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Today's News

  • First writers’ workshop to welcome poet laureate

    “When the Kentucky Poet Laureate tells you to do something, you do it,” Bruce Florence said.

    Easier said than done, perhaps.

    Kentucky Poet Laureate Gurney Norman didn’t want a simple favor. He wanted a writers’ workshop.

    Norman’s wish will come true this Friday and Saturday at the first ever Licking Valley Writers’ Workshop, where published writers will come to share and teach their stories and skills with local writers.

  • Cynthiana lawyer to take over as state’s prosecutor

    After 30 years as a defense attorney, Cynthiana’s Doug Miller will be stepping into the prosecution side of the courtroom.

    Miller, 55, was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to fill the unexpired term of Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright, who was killed in a car accident on June 8.

    Miller was filling in as host of Coffeebreak for WCYN when he began wondering who would assume Wright’s duties.

  • Cynthiana police charge man with stealing thousands from employer

    Police have arrested a Cynthiana man on numerous felony charges including illegal weapons as well as possessing armor-piercing ammunition.

    Charles Helton, 54, was arrested Friday night at his Church Street home after Cynthiana police executed a search warrant of the home and garage.

    Among the items seized from the home were thousands of dollars in property from his employer TI Automotive Group.

    Cpl. Walter Tapp was expected to execute a second search warrant Monday afternoon of a storage building rented to Helton.

  • Police halt long-term theft operation

    It was more than a drug bust, more than a recovery of stolen property. It was a seizure of thousands of dollars worth of pills and stolen property as well as thousands of dollars.

    Police suspected that the garage apartment at 145 N. Church St. held a cache of stolen items. There was a report of nearly $500,000 of stolen goods that was said to be in the home. However, what they found was astounding, even to Cpl. Walter Tapp who was investigating the alleged theft from TI Automotive Group.

  • Eagles fly past Bredsl

    For the second time this season, the Harrison County Thorobreds allowed a lead to slip away and suffered defeat.

    On Friday night at the Harrison County Athletic Complex, Harrison County jumped to an early 18-0 lead, then saw visiting Scott High rattle off 21 straight points to take the lead.

    After Harrison County scored again, the Eagles came back with 15 more points and eventually won, 36-30.

  • Kentucky Agricultural Development Board invests $75,000 in Harrison Co.

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves the Harrison County Extension District Board for $50,000 in state and $25,000 in Harrison County Agricultural Development Funds for the construction of a farmers’ market pavilion at the market’s current location.

    The goal of this project is to attract more vendors to the farmers market by providing a set location for the market.  Currently, the market runs from April 1 through Oct. 31 and has 25 producer members.

  • VolleyFills claim tournament victory

    The Harrison County High School volleyball team is on something of a roll.

    On Saturday, the Fillies swept six straight matches and captured their third Dink Scott Memorial Volleyball Tournament at Montgomery County High School.          

    Harrison County won this same tournament in 2004 and 2007 and finished as runner-up in 2005 and 2006.

  • Museum Musings

    *Banneker School Librarian, June 1929 - “Restaurant - Regular Meals, Short Orders, Ice Cold Drinks - ‘Eat Here and Be Happy’ - Elon VanHook, Bridge Street, Phone 184.”

  • Boys’ soccer lands first win

    The bus ride home from Walton-Verona on Tuesday night was a happy one for the Harrison County Thorobreds soccer team.

    After playing several quality teams close, but still falling short, the Breds notched their first victory of the season on Tuesday night, coming from behind to defeat Walton-Verona, 2-1.

    The Bearcats scored the lone goal in the first half to take a 1-0 lead to intermission.

    Ten minutes into the second half, Jonathan Noble scored a goal to knot the score, then 5 minutes later Kaleb Mattox gave the Breds the lead.

  • Nod for golf carts on city streets gets closer

    Cynthiana motorists will soon share their city streets.

    At Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting, commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance  allowing golf carts on certain city streets.

    Commissioner Amanda Moore cautioned citizens that the commission’s approval of the first reading of the resolution doesn’t immediately allow golf carts to be driven on streets.

    “It still has to be passed and publicized before that ordinance takes effect,” Moore said.