Local News

  • Lions Club hosts annual Youth Day for HCHS elected officials

    Thirty-eight Harrison County High School students served with local elected officials in county and city government during its annual Youth Day on March 27, 2012.  
    In preparation for Youth Day, HCHS students sought election to local public service offices, and engaged in a spirited campaign, seeking votes from fellow students. The election process was followed by a school-wide vote and high school voter registration drive, where approximately 200 students registered to vote in the upcoming May primary and November general elections.

  • Changes occur in Brown bankruptcy

    The latest in the continuing story of Kay Brown, the estranged wife of former Cynthiana mayor and prominent Harrison County businessman Jim Brown, is the conversion of her Chapter 11 bankruptcy pursuit to Chapter 7.
    According to bankruptcy court documents, a supplement was filed “in light of newly discovered information at the deposition of Brenda Kay Brown.” The supplement asked the court to covert to Chapter 7 the case that was filed by Kay Brown on Jan. 13, 2012.

  • Resident confronts knife-welding burglar Friday

    Police have a suspect and charges are pending against the man who police believe entered an Old Lair Road home and confronted the resident with a knife.
    Last Friday at about 11 a.m., Veronica Aubrey walked in on a burglar inside her home. She told police she had just arrived and home and placed a bag on the couch when a white man came out of the rear bedroom holding a knife.

  • Citizen of the Year

    When Charley Feix attended this year’s Chamber of  Commerce awards banquet, his circumstances were somewhat different from other honorees.
    He was told he was going because his son-in-law was being recognized as the Farmer of the Year. And, indeed, Troy Bradford did earn that tribute.
    However, Feix himself was also to be one of the honorees that night as the 2011 Citizen of the Year.
    As his volunteer inventory was read, Feix was holding his breath while  his wife Susan and one of his daughters, Mary Ware,  held back sheepish grins.

  • School system to take over pre-K

    Harrison County Schools will be offering a new pre-K program for the 2012-13 school year.
    The Harrison County Board of Education will begin enrolment for its new Harrison County pre-K program on April 25 and 26.
    “The registration will take place at the same time that we have our kindergarten registration,” said assistant special education director and pre-school coordinator Whitney Fowler.

  • Lions Auction begins Monday

    The 55th annual Cynthiana Lions Club Charity Auction will be held Monday, April 2, through Friday, April 6. It will be broadcast over WCYN AM 1400, FM 102.3 and Channel 6 Cable TV, 7-10 p.m.
    Bids can be made at 859-234-9742 or via live cam at www.aiscomputer.com.

  • 4-H mentor retiring

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Bill Roberts would much rather shine the light on the accolades of his many 4-H students than on himself.
    However, after 28 years as Harrison County’s 4-H mentor, Roberts is stepping down with all the hoopla associated with retirement.
    A reception will be held in his honor Sunday at the Extension office from 2-4 p.m.
    Roberts came to Harrison County in July 1984 after working eight years with the College of Agriculture.

  • HCHS students part of all state choir

    Harrison County High School students Evan Clifford, John King and Devon Williams were selected for the TTBB (tenor, tenor, bass, bass) choir at the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association 2012 High School All-State Choirs. The groups performed Friday, Feb. 10, at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville during the KMEA state conference.

  • Spring clean-up week is April 14-21 in Harrison County

    Spring Clean Up Week will be April 14-21 in Harrison County.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said the county barn will be open to Harrison County residents April 14 until April 21 to collect all unwanted “junk.”
    Barnett added that the county will also be offering $10 for every white good, including washers, dryers and freezers, brought in.
    “This will hopefully be a way to clean-out some hollows where old washers and dryers have been setting for the past years,” said Barnett.”

  • Burglary charges pending from weekend break-in on Pike Street

    Police have a suspect and charges are pending against Bradley Walker, 29, Cynthiana, for third degree burglary in connection with a weekend break-in at George Velat’s home on Pike Street.
    According to Ptl. Michael Kiskaden of the Cynthiana Police Department, Walker is alleged to have entered the Velat home and removed household items, equipment used in Velat’s heating and air conditioning business, tools and copper wiring.
    Some of the property was recovered on Tuesday at pawn shops and scrap yards, Kiskaden said.