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  • MCTC offering online classes

    Would you like to complete or begin earning a certificate or degree without having to travel to campus? Maysville Community and Technical College has the solution.
    MCTC offers classes and academic programs completely online and on many schedules throughout the year.   
    Classes in a variety of subjects such as dinosaurs and disasters, criminal justice, law enforcement, energy systems, 3D gaming, English geography, accounting, and much more.
    MCTC is now accepting students for the Spring 2013 semester scheduled to begin Jan. 14.  

  • Navistar staying through July 2015, says EDA executive director

    While early reports were shaky for the future of E-Z Pack in Cynthiana, it’s  now confirmed that the new owners will remain in Cynthiana through July 2015.
    Darlene Bussell, Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority executive director, told Cynthiana commissioners Tuesday that Navistar recently confirmed its intent to remain through the end of the 2015 lease.
    Bussell said work now needs to be done to help grow the business and not just retain it.
    Bussell added that other economic futures are looking brighter as well.

  • Court not satisfied with report on financials from Brown’s Ambulance

    Several Harrison County magistrates proclaimed their displeasure after a review of Brown’s Ambulance financial statement.
    Once again attention was focused on Brown’s Ambulance after the Harrison County Fiscal Court got a glimpse of the first financial statement in several months.
    In the statement, Brown’s reported a nearly $10,000 loss for the months of July through September.

  • 40 years and counting

    After 40 years in Cynthiana, fifth-generation Bullard granddaughter says the move to small-town USA has met every need of the still-family-owned business.
    Unless one stumbled onto Bullard’s website, the mounds of history behind one of Cynthiana’s shining stars would never be completely known or understood.
    The business saw its first light of day in 1898 San Francisco when Edward Dickinson Bullard began supplying carbide lamps and other mining equipment to gold and copper miners in California, Nevada and Arizona.

  • Gun thief enters guilty plea in federal court

    A Cynthiana man first indicted in federal court on a theft charge has entered a guilty plea.
    Jonathan Wayne Moore was indicted in July in Lexington on a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
    Last week, Moore entered a guilty plea to the charge and was recommended to serve a 15-year sentence, according to Cpl. Walter Tapp who first charged Moore.
    Moore was arrested on May 21, just minutes after he entered Cynthiana Jewelry and Pawn Shop on Church Street and fled the store with a .38 pistol.

  • Teen killed in Saturday wreck

    One Cynthiana teen is in serious condition following a fatal crash that killed her cousin on US 62 East Saturday, Dec. 8.
    The Christmas holiday will serve as a reminder of tragedy for one Cynthiana family following the fatal crash on US 62, which claimed the life of Cynthia Neace, 18.
    Neace was the passenger of a 1988 Ford Escort, which was being driven by Kristina Noble, 18, on US 62 around 6:15 p.m. right before the wreck.

  • Teen dies Monday after Saturday wreck

    A weekend wreck on US 62 East has claimed the life of one Cynthiana teen and left another in critical condition.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Cynthia Neace, 18, of Cynthiana was pronounced dead at UK Hospital Monday afternoon following a single vehicle accident on US 62 approximately 11 miles from town. The accident occurred Saturday at 6:26 p.m.
    Sheriff's deputies also said that a second girl, Kristina Noble, 18, who was in the same vehicle, has been listed in critical condition following the wreck.

  • Fire, smoke damage Cedar Brook home Friday

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    A Friday night fire has left a Cynthiana family without their home for the holidays.
    At approximately 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, a call was made to dispatch for a possible fire at 72 Cedar Brook Drive.
    The owner of the home, Curtis Burkheart, advised authorities that his son had noticed smoke entering his bedroom just before the fire broke-out.
    The family, of three plus the girlfriend of the son, immediately exited the home where they watched as heavy smoke billowed from every opening.

  • The Nutcrackers

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    They stand as centuries in front of Teresa and Tom Dailey’s Pike Street home. And, if legend is true, they bring good luck to the family.
    Teresa should have plenty of luck to share.
    Over the last 10 years she has collected 150-plus nutcrackers that only come out during the holidays.
    She remembers the first as being a gift from a child she baby-sat and that has morphed into shelf after shelf of wooden soldiers in every size and shape.

  • Hilltop music programs will combine for HCL collection on Dec. 7, 8

    Christmas Harrison County Live will sport the talent of not only high schoolers this year, but middle school singers as well.
    Harrison County High School choir director Michelle Hassall has always been known to enjoy a challenge and this year’s Christmas HCL is nothing less than a challenge.
    On Dec. 7 and 8, over 150 students will fill the stage to bring Christmas cheer to the audience.