Local News

  • Cynthiana’s Ghost Walk is in its sixth year of storytelling

    This year marks the sixth year that people from all over the region will come to downtown Cynthiana to walk the streets into the history of our city. The Cynthiana Ghost Walk, started six years ago by local storytellers, is closing in on over 6,000 participants and has attracted visitors from states as far away as Arkansas and New Orleans.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Alenah Faye Jones, Aug. 27, daughter of Martin and Christi Jones; Hunter Lee Linville, Sept. 16, son of Cecil Wayne and Beth Lee Linville; Chandler Dawson Ray Mann, Sept. 17, son of Jinger and Joshua Mann.
    Maysville Community College/Licking Valley Center (MCC/LVC) is holding an open house to celebrate the opening of their new building and everyone is welcome to attend. The college is located on Webster Avenue across from Harrison County High School.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Sports Beat

    Fillies Fall Fling this Saturday on the
    Hilltop, strongest field ever expected

    Coach Bill Faulkner and the Harrison County volleyball Fillies will welcome 12 of the better teams that have ever participated in the Fillies Fall Fling to the Hilltop gym Saturday.  There will be three flights with pool play beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.  
    The Fillies will open play at 9 a.m. in their pool with Williamstown (9-14). Other teams in the pool with the Fillies are Pikeville (19-7), Anderson County (16-11) and Fleming County (7-14).

  • Officials say starved dog improving

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    All indications are that the couple wanted on the cruelty to animal charges for allegedly starving a border collie mix dog have skipped town.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department said that warrants were signed last week after the dog was rescued from an abandoned residence at 203 W. Penn St.
    Donna and Edward Golden are wanted on charges of cruelty to animals, abandonment of animals and criminal mischief.

  • 50 years in prison for convicted killer

    It’s over.
    And that, Dora Clair says, gives her some satisfaction.
    However, she remains frustrated after her daughter’s murderer was sentenced last week in Pendleton County Circuit Court.
    “He refused to give a statement,” Clair said. “I wanted to know why he did what he did.”
    Clair said she was initially promised a written statement from Bass Webb as part of the plea agreement in the murder of her daughter, Bryia Runiewicz.

  • Ribbon cutting is next week for new MCTC/LVC wing

    The formal ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Allied Health Wing will be held on  Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. on the Hilltop.  
    The students, the faculty and all the members of the Licking Valley Campus staff wish to invite the community to join them as the ribbon is cut, formally opening  the new extension for years of service as students are prepared for a life of service in various health services including, of course, our nurses.
    These men and women will be conducting tours of the new facility for visitors.

  • Spooky Boo-Wow parade is Oct. 27

    The third annual Spooky Boo-Wow Howl-o-ween Parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harrison County Courthouse. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Harrison County.  The parade is sponsored by Xi Beta Beta, a service sorority, as a committee of the Harrison County Fiscal Court.


  • Pill take back is Saturday

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a pill take-back day Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their office at the corner of Pike and Poplar streets. Since the program’s beginning, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has played a part in the removal of several hundred pounds of unwanted medication from Harrison County that may have been discarded improperly or used illegally.

  • Judge denies request to recover estate money

    A bankruptcy judge has said no to a motion for the turnover of $417,414.43 to the debtor’s estate.
    On Thursday, Sept. 20, Judge Joseph M. Scott Jr. denied the motion filed by the trustee, James Westenhoefer, for the recovery of funds being held by Kay Brown’s brother, R.B. Kirk.
    The judge noted that the proper procedure for recovery of property from a third party is through an adversary case.

  • Gym renovation interferes with haunted maze

    The Rev. Ross Park Committee was told they need to find a new place to hold their haunted maze again this year.
    Committee member Brian Williams told members of the Cynthiana City Commission that the haunted maze is the organization’s largest fund raiser for the year. Proceeds help support the annual bike race and Easter egg hunt.
    Williams asked if the City Hall gym would be ready and available to hold the annual haunted maze.