Local News

  • Car bursts into flames on U.S. 62

    Harrison County Volunteer firefighters were called to car fire on U.S. 62 West at Edgewater Pike about 5 p.m. last Thursday. Danny Johnson, driving a 1995 Pontiac, told officials he was pulling from Edgewater onto U.S. 62 when he heard a loud pop. Smoke immediately began coming from the engine area. Johnson and two passengers were able to escape from the burning car without injuries. Deputy Robert Peak was the investigating officer.

  • ‘Our Town’ puts community, arts in spotlight

    By Britt Kennerly, Guest writer
    Longtime Central Kentucky educator Bill Caywood thinks people who go to the theater want a good story and to be pulled into the play.
    He’s delivering the lines by which locals can be towed with an upcoming Cynthiana-based production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play first staged two years before Caywood was born in 1940.

  • Frankfort Focus

    Last week, Gov. Beshear called the General Assembly back to the Capitol in an effort to resolve an issue that we in the House believe could have been accomplished during the just-completed legislative session.
    We are trying to find middle ground on an issue that has to be fixed by the end of the month to avoid steep cuts to healthcare providers that treat those on Medicaid.

  • Tapp looks to lock-in Gold Award through art showing

    Harrison County Junior Aleesha Tapp is one art show away from earning her Girl Scout Gold Award.
    Like the Eagle Scout Award, the Gold Award is equal to a veteran Girl Scout. However, what makes this future Gold Award winner different is the fact that it will be the first time ever a mother and daughter duo are both Gold Award achievers in Harrison County.
    Tapp, now 16, enrolled in the Girl Scouts at the age of five. Thousands of boxes of cookies later, she finds herself one major project away from earning her Gold Award status.

  • Murder trial reset

    The family of murder victim Bryia Runiewicz left the courthouse Tuesday morning visibly shaken by the news that the accused Bass Webb would not stand trial for their loved one’s death until December.
    Dora Clair, the victim’s mother, as well as other family members, have maintained a constant vigil of court proceedings, attending each court appearance Webb makes in Harrison County.

    Due to conflicting schedules among the attorneys, the trial, which was originally scheduled for March 21-29, will not be held until Dec. 1-16.

  • Making it work

    An uncertain future may have once described the lives of Curtis Stillwell and Lance Phillips, but recent check-ups and doctors’ reports have almost put to end a nightmare for the two boys’ families.

  • Webb is guilty, says Fayette jurors

    The first of several trials before accused murderer Bass Webb was held Monday and ended with a 15-year prison sentence.
    A one-day jury trial was held in Fayette County to determine Webb’s fate on charges of third degree assault and persistent felony offender (PFO).
    The charges were the result of a incident that occurred inside the Fayette County Detention Center when Webb and other inmates refused to follow orders of the jail officials.

  • Two of three robbery suspects arrested by police

    Two of the  three individuals being sought for questioning in an armed robbery have since been charged and an arrest warrant issued for the third.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said Tesa Nichols and Donnie Moore were picked up last week following an alleged robbery and beating of a man at a Plum Court apartment. Plum Court is in White Oak Estates Subdivision.
    Moore has been charged with first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking over $500. Nichols faces facilitation charges with first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Family is heart of success, says Farmer of the Year

    Chamber of Commerce  Farmer of the Year winner Greg McCauley says that family and being adaptable are the  two biggest factors in being successful in any career.
    Born and raised in Harrison County, McCauley has based his farming practice on nothing less than hard work and determination.
    “My father died when I was young,” said McCauley. “We lived on a small farm and with some help from my uncle, we got everything we could out of it.”

  • By-pass project meeting is April 5

    This summer will be a busy one for travelers on the north end of Cynthiana.
    Contractors will be putting the finishing touches on the U.S. 27 North viaduct as well as beginning a two-year, by-pass construction project.
    Workers are already on the new viaduct and a winter respite. However, the by-pass won’t get underway until an April 5 open house at Northside Elementary is held to remind residents of the project plans.