Local News

  • Four hurt in KY 36 W wreck Friday

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating a single vehicle accident on KY 36 W that led to four individuals being airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchinson, a call was made to dispatch on Friday, June 14, at 11:29 p.m., for a single vehicle accident with injuries on KY 36 W just over three miles from town.

  • Grant, budget open for inspection

    Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties announces that its 2013-2014 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Plan and Budget Proposal is available for public review. The plan reflects assessment of low-income community needs and the Council’s CSBG budget for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 as well as projected outcomes for the same period.

  • Board says no to Steele reinstatement

    Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Department have officially announced the resignation of director Brad Steele.
    After three months of employment as the first director of the newly vamped Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation, Steele turned in his letter of resignation during a special meeting held on Wednesday, June 12 after having announced his intent to resign at the county judge’s office on Tuesday, June 11.

  • Ambassadors prepare for three-week European tour

    The opportunity of a life-time has come at a young age for three Harrison County teens as they prepare for a summer in Europe.
    Hannah Duncan, 13, and Alan Cabrera, 14, and Lauren Clarke, 16, are soon to embark on a trip that most have only seen in their dreams as the middle students will leave on June 28 and Clarke will leave June 25 to spend three weeks touring Europe and becoming more culturally diverse.

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  • Seniors’ board, staff members resign

    As recent financial woes of the Commission on Aging/Harrison County Senior Citizens Center have come to light, several employees have resigned leaving a skeleton crew to keep services available.
    “We have to do something,” said Dr. Beth Laytart, chairman of the Commission on Aging board.
    She said the Title III director, Robbin Back, left at the end of May along with her husband and director of Community Employment Opportunities Jason Back. His position, while housed in the same building, is not part of the Commission on Aging.

  • Cynthiana man killed in firey I-75 crash Wednesday

    Michael Todd McCall, 22, was killed in an accident on I-75 early Wednesday morning, June 12.
    McCall, driving a Chevrolet S-10, was northbound on I-75 and for an unknown reason veered to the right onto the shoulder where a semi-tractor trailer had pulled off, according to Sherelle Roberts, Lexington-Fayette Police spokesperson.
    Roberts said the S-10 burst into flames after impact.
    The accident occurred about 1:50 a.m. near the Athen-Boonesboro Road exit.
    McCall’s grandmother, Wanda Gill, is certain that her grandson fell asleep at the wheel.


    A mid-morning storm Thursday left a swath of damage in its wake.
    The storm’s path was primarily contained to  the U.S. 62 West and Allen Pike areas.
    One lane of U.S. 62 was closed and Allen Pike was completely blocked until Harrison County and state road crews could clear downed trees and debris.
    In Harrison County, there are nearly 150 customers without electricity in the U.S. 62 West area. Blue Grass Energy reports that system-wide they have about 900 homes affected. Scott County and Bourbon County had damaging storms as well.

  • Did you know?

    Summer concert series begins Friday

    The Cynthiana Summer Concert Series will begin on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn.  
    For six consecutive Friday evenings, local sponsors are bringing a variety of bands to downtown Cynthiana to make the city alive with music and family friendly fun. All concerts are free to the public.
    Dwayne Gillispie and the band Sidewinder will be kicking off the series on Friday.  

  • Trees, buildings damaged by Thursday storm


    A mid-morning storm Thursday left a swath of damage in its wake.

    The storm’s path was primarily contained to  the U.S. 62 West and Allen Pike areas.