Local News

  • 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.

  • Cynthiana’s first newspaper displayed at museum

    A well-preserved copy of The Guardian of Liberty, Cynthiana’s first known newspaper, is now available for public viewing at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum.
    The June 24, 1817, issue was discovered in July by Anthony Defilio of Barnhart, Mo., in his parents’ home in St. Louis. Defilio said that he knew no connection of his family or the home’s previous owners to Kentucky.

  • Escaped Fayette County inmate captured in Cynthiana

    A Fayette County inmate who has been on the lam for two weeks was captured in Harrison County Monday night.
    Trina Hurst, 31, was given a furlough on Sept. 6 to attend a trial for the man accused of murdering her father in north Lexington in April 2010.
    Hurst did not return to the Fayette County Detention Center at the end of the day. According to media accounts, Hurst walked out of the courtroom when graphic photographs of her father were shown. Her father was beaten to death.

  • Volunteers celebrate by hosting Operation Christmas Child kickoff event

    Cynthiana kids, families and volunteers host a celebration event to kick off the 2011 Operation Christmas Child season in which they aim to collect over 450 shoe box gifts.  Volunteers will distribute empty shoe boxes, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear stories from local volunteers as they share their experiences with Operation Christmas Child and provide information about how to participate this year.  
    Cynthiana residents will learn how to impact hurting children a world away with simple shoe box gifts this holiday season.