Local News

  • Soldier's military funeral will be held in Cynthiana

    Sgt. Jeremy Russell Summers, 27, who was killed in Afghanistan on July 13, was escorted to Ware Funeral Home Monday morning by the Patriot Guard Riders.
    A full military honors service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday for the Bracken County soldier.
    Summers was killed after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire on July 13. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Art Walk welcomes songwriters July 29

    By Noel Christian Riddell, Guest writer
    Every song, from million-selling chart toppers to bluegrass standards to ‘The Old Rugged Cross,’ was written by someone.  
    Whether pecking away at the family piano, humming while they worked, or strumming a guitar, the songwriter experienced a crystalline moment of inspiration in which words, melody and music gave birth to a song. In western music there are only 12 notes and every song from a simple blues to the most intricate baroque piece is composed from them.  Songwriters possess a potent gift.

  • Clip & Save

    What started as a plan to save money has turned into competitive game for three Harrison County women who take couponing seriously.
    While they are serious about cutting their bills for groceries, toiletries, medicines and household items, none of them consider themselves “extreme” couponers.
    Jama Rose, who has been clipping coupons for about two years, said the couponers who take it to the extreme are making it more difficult for the men and women who are the average couponer.

  • Charges filed in prank call to 911

    Phone calls to the E-911 dispatch center last Thursday morning that claimed that a woman had been stabbed inside the old Curves building on Poplar Street were a hoax.
    An estimated 38 phone calls were logged at the dispatch center over several hours beginning at 3 a.m.
    Police have since filed charges against David Burden II, 21, for harassing communications and falsely reporting an incident.

  • Bar fight victim cut with broken beer bottle

    A Harrison County man is still recovering from a bar dispute that went from verbal to physical and his alleged attacker is in jail.
    According to Harrison County Deputy Nathan Gasser, Michael Bales, 26, came into the sheriff’s office on Monday, July 11, to report an assault that took place at Fatboy’s Bar located on US 27, on Saturday, July 9.
    Gasser said he was provided with photos taken by Bale’s wife the night that the incident occurred showing the extent of his injuries.

  • Talbott trial set for Oct. 26

    A jury trial will be held in Harrison Circuit Court for Jaron Talbott on Oct. 26.
    Talbott, who is charged in the May 29 shooting at Harrison Square that sent two victims to the hospital, has entered a not guilty plea to charges of second degree assault and wanton endangerment.
    A final pretrial hearing will be held Oct. 18.
    He is being held at the Grant County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.

  • Southwood pretrial Aug. 2

    A pretrial conference will be held Aug. 2 in Harrison Circuit Court for Sandra Southwood.
    Southwood is charged with  first degree wanton endangerment, first degree assault, first degree criminal mischief, first degree fleeing or evading and third degree criminal mischief stemming from an incident on Confederate Drive on July 30, 2010.
    Southwood is accused of shooting at her ex-husband and his girlfriend.

  • Moss charges dismissed

    Charges against a Cynthiana teen have been dismissed in Harrison District Court.
    Josh Moss, 19, was charged July 4, in connection with the alleged throwing of a Molotov cocktail into the window of a West Pleasant Street home on June 21.
    Moss’ charges were dismissed Monday without prejudice, which means they can be refiled later.
    Also charged with the first degree attempted arson was Larry Nolen Jr., 22. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Harrison District Court on Monday, July 25.

  • Former KSP trooper’s truck vandalized, reward offered for arrest, conviction

    A retired Kentucky State Policeman is offering a cash reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalizing his truck.
    An initial vandalism report taken by Harrison County Sheriff Department Deputy Nathan Gasser was only two days old before an additional report was needed on a Dodge truck owned by former KSP trooper Kenny Jones.
    “I received a call on July 13 in regards to a vandalized truck on KY 3004,” said Gasser. “I met with the owner of the truck, Kenny Jones and observed the keyed marks on the vehicle.”

  • Frames ‘N Christian Things

    In business as Frames ‘N Things for 25 Years, Pat Terhune and her daughter Denise Lyons recognized a need for Harrison County.
    Now operating as Frames ‘N Christian Things, the store has taken on service to area churches and individuals for all things religious.
    Terhune said it wasn’t long after the announcement that Cynthiana’s Christian Bookstore would be closing that her daughter approached her about making sure area churches are able to get their study materials.