Local News

  • Self-proclaimed Copper King arrested

    Drugs and a less than stable economy will drive any dishonest person to great extremes, even if they have to put great effort into it, according to local officials.
    Harrison county residents have found themselves checking the dead-bolt twice to ensure the houses have been locked up tight in order to keep people from taking precious metals from their walls.
    The scare may be over for now due to a recent arrest that labeled one man as an infamous, yet an unorthodox thief.

  • Cynthiana man tased trying to run from police

    A Cynthiana man was jailed Saturday morning after an alleged attempt to get away from police.
    James Anthony Lewis, 30, was being sought for questioning in a Friday night purse theft at Shiloh Blue on Walnut Street. Sgt. Wilbur Gross approached Lewis, who allegedly ran out the back door of the Walnut Street business and was tased.
    He was wanted on four warrants as well as the resisting arrest charge that Gross initiated.
    Gross said the purse was recovered as well as some of the money inside the purse.

  • Pup rally

    Numbers show that Alan Fryman and company are hard at work making Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter a bright light in the community.
    When U.S. Army veteran Alan Fryman was hired as the new Animal Control Officer, he had one goal in mind: To head the shelter in the right direction with teamwork.
    “We have a great team right now and we are all working on the same system,” said Fryman. “We all see eye to eye and that helps us get things done.”

  • Grand jury returns 11 indictments on Tuesday

    Ten defendants named in 11 grand jury indictments will appear in Harrison Circuit Court on Jan. 18 to enter pleas on 36 charges.
    The two men charged in the Nov. 17 burglary of Marshall Tractor Supply face five counts each.
    James Brown, 33, and Benjamin Brewer, 27, were named as codefendants in the five charges. Those charges are third degree burglary, receiving stolen property ($500 or more but less than $10,000), first degree criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools and second degree fleeing or evading police.
    Their bonds are $5,000 each.

  • Community Choir seeking new voices

    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir is gearing up for its spring session and is seeking new members.
    No audition required just a love of singing.
    Spring session is Feb. 3-April 17. Rehearsals are Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at MVC/LVC. To sign up or for more information, contact Karen Bear 859-234-4393. Open enrollment ends Monday Jan. 17.

  • Commissioners make department choices

    The new Cynthiana City Commission met Monday to determine which elected officials will head the city’s departments.
    Commissioner Billy Grayson, who was the top voter getter in the November election, will be in charge of public property and finance. Grayson previously served as Commissioner of Public Utilities, which will now be held by Jack Keith. Keith served as that commissioner before taking over as mayor for Jim Brown who resigned mid-term.

  • Benefit dance for Pike’s on Saturday

    A benefit dance will be held at the Cynthiana Elks Lodge this weekend to benefit the surviving family of Nikki Pike.
    Pike and two of her children perished in a Dec. 5 fire in Berry. The two children were each one of a set of twins. Their surviving twins are living with grandparents.
    The dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 298-9553.

  • Ken’s new manager ready to take reins

    He got his motivation and leadership qualities from the Army, and now he is going to use them as the new store manager for Ken’s NewMarket.
    Greg Ludwig has been hired to replace Thomas Hill as store manager at Ken’s.
    “I have been here for 21 years now,” said Hill. “I started out as a carry out boy and worked up to store manager in August 2008. It is time for me to move on.”
    Hill said that he and his wife plan to start a business called M&T Cleaning Service, specializing in cleaning homes, churches and businesses.

  • Palmer elected Senate minority floor leader

    Sen. R.J. Palmer II, D-Winchester, has been elected Senate Minority Floor Leader by the Senate Democratic Caucus.
    “I want to express my sincere appreciation for the confidence entrusted in me by my fellow Democrat senators,” Palmer said. “With the position of Democratic Floor Leader comes a great deal of responsibility, which I plan to meet head-on. I look forward to working with all my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, members of the House and Gov. Beshear to address the challenges facing our Commonwealth.

  • 2011’s first baby at HMH arrives on Jan. 2 to Falmouth couple

    Harrison County’s first baby of 2011 waited until Jan. 2 to make his arrival.
    Colton Lee Glahn was born at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Harrison Memorial Hospital to Ashley and Mike Glahn of Falmouth.
    He was delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke and weighed 7 lbs., 9 ounces.
    Colton is welcomed home by his 1-year-old brother, Carter, who was born on Christmas day, 2009, a step-sister, Kinley, 9, and step-brother, Lane, 6.