Local News

  • Local forum set to address teen suicide

    Out of concern for the epidemic levels of teen suicide in the past year, Harrison County Schools have reached out to experts in adolescent behavior from the University of Kentucky to host a community forum for parents, leaders and other concerned citizens on Monday night, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Harrison County High School Auditorium.

  • SNAP cuts mean more food pantry demand

    Cuts in funding for the federal food benefits program known as SNAP may strain the ability of the local food pantry to serve family needs, said director Margaret Watson.

  • LVS weekend event features songs from the Silver Screen

    For their ninth musical extravaganza at the Cynthiana Baptist Church, the Licking Valley Singers are ready for their close-ups, Mr. De Mille.

  • May, Rogers withdraw request for new trial

    The two people who last week asked for a new trial following their conviction in a cattle rustling deal have withdrawn their request.

    Amanda May and Clarence Rogers Jr. were found guilty of receiving stolen property more than $500 and less than $10,000 during a two-day jury trial in Harrison Circuit Court that ended on Oct. 23.

  • Three accidents reported on Bypass

    Within the first four days of the Cynthiana Bypass opening, Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies responded to three car wrecks on the roadway. Two, including one injury accident, occurred at the intersection of Bypass Road and White Oak Pike near Westside Elementary school.

  • Grand jury issues two indictments Tuesday

    Two men were indicted by the new Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Jeffrey Streitenberger, 38, was indicted on a charge of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin, methamphetamine, morphine) first offense.

  • Donlon changes plea in sex-related case

    The Harrison County man who was arrested last spring from a Harrison County nursing facility on sex-related charges has entered guilty pleas to five counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

    Thomas A. Donlon, 70, was arrested May 2 following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police and Lexington Metro Police Department.

  • Law enforcement makes Friday morning drug sweep

    A group of drug suspects were hauled into the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning as part of Operation Black Friday.
    The Kentucky State Police, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) joined forces as part of a statewide sweep, according to Tpr. David Jones, KSP public information officer.
    The number of Harrison County’s arrests is still climbing.
    Charges were primarily for heroin trafficking. Those arrested have been sent on to the Bourbon County Detention Center.

  • US Forest Service waives fees for Veteran's Day weekend

    The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 9-11. The fee waivers – the fourth this year – are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the U.S. Forest Service. Concessionaire operated day-use sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.

  • Two convicted in cattle rustling want new trial

    Allegations of cattle rustling and two guilty verdicts landed two Harrison Countians in jail last week.
    Amanda May and Clarence  Rogers Jr. were found guilty of receiving stolen property more than $500 and less than $10,000.
    The pair was convicted on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Harrison Circuit Court and a formal sentencing was set for Nov. 5.
    The Commonwealth recommended that they be sentenced to serve a maximum of one year in prison. However, the sentencing was delayed to Nov. 5 pending a presentence investigation.