Local News

  • Body of missing man found at river

    The body of a missing Lebanon, Ky., man who was residing at a Falmouth Rest Home, was found along the banks of the Licking River in Pendleton County on Saturday.
    According to information from the Kentucky State Police, Joseph Larry Lee, 32, was last seen on Aug. 4 when he left the nursing home.
    According to his family, Lee suffered an acquired brain injury during his childhood. As a result, he suffered from  schizophrenia. He was also diabetic and bipolar.

  • Wife threatened at gunpoint in domestic dispute

    A Harrison County man was taken into custody after he allegedly threatened to shoot his wife and himself Wednesday, Aug. 31.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak was dispatched around 7 p.m., for a domestic dispute in progress on Ledford Trail, which is located off of Twin Creek Road in western Harrison County.

  • ‘Copper King’ faces more charges

    After serving a portion of his sentencing, the self proclaimed Copper King is back in jail on charges from Nicholas County.
    Trever Gill, 30, was taken into custody by Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak on Aug. 24, on 14 charges that he had accumulated in Nicholas County.
    Gill, who was arrested in December of 2010 for receiving stolen property, was sentenced on April 26, 2011, for two years. However, Gill made parole on April 17, 2011, after serving only 121 days of his two-year sentence.

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  • ‘Fantasticks’ is next harriCYN production, Oct. 7, 8, 9

    The harriCYN Community Theatre’s latest endeavor will be nothing if not fantastic!
    On Oct. 7, 8 and 9, the local cast and crew will present “The Fantasticks” at Rohs Opera House.
    “Our cast and crew represents our community well,” said Missy Lutz, the show’s producer. “There are teachers, a doctor, police officer, construction worker... It is a community.”
    Lutz described this production as being quite different from the most recent “Our Town.”

  • Have dinner with David Sheely

    With Labor Day comes summer’s symbolic end. The nights grow longer, the temperature starts its steady decline, and the leaves begin to take on their autumn hue.  
    It was these longer nights which brought families and friends closer to the fireplace in the evenings. In the days before television, when winds blew chill and the day’s work was done, families drew close together and someone would invariably tell a story.  

  • Aeolian Hall transformed to dance studio each Saturday

    Sounds can be heard from overhead as one walks inside the doors of Rohs Opera House and the sounds are not from spirits and ghost but rather from little tiny dancers.
    Aeolian Hall is currently serving as the studio used for teaching young, middle and older girls and boys how to dance all types of genre from ballet to hip-hop.
    Dancing instructor, Ann Talbot, drives every week from her home in Campbellsville, Ky., to teach dance to several young girls enrolled in Ann’s Dance.

  • Brown civil suit refiled in Magoffin

    The dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Brenda Kay Brown against Edwin M. Culbertson in Johnson County on Aug. 19 was not the end of the civil matter.

  • Blaine Henry basketball tournament is this weekend

    The third annual Blaine Henry Basketball Tournament will be held at The Rev. Ross Park on Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4.
    This year’s tournament will feature five-on-five action two be played in two brackets for children ages 13 to 15 and 16-18.
    All proceeds from the tournament will go to Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County.
    Donations may be made directly to Champions, which is directed by Karen Adams, P.O. Box 613, Cynthiana, KY, 41031.

  • Shots fired during Pugh’s Ferry dispute

    A domestic disturbance at the Robinson Dam Saturday evening led to threats against law enforcement.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak said his initial call to Robinson at 7 p.m. was because witnesses reported seeing Christopher Combs, 26, punch his fiance, Rebecca Barnett, in the face.
    Peak said Combs and Barnett were there with friends and were also there to make a custody exchange of her two children with her estranged husband.