Today's News

  • Academia

    Western Kentucky University has released the Dean’s and President’s lists for the fall 2017 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*). The entire list can be found at https://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/deanslist.php and is searchable.
    Local students were:

  • Taylor enters guilty pleas to year-old impersonating, imprisonment charges

    Becky Barnes,

    Half way through his bench trial on Tuesday, Martin Taylor changed his plea to guilty on charges of impersonating an officer, unlawful imprisonment and wanton endangerment.
    Taylor was arrested last August after victims reported to Cynthiana Police that they had been detained by Taylor.

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  • Detroit men indicted in credit-card-making cases

    Robin Smiley,
    news writer

    The Harrison County grand jury met on Feb. 6 and took the following action in 10 cases.
    Mark Graham, 23, and Armani Davis-Malone, both of Detroit, Mich., allegedly working together, were indicted in Harrison Circuit Court on charges relating to reproducing credit cards.

  • February is Black History Month

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Jeff Jackson’s life has come full circle.
    The current pastor at Elmarch United Methodist, 48-year-old Jackson, was raised in the Baptist church by his mother Theresa Jackson, but soon strayed.


    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    DeAnna Six Murdock is doing what she has always wanted to do.
    The 2017 Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year has been teaching in the same room, at the same school for 24 years and is the daughter of a retired teacher.
    “All I ever wanted to do was to be a teacher,” Murdock said in an interview last week. “I loved doing my Mom’s bulletin board and grading papers for her when I was growing up.”

  • Judge says proceed with demolition

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court learned on Tuesday night that a temporary injunction filed against the court by the Harrison County Heritage Council, et.al., was denied by Circuit Judge Jay Delaney on Jan. 26.
    The temporary injunction sought to stop the impending demolition of the property that overlooks Flat Run Veterans Park, commonly known as the Handy House.

  • MSUCorps accepting donations, applications for Build-A-Bed project

    The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and its partners are gearing up for their eighth annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project to provide beds to children who are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all.
    The goal is to give beds to children PK-12th grade who are forced to sleep on floors, couches, or in beds with multiple other children or family members. This regional Build-A-Bed Project has provided more than 1,000 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 250 beds.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Lesley Shawn May, Nov. 28, daughter of Scott and Amanda May; Shasta Jalene Kelly, Dec. 12, daughter of Ashley Kelly; Arabel Lesley Anderson, Jan. 24, daughter of Matt and Valerie Anderson; Meredith Danielle Vaughn, Oct. 31, daughter of Dixie Davidson and Andrew Vaughn.
    Harrison County schools close for sickness. Doctors confirm that the flu was behind the 326 absences.

  • Did You Know?

    Harrison County Schools
    will be in session Monday
    Harrison County students will have classes on Monday, Feb. 19, which was previously scheduled as a holiday to commemorate Presidents’ Day.
    However, due to the many lost days of instruction due to weather, Monday will be used as a make-up day. The rest of the missed days will be made up at the end of the school year.
    As of Wednesday, the final day of school will be May 30.