Local News

  • FNB president’s son killed in Afghanistan

    His family moved to Harrison County less than a year ago, in the midst of their son’s service to the U.S. Marine Corps.
    On Sunday, Terry and Dorie Emrick of Cynthiana traveled to Dover, Del., to meet the aircraft that was bringing home the body of their son.
    Staff Sgt. Jordan Emrick, whose father is the president at Farmers National Bank in Cynthiana, was killed Friday, Nov. 5, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • Students’ memorial destroyed

    A 17-year-old Harrison County High School student faces charges from two law enforcement agencies after a destructive rampage last week.
    Cynthiana Police Officer Michael Kiskaden said the juvenile has been charged with three counts of third degree criminal mischief for damage at the high school to a tree and memorial to Kayla Poteet, who was killed in a 2008 car accident. The boy is also accused of damaging a bbq grill at EZ Pack and a door on one of the storage units at Horn’s rental units on Abdallah-Waterworks Road.

  • The Walking Dead comes to life

    While most of America was out Halloween night filling their bags with candy, Tony Moore was at home with his wife and infant daughter watching AMC’s premier show of The Walking Dead.
    Moore, a Cynthiana native and graduate from HCHS, began working on a comic book with former partner Robert Kirkman over three years ago.

  • KY 36 bridge repairs to begin Monday

    Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 6 will be conducting a bridge maintenance project on KY 36 over North Fork Raven Creek in Harrison  County (2.1 mile marker). Crews will be working 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Nov. 29. Traffic signals will be in use throughout the project. Motorist should be aware of crews and equipment.

  • New toys needed for Christmas Project

    The Community Christmas Project Inc. is now accepting toy donations for this Christmas season. The need is great in Harrison County this year and donations are appreciated.
    New, unwapped toys may be taken to drop off points this year. The drop off zones are at: Ross Auto on Church Street and Cynthiana Vision Center on Pleasant Street.   
    For more information on donating, call Charles or Peggy Carson at 234-1689.

  • Adoption gives children, parents chance for journey together

    Every child deserves a chance, even if it’s their second one.
    It’s the traditional month of family gathering...Thanksgiving. There’s turkey and the trimmings, and in many homes, it’s the first trip home for college students.
    This month has another family side to it as well.  For the entire month, thousands of families will take extra time to give thanks to new members of the family.

  • County approves Handy House lease with historical society

    It’s time to move forward with the Handy House lease, that was the consensus of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.
    “This is a win-win for us,” said magistrate Bradley Copes of the lease agreement with the local historical society. “They’ll be happy and we can move ahead.”

  • HCHS Band’s season ends at Mid-State

    The Harrison County High School marching band traveled to Norwood High School in Cincinnati over the weekend to compete in the Mid- State competition.
    The band was one of 10 bands out of 28 chosen to participate in the finals.
    The Marching Thorobreds performed their repertoire and clinched the seventh place position.
    “It’s a bittersweet end to the year,” said band director John Merz. “We hate that it’s over, but we ended with a strong performance.”

  • Code enforcement tows away old vehicles

    Thirty-one inoperative vehicles have been towed from within the city limits this year. Wayland Quisenberry, code enforcement officer, told Cynthiana Commissioners Tuesday that total includes five recently removed from city property.
    In another matter, Richard Schwartz of the Cynthiana Fire Department presented five students with Fire Prevention Week awards. This award was given to students who completed a coloring contest. A student was selected from each elementary school to receive the award.

  • Retirement benefits in question for city police, firefighters

    Cynthiana police and firefighters hired since 2008 may not have been covered by hazardous duty retirement as they believed.
    During a special meeting of the commission last week, Ptl. Jeff Thomas presented a handbook given to him during orientation that implied one of the city’s benefits was hazardous duty retirement.
    Commissioner Amanda Moore said six employees were under the impression they had the benefit.
    City clerk Charleen McIlvain said she never told the new hires they would have hazardous duty retirement benefits.