Local News

  • 4-H mentor retiring

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Bill Roberts would much rather shine the light on the accolades of his many 4-H students than on himself.
    However, after 28 years as Harrison County’s 4-H mentor, Roberts is stepping down with all the hoopla associated with retirement.
    A reception will be held in his honor Sunday at the Extension office from 2-4 p.m.
    Roberts came to Harrison County in July 1984 after working eight years with the College of Agriculture.

  • HCHS students part of all state choir

    Harrison County High School students Evan Clifford, John King and Devon Williams were selected for the TTBB (tenor, tenor, bass, bass) choir at the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association 2012 High School All-State Choirs. The groups performed Friday, Feb. 10, at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville during the KMEA state conference.

  • Spring clean-up week is April 14-21 in Harrison County

    Spring Clean Up Week will be April 14-21 in Harrison County.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said the county barn will be open to Harrison County residents April 14 until April 21 to collect all unwanted “junk.”
    Barnett added that the county will also be offering $10 for every white good, including washers, dryers and freezers, brought in.
    “This will hopefully be a way to clean-out some hollows where old washers and dryers have been setting for the past years,” said Barnett.”

  • Burglary charges pending from weekend break-in on Pike Street

    Police have a suspect and charges are pending against Bradley Walker, 29, Cynthiana, for third degree burglary in connection with a weekend break-in at George Velat’s home on Pike Street.
    According to Ptl. Michael Kiskaden of the Cynthiana Police Department, Walker is alleged to have entered the Velat home and removed household items, equipment used in Velat’s heating and air conditioning business, tools and copper wiring.
    Some of the property was recovered on Tuesday at pawn shops and scrap yards, Kiskaden said.

  • Taking on the Legends

    His is a voice that would likely be recognized around Cynthiana and Harrison County. But that’s soon to expand.
    Owners of police scanners have heard the voice of John Green directing police, fire or ambulance to where they are needed.
    He is also heard over the airwaves of WCYN 1400 in “The Green Room,” but more recently as co-host with Mike Aldridge on “Let’s Talk Sports.”
    He’ll soon be sharing his voice with fans of the Lexington Legends as their new public address announcer.

  • Attorney joins Culbertson firm

    A new attorney has joined the Cynthiana and Harrison County Bar Association, however, she’s no newby in the local legal circles.
    Suzanne Van Wert joined Ed Culbertson’s law firm officially in January after six years of working out of his Cynthiana office unofficially.
    Van Wert said she only recently committed to the partnership because of her additional work as a professional mediator, for which she had an office in Lexington.

  • Southern States making long-term plans for US 27 S. development

    Southern States is making plans for a potential move to the former H.A. Jones showroom.
    While nothing is set in stone, Southern States has received the nod from the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission to proceed with a development plan.
    “The Southern States Coop started talking in August of last year about a possible move,” said Cynthiana Southern States manager Dale Duckworth. “We wanted something bigger and easier to get in and out of.”

  • Battle Grove Cemetery mowing season

    All artificial flowers and arrangements need to be removed from the Battle Grove Cemetery by March 31 for the mowing season.
    Spring clean up and removal will begin April 2 by cemetery employees.
    Safety for employees and visitors during the mowing season is always a major concern.

  • Brown bankruptcy converted to Chapter 7

    Kay Brown, the estranged wife of Cynthiana businessman and former mayor Jim Brown, was granted a conversion from chapter 11 bankruptcy to chapter 7 last Friday in United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky in Pikeville.
    In chapter 7, a court-appointed trustee sells assets, and the debtor is discharged of debts rather than an individual reorganizing under court supervision in chapter 11.

  • Barlow Road home burglarized twice in two days

    The case of a Harrison County man arrested for Feb. 8 and 10 burglaries has been bound over to a grand jury.
    A report was made on Feb. 9, to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office where a home located on Barlow Road had been broken into and several items taken.
    According to Deputy Tuan Kreer, the resident arrived home to find that the back door had been forced open.