Local News

  • Investigation continues in 3M fatal accident

    Teams of state and 3M investigators continue to put together the pieces and events that led to 3M worker Tammy Landrum’s death after suffering from static electric shock at the New Lair Road factory on May 6.

    “The investigation is still underway and will be for some time,” plant manager Ann Getting said Tuesday morning.

    Getting said production in the tape film department resumed Monday morning, after verification of safe conditions.

    The production line in that department had remained closed for more than 10 days following Landrum’s injury.

  • Park restrooms will be ready by season opener, say officials

    Renovations to River Road Park bathrooms are underway and should be complete before baseball games begin on Saturday, April 17.

    “We’re still on time,” said Dave Kennedy, city administrative assistant. “As of now, we will be done within the six-week time frame...”

    Kennedy said county and city crews completed demolition work last week.

    General contractors began working this week on rough plumbing, Kennedy said on Monday afternoon.

    He said the concrete floors would be poured the following day.

  • Kuster, Newberry move ahead to November ballot

    It will be Harrison County Attorney Charles “Bill” Kuster and Peter Newberry going head to head in the November general election for a seat on the 18th Judicial District judge’s bench.

    Kuster led in only one of the four counties that make up the 18th District. He captured his home Harrison County with 2,923 votes to Newberry’s 1,305, and Robert Bathalter’s 465.

  • Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday

    By 6 p.m. Tuesday night, the primary election will be over as far as voters are concerned. The polls open at 6 a.m.

    What will remain after the bell tolls six, will be the counting and recording of the day’s votes.

    Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish reminds voters that there can be no electioneering within 300 feet of the entrance to a polling place. She said this includes vehicles carrying candidate endorsements.

    “If they are seen, the precinct sheriff will ask them to leave,” Furnish said, adding that they will be given time to vote.

  • County pays $9,160 for election workers during May primary

    If payment for workers at the election polls were figured hourly, Harrison County  Clerk Linda Furnish said they would be making little more than $5 an hour.

    Furnish said she had to replace 23 workers prior to the primary election, some just hours before the polls opened.

    She said it is becoming more and more difficult to find the four poll workers required by law. Each precinct is obligated to have two representatives from the Republican and two from the Democratic parties.

  • Students qualify for national speech tournament

    Two Harrison County High School speech students will be representing their school in a national competition in May.

    Seniors Michelle Carson and Maggie Dycus qualified for the Grand National Tournament in Omaha, Neb., with their sixth place finish at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League on March 6. Their finish was for duo interpretation.

    They followed that success with another sixth place finish last weekend at the Kentucky High School Speech League (KHSSL) in improvisational duo, said coach Allen Ball. The state tournament was held at Western Kentucky University.

  • Fairfield will meet McKee in the fall

    In the race for 78th House District, Timothy Fairfield beat out Amanda Moore for the Republican bid for state representative.

    Fairfield will meet incumbent Tom McKee (D) on the November general election.

    Fairfield claimed 61.64 percent of the Republican votes. Cynthiana City Commissioner Moore bowed out with only 819 votes in the four county district.

    Locally, Fairfield claimed 515 votes to Moore’s 331.

    McKee had no Democratic opposition.

  • 3M employee dies after electric shock

    A Harrison County woman and 3M employee is dead following a “possible electric shock” at the plant on New Lair Road last Thursday afternoon.

    Tammy Landrum, 39, died Monday night at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

  • Berry girl drowns in Alexandria

    Kiana Desiree Jervis died doing something she loved.

    “She loved to swim,” said her mother, Kameko Jervis. “She was raised around water and loved it.”

    Jervis, a sixth grade student at Grant County Middle School, died swimming over the Memorial Day weekend in Alexandria.

    Jervis, 12, was swimming with other children in a private, above-ground pool at 9 p.m. on May 31 when someone noticed Jervis was floating facedown in the water.

    Police said the children thought she was playing. Witnesses pulled her out and began CPR.

  • Brunker appointed to school board

    The Harrison County School Board is now fully staffed.

    Mary June Brunker was sworn in Tuesday evening by Mayor Jack Keith at the board’s regular meeting.

    Brunker fills the second division seat (Eastside/Buena Vista/Sunrise) that had been vacant following Lucy Vanhook’s resignation in November.

    A former Harrison County teacher for 27 years, Brunker said she is excited to serve the community.

    “I will bring a different dynamic to the board,” Brunker said Monday afternoon.