Local News

  • Nearly remodeled home destroyed by fire

    A Lafferty Pike home was completely destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.
    Anthony Wright, who lives alone, was sleeping when a loud crashing noise awakened him.
    “It was pitch black with smoke,” Wright said.
    Wright was able to get out of the home, however all of his, his children’s and grandchildren’s belongings were destroyed.
    Because the fire spread so rapidly, Chief Charles Carson of the Harrison County Volunteer department said the state fire marshal was called in to investigate.

  • Christmas HCL to premier Saturday on the Hilltop

    Don’t be the one who missed the first-ever Harrison County Live Christmas-style concert.
    “This was all the kids’ idea,” said Harrison County High School singers director Michelle Hassall. “After HCL back in March, they wanted to do another one with a Christmas twist.”
    Hassall brought forth Harrison County Live in the spring of 1999 for the first time.
    “This is our seventh or eighth time doing this... can’t keep up with all of them,” said Hassall.

  • Up in the air

    Many have heard the expression “out of this world,” but when you are talking about the work and lives of Joseph and Loni Zaragoza, it turns from figurative to literal.
    It is hard to pick a spot in the life line of the couple and not be in awe.
    From The Kennedy Space Center, located in Florida, to the Vandenburg Air Force Base in California and hundreds of stops in between, Joseph and Loni have carved their marks in history.
    Joseph started his very eventful career during the Korean war.

  • Domestic call ends with additional charges filed

    A call that started out as a possible domestic situation on Saturday ended in a drug-related case file.
    Cynthiana police officers were called to Hillside Drive where a woman had allegedly been struck with a telephone by her former boyfriend, whom she had an emergency protective order against.
    When police arrived, the suspect had left the scene, according to Sgt. Wilbur Gross.
    Police arrested Chris True, 43, at his Pleasant Street residence.
    He was initially charged with criminal trespass and fourth degree assault.

  • Local breeders earn grand champion title at national show

    It’s one of the most prestigious cattle shows in the United States and a local farm family can boast a grand champion showing at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).
    Shannon and Shelley Wade began showing beef cattle when they were 7 years old. Now married and showing with their husbands Kevin Farrell and Michael Meyer, they are also joined by parents Wanda and Randy Wade in the farming operation.

  • New eWarrants living up to hype, say officers

    Not even a month old to Harrison County and eWarrants are living up to the hype they started.
    The eWarrant system, which started on Nov. 10, has already helped law enforcement serve approximately 25 warrants.
    “The days of eluding warrants is quickly becoming a thing of the past,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Detective Paul Olin.
    People were once able to get out of being served warrants by constantly moving around from city to city, according to Olin.

  • One injured in Tuesday morning wreck

    Police were called to an injury accident Tuesday morning at Southside Plaza where one person was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    Edward Ford III, driving a 2007 Ford Explorer,  crossed the parking lot and struck a 2009 Tomos Scooter, driven by Ernest Lee Lyons, according to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Deparment.
    Lyons was taken to the hospital with an injury to his right shoulder.

  • 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.