Local News

  • Judge OKs Webb attorney

    Accused murderer Bass Webb will be able to keep his defense attorney.
    Webb submitted a motion in Harrison Circuit Court last week questioning whether a conflict of interest existed between his attorney Tim Griffiths and the fact that Webb had previously been represented on another case by Griffiths’ wife.
    Judge Jay Delaney ruled that no conflict exists and the attorneys of record may continue to defend Webb in his upcoming murder trial.

  • Chamber nominations sought for Feb. 25 awards banquet

    The date for the 41st Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet has been set for Feb. 25.
    The banquet will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club starting with a social hour at 6 p.m. Following the social hour will be the awards banquet at 7 p.m.
    Winners and their families from each category will be present to accept awards. Categories include;
    • Business of the year
    • Citizen of the year
    • Educator of the year
    • Farmer of the year
    • Volunteer of the year
    • Health care worker of the year.

  • Cynthiana man tased during alleged battery theft attempt

    Vigilance was the main ingredient in the capture of a Harrison County man who was allegedly trying to steal four batteries from the farm of Jess Burrier last Thursday.
    A call was made around 10:15 a.m., Jan. 13, for an alleged theft that was taking place on a farm located on Russell Cave Road.
    An unknown suspect was caught by Doug Thomas, a farm-hand for Burrier, allegedly trying to take four batteries from the property.

  • Archery on the Hilltop

    Harrison archers had a chance to show their mettle against some of the best archers in the world this past weekend on the Hilltop.  Anderson County Middle School, the two-time defending world champions, along with 2010 state title champs, Bondurant Middle School, joined  Harrison County and several other top teams to compete at the 3rd Annual HC Invitational.  

  • Where the snow falls

    While no one knew that this winter would pack a white wallop in the form of four times more snowfall than this time last year, local salt stockpiles are in good shape.

  • ‘Copper King’ caught

    Drugs and a less than stable economy will drive any dishonest person to great extremes, even if they have to put great effort into it, according to local officials.
    Harrison County residents have found themselves checking the dead-bolt twice to ensure their houses have been locked up tight in order to keep people from taking precious metals from their walls.
    The scare may be over for now due to a recent arrest that labeled one man as an infamous, yet an unorthodox thief.

  • Community Choir accepting new members

    Community Choir enrollment deadline is Jan. 17.
    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir is gearing up for its spring session and seeks new members.
    No audition is required. The spring session is Feb. 3-17. Rehearsals are Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at MVC/LVC.
    To sign up or for more information, contact Karen Bear 859-234-4393

  • Tribble to be roasted Tuesday

    This past year, Harrison County lost one of the stalwarts of the local service unit of the Salvation Army with the death of Clarence Horn.  
    The chapter board has established the “Clarence Horn Humanitarian Award” and scholarship to honor and preserve the vision Horn provided in serving the people of the community.

  • Smile for the camera

    Everyone knows two heads are better than one and through the years bus drivers have discovered the same can be said for eyes as well.
    To keep up with the changing times, the Harrison County School District is looking into digital recordings of the bus rides to help crack down on behavior problems and bad bus driver decorum.
    “The bus driver can’t see everything so we depend on these cameras to be our second pair of eyes,” said Transportation Director Teresa Harp.

  • Commission reinstates take-home cruisers

    The Cynthiana City Commission reinstated the take-home fleet for police officers living within the city limits.
    “I am of the opinion that most people don’t break the law when the law is around,” said Gary Brunker, safety commissioner.
    Brunker added that another benefit to the take-home fleet is that officers won’t have to pick up their vehicles if there is an emergency.
    Vehicles will be assigned by the police chief according to seniority and at his discretion.