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Today's News

  • Shady Lawn employee arrested

    A former Shady Lawn employee has been charged with exploiting an adult for financial gain over $300 and four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.
    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department, Charly Blankenship was arrested May 17 following an investigation into allegations that a resident in the care facility where Blankenship worked was missing money.
    Gross said Blankenship worked as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at Shady Lawn Nursing Facility.

  • Dispute at residence ends with teacher charged

    A Harrison County Area Tech Center teacher was arrested Wednesday, May 22, after a May 17 incident at an Indian Woods residence.
    Deputy Dean Hutchison said Joseph Pawley, who teaches welding at the vocational school, went to the Indian Woods residence where he knew his wife and son would be and demanded to see his son.
    The homeowners told Pawley that he was not welcome at their home and to leave.
    Hutchison said Pawley attempted to get through the husband and wife homeowners, whose names are not being released, as they stood in the doorway to their home.

  • Did you know?

    Attention veterans making license renewals

    Harrison County Clerk Kathy Kearns advises that any veteran who is renewing a driver’s license should bring with them a copy of their DD 214. The form is filled out at the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s office and is needed to have “Veteran” added to their license.

  • City will hold community meeting as part of police department management audit

    In the coming weeks the Cynthiana City Commission-ordered management audit will get under way.
    Safety Commissioner Gary Brunker told commissioners Tuesday night at their regular meeting that he had been contacted by the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute regarding documents that are needed to get started.
    Institute staff is expected to conduct ride-a longs with Cynthiana police officers as well as review policy and procedures. They will also be checking to see if those policies are being followed and enforced.

  • County agrees to one-year contract with Bourbon County for prisoners

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to enter into a one year contract with Bourbon County Regional Detention Center to house all Harrison County inmates.
    Since last year, Harrison County has lodged the majority of its inmates in Bourbon County instead of making the longer trip to Grant County Detention Center.
    In order to further stretch county dollars, the fiscal court has agreed to enter into a contract with Bourbon County to house all inmates for the sum of $33 per calender day for each inmate.

  • Accident victims all released following KY 36 wreck at A. Keller last week

    Two children were flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center following a Wednesday night wreck on KY 36 two miles from town.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a single-vehicle injury accident was reported to dispatch around 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22.
    Upon arrival, Deputy Tuan Kreer reported seeing a 2000 Plymouth Voyager resting against a tree.
    According to Kreer’s report, the van, which was being driven by Teaira McDaniel, 30, had blown a tire causing her to lose control and dropoff the side of the road.

  • Baby contest winner
  • It's never too early to start leaving a legacy

    With all of the unfortunate incidents that have taken place recently, I began to think of a very important thing just the other day.
    Legacy.
    When we are younger, which I claim to still be at only 26 years old, we never give the term “legacy” any thought for the most part.
    Why would anyone ever think how they want someone to remember them when they are still at a young age?
    Well until here recent, I was in the same boat.
    I always put off the task of starting my legacy till tomorrow.

  • Robertson County youth one of six state winners for Dream Out Loud

    Six Kentucky students, including one from  Robertson County, have each won a $1,500 college savings account with the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT) through the 2013 KESPT Dream Out Loud Challenge.
    The Challenge invited students in grades K-6 to submit an original poem, drawing, video or essay answering the question, “How will I change the world after college?” Each winner’s school will also receive $500.
    The statewide winners are:

  • Listening for the sound of pig wings

    Months ago I wrote a story for the newspaper about community leaders’ vision for the future.
    Their vision is hugely aggressive, daring, interesting and bordering on the implausible. In this economy when businesses are closing right and left, their vision is downright laughable to some naysayers.