Local News

  • Bid awarded for revamping county courthouse

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Based on a recommendation from Brandstetter Carroll Inc. Architects, the Harrison County Fiscal Court awarded the courthouse renovation project to Trace Creek Construction based out of Vanceburg. The vote was 6-1.

  • Midden honored for three years of 100% distinguished

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    The Harrison County School Board joined with Southside Elementary School principal Steven Fowler to recognize a student for an outstanding academic achievement.

  • Biancke's is open, again

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Just 10 days after a fire shut-down the popular Biancke’s Restaurant, re-opened on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

    “Everything has been completely rewired or checked,” said owner Mary Todd Ashbrook, who has now gone through a second fire.

  • Nearly six decades of harmony on the Hymn Sing

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    In the move from the old log building to WCYN’s current location on Main Street, Patty Drake came across a reel-to-reel audio tape stored in a closet. Curious about what, if anything, was recorded on it, she had a friend transfer the recording to a compact disc.

  • Brown to give presentation on dealing with the dying

    A local Harrison County church is welcoming a national expert to address the emotionally difficult process of maintaining a close relationship with friends or family in the final days or weeks before death.
    Ryland Brown, an expert in the study of death and dying,  will be a special invited guest of Cornerstone Christian Church. He will be giving an acclaimed presentation entitled Looking from the Bed: How to Love and Serve the Dying on Saturday, March 1, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.

  • Two police officer recruits take oath at Tuesday’s city meeting

    Two police officer recruits were sworn in at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission.
    Lewis E. Crump III and Justin F. Jett will begin classes at Eastern Kentucky University March 17 and will continue for 18 weeks.
    Police Chief Ray Johnson said that the new recruits will join a third recruit, Matt Royce, who should complete his training at the police academy in August.
    The three recruits will bring the total police officers to 17 if all officers on the roll now remain with the department.
    In other business, the commission:

  • Donations needed to help surviving family from last week’s fatal fire

    Friends and family members of Patricia Kearns, who was killed in a tragic house fire last week, have established a memorial fund to help her family who was made homeless by the fire.
    Kearns was the only fatality in a house fire that occurred at 1273 Hick Hardy Road on  the border between Nicholas and Harrison counties.
    Not only did the fire claim Kearns’ life, it also left her husband, daughter Hannah Callahan, son-in-law and two grandsons homeless. The home was a complete loss.

  • Harrison County schools closed Wednesday, Feb. 26

    There will be no school in Harrison County today, Wednesday, Feb. 26.

    Harrison County assistant superintendent David Case made the announcement at 5 a.m.

    Roads in the northern part of the county are snow-covered with this latest round of snow pushing southeast.

  • Celebrity chef and Kentucky artist join Project Playground for ‘Beat the Boredom’ series

    Project Playground fundraiser promises to combat the winter blues with its upcoming “Beat the Boredom” series.
    The “Beat the Boredom” series of events features two unique experiences and will raise funds for local playground equipment.
    On Saturday, March 1, a Yoga + Celebrity Chef event brings Chef Brigitte Nguyen – as seen on Food Network, Cooking Channel and Kentucky Proud Kitchen – to Cynthiana.

  • Local college stages campus lockdown drill

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    City police and sheriff’s deputies helped carry out a lockdown drill at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community College last week. The drill was meant to clarify security procedures in case a shooter is reported on the campus or in the educational building.
    Similar lockdown drills are being run at all five Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) sites, said Jeff Stevens, director of safety and security at all of the college campuses.