Today's News

  • Food pantry receives Fueling Communities grant from BP

    The Harrison County Food Pantry was selected to receive $3,250 from the BP “Fueling Communities” Program, which provides funds to local charity-based organizations that provide services to those in need in communities where BP supplies gasoline and diesel fuel.
    Scott and Janet McCauley, owners of Northfield Oil, a bulk BP supplier, were familiar with the food pantry’s mission and knew of its struggles.

  • New twist in Brown vs. Brown

    After the wife of former Cynthiana Mayor Jim  Brown had her divorce case dismissed in Johnson County last month, Jim Brown has filed in Harrison County.
    The divorce was filed in Harrison Circuit Court on Dec. 29 by Jim Brown’s brother/guardian Paul D.  Brown, and conservator, Richard M. Wehrle.
    In his case, Brown cites that “the marriage is irretrievably broken.”
    He added that prior to their Feb. 2, 2008, marriage, they signed a prenuptial agreement and that neither party is entitled to maintenance, temporary or permanent.

  • Cynthiana author puts tidbits of self in first novel

    Alecia Whitaker Pace calls her new book, The Queen of Kentucky, a skeleton of her own life.
    She grew up in Cynthiana and graduated from Harrison County High School in 1997.
    The bones are of Cynthiana, she said. The muscle and skin are her creation.
    Many of the things Alecia’s main character, Ricki Jo Winstead, cared about, Alecia said are things that girls in small towns care about.

  • Surge in stolen vehicles

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    Four cars have been stolen and vandalized in the past week leading authorities to believe that a serial car thief or thieves are at large.
    The first car stolen in the growing list of grand theft autos was taken from Third Street on Dec. 31, and later recovered on Mouth of Cedar Road on Jan. 2, torched.
    Two nights later, a double car theft took place at the home of Stephen McCauley, where a Nissan truck and a Lexus SUV were taken.

  • Community choir looking for more singers

    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir seeks new members for Spring Session!
    Open to all who love to sing, the community choir will rehearsal Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 2  from 6:30 – 8:30.
    The choir rehearses at MCTC, Cynthiana Campus, with performance dates on April 20th and 22nd .
    There is a $25 (non refundable) participation fee and registration deadline is Jan. 23.
    To sign up or for more information contact Carrie Wade at (859) 585-0613 or carrie.wade@pendleton.kyschools.us

  • 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.

    Dec. 22 – At 3:30 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Ronald Vallandingham was attempting to turn onto Wornall Lane from US 62 when he was struck in the rear by Jonathan Dennie.
    Dec. 28 – At 6:01 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Sydney Miller was traveling on US 62 when a deer jumped in front of her vehicle causing her to hit the deer.

  • Prosecution wants Webb trial in Pendleton

    Commonwealth Attorney  Doug Miller has filed documents asking that the Bass Webb murder trial be held in neighboring Pendleton County.
    Webb’s defense attorneys were to file a response by Jan. 4 and had not done so as of press time Wednesday.
    A hearing is set for Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m. before Judge Jay Delaney in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Webb is charged with the 2009 murder of Bryia Runiewicz, an estranged girlfriend.

  • Tea leaves and herbal concoctions

    We visited friends in Boulder, Colo., over the Christmas holiday and had an opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company that is headquartered there. In fact, this one factory produces all of their tea sold worldwide.  
    Celestial Tea had humble beginnings with a group of “passionate young entrepreneurs” (i.e hippies in 1969), who began collecting herbs from the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and crafted their own herbal teas to sell to local health food stores.  

  • Visits a penguin habitat, Michigan battlefield, and Moundale Manor

    Dave Shuffett to host the next Kentucky Life from Moundale Manor in Winchester. In this program, Shuffett spends time with penguins in a “Dave Does It” at Newport Aquarium, visits Vendome Copper and Brass Works in Louisville, and more. The program airs Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8/7 p.m. CT and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4/3 p.m. CT on KET; and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. CT on KET2.
    Built in 1905, Moundale Manor in Winchester is a three-story historic home and was purchased and renovated in 2011 by Ed and Vanessa Ziembroski, who also own the Winchester Opera House.

  • Copes makes bid for state representative

    Harrison County native Bradley Copes has announced his bid for 78th District House of Representatives in 2012.
    Copes, 57, a Democrat, who has served as the District 8 magistrate for the Harrison County Fiscal Court since 2007, considers himself a fiscal conservative, which, he said will serve him and Kentuckians well.
    “It’s something that needs to be addressed in Frankfort,” Copes said. “Necessities and infrastructure need to be addressed more to draw new industry to the state.”