Local News

  • Cynthiana considers smoking ban

    A smoking ban for Cynthiana, that’s what is being proposed to the Cynthiana City Commission by members of the Harrison County Healthy Communities Coalition.
    Janie Whitehead told commissioners Tuesday that the indoor air pollution is 2.4 times higher in Cynthiana than in Georgetown where a smoking ban has been enacted. Cynthiana’s pollution level is also 2.6 times greater than Lexington’s.
    Whitehead said that as of March 1, 33 Kentucky cities have adopted a smoking ban for public and work places.

  • Kay Brown seeks judgment for half

    Kay Brown, estranged wife of former Cynthiana mayor and businessman Jim Brown, is seeking a judgment in bankruptcy court that would give her half of her husband’s holdings.
    The bankruptcy filing puts suits on hold that have been filed against her in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Kay Brown filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy suit in January 2012. That case was moved from a Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7, which turns all of the property over to a trustee and that trustee may sell some or all of the property to settle debts.

  • Copper taken from substation on KY 356

    A copper theft at a Kentucky Utility substation left many homes susceptible to power outages this week.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuan Kreer, a report was made on Tuesday, April 10, by a Kentucky Utility worker for some missing copper wire located on KY 356.

  • Use alternate U.S. 27 S. route, says Chief

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson is asking motorists to use the alternative route of Ladish Road to Safety Way to New Lair Road when possible.
    Abdallah/Waterworks Road was closed last week due to the instability of the road and will be closed indefinitely.
    Johnson said the road closing has created a hazardous condition for first responders on U.S. 27 South. In the event of an accident or other crisis, police, fire or ambulance cannot get through heavy traffic in a timely manner.

  • Recreation, senior citizens’ needs unresolved, county budget workshop on hold

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The Harrison County Fiscal Court will forgo its next scheduled budget workshop due to unsure group budgets.
    Tuesday, April 17, was set aside by the Harrison County Fiscal Court in order to put the first polishing touches on 2012-13’s budget.
    However, because two remaining groups who are requesting funds from the county are not certain of their needs, the fiscal court has decided that the meeting would serve no purpose.

  • TMMK $10k grant allows HCHS students help restore Beaver Creek

    A donation from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. was presented to the Ohio River Foundation for student education and participation in  a creek restoration project.
    The Ohio River Foundation was awarded a $10,000 grant from TMMK to have Harrison County High School students participate in restoring Beaver Creek.

  • NOAA issues no burn warning for Harrison County

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Harrison and surrounding counties from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m.
    NOAA issued a no burn alert Tuesday morning for areas that included Harrison County.
    According to the alert, gusty northwest winds and low relative humidities for Central Kentucky could create explosive fire growth potential.
    “Any fires that start today could quickly spread out of control,” NOAA released in a statement.
    For more information about Red Alert, go to http://forecast.weather.gov.

  • Hill signs with Georgetown

    Harrison County High School senior Walker Hill signed to play football for Georgetown College this fall. With Hill were his parents Cindy and Charlie Hill and former HCHS football coach Mark Carroll.

  • Fillies roll past Lady Knights, shut out Rowan County

    The Harrison County Fillies beat Lexington Catholic 4-1 last Wednesday afternoon on Shirley Field as Tracey Hicks allowed only five base hits striking out five as she pitched a complete game.  
    The Fillies scored in the first when Morgan Grose reached on an error and scored on Ashley Coppage’s single.  
    The Lady Knights tied the game in the fourth when Moronde singled, advanced on an error by the shortstop and first baseman and scored on a fielder’s choice.  

  • Whitlock retires

    Cynthiana Ptl. Harold Whitlock, left, was presented with patches from the police department by Assistant Chief William Denton and Chief Ray Johnson. Whitlock has been with the Cynthiana Police Department since 1997.  Also pictured is Harold’s wife, Mary Whitlock. Commissioner Gary Brunker, not pictured, presented him with a Kentucky Colonel on behalf of state Rep. Tom McKee.