Today's News

  • Fryman, Arnold to face off on November general election ballot

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    The top two family court judge candidates will be headed to the ballot in the November General Election.
    Heather Fryman carried three of the four counties in the 18th Judicial District. She will be joined on the November ballot by Cynthiana attorney, Sam W. Arnold III.

  • HCMS student directs HCHS band in his original composition

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Audience members at the Harrison County High School Band concert Sunday afternoon may well have witnessed an historic debut when Dylan Etienne, 13, conducted the band in the performance of his original musical composition, “Minotaur’s Rage.”

  • Furnish blazes new trail in liquid nicotine production

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Brian Furnish, a Harrison County tobacco farmer and entrepreneur, was announced last week as a partner in USA Liquid Nicotine, LLC, the first American company to produce liquid nicotine for the fast growing e-cigarette market.
    The company announced that it is producing liquid nicotine on a commercial scale early last week.

  • Hawkins gets 13 years for firearm thefts, burglary and receiving stolen property

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Half of the duo that led two local law enforcement agencies on a cross-town chase on icy roads in January has been sentenced.
    Johnathan Hawkins, 28, who was the get-away driver following a burglary where firearms, knives and coins were taken, was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in prison.
    18th Judicial Circuit Judge Jay Delaney denied probation and ordered restitution to be made.

  • Fritz, Harney survive close call in county primaries

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Harrison County voters exceeded the statewide average for turnout in local election primaries on Tuesday.
    Out of 12,994 registered Harrison County voters, 4,911 of them, about 37 percent, were all that decided who would be managing the public functions of Harrison County for the next four years.
    The statewide totals were generally lower. About 27 percent turned out to vote in local elections.

  • Stephens unseats 24-year-veteran sheriff in rematch

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The re-match between Shain Stephens and incumbent Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton once again came down to a narrow margin of victory. This time, however, Stephens came out on the winning side of the race, unseating Hampton by a margin of 738 votes in Tuesday’s primary election.

  • Three incumbents claim primary victories

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Alex Barnett retained the office of Harrison County Judge-Executive after primary elections Tuesday night. He outpaced his fellow candidates by over a two to one vote margin and winning in all but one voting precinct.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, May 22
    Women’s Book Group.
    Monday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be Emma by Jane Austen. Copy can be picked up at the library’s front desk.

    FRIDAY, May 23
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, May 23 at Community Action at 9:30 a.m.; Cynthiana Baptist Daycare, 10:45 a.m.

  • Rep. Tom McKee honored for Distinguished Service to Agriculture

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McKee was honored with Kentucky Farm Bureau’s award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture during a special presentation at the Harrison County Farm Bureau offices Thursday night.
    McKee was nominated and selected for the prestigious award because of a long-time, high level of accomplished service to the state’s agriculture industry. He has done so within Farm Bureau circles, with other farm groups and as an elected official at the county and state levels.

  • Stuff that looks like Jesus

    Somewhere in central Florida, Jesus is in a tree.
    Shortly before Easter, a woman called the newsroom and left me a message about a tree in her yard and how she can see Jesus in it.