Local News

  • 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.

  • Daughter's death raises awareness of P.O.T.S. disease

    The tragic circumstances that led to the premature death of a young Harrison County mother has inspired a family to raise public awareness of a disease that is uncommon enough to go undiagnosed for years.

  • Republican Party Elephant Stomp

    Elephant stomp.



    The Republican Party of Cynthiana hosted the 19th annual Elephant Stomp on Oct 19. Speakers included US Senate Candidate Matt Bevin and 4th District US Congressman Thomas Massie.

  • State Fire Marshal: ‘Change the batteries’ during Nov. 2 time change, brush up on winter-time fire prevention tips

    The Kentucky State Fire Marshal is reminding Kentuckians of two things this upcoming weekend: When you change your clocks back to standard time, change the batteries in each of your home’s smoke alarms; and, ensure that your home heating appliances are in safe working order.

  • Toy, coat, canned food drive

    Accepting new and gently used toys, coats, shoes and non-perishable food items in many drop off locations in Cynthiana. Donations need to be received by Dec. 12.

    Drop off locations are: Cash Express, Save-A-Lot, Papa Johns, World Finance, Rick’s Auto Repair, Something New Nail Salon, Finders Keepers, DG Schell Realty and many other locations.

  • Harrison County’s 9-11 Memorial is piece of history

    The Memorial to the 9-11 Tragedy on the Harrison County Courthouse Square is a blend of ideas that came from several sectors of the community. But the centerpiece of the monument, a dented and slightly twisted steel girder, is something far more unique and haunting.

  • HCHS model for academic intervention

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) named Harrison County High School as a model site for student interventions to improve individual academic performance. Harrison is one of only  three Kentucky high schools to have earned distinction for exemplary practices in this area.

  • Deputy Szem retiring from crime-fighting career

    Earlier this October, a deputy with the Harrison County Sheriff’s office officially declared his retirement after almost 50 years of service on the force.

    That’s dog years, you understand.