Local News

  • 'The Walking Dead' family plans for restaurant, event venue

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    Despite protests from neighboring property owners, a conditional use permit to build a restaurant, hosting facility and parking lot in Harrison County was granted Monday to Sonia Kirkman, whose husband Robert co-created the well-known series “The Walking Dead.”
    The permit was issued by the Harrison County Board of Adjustment (BOA) with several restrictions to reduce the chances of the facilities bothering neighbors.

  • Cynthiana mired in rehab, road projects

    Becky Barnes,

    It’s been a long summer for motorists trying to maneuver Cynthiana’s streets.
    Drivers have been met with orange cones and men in fluorescent green vests at nearly every turn. However, Gary Royalty, public works/utilities director for Cynthiana, is beginning to stamp several projects “Complete.”
    The waterline and sewer service rehab, with a price tag of nearly $5 million, was the most vast.

  • Cynthiana man charged in Kentucky Bank robbery

    Becky Barnes,

    Less than two hours after the Kentucky Bank in Paris was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday, police had a Cynthiana man in custody.
    As of Wednesday morning, Billy Sanders, 51, remained at the Bourbon County Detention Center on charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment.
    Det. Tony Asbury of the Paris Police Department said a man walked into the Lexington Road Branch of Kentucky Bank at 11:12 a.m. on Saturday, brandished a handgun and demanded money from a teller.

  • Missing Shady Lawn resident found


  • Rescue teams search for missing Shady Lawn resident


  • KOHS, KSP encourage drivers to be smart behind the wheel

    The rate of fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways is increasing in 2015, according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP). There were 549 fatalities as of Oct. 6 – 58 more than at the same time last year.
    “With only three months are left in the year, we are encouraging drivers to take responsibility for their driving behaviors,” said KSP Sgt. Michael Webb. “By combining enforcement with public awareness, we hope to stop this upward trend in fatalities,”

  • Soccer Fillies come up short against Campbell, GRC

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Fillies traveled to Claryville last Wednesday and ran into the region favorite, Campbell County, dropping a 7-0 decision to the Lady Camels.  
    Seven different Campbell County players scored, which is an indication of just how deep and talented the region favorites are this year.  
    The Lady Camels have been in the region finals four of the last five years and show every indication to be there again this time.  

  • Harrison County bowling league scores

    Saturday Bantam 10/3/15
    1 Strikers  W 8.5/L 3.5
    2 BB’s Kids  W 7.5/L 4.5
    3 Rockets  W 7/L 5
    4 Bomb Ship  W 6/L 6
    5 Pin Knockers W 5.5/L 6.5
    6 Happy Pins  W 1.5/L 10.5
    BOYS: Alex Coghill 88 113 201; Seth Tipton 83 113 196; Conner Tipton 91 92 183; Sam Heitfield 76 88 164; Michael Dampier 62 85 147; Dray Roberts 59 81 140; Caleb Burns 72 79 151; Frankie Grubbs 71 77 148; Andrew Wagoner 73 76 149; Carter Palmer 64 71 135; Adam Davisson 53 40 93; Oscar McDuffey 41 17 58; Easton Reynolds 30 25 55;

  • Blue Licks to host fossil class

    Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is hosting a workshop on “Fossils of Kentucky” for guests who want to learn more about ancient fossils on Oct. 10.
    Paleontologist and interpretive naturalist Alan Goldstein will lead the class. Goldstein has worked at the Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, Indiana, since 1993. He has more than 50 years of experience and can help participants identify rocks and fossils in their collection. Guests are encouraged to bring items from their collection.

  • Twenty-two Kentucky artists to show at Breeder’s Cup Fest

    The Kentucky Arts Council will host Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival during the KentuckyOne Health Breeders’ Cup Festival, Oct. 28-31 at The Livery, 238 E. Main St. in Lexington.
    This curated shopping experience will feature fine art and craft by 22 top Kentucky artists, all of whom have either been juried into arts council programs or received grant funding from the arts council.