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Local News

  • A Proclamation for Thanksgiving
  • Did you know?

    Cynthiana Publishing Co. closed Thursday
    The office of the Cynthiana Democrat and the Harrison Shopper will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The office will reopen for business on Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 a.m.

    Post office
    holiday closings announced
    The United State Post Offices in Cynthiana and Berry will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. It will be open for normal hours on Saturday, Dec. 24. The window will be open 9 a.m. - noon.  

  • IF you were to cook Thanksgiving dinner, what would you cook?
  • ‘Click It or Ticket’

    With the holidays upon us, millions of Americans are hitting the road to visit with family and friends.  The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) wants every celebration to be a joyous occasion, so travelers are reminded that state and local law enforcement will be out in force through the Thanksgiving weekend, sending the strong message to “Click It or Ticket.”

  • Fatal accident on US 27 North

    Travelers should avoid US 27 North around the 11 mile marker. Law enforcement and emergency responders are on the scene of a two vehicle accident that resulted in a fatality.

  • Accidental shooting in Claysville

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department was called out Tuesday, Nov. 15, around 1:10 p.m., to investigate an accidental shooting that took place on KY 1284, two miles from  the Claysville Store.
    According to the Sheriff’s report, Ike Montgomery of Berry was deer hunting on his sister’s property Tuesday morning in the Sunrise area.
    After Montgomery decided to call it quiets for the day, he called Adam Gibson, 27, to come pick him up from hunting.

  • Attorneys ask for delay of trial

    Just two weeks away from the start of a murder trial in Harrison County and the defense is asking to postpone the start.
    A hearing Tuesday to rule on the continuance request as well as eight other motions was cut short due to the absence of accused murderer Bass Webb.
    Judge Jay Delaney said that a transportation order was submitted and confirmation received. As well, Webb was to have been moved to the Grant County Detention Center last week. However, neither of those things occurred.

  • Over 800 meals expected to be served for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a time for families to reflect and give thanks for the blessings in their lives.
    For some, there is no better way to count your blessings than to help others.
    This will mark the fifth year that Unity Christian Church has sponsored Harvest of Hope with the help of community volunteers. Harvest of Hope is a Thanksgiving meal served free for anyone who wants to partake.
    Those who attend or have meals delivered can expect a traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll and either chocolate or white cake.

  • Angel Tree Project
  • Sentences imposed in seven Harrison criminal cases

    Seven individuals who have entered guilty pleas or were found guilty in Harrison Circuit Court were sentenced Tuesday with Judge Jay Delaney presiding.
    The prosecution’s recommended 10-year sentence for Sandra Southwood, who entered guilty pleas Nov. 1 to charges of first degree assault, four counts of first degree wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, first degree criminal mischief and two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, was upheld.
    Southwood shot her ex-husband’s girlfriend in the leg during a shooting rampage on July 30, 2010.