Local News

  • Cruelty charges sought, dogs seized

    Harrison County Animal Control officers and sheriff’s deputies continue to check on the welfare of three horses on Stringtown Webber Road in northwestern Harrison County.
    According to Deputy Robert Peak, a Harrison County woman will face seven counts of second degree animal cruelty charges.
    Peak said an animal complaint was made on Sunday, Feb. 19, by a cattle farmer on Stringtown Webber Road, where a calf was killed by a pack of dogs.

  • Cynthiana man accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to teen

    A Harrison County man has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/sex offense.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Keith Grob, 39, was arrested on Feb. 6, and accused of sending unlawful text messages to a minor.
    Grob was charged for allegedly trying to get a 16-year-old girl to engage in illegal sexual activity.
    According to Peak, the inappropriate contact allegedly began around April 2011 and ended sometime in August.

  • Woman flees courthouse after judge announces 5-year jail sentence

    A Harrison County woman will have second degree escape added to her list of charges after she ran from the Justice Center Tuesday.
    A call was made to dispatch at 10:31 a.m., Feb. 21, in reference to a woman who had fled out of the Justice Center following her sentencing in Harrison County Circuit Court.
    According to Robert Peak of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Tara Fryman, 29, was sentenced to five years for charges stemming from a robbery and possession of forged instruments, when she decided to run from the court house.

  • Annual Chamber awards banquet is Friday at Extension Office

    The 42nd Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held this Friday, Feb. 24.
    The banquet will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    Tickets for the event are $25 per person and can still be purchased at the Chamber office located at 201 S Main St., or reserved in advanced and purchased at the door the night of the event.
    The night will begin with a 6 p.m. social hour with crackers, cheese and fruit, followed with dinner at 7 p.m., where pork loin and grilled chicken, catered by Layne  Tussey, will be served.

  • Trying grab-n-go breakfasts to bolster student productivity

    Who would ever have thought that a simple yogurt parfait or sausage biscuit could improve a student’s school performance?
    That’s exactly what Austin Dacci, nutrition coordinator and school liason for Harrison County schools, is anticipating with the introduction of a special National School Breakfast Week pilot menu.
    “When you don’t eat, you can’t focus,” said Dacci. “ Your stomach is growling, you’re hungry and thinking about when it will be time for lunch and your performance drops.”

  • Beaver Creek restoration project gets $100,000 grant

    The Ohio River Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the United States Fish & Wildlife Fish Passage Program to restore Beaver Creek in Harrison County, Ky.  
    The key component of restoration will be removing a road and installing a bridge.
    Apple Lane in Harrison County is a small road that crosses Beaver Creek, a tributary to the Licking River. The road floods during high water, creating a transportation hazard.  

  • Alltech brewmeister opens microbrewery with buds

    A Harrison County man has joined forces with fellow beer enthusiast to open Lexington’s first micro-brewery with attached tap room.
    Jeff Beagle of Harrison County recently partnered  with Daniel Harrison and Evan Coppage, both of Kentucky, to bring craft beer. to the Lexington area.
    Beagle, a former winner of the Kentucky Ale Brew Off competition sponsored by Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, has taken his passion for craft beer and is now sharing it with fellow beer connoisseurs.

  • Peddlers Mall owners use previous experience in their new business venture

    After spending nine years in Harrison County, a Michigan family has opened a store that they have several years of history in running.
    Mona and Bobby Holman moved to Harrison County nine years ago when they decided to start their very own family.
    “I always wanted my children to be around their grandparents,” said Mona. “We moved here to be close to my father, who at the time was the only grandparent left.”
    However, shortly after moving from Waterford, Mich., to
    Harrison County, Mona said her father passed away.

  • Local man charged with sending sexual text messages

    A Harrison County man has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/sex offense.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Keith Grob, 39, was arrested on Feb. 6 accused of sending unlawful text messages to a minor, where he allegedly tried to get her to engage a 16-year-old girl in illegal sexual activity.
    Grob, a former employee of Eastern Kentucky University, was scheduled to appear in Harrison County District Court on Feb. 20, for the pending charges.

  • Newsom Avenue man shot during argument

    A Cynthiana woman is in jail and her husband is in the hospital after she allegedly shot him Saturday night.
    Kerrie Alvarez, 39, was charged with first degree assault, domestic violence, after she allegedly shot her husband during an argument at their Newsom Avenue home about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
    Javier Alvarez was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Saturday night where he remains in fair condition.

    More on this story will appear in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.