Local News

  • HCHS’s first physician retiring after 48 years

    After 48 years of service to the medical profession, Dr. Joe Amos Nichols has decided to retire.
    Growing up on a farm on Republican Pike, which he still owns, Nichols said he lived the typical life of a farmer’s son.
    From feeding and milking cows, to tending the fields and gardens, Nichols was active and usually found one step behind his father on the family farm.
    Nichols said he has always had a passion for life and trying to understand how it works.

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  • Commission votes again to offer hazardous duty retirement

    “I thought this was settled in January,” said Commissioner Gary Brunker regarding a resolution for implementing hazardous duty retirement for Cynthiana’s police and firefighters.
    In late January, the commission voted 3-2 in favor of reinstituting hazardous duty retirement after it was discovered that some newly hired officers believed they had that benefit and that the handbook still validated that belief.

  • No local races in Tuesday primary elections

    Some may be surprised to find out that there is no school in Harrison County Tuesday. It may be equally surprising that the reason for no school is it’s election day.
    There are no local races on the ballot, but there are primary races for both Republican and Democratic candidates.
    Voters will have the opportunity to nominate candidates for a number of offices including the following:
    • Governor and Lt. Governor (Republican primary only)
    • Secretary of State
    • Auditor of Public Accounts (Republican Primary only)

  • Local post office helps with ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    Feeding America, United States Postal Service (USPS), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) and Campbell Soup Company will be joined by entertainer and entrepreneur Nick Cannon in the annual food drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” Saturday, May 14.

  • Two airlifted following motorcycle crash on Sunday

    A Mother’s Day wreck has sent two former Harrison County students to UK Hospital via helicopter.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a multiple-vehicle wreck was reported Sunday, May 8, on U.S. 27.
    Ricky Chase Johnson and Phillip Sexton, both 2009 graduates from HCHS, were involved in a motorcycle accident that apparently collided with an SUV.
    Both were transported to UK Medical Hospital by helicopter. Johnson’s condition is listed as critical and Sexton is to be released Monday.

  • Resident holds suspects until law enforcement arrives

    After being the victim of several scrap metal thefts, a Harrison County resident caught the alleged thieves.
    A call was made to dispatch at approximately 9:40 a.m., for a possible robbery occurring at 975 Smitsonville Road.
    “I received the call around 9:44 a.m., to go investigate a possible robbery at a location owned by Frank White,” said Harrison County Deputy Steve McCauley.
    McCauley said that the property owned by White had been the subject to numerous thefts including scrap metal.

  • Precious memories

    Some Cedar Ridge Health Campus residents recall Mother’s Days past that they spent with family and friends.

  • Shooting incident results in indictment

    The Cynthiana man involved in an April 5 shooting was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Andrew Hill, 19, was named in a 15-count indictment stemming from the shooting and events that led up to the shooting.
    He is charged with three counts of first degree assault, 10 counts of first degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property (a firearm) and resisting arrest.

  • HCHS French teacher honored as UK’s Teacher Who Made a Difference

    It’s been 14 years since Phyllis Wyles left behind her Harrison County High School classroom for retirement.
    Over the course of 30 years, 29 at HCHS, Madame Wyles led a brigade of students to France, all there in her second story French class.
    From taste-testing chocolate eclairs and escargot to the study of a country and language so loved by Wyles, her students were learning without leaving her classroom.