Local News

  • Judge sends two cases to grand jury

    Two cases that were heard in Harrison District Court on Monday will go directly to the grand jury for consideration of indictment.
    David C. Moore, 25, who  is charged with the injuring his 4-month-old child, will be moved to Harrison Circuit Court.
    It was reported last week that Moore’s infant is expected to make a full recovery and that he has been released from Children’s Hospital.
    Moore remains in the Bourbon County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond. The judge denied any bail credit for time served.

  • District anticipating cuts

    The Harrison County School District is digging in while awaiting the pending budget cuts that are promised to occur in several areas.
    Superintendent Andy Dotson said Tuesday the district was notified that it could expect at least a 10 percent cut in federal and Title programs including Title I, II and III, special education, early childhood development and preschool as a result of sequestration.
    Factor in no increase for Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding and a decrease in student enrollment, and you have a greatly reduced budget.

  • Former state road worker indicted Tuesday

    Toilet paper, soap and Pine Sol were the small items removed from a state highway garage. The larger items amounted to several hundred dollars.
    A former state road department superintendent has been indicted in Harrison County as a suspect of receiving stolen property from the District 7 Highway Garage in Woodford County.
    Thomas Burling, 52, Cynthiana, was one of 10 people indicted on Tuesday in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Farmer of the Year

    One would be hard pressed to find a Harrison County native who has not visited the farm of Paul Colson for an elementary field trip.
    As soon as anyone walks into the barn, located on Shaw Lane, the words “Animal Kingdom” can’t help but come to mind.
    Colson, 58, has been around animals and farming all of his life.
    His father, Joe, started milking Brown Swiss cows in 1947 before Paul was even born.
    When Colson was just two, he was often found in the milk parlor not far behind his dad.

  • Did you know?

    HCHS parent elections will be held Monday for site-based
    The site-based decision-making (SBDM) council Parent Elections will take place on Monday, April 8, from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the HCHS front office.  
    Any parent of a 2013-14 HCHS student will be eligible to vote on this day. The legal definition of parent allows biological parents, stepparents, foster parents, or persons who have court-ordered legal custody to be nominated or to vote.  

  • Father jailed on abuse charge

    The 4-month-old baby who was taken to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati after sustaining head injuries has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

    According to Tpr. David Jones, public affairs officer with the Kentucky State Police, the infant’s father, David Moore, was arrested on Sunday, March 24, and charged with first degree criminal abuse of an infant. 

  • Local resident avoids $2.6 million Publisher's Clearing House scam


    A scam that has been going on for about six months has made its way to Cynthiana.

    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said a resident received a letter from what appeared to be Publisher’s Clearing House. 

  • The Great Illusionist prepares for his greatest trick ...

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey may be able to boast the catchphrase, “Greatest show on earth,” but that may not include Harrison County.

    For the past several years one show has remained the largest audience draw for rural Harrison County.

    However, like all great things, they must come to an end.

  • Egg hunt is Saturday at Ingles Stadium

    The Frankie Taylor Memorial Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ingles Stadium.

    Prior to the egg hung, a Relay for Life Pancake breakfast (all you can eat) will be held March 30, 9 to 11 a.m. at Southside Elementary..

  • Firefighter enters not guilty plea to theft charges


    A volunteer fireman has entered a not guilty plea for the alleged theft of equipment from the Harrison County Fire Department.