Local News

  • Eastside Elementary third graders raise money for international charity

    It is a mission that began after reading the book ‘Beatrice’s Goat.’

    A young girl in Africa, Beatrice is one of six children who wants to go to school, but her family is too poor to afford schooling.

    It is the gift of a goat that allows Beatrice and her family to make money.

    “And Beatrice gets to go to school,” said third grade teacher Shelley Slade.

  • Copes is first recipient of Turner EKU endowment

    With a passion for Harrison County youth and Eastern Kentucky University, Huck Turner, 89, has made it a little easier for HCHS grads to go to college.

    “I wanted to help the kids who didn’t have a chance to go to college,” Turner said Monday afternoon.

    At the HCHS senior awards Monday evening, Turner presented the first EKU Harrison County Endowed Scholarship.

    “I was hoping to live to see it get started,” Turner said.

  • Court considers 5% raise for county employees

    The second leg of the Harrison County Fiscal Court budgeting discussions ended with magistrates asking for more information before deciding on salaries for 2009-2010.

    The emphasis of deliberation was if county employees should receive a 5 percent pay increase in the coming fiscal year.

    “We have an obligation to take care of our employees, but we also have an obligation to our taxpayers,” said Magistrate Jeff Brunker.

  • 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.