Today's News

  • Dixon joins Licking Valley Internal Medicine practice

    Licking Valley Internal Medicine and Pediatrics  announces the addition of Misti Dixon, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), to the staff.  She joined Dr. Stephen Besson, Dr. Lauren Blackwell,  Lindsey Florence, APRN and Holly Becker, APRN in the practice in August 2016. Licking Valley Internal Medicine and Pediatrics has two office locations - Cynthiana and Carlisle. Dixon will be based in the Cynthiana office.

  • Long-time Farmers Bank board member to step down

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    A long-time member of the Farmers Deposit Bank board of directors will be retiring from that position soon.

    Dr. Robert Sparks, a retired Carlisle dentist, has served on the bank board for 39 years, beginning with the Deposit Bank of Carlisle in 1977. 

    He continued as a director after Jim Brown acquired the Carlisle bank in 1988.

  • Marching Thorobreds sweep tourney preliminaries, finish fourth

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds performed at the Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17. The band completed a successful sweep of class 3A, earning top honors in Music Performance, Visual Performance, General Effect, Color Guard, and Percussion.  

    The band placed first place in its class in the preliminary competition. Despite the threat of wet weather, the show was able to continue as planned and the band finished in fourth place in finals and collected the “Spirit Award.”  

  • ‘An evening with Mark Twain’ this weekend at Biancke’s

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Professionally trained actor Doug Stephens will star in a one-man dinner theatre play, “An Evening With Mark Twain,” this weekend at Biancke’s Restaurant in downtown Cynthiana. 

    The three-day engagement will include dinner and the show on Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 23 and 24, and an afternoon matinee performance on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25.

  • Here’s what ‘farm-to-table’ really means

    This Friday night, Court Street downtown Cynthiana will be transformed to host Cynthiana Main Street’s Farm-to-Table Dinner. 

    Although this fundraising event is sold out, I wanted to share some thoughts behind the Farm-to-Table movement.

    Have you heard of Farm-to-Table dinners? Farm-to-Fork? Seed-to-Feed? 

    As you know, there are many names used to describe this dinner and many ideas on what the dinner really is. I’ve tried to recap what I have learned after researching for our event.

  • Charges pending from Sept. 12 accident

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Shortly before midnight on Monday, Sept. 12, Harrison County deputy sheriff Tuan Kreer responded to a two-vehicle accident on US 62 west, near Hicks Pike.

    His investigation revealed that he was initially deceived by the driver of one of the cars in the accident, and by the driver’s mother.

  • Viewpoint

    The Daughters of the American Revolution lobbied for a week to be set aside to celebrate the U.S. Constitution  many, many years ago.

    Finally, President Dwight D. Eisenhower agreed in 1956, and set aside the week of Sept. 17-23 as U.S. Constitution Week, and it has remained that way ever since.

    So here we are, celebrating U.S. Constitution Week, though very few people know that we are celebrating.

  • Church News


    The Benson United Methodist Church will host the United Methodist Scholarship Fellowship on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.

    Support and attendance is appreciated to help students.



    Calvary Assembly will host a free coat give-away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to noon.

    Gently worn coats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • 9/11 anniversary reminds us of what is important
















    “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life?  

  • Child injured in dirt bike accident

    A Harrison County 6-year-old is in critical condition following a Monday evening accident on Hendricks Lane.

    According to an accident report filed by Harrison County deputy sheriff Tuan Kreer, at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19,  Brayden Little lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and crashed through a barbed-wire fence and struck a tree head-on.

    When Dep. Kreer arrived at the scene on Hendricks Lane, county firefighter and EMT Richard Wiglesworth was already there, stabilizing the child.