Local News

  • Family trio expands berry hobby/business

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Ed, Josh and Edwin Taylor are growing berries on their hillside.
    The family picked up the hobby  of growing blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in their spare time.
    “I wanted something I could do on a hill-side farm,” Ed Taylor said. “(To) keep me busy.”
    The Taylors have about  two and a half to three acres behind Ed Taylor’s house and another two and a half to three acres at Edwin’s house where they grow berries.

  • Harrison County Night at the Ballpark

    Harrison County will be guests at Whitaker Bank Park on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
    Tickets are still available at the Chamber office for $5 each. Hot dogs will be only 35 cents.
    The Licking Valley Singers will perform after the fifth inning.
    Purchase your tickets at the Chamber office. Call 234-5236 for more information.

  • State property tax remains at 12.2 cents

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2012 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.  
    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.
    This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2011 to 2012. If the increase in revenue is more than four percent after the exclusion of new property added to the tax roll during 2012, then the prior year rate must be reduced.   

  • Harrison, Cynthiana firefighters in Carlisle

    Cynthiana Democrat staffer Joshua Guthrie, a resident of Carlisle, has posted photos from the monster fire in Carlisle at www.cynthianademocrat.com.
    The fire started in an apartment building in downtown Carlisle, according to reports.
    Firefighters from Cynthiana and Harrison County are assisting with the battle.
    According to Cynthiana Chief Jay Sanders, five firefighters from Cynthiana and 10 from the Harrison County Volunteer Department have been sent to Nicholas County.

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  • Return Brown cash, property, says trustee

    While hearings are still pending in the Kay Brown bankruptcy case, the U.S. District Court trustee is seeking the return of property that belonged to Jim Brown.
    Kay Brown has dismissed all counsel in her bankruptcy case, but has asked that she be given more time to object to the court’s discharge or to sign a waiver of discharge.
    Judge Joseph M. Scott Jr. granted Kay Brown an extension to Aug. 9 to make any objection to the debtor’s discharge.

  • Fab 4th Saturday at Flat Run

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The Fabulous Fourth is set for Saturday, June 30, at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.
    This is the first year it will be at this park, Mike Fisher, president of the Rotary Club, said.
    “We’re sort of testing out the waters,” Fisher said. “It’s a very large park. It’s a really big area this year.”
    It will begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will begin around 9:45 p.m. or 10 p.m.

  • KSP charge Western Ave. woman with drug trafficking

    Responding to an anonymous tip, police went to 117 Western Ave. Sunday afternoon to conduct a child welfare check and came away with an arrest.
    According to Tpr. David Jones, public information officer for the Kentucky State Police, the tip advised that there was an infant in the home where there was possible drug use.
    Jones said the troopers knocked on the door and allegedly saw enough evidence in plain site to pursue a search warrant.

  • Heading back to class

    She’s spent her whole adult life seeing to the education of others. Now she’s heading back to the classroom, but not as the teacher.
    From middle school to high school and college, K. Bruce  Florence wanted to give learning opportunities where there might otherwise have been none.
    While she’s going back to the classroom to learn, ultimately Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus will benefit.

  • New Lair Road barn fire investigated

    Authorities are still investigating a barn fire that started early morning of Wednesday, June 20.
    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, a call was made to dispatch around 1:13 a.m., for a structural fire located on Old Lair Road.
    “The city fire fighters were called to the scene, however, the structural fire was actually located on New Lair Road,” said Sanders. “Since city fire fighters were already on scene, they proceeded to start the process of extinguishing the fire.”