Today's News

  • Shooting incident results in indictment

    The Cynthiana man involved in an April 5 shooting was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Andrew Hill, 19, was named in a 15-count indictment stemming from the shooting and events that led up to the shooting.
    He is charged with three counts of first degree assault, 10 counts of first degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property (a firearm) and resisting arrest.

  • HCHS French teacher honored as UK’s Teacher Who Made a Difference

    It’s been 14 years since Phyllis Wyles left behind her Harrison County High School classroom for retirement.
    Over the course of 30 years, 29 at HCHS, Madame Wyles led a brigade of students to France, all there in her second story French class.
    From taste-testing chocolate eclairs and escargot to the study of a country and language so loved by Wyles, her students were learning without leaving her classroom.

  • HCHS band earns distinguished rating

    On Saturday, April 30, the Harrison County High School Concert Band performed at the KMEA Concert Band Assessment and earned a distinguished rating for its efforts.  
    The late morning performance began with Frank Erickson’s “Toccata for Band,” which served as the ensemble’s classification piece.  
    “This is a great piece of concert band literature,” said band director John Merz.  

  • News briefs

    Hunter Education classes cancelled
    The Hunter Education classes scheduled for May 16, 17 and 18 have been cancelled. The next scheduled classes will be July 25, 26 and 27.
    For more information contact the Harrison County Extension Office at 859-234-5510.

    Homemaker Day is Saturday
    The annual Homemaker Day celebration will be held Friday, May 6 on the Courthouse Square from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (In case of threatening weather, will be held at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church, 103 N. Main St.).

  • Plant a Row meeting changed to May 6

    All 4-H Horticulture and other interested 4-H students are invited to attend a meeting at the Harrison County Extension on May 6, 4:30 p.m.
    The purpose of this meeting is to introduce a program called “Plant A Row.” As you raise your vegetables and fruits this year, we would like to take a few minutes of your time to tell you how you can make a difference in our community and help out the Cynthiana Food Pantry.

  • Veteran restaurateur launches downtown lunch spot

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The new Vault owner is bringing her Country Club menu to downtown.
    With the idea of buying local and providing whole foods that are homemade, new Vault owner Layne Tussey has taken her exclusive Country Club menu to a new downtown hot spot.
    “My goal is to provide quick and healthy food for anyone who wants a break from unhealthy fast food,” said Tussey.
    Tussey opened the Vault April 15, but said that she has still not held a grand opening event.

  • 34 to cross stage for MCC/LVC diplomas

    Maysville Community College will hold its graduation ceremony for 34 Licking Valley Campus students May 5.
    Maysville Community and Technical College will award 494 diplomas and degrees to 358 graduates for the 2010/2011 year.
    Helping make up the number of graduates will be the 34 Licking Valley Campus students, who will graduate with an associate degree.

  • The royal wedding went fine without us, let’s focus on a local level

    I feel the need to remind everyone that even though there is tons of breaking national news currently being talked about, we still need to remember local news as well.
    When I was in college, I took a class called Community Leadership Development 320, better known to the students as “What’s in the news.”
    The class was taught by the very enthusiastic Dr. Randy Weckman, who by my understanding, might be the No. 1 person to call when you want to know what is going on around the world.

  • Thorobreds roll in McDonalds/Harrison Memorial Hospital Classic

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won three games in two days to improve their season record to 11-5 while winning the McDonalds/Harrison Memorial Hospital Classic.  
    The Breds opened the Classic with the Conner Cougars of Hebron, Ky. The Cougars jumped on Thorobreds’ starter Josh Morrison for five runs in one and two thirds innings as Morrison had trouble with his control.  
    The Cougars scored in the top of the first on a single, two Harrison County errors and a ground out to take the early lead.

  • Championship reunion Friday on the Hilltop

    The State Champions from 1997 and 1998 will be honored Friday night before and during the Thorobreds game with Fleming County on the Hilltop.
    The festivities begin around 5 p.m. when the former players take batting practice and will continue through the game.  
    There is a junior varsity game scheduled before the introduction of the players, statisticians and coaches from the two teams. Event organizer Buddy Renaker has been working to contact the participants and said he has a positive response from 75 percent or more that expect to be in attendance.