Local News

  • Suspects charged, stolen property recovered

    One suspect is in jail and officials are questioning others in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of irrigation pipe.
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, Nov. 18, regarding an irrigation wagon that was found in Scott County.
    The wagon was believed to belong to Neil Ishmael of Harrison County, which had been missing from his farm located on Sweetcorn Lane in Berry since Nov. 15.

  • Dec. 17 is target for US 27 bridge opening

    The goal is to have traffic on the new bridge by Friday, Dec. 17, said Nancy Wood, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6.
    When the bridge opens, thru traffic will be closed to Church Street. The north end of Church Street will be blocked off so that motorists coming into Cynthiana from the north will be required to cross the bridge.
    Wood said Church Street will remain closed through the winter with a re-alignment of the street to resume in the spring.

  • Harrison family receives a home for the holidays

    “Home for the holidays” may mean a homecoming for some families, but it has a completely different meaning for one Harrison County family.
    Susan Pike, Ricky Hughes and the four children they share have a new home.
    Through the efforts of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Home Assistance program, which is formerly Habitat for Humanity, Susan and Ricky can call 3 Citation Lane theirs.
    Susan applied for a house in 2007. Since that time, her family went through some changes as did the Home Assistance program.

  • Hunting opportunities available to persons with disabilities

    A former Georgia hunter has taken his passion for the outdoor life and given back to those who deserve the most.
    Robin Gassett and his wife Ellen have been taking their love of hunting and sharing it with those who are sometimes forgotten.
    “Our goal is to give those who want the chance to hunt an opportunity to make a life-long memory,” said Robin Gassett.
    Robin and Ellen are co-owners and operators of the Licking River Outfitters.

  • Law enforcement recovers some stolen property

    Following a recent rash of thefts in Harrison County, law enforcement has had a break.
    On Thursday, Nov. 18, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department received a tip from Scott County Police that an irrigation wagon matching the description of one that had been taken from Neil Ishmael’s Harrison County farm had been found in Scott County.
    The next day, another irrigation wagon was recovered. This one belonging to Jeremy Burden, also of Harrison County.

  • Family thankful for new home

    A Harrison County family has something for which to be extremely thankful this week... a home.
    Susan Pike, Ricky Hughes and their four children were awarded a Cynthiana-Harrison County Housing Assistance (formerly Habitat for Humanity) home on Sunday.
    They have been renting the home since June. However, on Sunday, the family became homeowners.

  • Police arrest man three times in three weeks

    He’s been arrested three times in the last three weeks on charges ranging from theft to drugs.
    Zachary D. Pollitt, 21, was arrested Monday night on charges of possession of a controlled substance and prescription drug not in proper container.
    Cpl. Walter Tapp alleges that Pollitt is attempting to buy illegal prescription drugs, which has been the reason for his three-week crime spree that began on Oct. 29 when he was charged with alcohol intoxication.


    Estill Barnett of the Cynthiana Public Works department and Michael Knipper worked early Tuesday morning vacuuming leaves on Church Street before the rain began. Leaves that are raked to the curb are collected on the same day as the trash schedule.

  • Cynthiana man charged with rape

    A 23-year-old Cynthiana man is being held at the Grant County Detention Center on charges of rape and tampering with a witness.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department said Danny Elvis Reed was charged on Oct. 8 with sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl for allegedly engaging in oral sex with the juvenile.
    Gross said further investigation indicated that there was also sexual intercourse and a warrant was served on Reed on Nov. 11 on the additional charges.
    Gross said the allegation of intercourse elevates the charge to third degree rape.

  • Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday

    The Harrison County Ministerial Association’s Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at on Sunday, Nov. 21, 5 p.m. at Cynthiana Christian Church. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Earl Litman. This event is a HCMA fund-raiser. All proceeds will be used to help those in need.