Local News

  • MLK Day March, remembering Dr. King

    Around 50 people of all races and ages participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march in downtown Cynthiana. This year’s march was held on Monday, Jan. 16, one day after Dr. King’s actual birthday. The march began at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, wound through downtown Cynthiana and ended at Macedonia Baptist Church. Following the march, a special service honoring Dr. King was held at Macedonia, followed by a meal.

  • Sanders sentenced to 12 years in bank heist

    Becky Barnes,

    A Cynthiana man has been sentenced following his guilty pleas on charges that resulted from an armed robbery at Kentucky Bank in Paris.
    Billy Sanders, 52, Cynthiana, was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison on 19 charges including first-degree robbery, receiving stolen property (firearm), tampering with physical evidence and 16 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Harrison grand jury issues seven indictments from Jan. 3 session

    Becky Barnes,

    A Harrison County grand jury issued seven indictments on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
    To men face charges relating to an Oct. 27 robbery of Robert Hines.
    According to the court documents, Justin Brown Jr., 19,  was indicted for first-degree robbery.
    The grand jury alleges that Brown threatened physical force with a deadly weapon to accomplish the theft.
    Brandon Stanley, 20, was also indicted as a co-defendant in the robbery.

  • Chamber nominations needed for annual awards

    The annual Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce honors banquet is quickly approaching.
    Nominations are being sought for the seven areas of recognition. The deadline to have those nominations turned in is Monday, Jan. 30.
    Forms are available at the Chamber office, Biancke’s and JJ’s.
    They are looking to recognize 2016’s best health care provider, volunteer, farmer, business person, citizen, educator and safety official.
    The banquet is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, and will be held at the Harrison County Extension office.

  • Retired teachers make donation to HCHS Youth Services

    Harrison County Retired Teachers donate to the Harrison County Youth Service Center. Inspired by fellow retired teacher, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, members of the Harrison Co. Retired Teachers have donated $50 to the HCHS Youth Service Center to be used for essential school supplies. HCRTA members took advantage of a matching grant funded by AARP-KY and KRTA. Dr. Andrus founded the National Retired Teachers in 1948 and AARP 10 years later. HC FRYSC Coordinators Kim Brooks and Sheila Price accept a  

  • Browning accepts plea agreement, sentenced

    Larry Browning, who was indicted in August on illegal sexual abuse charges, entered a guilty plea last Friday, one week before a two-day jury trial was scheduled.
    Browning and the Commonwealth’s Attorney reached a plea agreement where Browning was sentenced to serve 214 days in jail with credit for the time already served.
    He entered guilty pleas to charges of third-degree criminal attempt to commit sodomy with a victim under 16 years old (a class A misdemeanor) and three counts of harassment, also misdemeanor charges.

  • Opland takes helm of Cynthiana’s 3M plant

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Eric Opland took over as the new plant manager at Cynthiana’s 3M plant a little more than a month ago.
    He replaced Colleen Emery, who was reassigned to 3M’s corporate headquarters in St. Paul. She had been the plant manager in Cynthiana for right at four years.
    “The corporate plan is to change plant managers after a while so fresh eyes can see what is going on,” Opland, a native of Jamestown, North Dakota,  said in a Tuesday interview.

  • Harrison Water Association names new manager

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Mark Patrick, 55, took over as the new manager of the Harrison County Water Association on Jan. 1 of this year.
    Patrick was one of two applicants for the position to be interviewed by the five-person board of directors for the HCWA.
    He replaces Danny Northcutt who had been manager of the association since 1986.
    Patrick graduated from Harrison County High School in 1979 and began working as a meter-reader for the HCWA  in 1981.

  • MLK Day celebration is Monday, Jan. 16

    The history of Dr. Martin Luther King will be celebrated again this year. The celebration will consist of a Freedom March that will start at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church at 205 N. Locust St., on Monday, Jan. 16.
    Gathering and preparation for the march will start at 9:30 a.m. and the march will begin at 10 a.m. The length of the march will be determined by weather conditions.
    Special services will start at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 103 E. Pearl St. Refreshments will be served afterward.

  • 30 sentenced in 2016 on drug charges

    Becky Barnes,

    January 2017 started off making a statement in the court system with drug dealers and abusers.
    On Tuesday, Jan. 3, seven individuals who had been indicted in 2016 on drug-related offenses were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court.