Local News

  • Harrison County Volleyball returns mixture of veterans, youth

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    Coach Bill Faulkner enters his 15th year as coach of the Harrison County Fillies with guarded optimism for this year’s volleyball squad.  
    Gone from last year are two seniors, both hitters, who will have to be replaced from the start. Amber Darnell and Haley Evans graduated taking with them experience at mid-hitter and outside hitter.  

  • McKee elected Agriculture Committee (SLC) chairman


  • New sheriff’s deputy soon to be ready to hit the streets


  • Click it, or they’ll ticket

    Cynthiana Police Sgt. Nathan Linville and Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak were awarded by the Governor’s Occupant Protection Enforcement Awards on Tuesday. They received the awards for being the officers with their agencies who issued the most citations for safety belt, child restraint and booster saeat violations from June 11, 2014, to June 11, 2015. Peak issued 122 and Linville issued 60 citations during that time frame.

  • Chamber director resigns

    Pat Grenier, who has served as the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce executive director for the last eight years, has announced her plans to step down.
    Grenier recently opened a retail shop in downtown Cynthiana, Heartfelt Fiber and Fleece, which is also a mill for processing raw wool.

  • Judge says side-street repairs coming, annexation next step

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer
    Streets in the area of businesses off U.S. 27 South are one step closer to being annexed into the city after the Harrison County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to seek bids for necessary repairs and repaving.
    Judge-Executive Alex Barnett told the court that the money for the work would come from the governor’s office. The work is estimated to cost about $65,000, he said.  
    Barnett said that once the work is done, the city has agreed to take over the roads and be responsible for their upkeep.

  • Charges dismissed against Winchester couple

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer
    All charges have been dismissed against a Winchester couple arrested July 12 and charged with burglary.
    Charges against Ricky Johnson, 27, and Ericka Churchwell, 28, were dropped at a July 20 hearing. Both had been charged with second-degree burglary, and Johnson had also been charged with third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Music Fest designed to add to Parks and Rec coffers

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer
    This Friday, Cynthiana residents will have the chance to help add to a local park while at the same time enjoying live music­—lots of live music.
    Six music acts are set to perform Friday night as part of Music Fest, an event being put on by Harrison County Parks and Recreation to raise funds to held continue to build and add amenities to Flat Run Veterans’ Park.
    Music acts set to perform are Jesse Keith Whitley, John  Daniel Herrington, 90 Proof Twang, Chris Caskey, Travis Cook and Noel Howard.

  • Family/Youth Service Centers are go-to ally for students and parents

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer
    As their children progress through school, most Harrison County parents will meet their kids’ teachers, the schools’ principals, and maybe the superintendent at some point. But what some parents might not realize is that there is another team of individuals whose goal is to help children succeed.

  • 80 new jobs, $2 million plan

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Eighty new jobs and a new partnership were announced last week when Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen and local dignitaries welcomed Continental Mixers to Cynthiana from Texas.
    Frank Busicchia, president and partner with Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings LLC, said the company bought Continental Mixer Solutions and E-Z Pack Refuse Hauling Solutions within four months of each other in 2014.
    He noted that the idea was to bring the two together in Cynthiana.