Local News

  • Shooting incident results in indictment

    The Cynthiana man involved in an April 5 shooting was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Andrew Hill, 19, was named in a 15-count indictment stemming from the shooting and events that led up to the shooting.
    He is charged with three counts of first degree assault, 10 counts of first degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property (a firearm) and resisting arrest.

  • HCHS French teacher honored as UK’s Teacher Who Made a Difference

    It’s been 14 years since Phyllis Wyles left behind her Harrison County High School classroom for retirement.
    Over the course of 30 years, 29 at HCHS, Madame Wyles led a brigade of students to France, all there in her second story French class.
    From taste-testing chocolate eclairs and escargot to the study of a country and language so loved by Wyles, her students were learning without leaving her classroom.

  • HCHS band earns distinguished rating

    On Saturday, April 30, the Harrison County High School Concert Band performed at the KMEA Concert Band Assessment and earned a distinguished rating for its efforts.  
    The late morning performance began with Frank Erickson’s “Toccata for Band,” which served as the ensemble’s classification piece.  
    “This is a great piece of concert band literature,” said band director John Merz.  

  • News briefs

    Hunter Education classes cancelled
    The Hunter Education classes scheduled for May 16, 17 and 18 have been cancelled. The next scheduled classes will be July 25, 26 and 27.
    For more information contact the Harrison County Extension Office at 859-234-5510.

    Homemaker Day is Saturday
    The annual Homemaker Day celebration will be held Friday, May 6 on the Courthouse Square from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (In case of threatening weather, will be held at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church, 103 N. Main St.).

  • Plant a Row meeting changed to May 6

    All 4-H Horticulture and other interested 4-H students are invited to attend a meeting at the Harrison County Extension on May 6, 4:30 p.m.
    The purpose of this meeting is to introduce a program called “Plant A Row.” As you raise your vegetables and fruits this year, we would like to take a few minutes of your time to tell you how you can make a difference in our community and help out the Cynthiana Food Pantry.

  • Veteran restaurateur launches downtown lunch spot

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The new Vault owner is bringing her Country Club menu to downtown.
    With the idea of buying local and providing whole foods that are homemade, new Vault owner Layne Tussey has taken her exclusive Country Club menu to a new downtown hot spot.
    “My goal is to provide quick and healthy food for anyone who wants a break from unhealthy fast food,” said Tussey.
    Tussey opened the Vault April 15, but said that she has still not held a grand opening event.

  • 34 to cross stage for MCC/LVC diplomas

    Maysville Community College will hold its graduation ceremony for 34 Licking Valley Campus students May 5.
    Maysville Community and Technical College will award 494 diplomas and degrees to 358 graduates for the 2010/2011 year.
    Helping make up the number of graduates will be the 34 Licking Valley Campus students, who will graduate with an associate degree.

  • Home and Garden Show is Saturday and Sunday

    Come visit the eighth annual Home and Garden Show this weekend at the Burley Co-op building on U.S. 27 North.
    The show will open at 9 a.m. Saturday with over 70 booths to visit. The show will close at 5 p.m. Saturday and re-open at 12:30 p.m. Sunday and close at 4 p.m.
    Vendors will be offering items such as flowers and bedding plants, apparel, cabinets, windows and trees.
    There will also be a food court serving sandwiches, cookies, cakes and soft drinks.

  • See Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’ this weekend

    “It’s been a wonderful experience,” said William Caywood, director of HarriCYN Community Theatre’s first stage production of Our Town.
    The drama will unfold this weekend when more than a dozen local actors take the stage at  Rohs Opera House.
    The show will open on  Friday with a 7:30 p.m. performance. The second show will be Saturday, also at 7:30 p.m., closing on Sunday with a 2 p.m. matinee.
    “We have worked very hard,” Caywood said, adding that it has truly been a community project.

  • Officials question condition of horses

    It’s been more than a year since court-ordered restrictions for having horses on their property expired, but more horses have been found in alleged poor condition at Dinah and Haskel Risner’s farm.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak said when he arrived at the Oddville-Sunrise Road farm Sunday afternoon he found two horses down, including one that was lying in the road.
    “It had collapsed at the fence and slid under the fence, off of an earth embankment and into the road,” Peak said.