Today's News

  • Deputy director resigns from Parks and Recreation

    Jim Milam’s resignation as deputy director of Harrison County Parks and Recreation was officially accepted at the regular meeting of the department’s board Monday night.
    Milam said that he appreciated the time in which he served as deputy director, but that he felt it was time to move on. His resignation will be effective two weeks from this coming Friday, Sept. 13.

  • Fiscal court is ‘moving forward’ with plans to renovate old courthouse

    Renovation of the historic Harrison County Courthouse is moving forward.
    By a 7-1 vote, with Magistrate Bradley Copes the sole dissenting vote, the Harrison County Fiscal Court approved a motion to move forward with plans for the renovation of the courthouse.
    Renovations will be based upon design specifications submitted to fiscal court members last July.
    Discussion of the courthouse renovation was an added agenda item which Judge Executive Alex Barnett introduced following the conclusion of new business items.

  • Board wants more stringent law to deal with code violators

    Cynthiana Code Enforcement board chairman Mike Aldridge asked the Cynthiana City Commission to consider making its ordinance for violators more strict.
    “The frustrations are that we have dealt with the same people, the same homes and we’ve seen no progress,” Aldridge said.
    The code enforcement board recommended that fines for violations be increased from $25 to $50 for first offenses. Other fines would also be increased.

  • Homecoming Court
  • News briefs

    The fifth annual Writers’ Conference opening session will feature one of central Kentucky’s most outstanding journalists, Tom Eblen, Lexington Herald-Leader columnist.  The class, “Words in the Universe”  will begin Friday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. at the Licking Valley Campus.  

  • His biggest race was a run for life

    Michael May was the champion of a special race last spring. It was a race in which everyone was a winner and May was given the unique opportunity to express thanks to God for the life he was given by giving life to someone else.
    May was barely 3-months-old when he gave his parents the scare of a lifetime. He began having difficulty breathing, a result of a condition called hydrocephalus, and had to be airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital for emergency surgery that saved his life.

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  • Deputies nab sex offender hiding out at apartment

    Following on complaints that a known non-compliant sex offender had been seen loitering around a public playground, Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Earlywine, a convicted sex offender, over the weekend for failure to comply and update his whereabouts with the Kentucky Sex Offender registry. It was Earlwine’s second offense in a year.

  • Passed out motorist has loaded gun in lap

    Local law enforcement officers stopped all traffic on Riverside Drive Saturday night at 11 p.m. before arresting a man passed out in the driver’s seat of a minivan clutching a loaded handgun. The minivan was stopped in the middle of traffic with no headlights on.

  • Suspect stripped wires from school welders

    Police have an adult suspect in an overnight theft from the Harrison County Area Technology Center last week.
    Sgt. Eric Kendall of the Cynthiana Police Department said that sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, and 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, someone entered the vocational school causing several thousand dollars in damages.
    The intruders climbed the fence at the back of the school to gain entry. Kendall said there were no signs of a forced entry.