Today's News

  • Student safety remains No. 1 concern

    Becky Barnes,

    As the 2017-18 school year winds down, officials are still concentrating on the safety of students.
    At Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the Harrison County Board of Education, members voted unanimously to apply for a 3M Gives grant that would help fund a protective window film for all Harrison County Schools.

  • Armed officer assigned to HCHS

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    In the wake of several recent school shootings, the Harrison County Board of Education has partnered with the Cynthiana Police Department to place an armed school resource officer in the high school on a full-time basis.
    Officer Michael Coppage has been reassigned to Harrison County High School and will be there every day school is in session, plus a few other major non-instructional events, like graduation.

  • Jailer, magistrate candidates respond at forum

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    At the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce’s  Meet the Candidates Forum on April 14, three candidates for jailer and several candidates for magistrate positions took part in the forum.

    Three Democratic Party candidates will be on the May primary ballot for Harrison County Jailer. They include current jailer Steve Slade who is seeking reelection, Wilbur Gross and C.J. Current. There is no Republican Party candidate.

  • Biancke inherited family’s entrepreneurial spirit

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Charlie Biancke comes from a family of entrepreneurs.
    His father owned a couple of liquor stores in Cynthiana. One grandparent owned a grocery store and another grandparent owned Biancke’s Restaurant.
    All wanted him to eventually take over their business interests when he got old enough.
    With that entrepreneurial spirit ingrained in him, and with all those options at his disposal, Charlie opted to shoe horses.

  • Court moves ahead with solar farm ordinance

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    By a vote of 6-2, the Harrison County Fiscal Court accepted the first reading of a solar energy ordinance, at its regular meeting on Tuesday night, as it was amended by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission.
    The planning commission held a public hearing on Feb. 19 for the purpose of amending the original ordinance to now require a conditional use permit for future solar energy systems in the county.

  • News briefs

    Drug take-back Saturday at Walmart
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Cynthiana Police Department will be at Walmart Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the National Drug Take-Back Day event.
    “This is a good time to purge your cabinets and closets of old prescriptions,” said Sheriff Shain Stephens, who added that they will not be able to accept syringes or liquids.

    Farmer’s Market set
    to open May 5

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    LVS concert, Rohs play this weekend
    There will be plenty to whet the appetite of those seeking entertainment this weekend in downtown Cynthiana.
    The Licking Valley Singers will be performing a variety of songs under the umbrella of Songs in the Key of Life, Reflections on Humankind’s Indomitable Spirit.

  • Walkers observe 50th anniversary

    Robert and Patricia Walker of Cynthiana celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 25.
    The couple has five children.

  • Remembering 63 years of marriage

    Just two months shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary, Buddy Stoner lost his battle with a long illness on Feb. 3, 2018. However, his wife Betty will continue to think of April 29 as their anniversary.
    The couple was married just six weeks after they began dating. It was wartime and it seemed that Buddy would be going to war. Then he wasn’t, then he was.
    To make a long story short, the marriage took place after just six weeks of dating, then he didn’t go to war.