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  • Residents evacuated Tuesday as truck overturns

    Drivers on Republican Pike were forced to take a different way to work Tuesday morning as first responders secured the area where a propane truck had overturned.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s office, a call was placed to dispatch around 7:30 a.m., Nov. 22, for an accident six miles out Republican Pike.

  • KOI keeps Leroy Dance(ing) for 43 years

    A love for people and the willingness to work is what has kept Kentucky Motors employee Leroy Dance faithful to the company for the past 43 years and counting.
    Born a farm boy in the community of Roanoke, located in Pendleton County, the young Dance worked for his father in the fields of the family farm until the age of 18 when he set out on his own.
    “In 1953 I told my dad that I was done farming,” said Dance. “I thought he was going to throw me out when I told him that, but I was allowed to stay at home with my family.”

  • 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.