “Our Town.”

  • Have dinner with David Sheely

    With Labor Day comes summer’s symbolic end. The nights grow longer, the temperature starts its steady decline, and the leaves begin to take on their autumn hue.  
    It was these longer nights which brought families and friends closer to the fireplace in the evenings. In the days before television, when winds blew chill and the day’s work was done, families drew close together and someone would invariably tell a story.  

  • Aeolian Hall transformed to dance studio each Saturday

    Sounds can be heard from overhead as one walks inside the doors of Rohs Opera House and the sounds are not from spirits and ghost but rather from little tiny dancers.
    Aeolian Hall is currently serving as the studio used for teaching young, middle and older girls and boys how to dance all types of genre from ballet to hip-hop.
    Dancing instructor, Ann Talbot, drives every week from her home in Campbellsville, Ky., to teach dance to several young girls enrolled in Ann’s Dance.

  • Brown civil suit refiled in Magoffin

    The dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Brenda Kay Brown against Edwin M. Culbertson in Johnson County on Aug. 19 was not the end of the civil matter.