Local News

  • Kennedy plaque unveiled at City Hall

    Cynthiana City Commissioner Billy Grayson unveiled a memorial plaque honoring the late Dave Kennedy. The plaque is displayed at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Sports Center. Kennedy was instrumental in getting renovations completed at the City Hall gymnasium. Many of Kennedy’s family members and friends attended the unveiling, which was held Sept. 24.

  • Blessing Ball to be held Nov. 15

    Leesburg Christian Church to sponsor Blessing Ball 2013 “Starry Night” on Friday, Nov. 15, from 6-9 p.m.

    A fun evening of dining and dancing for adults with special needs.

  • Taste of Home Cooking School brings taste of fall to Cynthiana Nov. 12

    The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. As home cooks across the country head back to the kitchen to cook up fall’s comforting favorites, the Taste of Home Cooking School is preparing to share seasonal recipes that are certain to delight.  

  • County looks at interest rate for courthouse improvements


    To clarify confusion about the interest rate quoted  for the courthouse renovation project, Judge Executive Alex Barnett asked R. J. Palmer of Civic Finance Advisors to explain to fiscal court members why the estimated 1.92 percent interest rate suddenly became a 2.95 percent estimate.

  • City OKs swap with library for its expansion

    The Cynthiana City Commissioners agreed to swap pavement for pavement at Tuesday’s meeting to accommodate a library building project.

    James Gray, a member of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library board,  told commissioners that the library has outgrown its facility.

  • Federal government shut down creates local frustrations

    Those looking for the most immediate affect of the federal government shutdown on Harrison County can listen to the voice mail from the Department of Soil and Water Conservation announcing its indefinite closure.

  • Get into the Halloween spirit with Cynthiana’s Ghost Walk, hunt

    “Hey, you want to hear something really spooky?” The Cynthiana Ghost Walk returns for a seventh season!
    A good ghost story never gets old, Roger Slade, one of the Ghost Walk’s organizers, said. These stories are an integral part of the enduring popularity of the Cynthiana Ghost Walk.

  • Surprise rain causes standing water at high school


    A surprise thunderstorm sent bucket loads of rainwater rushing into the high school cafeteria and throughout rooms in the new high school extension early Thursday morning.

    The rain wasn’t enough to close school for the day, but it did prompt school administrators and student office aides to throw on rubber boots and help maintenance personnel and construction crews with the clean up.

  • Search and Rescue group has mock rescue to keep trained and ready

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    It took about 40 minutes for Harrison County Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers to locate their “lost hunter” during a mock training session in a remote section of the county recently.
    Out on Palmer Lane, just off of Mouth of Cedar Road in a remote northeastern section of the county, the SAR Team held one of its regular training sessions.
    According to Re’Jeana Craft, team liaison, and James McCarty, SAR chief, the team organizes a variety of different training sessions regularly for its team members.

  • Lions Club provides Youth Day experience for high school students

    Thirty-seven Harrison County High School students served with local elected officials in county and city government during its annual Youth Day on Oct. 1.  
    In preparation for Youth Day, HCHS students sought election to local public service offices, and engaged in a spirited campaign, seeking votes from fellow students.  The election process was followed by a school-wide vote and high school voter registration drive, where approximately 100 high school students registered to vote.