Local News

  • Stolen vehicle found torched on Mouth of Cedar

    A car fire near Wagner Chapel Road lead authorities to believe they found a vehicle that was reported stolen.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley, a call was made on Jan. 2, to report a vehicle on fire located on Mouth of Cedar Road, close to Wagner Chapel Road.
    “The car was completely destroyed in the fire,” said McCauley. “The aluminum wheels were melted so bad that they are just piles of metal now.”

  • Beckett Lane family loses everything in Monday fire

    A Monday afternoon fire left a family without a home for the new year.
    A call was made to dispatch around 12:30 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 2, for a house fire located at 58 Beckett Lane, near Eureka Road in northern Harrison County.
    According to Harrison County Fire Department Assistant Chief Wagner Perrin, the owners of the mobile home, Mike and Shelley Varax, were at work at the time of the fire.

  • HMH lab department earns CAP accreditation

    Harrison Memorial Hospital Laboratory, Cynthiana, has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.
    The laboratory’s medical director, Patrick C. Crowe, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Harrison Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Department is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

  • KYTC District 6 is prepped for snow

    Here we “snow” again!  Indian Summers are gone and December weather has arrived in Kentucky.  The drop in temperature, coupled with precipitation, equals the potential for snow and ice. That’s when the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 crews take their jobs to another level to ensure safe driving conditions.

  • Body of drowning victim recovered Saturday

    Harrison County Search and Rescue recovered the body of Martin Martinez , 26, who fell into the river at Rocky Ford Road.

    Martinez, who was dropped off at his residence by his employer, Jerry Dennis, around 2:30 p.m. Friday, slipped into the South Fork of the Licking River with his brother Ernesto nearby.

    According to Deputy Robert Peak of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Ernesto ran to the river bank when Martin went into the river.

    "He was still swimming and had his head above water when Ernesto lost sight of him," Peak said.


    It was a well-deserved honor said local National Guardsman Jack True of the national honor bestowed on his unit last week.
    The 201st Engineer Battalion comprised of units from Cynthiana, Ashland, Olive Hill and Prestonsburg, were awarded the Valorous Unit Award Dec. 22, during halftime of the Kentucky vs. Loyolla basketball game.
    In March 2008, the 201st Engineer Battalion was sent to eastern Afghanistan to conduct route reconnaissance and area clearance operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Jury trials set for January, February

    Several jury trials are scheduled to take place in Harrison Circuit Court over the next two months.
    Fifteen trials are on the docket for Jan. 11. However, plea agreements may be reached in some of them before their scheduled trial dates.
    Larry R. Nolen Jr. was charged with first degree attempted arson and third degree criminal mischief after he allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail into a home on West Pleasant Street on June 21.
    According to the September indictment, Nolen allegedly lit the wick, but the bomb failed to ignite on impact.

  • Time Warner Cable increases coming, says mayor

    Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses said he has no control over the coming rate increases being levied by Time Warner Cable Company.
    Moses announced at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting that Time Warner letters will be going out after the first of the year divulging increases in basic and standard packages.
    He said the basic cable rate will increase from $17.65 per month to $18.95. The standard package will raise from $51.30 to $55.04.

  • Bullard appoints new president, CEO

    The Board of Directors of E.D. Bullard Company has appointed Eric D. Pasch as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
    Pasch joined Bullard in 1999 as director of finance and was quickly promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer, positions he held until last year.
    In January 2011, Pasch was promoted to president and chief operating officer.
    Pasch succeeds Richard C. Miller who joined Bullard in 1985. Miller has served as the company’s president and CEO since December 1998.

  • Jobless rates down in 114 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between November 2010 and November 2011, while six county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.3 percent. It was followed by Ohio County, 6.6 percent; Fayette County, 6.7 percent; Caldwell and Daviess counties, 7 percent each; Oldham and Warren counties, 7.1 percent each; and Calloway, Franklin, Hopkins and Madison counties, 7.2 percent each.