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Local News

  • School district earns ‘proficient’ rating in student testing

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    The Harrison County school district achieved “Proficient” status in the latest round of state school testing this year. 

  • Old Jail will set scene for Dracula’s October performances

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Rumors that local actors were found completely drained of blood near the old stone jail on Pike Street were confirmed last week by members of the harriCYN Community Theater.

  • Harrison man indicted for rape of young girl

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    A Harrison County man who has been in jail since Aug. 24 as a fugitive and arrested on other sex-related charges, was indicted Tuesday.

  • Reception planned for retiring police officer

    The family of Cpl. Walter Tapp will host a retirement reception for the 25-year Cynthiana Police officer on Sunday, Oct. 19, 3-5 p.m., at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office meeting room.

    Tapp retired on Sept. 30. The reception is hosted by the family and open to the public.

  • NWS says Tuesday storm is EF1 tornado

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    The National Weather Service has declared that an EF1 tornado passed through Harrison County on Tuesday afternoon.

    According to John Gordon, NWS meteorologist in charge, the EF1 tornado touched down near U.S. 62. Two small outbuildings and a barn were destroyed near the beginning of the path. Witnesses reported two narrow and distinct funnels touched down at the same time.

  • Couple dies from gunshot wounds

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    A report from the medical examiner’s office in Frankfort has determined that gunshot wounds to the head were the cause of death for a Harrison County couple discovered in the aftermath of a house fire on Grays Run Pike Monday morning.

  • Airport receives grant for improvements and GPS landing equipment

    With the help of a $2 million improvement grant, pilots will no longer have to wait for clear skies and sunshine to land at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.
    Re’Jeana Craft, secretary/treasurer of the airport board, announced the facility’s expansion and improvement plans at the last meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court in September.
    The grant, funded in part by the state and the Federal Aviation Administration, will allow the airport to install equipment for Global Positioning System (GPS) Approaches to the facility’s lone runway.

  • Campaign signs to be removed from state rights of way

    Campaign and other temporary advertising signage illegally placed on state highway rights of way will be removed to maintain safety.  According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials, signs show up along state highways in greater numbers in the month prior to an election.
    “This time of year especially, we see a lot of signs,” said Rob Hans, chief district engineer for KYTC District 6. “Political signs and other advertising signs can block the view of drivers at intersections as they watch for oncoming traffic.”

  • Storm Damage
  • Callers report funnel cloud spottings over Harrison County

    Callers into the E-911 dispatch reported possibly two funnel clouds that passed over or briefly touched down in Harrison County Tuesday afternoon.

    Telecommunicator John Green said it appeared that a funnel cloud was spotted in the U.S. 62 West area, along Wornall Lane, Sea Biscuit, Ammerman and White Oak pikes and a second one was churning above the city near City Hall.

    "We've not heard of any homes, yet," Green said, noting that trees, farm buildings and a propane tank were among the damage reports.