Today's News

  • Harrison EDA approves $25k grant for career pathways program

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    New career pathways for Harrison County students are one step closer after the Harrison County Economic Development Authority voted last Thursday to provide a $25,000 grant for needed equipment.
    The equipment will allow the Harrison County Area Technology Center (ATC) to offer classes on PLCs (programmable logic controllers).

  • Two recreation grants in limbo for park development

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    More than $100,000 in grants for improvements at the Flat Run Veterans’ Park that Harrison County was approved for two years ago has yet to be utilized, and Cynthiana mayor James Smith is worried the funds might be lost.
    “There’s been no movement since 2013,” Smith said.
    Two grants were approved.
    One, a $42,500 Recreational Trails Program grant, was awarded to help create a 700-foot trail and two walking bridges at the park.

  • HCHS band wraps up season with bronze medal finish

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds traveled to Kings High School on Saturday for the Class AAA  Championships of the Mid-States Band Association.  
    This marching band circuit features marching bands from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  
    After a strong preliminary performance, the band was sitting in third place and was a mere one point from winning best overall music.  
    The band finished strong, and maintained its third place overall finish, improving its placements in visual and in color guard in finals.  

  • Chlorine leak shuts down water plant last Thursday

    Becky Barnes,

    A spec of dirt in a chlorine tank regulator caused a leak at the water treatment plant last Thursday night.
    Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders said the first call came about 7:30 p.m. after water plant employee Greg Herrington was mopping and noticed a strong chlorine odor.
    According to Gary Royalty, city public utilities director, Herrington followed protocol by making a 9-1-1 call immediately.

  • Misbranding of foods leads to recall of 168 pounds of beef, say health officials

    Athens Foods, Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 168 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, known allergens which are not declared on the finished product label.
    The steak fiesta, beef filled dough, items were produced on Sept. 23, 2015 and have a best by code of Nov. 23, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • News briefs

    Hospice recognized
    for commitment to veterans
    Hospice of the Bluegrass was recently recognized for extraordinary investment, commitment and achievement in providing quality end-of-life care to veterans and their families. The award was presented during the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s annual conference in Dallas. Hospice of the Bluegrass is a We Honor Veterans Level 4 partner, which is the highest distinction a hospice provider can receive.

  • Property Transfers

    Sole Ownership-Cash Deed for Kentucky: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Bonnie Collins, property in Harrison County, $100,000.
    Eva M. Taylor to AA Real Estate & Development, Inc., property on Gasser Road, $39,500.
    Burnam Rankin III and Hattie G. Rankin to Jonathan Doyle, property on Shadynook Pike, Harrison County, $80,000.
    Louise W. Six to Joe E. Yoder and Lovina Yoder, property on Shaw Lane, $45,000.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Nov. 2, 2015
    Estate of Della Jean Asbury, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Doris L. Buckler, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Elizabeth Clifton, review; motion over-ruled.
    Estate of William Derrickson, probate hearing; order entered and bond approved.
    Estate of Paul Holland, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Travis Benjamin Northcutt, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Nov. 4 -- At 6:57 a.m., a non-injury accident occurred on Ky. 1842 seven miles west of Cynthiana. Bradley L. Ewalt of Grays Run Road was traveling south when a deer ran into the road, and Ewalt’s vehicle struck the deer.
    Nov. 4 -- At 1 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 62 six miles east of Cynthiana. Lori A. Sharp was traveling west when a dog jumped in front of her vehicle. Sharp’s vehicle struck the dog.

    Case reports

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Oct. 20 -- At 4:06 p.m., Cheryl Mattox, Ashbrook Court, reported that someone had used her name and personal information to put an electric bill in her name with Kentucky Utilities. She received an electric bill for $108.12 for a building that was torn down in 2015. The bill in question was for August-October 2012.
    Oct. 20 -- At 9:51 p.m., police investigated a harassment call on Walnut Street. An individual was transported to Eastern State Hospital after he told his former girlfriend he was going to kill himself.