Local News

  • Charges pending in animal cruelty case

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    A person who abandoned their pet dog at a Pearl Street residence may be facing animal cruelty charges after the dog was examined by veterinarians on Monday afternoon.

    Harrison County Animal Control Officer Allen Fryman, accompanied by his assistant, Erin Gaunce, responded to an animal removal call at 306 W. Pearl St. on Monday morning.

  • Recreation department to review job descriptions

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Board have decided to leave the position of deputy director vacant for time being as they reevaluate the language of its job description that was developed over a year ago.
    During the board’s regular monthly meeting last Monday,  Parks and Recreation Director Darrell Baxter said that he perceived that there was too much of an overlap between the director and deputy director positions as they were originally conceived.

  • No school Tuesday, Jan. 28

    Harrison County schools will be closed in Harrison County Tuesday, Jan. 28. 

    Assistant superintendent David Case made the announcement at 6:45 p.m. Monday. 

  • Courthouse open as cold weather shelter Monday night

    Judge-Executive Alex Barnett has authorized use of the Harrison County Courthouse as an evening shelter from tonight’s frigid temperatures.
    Those who need shelter can report to the front of the courthouse. Cots, snack, hot beverages and television will be available.
    Forecasts are for the temperature to reach below zero degrees with wind chills driving the cold to an estimated -12 to -15 degrees.

  • One-hour delay for school

    Harrison County schools are on a one-hour delay for Monday, Jan. 27..

  • Shelter open at courthouse

    Harrison County's Red Cross has opened a shelter at the old courthouse on Main Street for those who need a warm place to take refuge from the bitter cold.

    Gayle Velat, director of Harrison County's Red Cross, said the shelter at the courthouse will be open on a day-to-day basis until further notice.

  • No school Friday, Jan. 24

    Harrison County schools have been cancelled for another day.

    David Case, assistant superintendent of Harrison County schools, announced at 2:40 p.m. Thursday.

  • Dr. King Unity March draws large crowd

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March was held Monday morning. An estimated 100-plus marchers took advantage of the warm weather and the opportunity to celebrate the life and works of Dr. King. The march started on Locust Street and wrapped up on Pearl Street at Macedonia Baptist Church

  • Slippin' and slidin'

    You know it’s slippery when even the salt and scrapper trucks have difficulty. On Tuesday morning most of Bridge Street was easily traveled. However, the section between Elmarch and Webster Avenue remained ice covered through the early afternoon. Cold temperatures kept salt from being effective. It is predicted that more snow and more bitter cold temperatures are on the way,

  • Cross-town chase leads to arrests in other cases

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    A Tuesday afternoon high-speed chase through Cynthiana and Harrison County has landed two men in jail.