Local News

  • Officials question condition of horses

    It’s been more than a year since court-ordered restrictions for having horses on their property expired, but more horses have been found in alleged poor condition at Dinah and Haskel Risner’s farm.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak said when he arrived at the Oddville-Sunrise Road farm Sunday afternoon he found two horses down, including one that was lying in the road.
    “It had collapsed at the fence and slid under the fence, off of an earth embankment and into the road,” Peak said.


    It will certainly be an April to remember in the Connersville area as the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down.
    Residents of the Connersville area got their first good look as the sun shed light on the piles of destruction that was left behind by the destructive tornado that touched down  Saturday morning, April 23.
    “I looked outside and all I could see was what looked like brown smoke, like in a dust storm, and a lot of rain,” said Laura Clifford, a resident in the Connersville area.

  • Gathering pills

    The Drug Enforcement Administration will have a one-day event geared toward the removal of all unwanted or expired pharmaceutical pills from the homes.
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s office will be the drop-off site where all unwanted medication can be brought  Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    No identification is required and no questions are asked. All unwanted medication including over-the-counter nasal decongestants, like Sudafed are welcomed to be dropped off.

  • Recreation board terms, director’s salary questioned

    A sense of uncertainty ran through the better part of the April 21, Recreation Department Board meeting as one magistrate questioned expired terms and director’s salary.
    During the monthly meeting of the Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Department, director Rick Chasteen questioned the status of his salary increase request.
    Magistrate Missy Lutz asked why the director felt he was entitled to a substantial raise.

  • HCMS FFA plans donkey basketball for May 6

    If you have ever tried to shoot a three-point shot from the back of a donkey... you might be a redneck!
    Harrison County might not be one of the counties that experiences the Kentucky pride of growing a Triple Crown winner but, on May 6, another four legged creature that goes “hee haw” might put ‘em on the map for strangest animal sports.
    This year marks the beginning of what could turn out to be a much anticipated event as the Harrison County Middle School FFA chapter presents Donkey Basketball.

  • Egg hunt rescheduled

    The Frankie Taylor Memorial Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 30, beginning at 11 a.m. at Flat Run Veterans’ Park. In the event of inclement weather, eggs will be distributed at Cynthiana Christian Church at 11 a.m.

  • Sign up for Code Red alerts

    A call from dispatch may mean the difference between being alert and not knowing what is to come. County and city officials are pushing for all city and county citizens to sign on to receive Code Red alerts.
    Anyone interested in receiving Code Red alerts from the 911 center, simply needs to fill out a form that can be picked up at the sheriff’s department, City Hall, or the county judge-executive’s office located in the old courthouse.

  • City needs better protection of water plant during potential floods

    While this rainy spring may have wreaked havoc on roofs and basements, city officials have water woes of a greater magnitude.
    “We have to address this problem,” Gary Royalty, utilities director, told Cynthiana City Commissioners Tuesday night. “We cannot continue to roll the dice.”
    Royalty asked the commission to approve a work order allowing HDR Engineers to prepare a plan to construct a new flood wall berm to protect the city’s water treatment plant.

  • History Channel to air ‘My Ghost Story’ about Rohs Theatre

    Roger Slade and Phillip Nickerson call all ghost enthusiasts to come celebrate and watch the Biography channel’s hit show, My Ghost Story, featuring the well-known and mysterious stories of Rohs Opera House on April 30.
    The long patient wait of Slade and Nickerson has finally paid off as they get the chance to tell the world about the mysterious occurrences they have encountered as co-owners of Rohs Opera House.

  • County budgeting process nears end

    After several meetings deliberating over finances, Harrison County Fiscal Court members say they are beginning to feel slightly optimistic about the 2011 budget.
    The fiscal court has only two issues with questions about the budget requests.
    Still somewhat unclear are the future of the ambulance service and recreation department. Court members were certain that they would have the budget completed by the state’s June 1 deadline.