Today's News

  • Yankees Coaches Pitch
  • Ewalt keeps local business local

    After 64 years of selling, cleaning and repairing fine jewelry, Russell Whalen has decided to turn over his shop to new business owner Steve Ewalt.
    Whalen’s, as it will remain in name, was opened by Whalen in October 1947. The shop made its final home on Main Street where it has served the public since 1957.

  • New ambulances finally join fleet

    Two new ambulances join the fleet after the county votes to license the much needed replacements.
    The main topic addressed at the July 12 Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting was the plan of action for the two new, uninsured ambulances currently not in service.

  • Farmer recovering after being thrown from tractor

    A Harrison County man was rushed to UK Hospital after he was thrown from a tractor and cut by mowing equipment.
    A call rang into dispatch around 1 p.m., Thursday, July 7, concerning an injury accident that had taken place in a hay field on Mt. Vernon Pike.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, William Jibb, 77, was mowing hay for property owner David Schwartz on Mt. Vernon Pike.


    Allie Barnett was selected as the 2011 Miss Harrison County Tuesday night. She was crowned by outgoing Miss Teen Erin Bradford, filling in for Katie Himes, 2010 Miss Harrison County, who was unable to attend. Barnett was one of nine contestants.

    Allie is the daughter of Alex and Michelle Barnett.

  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds football team reports Friday
    The Harrison County High School football Thorobreds will report for the first day of practice Friday at 5 p.m. at the weight room. Equipment will be given out at this time. Practice is in shorts and helmets for the first 17 days as the players get acclimated to the weather conditions. The heat index is watched and practice is held only during permissible conditions according to KHSAA guidelines.

  • Downtown gets new signs

    The city of Cynthiana used TEA-21 grant money for improving the 200 Block South Main Street area. The improvments included new signs, sidewalks and landscaping.

    The project was started several years ago through the Renaissance Program.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding July 5, 2011
    Thomas Clifton, 1968, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to allegations, 5 year sentence previously probated is imposed.
    Joshua Fryman, 1981, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; 3 year sentence imposed.
    Keith Harwood, 1984, sentencing; trafficking controlled substance (first degree) first offense; 7 year sentence imposed, probation denied.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    he following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.

    July 6 – At 5:55 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on KY1054. Raenell Ward was traveling in a sharp curve and lost control and exited the road and traveled over an embankment.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Citations, Warnings, Arrests
    July 1 -- Larry R. Nolan, 22, was arrested on North Main Street and charged with arson first degree.
    July 1 -- Timothy D. Wiley, 22, was issued a citation for no registration receipt and no registration plates on Riverside Drive.
    July 1 -- Samantha J. Sanders, 24, was issued a citation for failure to wear seat belts and failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation on South Walnut Street.
    July 1 -- Della N. Hogg, 28, was cited on US 27 South for operating on suspended or revoked operators license.