Today's News

  • Smiles and giggles

    Big Feet, little feet. After participating in the Born to Run Race, Brittany Thomas found the endurance to give her cousin Hunter Hill a ride during the Little Feet Big Feet race at the Taste of Harrison County Saturday morning.

  • Investigators offer reward in suspected arson cases

    Two Harrison County fires have investigators offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arsonist’s arrest and indictment.
    Kentucky State Police arson investigator Curtis Combs is continuing his investigation on two fires that he is confident were arson.
    On July 26, the home of Lewis J. Mastin, located at 3611 Grays Run, was reported to be on fire.
    The fire was reported around 3 p.m. and was still being fought late that same night. All contents of the home were lost along with a vehicle parked near the house and a small tractor.

  • Commission says ‘no’ to 4% increase

    The Cynthiana City Commission’s decision to not pass a 4 percent tax increase elicited applause from the small audience on Tuesday evening.
    The increase, if it had been approved, would have generated 4 percent more than last year’s taxes.
    Commissioner Billy Grayson made the motion to accept the compensating tax rate plus 4 percent. Although the motion was seconded by Mayor Steve Moses, those were the only supporting votes.

  • Grubs not always the culprit when it comes to lawn problems

    By Jeneen Wiche, Columnist
    Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn we are quick to suspect a grub infestation. This is not always the case though, in fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame than you realize.  
    Some lawn care habits encourage disease and/or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.
    The most common disease for lawns around here is brown patch (which is sometimes blamed on grubs).  

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Sept. 1, 2011
    Linda Sue Harwood vs. Daren Wilson’s Auto Repair, court trial; motion to continue denied.
    Christopher G. Combs, 1984, preliminary hearing; 2 counts wanton endangerment-first degree; probable cause found, bound over to grand jury.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    Sept. 8 – At 8:45 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Victoria Martin was traveling on US 62 and lost control in a curve and hit a guardrail.

  • New Drivers

    Susan Brooke Darnell, William Vaughn, Marquita Dixon, Christina Reffett, Tayonna Anderson, Samantha Powell, Coty Northcutt, Justin Williams, Brooke Hicks, Matthew Mastin, Zachary Trayler, Whitney Morris, John Kuntz, and Jordan Honeycutt.

  • Commission wants to know why gas prices are higher in Cynthiana

    Why are gasoline prices higher in Cynthiana than in neighboring cities?
    That’s a question that’s not only on the minds and tongues of Cynthiana residents, but also one that the city’s commissioners want answered.
    An invitation is being issued to area gas station owners to attend the Oct. 11 meeting to explain how prices are set.

  • Hidden talents waiting to be discovered at writers’ conference

    The Licking Valley Campus will host a writers’ workshop Friday, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1, in an effort to unearth hidden writing talent in Harrison County.
    Many Kentucky natives have sat at a desk to fill the pages of their journals with past memories or events from the day at hand.
    Whether the pages contain details of their childhood growing-up near the coal mines of Eastern Pike County or the tobacco fields, hills and bottoms of Harrison County, it is the stories that they tell about their lives that some readers find book worthy.

  • ruddles mills school, Oct. 14, 1929