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  • No school Wednesday, Jan. 22

    There will be no classes in Harrison County, Wednesday, Jan. 22. Harrison County Assistant Superintendent David Case made the announcement about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

    Many county roads remain snow covered and temperatures are expected to drop to near 0 overnight.

    Case said school officials are hopeful that classes can resume on Thursday.

  • Former Cynthiana banker indicted on child porn charges

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    A former Cynthiana banker has been indicted in eastern Kentucky on child porn charges.
    Edgar N. Purdom Jr., 68, was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury on Jan. 10 on four counts  of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to a press release from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office.
    Purdom turned himself in at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department Monday afternoon.

  • No school today

    Classes in Harrison County have been cancelled for Friday, Jan. 17.

    David Case, assistant superintendent, made the announcement about 5:15 a.m. Friday morning. 

  • Open auditions for Dearly Departed next week

    Open auditions for “Dearly Departed,” a comedy by David Bottrell and Jesse Jones will be held at the Rohs Opera House on Jan. 21 and 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Auditions will be cold reads from the script. No prior preparation needed

  • New candidacy filings declared

    Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish has added a few names to the election hopefuls.

    Although he has not formally filed, former County Judge-Executive Dean Peak said he throwing in hat back in the ring.

    Candidates who filed this week are:

  • Locust Street fire deemed suspicious

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    When police were called to make a welfare check at 107 N. Locust St. Saturday night, they had no idea it would later turn into a suspicious house fire with one of the residents having to be pulled from the roof.

  • Biddle inks his passions into a living

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Jarrod Biddle likes his pencil and ink works to walk a fine line between realistic depictions and art. There is likely no better example of his ambition than the homes that people have commissioned him to draw.

  • China House operators have run of bad luck

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    A Saturday, Dec. 21, wind storm that stripped the roof from the China House, was just the beginning to a long list of bad luck for Alex Lin and his young family.

  • MLK remembrance march will be Monday at 10 a.m.

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Organizers of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in downtown Cynthiana this Monday are planning something different this year.

  • Current files as jailer candidate

    C.J. Current, 56, will be seeking election as Harrison County Jailer.

    Current has worked for the City of Cynthiana for the last 14 years, first in the Division of Sanitation and currently with the public works department.