Local News

  • EDA opts to delay replacing executive director position

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority plans to fill the vacant executive director position as soon as changes are made.
    Discussion about future plans for the EDA  executive director position was the main topic of conversation at the monthly meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.
    Despite a recommendation to begin advertising for the vacant role, board member Shelia Currans felt that the need for advertising was a bit premature.

  • Grand jury issues 11 indictments Tuesday

    Jimmy Anthony Riley, 45, has been indicted on eight counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property ($500 or more but less than $10,000) and also seven counts of less than $500, when he allegedly obtained property valued at $500 or more but less than $10,000 from Paul McCauley.
    The incident is alleged to have taken place between May and June, 2013. Deputy Nathan Gasser of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department investigated the incident which involved blacktopping services.
    His bond is $22,000.

  • A heart committed to service

    Dr. Donald R. Stephens, 79, a board certified family physician passed away at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5 at UK Hospital.
    Stephens, a native of Williamsburg, KY, spent the last 52 years practicing medicine in Harrison County.
    According to a press release by Harrison Memorial Hospital, Stephens attended Cumberland College before finishing his undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky.
    In 1960, he earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville and interned at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

  • 'Chasing the Dragon'

    It’s called “Chasing the Dream.” But for nearly everyone in the running, it becomes a nightmare... also known as “Chasing the Dragon.”
    In the 1970s, heroin was the  drug of choice at nearly every social level. It didn’t discriminate.
    Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller said heroin fell out of favor with the drug culture in the early 1980s because of the danger.
    Now, decades later, heroin is re-emerging as the memories of the dangers have faded, according to local officials.

  • Carson named new HCFD Chief

    The Harrison County Fire Tax District has named Charles Allen Carson as the new Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department Chief.
    Carson, a member of the Cynthiana Fire Department and former assistant chief for Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department, will fill the vacant position of chief formerly held by his father for 31 years.
    “I am very, very excited to have this opportunity,” said Carson. “I know I have big shoes to fill, but I am appreciative for the opportunity.”

  • Did you know?

    Aug. 8

    There will be a freshman orientation on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Harrison County High School auditorium.
    There will also be a meet and greet with teachers after the orientation. Parents of incoming freshmen are also welcome.

    Cynthiana’s Rod Run will host its first 5K run/walk

    The second annual Rod Run of Cynthiana will be held Saturday, Aug. 24. The morning will  kick-off at 8 a.m. with a Rod Run/Walk along Safety Way.

  • Finalists being interviewed for county fire chief


    Interviews for the vacant Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department chief will be held on Aug. 1. 

  • Project Playground

    They could have stormed City Hall and demanded that an injustice be righted, but with local governments struggling to maintain existing services, a group of young mothers have taken a different approach.

    Sixteen months ago, Rebecca and Stephen McCauley welcomed their first child, Eleanor, into their lives.

  • Controversial pipeline would graze county


    Northwestern portions of Harrison County have been listed as a potential spot for sections of a new Bluegrass Pipeline.

  • Bussell refuses economic development contract with city

    The Cynthiana City  Commission approved a 60-day contract to present to former Economic Development Authority director Darlene Bussell on July 24. However, as of press time Wednesday, Bussell had declined to sign.