Local News

  • Soldier’s dogs go AWOL from sitter

    Two black labs go absent without official leave.

    While Captain Adam Evans of the 149th Vertical Construction Company is away in Afghanistan, Harrison County Assistant Animal Control Officer Paul Colson is in search of Evans’ pooches.


    Cynthiana’s National Guard 149th Vertical Construction Co. left Cynthiana’s armory Monday morning with Afghanistan as their ultimate destination. The soldiers were recognized in a public ceremony on Feb. 2. Monday’s departure was for families to bid farewell. 


  • U.S. judge OKs sale of Brown household items


    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Alan C.  Stout this week ordered the sale of personal property from the Paintsville home of Kay Brown.

  • City’s water treatment plant gets national kudos from EPA


    Cynthiana’s Municipal Water Works Department was one of three Kentucky water systems to receive national recognition.

  • Commission puts Water Works Road repairs on hold

    The Cynthiana City Commission remains in a quandary over the closed and barricaded Water Works/Abdallah Road.

    In a 3-1 vote Tuesday, the commission agreed to a wait-and-see approach regarding repairs that would open the route between Ladish Road and Bridge Street.

  • Court ups budget for Parks and Rec., jail

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court passed the first reading of an ordinance that will include an additional $83,570 in the budget for the remaining fiscal year.

    With March 1 approaching, which marks the date when the Parks and Recreation Committee will assume all recreational responsibilities, the fiscal court is pressed to pass a budget amendment that will include funds needed for operation of recreation.

  • Don’t fall for do-not-call scam

    Scammers have been making phone calls posing as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the registry or ask consumers to verify their information. Of course, the callers are really trying to solicit personal information, which opens victims up to identity fraud.

     How the Scam Works:

  • School district faces $215,000 assessment in KSBIT deficit payoff

    While Kentucky’s school districts are scrambling to make up a nearly $60 million deficit in the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust (KSBIT), Harrison County is sitting marginally better off than most.

  • Daniel sworn in as sheriff's deputy

     Joe Daniel, formerly of the Cynthiana Police Department, was sworn in as the new Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy by Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Jay Delaney. Daniel was added to the crew to replace former deputy Steve McCauley. Daniel’s first day as deputy was Feb. 1.

  • Build-a-Bed project makes beds available for children

    Applications are now available for families in need of beds for their children.
    Through the help of Morehead State University’s MSUCorp’s Program, Harrison County families are now able to apply for the Build-A-Bed program.
    Laying down to sleep at night in an oversized bed is often a luxury that few think of.
    While most Harrison County families are snug in their beds at night, there are still many children who are forced to curl up on the floor because they have no bed.