Local News

  • Judge says Brown trial will not be moved


    Estranged wife of local businessman Jim Brown has been denied a change of venue for her upcoming trial.

  • Local Soldier Support Group has care packages ready to ship overseas

    Local agencies have been hard at work to ensure the 149 Vertical Engineering company feels right at home in Afghanistan.
    In May, the Harrison County Soldier Support Group began requesting items for the 149th Vertical Engineering Company based out of the Cynthiana National Guard.
    Through the help and support from local businesses and citizens, items have been collected for the military care packages to be shipped to Afghanistan in the next few weeks.
    Over 1,000 items have been collected for the troops so far. However, the drive will not end just yet.

  • Another masterful performance by Kendall


    Harrison County’s Thorobreds advanced to the Elite Eight Tuesday night with a 4-1 over Ryle High School’s Raiders.  

  • Breds 10th Region champs, Martin shuts out Camels 1-0

    The Harrison County Thorobreds claimed the school’s 21st 10th Region title Wednesday night with a tense 1-0 win over the Campbell County Camels.  
    The match up played at Scott High School was a pitcher’s battle from the start with Harrison County senior Jordan Martin and Campbell County senior Tyler Walsh battling pitch-by-pitch throughout the game.

  • Shady Lawn employee arrested

    A former Shady Lawn employee has been charged with exploiting an adult for financial gain over $300 and four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.
    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department, Charly Blankenship was arrested May 17 following an investigation into allegations that a resident in the care facility where Blankenship worked was missing money.
    Gross said Blankenship worked as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at Shady Lawn Nursing Facility.

  • Dispute at residence ends with teacher charged

    A Harrison County Area Tech Center teacher was arrested Wednesday, May 22, after a May 17 incident at an Indian Woods residence.
    Deputy Dean Hutchison said Joseph Pawley, who teaches welding at the vocational school, went to the Indian Woods residence where he knew his wife and son would be and demanded to see his son.
    The homeowners told Pawley that he was not welcome at their home and to leave.
    Hutchison said Pawley attempted to get through the husband and wife homeowners, whose names are not being released, as they stood in the doorway to their home.

  • Did you know?

    Attention veterans making license renewals

    Harrison County Clerk Kathy Kearns advises that any veteran who is renewing a driver’s license should bring with them a copy of their DD 214. The form is filled out at the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s office and is needed to have “Veteran” added to their license.

  • City will hold community meeting as part of police department management audit

    In the coming weeks the Cynthiana City Commission-ordered management audit will get under way.
    Safety Commissioner Gary Brunker told commissioners Tuesday night at their regular meeting that he had been contacted by the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute regarding documents that are needed to get started.
    Institute staff is expected to conduct ride-a longs with Cynthiana police officers as well as review policy and procedures. They will also be checking to see if those policies are being followed and enforced.

  • County agrees to one-year contract with Bourbon County for prisoners

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to enter into a one year contract with Bourbon County Regional Detention Center to house all Harrison County inmates.
    Since last year, Harrison County has lodged the majority of its inmates in Bourbon County instead of making the longer trip to Grant County Detention Center.
    In order to further stretch county dollars, the fiscal court has agreed to enter into a contract with Bourbon County to house all inmates for the sum of $33 per calender day for each inmate.