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  • Falmouth man joins John Lair law practice

    Long-time Cynthiana attorney John Lair is welcoming a new attorney into his practice.
    William “Joey” Verax, 25, of Falmouth was sworn in Friday, Oct. 19.
    “I’m looking forward to it,” Verax said of his new position. “I like the interaction with clients.”
    He’s no stranger to Harrison County. Verax served two summer internships with Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller during the summers of 2010 and 2011.

  • Site of Harrison County’s Ruddle’s Fort to be part of Daniel Boone documentary

    Perhaps the most recognized military events in Harrison County history were the raids by John Hunt Morgan and his Raiders on Cynthiana during the American Civil War. However, renowned Kentucky historian Kent Masterson Brown, claims that it was another battle that has also piqued his interest.
    “I regard this as one of the most critical sites of Kentucky’s Revolutionary War experience,” Brown said of Ruddles Fort, which is on the banks of the South Fork of the Licking River near Lair, on property now owned by Dunny and B.T. Darnell.

  • New Parks and Rec taking shape

    “Our promise and goal is to build a park for our children and grandchildren to enjoy, not to pay for,” said Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett.
    Recreation has long been the backbone in many aspects of community growth.
    Due to major changes recreation is facing in the foreseeable future, perhaps a closer look is appropriate on how it all has come to this point.

  • Berry man arrested on sex crime charges

    A Harrison County man is now behind bars following a shocking discovery of child pornography on his laptop computer.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Allen Lee Moredock, 26, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 18, at his home located on Casey Mill Road near Berry.
    According to deputies, a computer was seized during a search warrant by the Kentucky State Police.

  • Citizens give praise for Berry Data Center success

    A special Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting was held in Berry on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
    During the special meeting citizens of Berry were given the opportunity to give praises and concerns to the fiscal court.
    Several citizens gave thanks for the continued support of the Harrison County Fiscal Court in funding the Berry Data Center.
    The citizens informed the court that several children and young adults are able to use the resources for school work and various types of social media.

  • Resurfacing project begins Tuesday

    Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23, a resurfacing project will begin on portions of KY 356 (White Oak Pike), KY 982 (Edgewater-New Lair Pike) and KY 1032 (Colmansville Ridge-Berry Kelat Road)  in which traffic may be restricted to a single lane during daytime paving operations. Delays are possible. Watch for flaggers as well as trucks entering and leaving the highway. This resurfacing project is expected to be complete by Oct. 31.

  • Breds Soccer headed to state

    For the first time in the history of Harrison County Boys' Soccer, the Thorobreds have claimed the regional title and are headed to state.

    The Breds defeated Montgomery County, 2-0, on Saturday night to claim the regional title.

    They will play in the semi-state at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Boone County.

    It will cost $7 to get in and no passes will be accepted.

  • City Hall renovations will be finished in time for basketball season

    It’s the same, but different.
    It’s tagged the Cynthiana-Harrison County Sports Center, but for many it will always be City Hall.
    It’s a gymnasium, but it has a beautiful new hard maple floor.
    It’s a place to play basketball, but it also has floor locks to accommodate volleyball.
    There’s still green paint, but it’s new and clean and will also be covered under the goals by 12 feet of padding.
    There are new restrooms, not just remodeled old restrooms.

  • Keeping babies safe is goal of CFD program

    Every parent wants to make sure their newest arrival is protected.
    For nine months they have been safely tucked away in Mom’s belly and now they need outside protection.
    When they are in a vehicle, that protection comes in the form of a car seat.
    And, to ensure that car seats are being used at maximum safety, Cynthiana firefighters have gone through rigorous training for correct car seat installation.
    Specifically, Cynthiana has nine certified “child restraint system technicians.”

  • Curves of Cynthiana taking part in Breast Cancer Awareness

    Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Curves fitness centers in the U.S. will focus on raising awareness about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and early treatment of breast cancer.
    Because women can help reduce their risk for breast cancer by staying in good health, Curves clubs nationwide, including Curves of Cynthiana, are offering $0-joining-fee memberships Oct. 1-31 to new members who show proof of a mammogram performed within the last year or who donate $25 to The American Cancer Society (ACS).