Local News

  • Buis named to KHA Hall of Fame
  • KSP Post 6 welcomes new commander
  • Kentucky’s early influenza cases reported, 10 confirmed

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) received reports of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, indicating the presence of flu circulating in Kentucky. The cases are from Bullitt, Fayette and Jefferson counties.

    Beginning in October, DPH officials will begin to report weekly influenza activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of statewide flu surveillance efforts.

    The flu season in Kentucky may be starting early this year, as the flu season typically begins in October or November.

  • Harrison County Field Day is Monday

    Jessica Barnes,

    Extension agent for Ag and Natural Resources


    The 2016 Farm Field Day will be held Sept. 26, at the farm of Dan and Lori Furnish. The farm is located at 227 Cook Road, Cynthiana, and the program will begin at 5 p.m.

  • Dixon joins Licking Valley Internal Medicine practice

    Licking Valley Internal Medicine and Pediatrics  announces the addition of Misti Dixon, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), to the staff.  She joined Dr. Stephen Besson, Dr. Lauren Blackwell,  Lindsey Florence, APRN and Holly Becker, APRN in the practice in August 2016. Licking Valley Internal Medicine and Pediatrics has two office locations - Cynthiana and Carlisle. Dixon will be based in the Cynthiana office.

  • Long-time Farmers Bank board member to step down

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    A long-time member of the Farmers Deposit Bank board of directors will be retiring from that position soon.

    Dr. Robert Sparks, a retired Carlisle dentist, has served on the bank board for 39 years, beginning with the Deposit Bank of Carlisle in 1977. 

    He continued as a director after Jim Brown acquired the Carlisle bank in 1988.

  • Marching Thorobreds sweep tourney preliminaries, finish fourth

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds performed at the Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17. The band completed a successful sweep of class 3A, earning top honors in Music Performance, Visual Performance, General Effect, Color Guard, and Percussion.  

    The band placed first place in its class in the preliminary competition. Despite the threat of wet weather, the show was able to continue as planned and the band finished in fourth place in finals and collected the “Spirit Award.”  

  • ‘An evening with Mark Twain’ this weekend at Biancke’s

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Professionally trained actor Doug Stephens will star in a one-man dinner theatre play, “An Evening With Mark Twain,” this weekend at Biancke’s Restaurant in downtown Cynthiana. 

    The three-day engagement will include dinner and the show on Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 23 and 24, and an afternoon matinee performance on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25.

  • Charges pending from Sept. 12 accident

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Shortly before midnight on Monday, Sept. 12, Harrison County deputy sheriff Tuan Kreer responded to a two-vehicle accident on US 62 west, near Hicks Pike.

    His investigation revealed that he was initially deceived by the driver of one of the cars in the accident, and by the driver’s mother.

  • Child injured in dirt bike accident

    A Harrison County 6-year-old is in critical condition following a Monday evening accident on Hendricks Lane.

    According to an accident report filed by Harrison County deputy sheriff Tuan Kreer, at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19,  Brayden Little lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and crashed through a barbed-wire fence and struck a tree head-on.

    When Dep. Kreer arrived at the scene on Hendricks Lane, county firefighter and EMT Richard Wiglesworth was already there, stabilizing the child.