Local News

  • Photo weekend planned at Blue Licks on Oct. 14-15

    Photographers who want to learn more about outdoor and nature photography should make plans to visit Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park Oct. 14-15, 2011.
    Tom Patrick of Georgetown, Ohio, will serve as the instructor for this weekend of fall photography. The weekend will start Friday at 6 p.m. with a discussion on techniques and equipment. Participants will spend Saturday taking photos around the Licking River and the park, for critiques and discussion later in the day.

  • A storybook dream come true

    Rose Allen McCauley doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t like to write.
    Oh, there were times when she could only spare enough of her day to “jot down a few things.” However, from editing her high school newspaper in Louisville to her recent success of a published book, the kindergarten-teacher-turned-author is living her dream.
    Rose began writing “seriously” after retirement from her 27-year teaching career in 1998.

  • FFA alumni/supports’ cookout Oct. 7

    The annual FFA cookout for alumni and supporters of the organization will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at the school farm on Old Lair Road.
    The evening will start with a meeting at 6 p.m. followed by the meal at 6:30 p.m.
    For more information, call FFA advisors Nicki Jones or Todd Brannock at Harrison County High School, 234-7117. Jones’ extension is 2104 and Brannock’s is 2102.

  • NAACP Freedom Fund Gala Oct. 15

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County NAACP will have its seventh annual Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Westside Elementary cafeteria.
    Donna Slone, assistant professor at Maysville Community and Technical College, Licking Valley Campus, will be the representing co-chair for the event.
    The Cynthiana branch has received much support in the past from numerous businesses throughout the community.
    “We say a big thank you for your support,” said Kenneth Newby, local NAACP member.

  • Free Bluegrass concert at the library Thursday

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will host a free concert of ThunderRidge Bluegrass Band on Thursday, Sept. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    Members of the band are Harrison County’s Larry Tucker, Terry Power, Herbert Franklin and Rankin Hatfield.

  • Webb has status hearing

    No matter what happens during the murder trial set for December, it will not bring back Dora Clair’s daughter who was killed on July 31, 2009.
    However, Clair said she is willing to bide her time in hopes that the verdict will give her the best Christmas present ever.
    She said she knows it takes time for the court system to work.
    “I wish it was over,” Clair said. “It’s the law; sometimes it’s better slow.”

  • Charges filed in weekend ATV accident

    A weekend ATV wreck resulted in the train tracks being closed for an hour.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies Chris Shields and Robert Peak were called to investigate an ATV driver on the train tracks near Poindexter around 9:39 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 17.
    “Initially we were responding to a complaint of someone driving on the tracks near Poindexter,” said Shields. “However, before we arrived, the called turned into an injury accident.”

  • LVC breaks ground for building addition for allied health program

    A ground breaking ceremony was held on Sept. 16, at the Licking Valley Campus in dedication to the new Allied Health addition being built for the nursing program.
    The Licking Valley Campus opened its doors for the first time in 1988 when classes were offered at Harrison County High School.
     After moving from the high school to different locations such as churches, basements and Oddville Avenue, a campus site on the Hilltop, became the new LVC location in 2000 where it has remained untouched for the past few years.

  • Officials say no mercury contamination at Northside

    School officials spent much of last Wednesday dealing with a possible mercury contamination.
    According to Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent of Harrison County Schools, a Northside Elementary third grade student had a trace amount of mercury in a plastic container on the school bus and then in the school’s cafeteria.
    The student showed the less-than-dime-size amount of mercury to four students on bus no. 952 and to five students at his breakfast table.

  • Ceremonies held for $33 million road projects in Harrison County

    The ribbon has been cut and gravel tossed. It’s official.
    Two state road projects in Harrison County totalling $33 million, were ceremonially completed and started.
    The ribbon-cutting was for the completion of the $8.9 million bridge that spans the CSX Railroad on the north end of Cynthiana.
    Monday’s ribbon cutting marked the official opening of the bridge.