Local News

  • Lions Club Auction starts Monday

    The 54th annual Cynthiana Lions Club Charity Auction will begin Monday, March 28, and will air over WCYN and Cable Channel 6. Bidders can also view it live a www.aiscomputer.com.
    Numerous items have been donated and will be up for bid Monday through Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. To place a bid, call 859-234-9742. All proceeds from the auction stays in Harrison County for projects supported by the Cynthiana Lions Club with eye sight preservation as the club’s primary concern.

  • Caregiver event is Thursday

    Cedar Ridge Health Campus is hosting a free Caring for the Caregiver event on Thursday, March 31, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Community caregivers will be able to take some time for themselves and relax at the health campus while receiving chair massages and refreshments, and also learning useful tips on safety and positive approaches to caregiving.
    Community caregivers are invited to attend. Please RSVP to 859-234-2702 by Thursday, March 24, 2011.

  • Southside council meeting is Thursday

    Southside Elementary School’s Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet in  special session on Wednesday, March 30, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the school  library.  The one agenda item will be approval of the staffing allocation for  2011-2012.  The meeting is open to the public.

  • Mill Creek bridge under construction

    Work began Monday, March 14, to replace the Mill Creek bridge on White Oak Pike. Construction will be mostly clearing the right-of-way for the replacement. One lane will remain open to traffic during this phase. Motorists are urged to watch for flaggers and to be aware of construction crews and equipment.
    The bridge is scheduled to be closed after school has dismissed for the summer.

  • Court approves $665,200 jail budget for 2011-12

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court found itself filled with an evening of approvals at its Tuesday meeting.
    Harrison County Jailer, Larry Turner was present at the meeting to answer questions and seek approval of the 2011-2012 jail budget.
    The total amount set for the proposed 2011-2012 jail budget was $665,200. The budget was increased by $25,500 from the previous fiscal year.
    Turner explained to the court that with the Webb and Southwood trials scheduled for 2011, transportation cost and help needed for security would increase.

  • Additional suspects charged with robbery

    Although officials say the investigation into the March 8 armed robbery on Plum Court, six people have now been charged for their alleged involvement in the incident.
    Della Hogg, Tara Fryman, Brian Fryman and Mark Gray join the two previously charged Donnie Moore and Tesa Nichols. Hogg and Tara Fryman are charged with complicity to commit first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking. Nichols is also charged with complicity.

  • Car bursts into flames on U.S. 62

    Harrison County Volunteer firefighters were called to car fire on U.S. 62 West at Edgewater Pike about 5 p.m. last Thursday. Danny Johnson, driving a 1995 Pontiac, told officials he was pulling from Edgewater onto U.S. 62 when he heard a loud pop. Smoke immediately began coming from the engine area. Johnson and two passengers were able to escape from the burning car without injuries. Deputy Robert Peak was the investigating officer.

  • ‘Our Town’ puts community, arts in spotlight

    By Britt Kennerly, Guest writer
    Longtime Central Kentucky educator Bill Caywood thinks people who go to the theater want a good story and to be pulled into the play.
    He’s delivering the lines by which locals can be towed with an upcoming Cynthiana-based production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play first staged two years before Caywood was born in 1940.

  • Frankfort Focus

    Last week, Gov. Beshear called the General Assembly back to the Capitol in an effort to resolve an issue that we in the House believe could have been accomplished during the just-completed legislative session.
    We are trying to find middle ground on an issue that has to be fixed by the end of the month to avoid steep cuts to healthcare providers that treat those on Medicaid.

  • Tapp looks to lock-in Gold Award through art showing

    Harrison County Junior Aleesha Tapp is one art show away from earning her Girl Scout Gold Award.
    Like the Eagle Scout Award, the Gold Award is equal to a veteran Girl Scout. However, what makes this future Gold Award winner different is the fact that it will be the first time ever a mother and daughter duo are both Gold Award achievers in Harrison County.
    Tapp, now 16, enrolled in the Girl Scouts at the age of five. Thousands of boxes of cookies later, she finds herself one major project away from earning her Gold Award status.