Local News

  • City’s water treatment plant gets national kudos from EPA


    Cynthiana’s Municipal Water Works Department was one of three Kentucky water systems to receive national recognition.

  • Commission puts Water Works Road repairs on hold

    The Cynthiana City Commission remains in a quandary over the closed and barricaded Water Works/Abdallah Road.

    In a 3-1 vote Tuesday, the commission agreed to a wait-and-see approach regarding repairs that would open the route between Ladish Road and Bridge Street.

  • Court ups budget for Parks and Rec., jail

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court passed the first reading of an ordinance that will include an additional $83,570 in the budget for the remaining fiscal year.

    With March 1 approaching, which marks the date when the Parks and Recreation Committee will assume all recreational responsibilities, the fiscal court is pressed to pass a budget amendment that will include funds needed for operation of recreation.

  • Don’t fall for do-not-call scam

    Scammers have been making phone calls posing as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the registry or ask consumers to verify their information. Of course, the callers are really trying to solicit personal information, which opens victims up to identity fraud.

     How the Scam Works:

  • School district faces $215,000 assessment in KSBIT deficit payoff

    While Kentucky’s school districts are scrambling to make up a nearly $60 million deficit in the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust (KSBIT), Harrison County is sitting marginally better off than most.

  • Daniel sworn in as sheriff's deputy

     Joe Daniel, formerly of the Cynthiana Police Department, was sworn in as the new Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy by Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Jay Delaney. Daniel was added to the crew to replace former deputy Steve McCauley. Daniel’s first day as deputy was Feb. 1.

  • Build-a-Bed project makes beds available for children

    Applications are now available for families in need of beds for their children.
    Through the help of Morehead State University’s MSUCorp’s Program, Harrison County families are now able to apply for the Build-A-Bed program.
    Laying down to sleep at night in an oversized bed is often a luxury that few think of.
    While most Harrison County families are snug in their beds at night, there are still many children who are forced to curl up on the floor because they have no bed.

  • Former lawmaker Swinford dies at 80

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    It was words like oak, legend, hero and friend that his peers used to describe the late John M. Swinford.

  • Grand jury issues charges in 12 cases


    Eleven people were named in 12 indictments issued by the Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Matthew Stephens, 25, is accused of stealing seven guns from the home of Stephan and Heidi Coghill between June 1 and Aug. 2, 2012.

  • Deputy retires

    Deputy Steve McCauley: A farewell celebration was held at the Harrison County sheriff’s Department in honor of the forthcoming retirement of McCauley. McCauley was presented with his service weapon by Sheriff Bruce Hampton as well as the Kentucky Colonel Award by State Representative Tom McKee.