Local News

  • 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.

  • Winner of bicycle

    The winner of a bicycle from the Rev. Ross Park Committee’s annual bike race was Quintana Walker. Pictured with her are  Brian Williams, committee member, and Gary Mitchell of Korner Auto Mart. Mitchell along with McDonalds, Family Resource were sponsors of the event.

  • County chooses compensating tax rate

    After a second reading of an ordinance involving county tax rates, the Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to take the 10.2 cent compensating rate.
    Surprisingly, many audience seats remained vacant during the final reading of this year’s proposed tax rates. However, the few occupied seats were filled with those voters opposing any raise in taxes for next year.
    Members of the TEA Party were present to express their opposition to the county taking any kind of rate that would ultimately take more money from tax payers.

  • Salaries paid to public employees in taxing districts

    Harrison County
    Extension Service Taxing District

    Gary Carter    $74,650    County agent
    William Meyer    $34,580    4-H agent
    Cheryl Case    $62,098    County agent
    Heather Russell    $24,882    Staff assistant
    Evonne Blackburn    $27,144    Staff assistant

    Harrison County Fire
    Taxing District

  • Webb sentenced in Falmouth

    After Bass Webb withdrew his withdrawal of a guilty plea Wednesday in Pendleton County, the judge sentenced him to 50 years in prison.
    The sentence will be tacked on to a 15-year sentence already issued on Fayette County charges for 65 years.
    Webb appeared in Pendleton County Circuit Court with Judge Jay Delaney presiding Wednesday afternoon for a ruling on Webb’s Aug. 15 motion to withdraw his July 18 guilty plea to the murder of Bryia Runiewicz.