Local News

  • Sink hole opens near Fire District office

    Doug McCarty thought that the ground felt a little soft at a spot behind the Harrison County Fire District Office, formerly Curves. When he kicked at it, the unexpected happened. The ground fell away revealing a sink hole estimated at about 12 - 15 feet deep.

  • Early detection gives hope to those diagnosed with breast cancer

    Just over 50 years ago, only about 20 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer would live longer than five years. In 2013, according to the American Cancer Society, women diagnosed with breast cancer have a 90-95 percent survival rate. If detected while cancer is confined to the breast, the survival rate is about 98 percent.

  • Screams, screeches and scares; get ready for haunted houses

    Thanks to Billy and Troy Roberts and the Harrison County High School cheerleaders, the hills and valleys of Harrison County will echo with the screams of terrified teens, traumatized tots and more than a few dozen addled adults. 

    Okay, they each did promise to hold back on the children.

    A little bit. 

  • Development Authority moves ahead with website

    Recovering from recent setbacks in leadership and permanent office space, the Cynthiana/Harrison County Economic Development Association (EDA) is moving forward with finishing touches on the “It’s All Good in Cynthiana” website and with the process to find a new executive director.
    Frazer LeBus, chair and interim EDA director, said that the authority’s general strategic plan to aggressively market Harrison County for industrial and business development is moving forward.

  • Phone scam claims calls originate at HMH

    Harrison Memorial Hospital administration reported Wednesday morning that it has been advised that individuals in the community have received phone calls from an 866-218-7985 number. With an automated call, identifying itself as “Harrison Memorial Hospital.” 

  • Brown admits she has $65K ring

    Just weeks before her criminal case will be heard in Harrison Circuit  Court, Brenda Kay Brown was found in contempt in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Lexington.

    At an Oct. 1 hearing, evidence was presented that the fair market value of items that Brown had not turned over to the court at $200,851.

  • Headstart feels pains of federal shutdown


    Children and teachers in the Community Action Headstart program were almost the people in Harrison County most impacted by the partial shutdown of the federal government last week.

  • Furnish sworn in as new circuit court clerk


    For the last 17 years Teresa Furnish has worked quietly and diligently as a deputy clerk for now-retired Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk Kathy Kearns.

  • 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.