Local News

  • Soldier parade is Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

    It’s going to be their day. When the soldiers of C Company 201st Engineering Battalion wake up Saturday morning, it will be a day designated to their honor.

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett has declared May 16 as 201st Day to honor the men and women who served a nine-month tour in Afghanistan.

    They returned home in March and will receive their hero’s parade Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

    Retired Sgt. Allen Fryman said he is anxious for the community to focus on the parade and the sacrifices of the soldiers.

  • Academic Briefs


    Ashley Bradford, of Harrison County High School, is the recipient of a $4,000 Sam Moore Scholarship.

    The grant is one of 66 college scholarships worth $99,300 that are being awarded this year by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation.

    Recipients were judged on a variety of issues such as academic excellence, extra curricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

    Bradford plans to attend Morehead State University to become a veterinary technician. She is the daughter of Troy and Mary Ware Bradford of Cynthiana.

  • HCHS French student places ninth in nation

    It was ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ that convinced Hayley Morgan-Sanders to learn the French language.

    “I saw it for the first time when I was in eighth grade,” she said. “I just really liked how the language sounded.”

    Hayley began taking French classes with Tonya Wagoner as a freshman.

    Now, as a junior at Harrison County High School, Hayley recently placed first in the state and ninth in the nation on the national French Exam.

    Hayley placed 11th in the nation last year.

  • Neuspickel retires from animal control

    After 19 years as Harrison County’s animal control officer, Jeff Neuspickel is retiring.

    Members of the fiscal court hosted a retirement reception for Neuspickel prior to Tuesday’s court meeting.

    “I appreciate all the court has done,” Neuspickel said as he was presented a plaque.

    In other business, the court:

    •Heard Magistrate Bradley Copes ask that a resolution be adopted giving support of the Cynthiana City Commission’s stand on getting a new skateboard park.

  • Telephone scam investigation continues

    It appears that area banks and their customers along with Cynthiana Police thwarted any attempts by scammers to access bank accounts.

    Cynthiana Ptl. David Powers said numerous calls were received by Harrison County residents on Wednesday asking for credit or debit card information.

    The caller told local residents that she was representing a local bank and that bank security had been breached. The caller then asked for current account numbers.

  • 18-count indictment linked to alleged forgeries

    The Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday returning eight indictments including one for 18 counts.

    Shawn Gifford, 37, was indicted on 14 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree and four counts of second degree forgery.

    According to the indictment, Gifford is alleged to have possessed and passed or written checks amounting to $1,248 on accounts not in his name.

    Checks were written between Feb. 5 and 16, on accounts of the Everett Arthur Newby estate, Megan Scott, Ophal Coy and Ronnie Scott.

  • FBI, ATF storm factory

    Federal agents with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigaton (FBI) shut down Farmers Tobacco Co. Tuesday morning.

    About 9:30 a.m., a caravan of official vehicles bearing license tags from Texas and Mississippi as well as Kentucky State Police converged on the cigarette factory.

    According to an ATF officer on scene, the FBI was executing a search warrant of the business, which manufactures and distributes Kentucky Best cigarettes as well as other brands.

  • County receives funds for new bridge

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently announced that Harrison County Fiscal Court will receive $70,000 in County Road Aid emergency funds. This money will be used for a bridge replacement on Oddville-Sunrise Road.

     The road serves several residences in Harrison County. The repairs will make it safer for cars, school buses and other vehicles.

  • Soaring eagles

    The skies of Harrison County were filled with Young Eagles this past Saturday.

    “I’m scared,” Richard Pence, 8, said as he waited to board a small airplane owned and piloted by Bill Stoeppel.

    Both Richard and his brother Michael Vancleve, 9, had never  flown in an airplane, much less a small private plane.

    That is, until Saturday.

    Richard and Michael were two of the 251 children that flew into the skies as part of the Young Eagles program at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.

  • State baseball tournament tickets available at HCHS

    Tickets will be available Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harrison County High School for the boys' state baseball tournament at Applebee's Park.

    According to Lee Kendall, athletic director, the first 500 $8 general admission tickets were sold out along with 35 of the $12 tickets. An additional 300 general admission tickets were picked up in Lexington on Monday and will be available at the high school.

    Kendall added that if those sell out on Tuesday, more will be available on Wednesday. The tickets will be sold on a first-come, first serve basis.