Local News

  • City, county leaders hear skateboarders’ concerns

    City commissioners and county magistrates heard both sides of the latest skateboarding issue at Tuesday evening’s joint government meeting.

    After County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett heard from many concerned parents regarding the removal of the skateboarding equipment from River Road Park, Barnett said he felt the issue should be discussed at the joint meeting.

    “I felt it would be best to bring it here,” Barnett said Tuesday evening.

  • Police charge two in drug seizure

    Charges have been filed against a Cynthiana man and woman for allegedly possessing and selling drugs.

    According to a Cynthiana Police Department report filed by Sgt. Wilbur Gross on Friday, May 8, he and fellow officers went to a Penn  Street residence in search of an individual for whom they had an arrest warrant.

    Jeffrey Streitenberger told police the subject was  not in his home and gave permission for officers to go inside and look around.

  • Bootleg cigarettes turn up in Mississippi warehouse

    Information about last week’s raid on the Farmer’s Tobacco Company is being held close to the vest by federal officials.

    Debra Madden, FBI media representative in Jackson, Miss., declined to tie the Kentucky search warrant to a recent seizure of $20 million in contraband cigarettes in Mississippi. However, she did confirm that a search warrant had also been executed in Mississippi.

    According to The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, the Mississippi warehouse contained approximately one million cartons of discount brand cigarettes from the U.S. and other countries.

  • Will it FLY?

    Skateboarders and parents are upset after the Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Department removed skateboarding equipment from River Road Park last Friday.

    “The recreation board has taken action to say that in that area, the skateboarding equipment will be removed,” Recreation Director Rick Chasteen said Friday morning.

    As of Tuesday, half of the skateboarding equipment pieces had been removed from River Road Park and taken to the county road department facility on Connersville Pike.

  • Downtown shops open for business

    “We kind of wanted to give a little back to the town,” said Sue Neal.

    And so on Tuesday, Neal and her husband Jeff opened Teabeary Gifts and Novelties on Pike Street.

  • Carroll will bring gridiron Thorobreds to new paddock

    Mark Carroll will be walking into Harrison County to begin a new era in high school football... A new stadium and as the new head coach.

    “I knew there was tradition here and that the program was well established,” Carroll said of his decision to come to Harrison County.

  • 20-cent pay raise in the county mix

    There was no discussion of the county’s draft budget during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court.

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett told magistrates a copy of the draft budget was in their packets and if they had questions they could stop by his office.

  • Baseball Breds win 10th Region Tournament

    After winning the 10th Region baseball title again, the Harrison County Thorobreds will advance to the Semi-State 6 Baseball Tournament this week.

    The Breds will play Beechwood, surprise winner of the 9th Region Tournament, on Tuesday in the first game of the best-of-three tournament. The second game will be played on Wednesday, with the third game, if necessary, played on Thursday. 

  • Ombudsman program provides visitors to nursing home clients

    About 60 percent of all nursing home residents do not have regular visitors.

    However, thanks to a 25-year-old program, Harrison County’s 294 nursing facility residents have two familiar faces to talk to about issues with their care.

    “We like to let them know that someone is coming in to see them,” said Betty Patrick, one of two Nursing Home Ombudsmen (NHO) in Harrison County.

    Patrick serves the patients at Shady Lawn, Parkside Manor and Grand Haven, while her colleague Carol Ostrander serves Cedar Ridge and Edgemont.

  • Empty ATM targeted

    An ATM machine at the closed branch of Kentucky Bank on North Main Street was damaged in an apparent attempt to get money.

    Cynthiana Ptl. Scott Loechel said a passerby alerted him to the machine’s damage on Monday morning.

    “It looked like someone had pried it open with a small crow bar, but more likely a big screw driver,” Loechel said.

    Since the branch closed on May 7, there has not been any money inside the ATM. He said early estimates of the damage is $1,100.