Local News

  • Leesburg Grocery burglarized

    Cigarettes, beer and cash were the objects of burglars attention at the Leesburg Grocery Store on Tuesday morning, said Harrison County Sheriffs Deputy Terry Barnes.

    Store employee Sheila Mattox discovered the break-in about 5:41 a.m.

    The store, which owned by James Goins, is located at 217 Old Georgetown Road in Leesburg.

    Barnes said the burglary is still under investigation

  • Nov. 4 election: Four file for family court judge seat

    The lines are drawn for the Nov. 4 general election.

    Incumbent candidates for the Harrison County Board of Education in Divisions 4 and 5 will be uncontested. Edwin Taylor and Gary Lizer will retain their seats.

    In Division 3, a seat to be filled for the late Joe England, the candidates are Bill Doan, who is currently serving as Cynthiana City Commissioner of Public Finance, and Kristy Carey, who was appointed to fill England's term through the election.

  • State advises no parking on Church Street

    Church Street residents have been given a letter from the states Transportation Cabinet regarding the impending traffic detour.

    Due to a recent state assessment of the U.S. 27 North viaduct, which deemed the bridge structurally unsound, the weight limit of the bridge has been reduced to 10 tons.

    Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown said this will create a need for traffic to be diverted off of U.S. 27 to Church Street until the new bridge can be constructed.

  • Prime Time Family Reading Time to be offered at public library

    Reading has the possibilities of opening doors throughout ones journey through life. It can take you places you may never get to visit other than through the pages of a book, but it can also lead you to a career.

    Prime Time Family Reading Time will get underway at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Aug. 21. The six-week program is targeted toward needs-based families -- those with low literacy rates and low income.

  • City residents target of scam

    Two elderly Cynthiana residents have been at the center of a scam that has netted the suspects over $14,000.

    Ptl. David Powers of the Cynthiana Police Department said a man and woman went into a home on Pearl Street on July 24 under the guise of measuring for insulation. Powers said the woman had been planning to do some home remodeling and had a large amount of cash in a lock box.

  • Pratt's sister indicted

    While police are continuing their search for escaped bank robbery suspect Jeffrey Pratt, another bank heist has occurred in neighboring Falmouth.

    Pratt's sister is also now facing charges for aiding his escape from Mt. Olivet.

    On Wednesday, Aug. 6, about 9:30 a.m., a man entered the Farmer's National Bank in Falmouth and demanded money.

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton said Kentucky State Police asked that his deputies review the video to see if they saw any similarities between Pratt and the bank robber.

  • Agencies battle over maintenance of two city parks

    The spirit of cooperation normally exhibited at the joint city-county government meetings eroded Tuesday as commissioners, magistrates and recreation board members held a lengthy and vigorous debate on the rec boards funding.

    At issue: The citys apparent demand that the rec department mow the Rev. Ross Park and the Pleasant Street park.

    Both of those parks are city-owned and do not fall under the umbrella of the rec department. In fact, the Rev. Ross Park has its own committee.

  • Jesus Rocks concert is Aug. 30

    The Hilltop will be rocking with Christian music at the end of the month.

    Jesus Rocks is Saturday, Aug. 30, from 7-9 p.m. Its in the Harrison County High School auditorium and is free to the public.

    Wed like to see the community come together for this event, said show organizer Jeff Gaunce.

    The show features Lafollette, with members who live in the Shelbyville area, and the Josh Martin Band, which has roots in northern and central Kentucky.

    Both play contemporary Christian music.

  • Railroad crossings will be closed next week

    CSX Railroad has announced that Cynthianas four railroad crossings will be closed at various times during Aug. 4-8.

    Assistant Chief of Police Ray Johnson said according to a letter from CSX, crews will be working to install new cross ties during the day, but will re-open the crossings at night.

    Not all of the crossings will be closed at the same time. He said its likely that Oddville Avenue and Pleasant Street will be closed Monday and Tuesday, followed Wednesday and Thursday with Bridge and Pike streets.

  • Back-to-school means shots and records updates

    The Harrison County Health Center provides a wide variety of services for the school age child. For school aged children, up-to-date immunization certificates are also required by the school.Required immunizations are available for every school age child under 18.

    Parents of preschoolers, kindergarten and sixth grade students need to schedule a physical for their child prior to the beginning of school. Costs for exams at the Health Center are based on a sliding fee scale. This scale takes into consideration the number in the household and household income.