Local News

  • County, ambulance service at contract stalemate

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett explained that negotiations between the county and Rural Metro are stalled for the time being.
    Barnett and three other magistrates traveled to Louisville to meet with Rural Metro officials to discuss details of a contract between the county and Rural Metro.
    “They were open to every idea that we had except for our biggest stipulation,” said Barnett. “The county feels that we should control the certificate of need for the ambulance service and contract Rural Metro for their service.”

  • Local relief effort underway for rural Alabama

    Five local agencies look to provide relief to the rural, tornado-ravaged areas of Alabama. They are calling all Harrison County citizens to help their efforts.
    Harrison County Cooperative Extension Services have organized with Farm Bureau, Harrison County Fiscal Court, Harrison Ag. Council, and Young Farmers in a joint effort to help aid the rural communities of North Western Alabama.

  • HCHS’s first physician retiring after 48 years

    After 48 years of service to the medical profession, Dr. Joe Amos Nichols has decided to retire.
    Growing up on a farm on Republican Pike, which he still owns, Nichols said he lived the typical life of a farmer’s son.
    From feeding and milking cows, to tending the fields and gardens, Nichols was active and usually found one step behind his father on the family farm.
    Nichols said he has always had a passion for life and trying to understand how it works.

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  • Commission votes again to offer hazardous duty retirement

    “I thought this was settled in January,” said Commissioner Gary Brunker regarding a resolution for implementing hazardous duty retirement for Cynthiana’s police and firefighters.
    In late January, the commission voted 3-2 in favor of reinstituting hazardous duty retirement after it was discovered that some newly hired officers believed they had that benefit and that the handbook still validated that belief.

  • No local races in Tuesday primary elections

    Some may be surprised to find out that there is no school in Harrison County Tuesday. It may be equally surprising that the reason for no school is it’s election day.
    There are no local races on the ballot, but there are primary races for both Republican and Democratic candidates.
    Voters will have the opportunity to nominate candidates for a number of offices including the following:
    • Governor and Lt. Governor (Republican primary only)
    • Secretary of State
    • Auditor of Public Accounts (Republican Primary only)

  • Local post office helps with ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    Feeding America, United States Postal Service (USPS), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) and Campbell Soup Company will be joined by entertainer and entrepreneur Nick Cannon in the annual food drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” Saturday, May 14.

  • Two airlifted following motorcycle crash on Sunday

    A Mother’s Day wreck has sent two former Harrison County students to UK Hospital via helicopter.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a multiple-vehicle wreck was reported Sunday, May 8, on U.S. 27.
    Ricky Chase Johnson and Phillip Sexton, both 2009 graduates from HCHS, were involved in a motorcycle accident that apparently collided with an SUV.
    Both were transported to UK Medical Hospital by helicopter. Johnson’s condition is listed as critical and Sexton is to be released Monday.

  • Resident holds suspects until law enforcement arrives

    After being the victim of several scrap metal thefts, a Harrison County resident caught the alleged thieves.
    A call was made to dispatch at approximately 9:40 a.m., for a possible robbery occurring at 975 Smitsonville Road.
    “I received the call around 9:44 a.m., to go investigate a possible robbery at a location owned by Frank White,” said Harrison County Deputy Steve McCauley.
    McCauley said that the property owned by White had been the subject to numerous thefts including scrap metal.

  • Precious memories

    Some Cedar Ridge Health Campus residents recall Mother’s Days past that they spent with family and friends.