Local News

  • Forum opens discussion about teen suicide


    Attendance for the “Understanding Teenagers” forum at Harrison County High School exceeded the expectations of its organizers and seemed to launch a community dialogue about what steps the community can do to address, and reduce, the incidence of teen suicide.

  • Blended Nutrition, a healthy shake shop to open on Rod Run Saturday

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Another new business is opening soon in downtown Cynthiana.

    Blended Nutrition, a healthy shake/meal replacement shop  will be located in the old library annex building next door to Biancke’s Station on Pleasant Street.

    The grand opening of the business will coincide with the Cynthiana Rod Run this Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • Structural problems delay HCHS bleacher installation

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    The new HVAC units have been installed and are working at the Harrison County High School gymnasium, but a snag will delay the installation of new bleachers in the lower arena.

    According to district buildings and grounds director, Robert Switzer, an unforeseen structural problem will push back the completion of the project for an undetermined amount of time.

  • Commission authorizes mayor to close on LeBus property

    Becky Barnes,




    A new fire station for Cynthiana is moving closer to reality.

    The Cynthiana City Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with the purchase of 25.769 acres on the north side of town.

    Commissioners authorized Mayor James Smith to sign documents for the purchase of property off of Indian Creek Road and adjacent to Flat Run Veterans’ Park.

  • Indian Creek Road mother, son victims of home invasion

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Beulah True and her son, Gerald Hill, were surprised on Sunday night, Aug. 14, when a bat-wielding burglar broke into their home on Indian Creek Drive.

    “We were in bed, when Mom said she heard someone in the house,” Hill said. “I guess it was about 10 p.m. I got up and looked around the house, then saw this guy with a baseball bat holding Mom.”

  • City buys LeBus property for new fire station

    The City of Cynthiana announced the purchase of approximately 26 acres of land for a new fire station.  

    The property is located adjacent to Flat Run Veterans’ Park with access to U.S. 27 North, according to Cynthiana Mayor James Smith. This location gives immediate access to the west side of Cynthiana by way of the bypass, downtown via Main Street and the north side of town via Church Street. 

  • Farm-to-Table dinner planned for Sept. 23

    Cynthiana native and Holly Hill Inn chef de cuisine, Tyler McNabb will be back in his hometown on Sept. 23 to prepare a meal for 100 people.

    The Farm to Table dinner, sponsored by Cynthiana Main Street, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m.

    Chef McNabb will create his own ‘harvest’ menu and will be using Kentucky Proud food from right here in Harrison County.

  • Charges against retired educator dismissed

    Sexual abuse charges against a retired Harrison County educator have been dismissed in Harrison Circuit Court.

    William Hyatt, who taught school in Harrison County in the 90s, was indicted by a grand jury in February 2015 on four counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    The case has had numerous delays with the final delay being an order for Hyatt to undergo a competency evaluation in March.

  • Rod Run royalty crowned

    Nine contestants competed in two divisions in the Cynthiana Rod Run Pin-Up Pageant on Saturday night at the Rohs Opera House. Directed by Cathy Himes and emceed by her daughter, Katie Himes, the pageant crowned two women. The Miss Cynthiana Rod Run had five participants and Margaret McCauley had the winning tiara placed on her head. Ms. Cynthiana Rod Run had four entrants and the winner was Courtney Day Nitz, pictured above with last year’s winner, Catherine Kung. Jenny Hyatt was awarded the title of Miss Congeniality by a vote of all the participants

  • Miss and Ms. Cynthiana Rod Run pageant kicks off three weeks of CRR activities

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    The Cynthiana Rod Run is coming and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

    This year, the CRR will be spread over three weekends, beginning with the Miss and Ms. Cynthiana Rod Run Pageant on Saturday, Aug. 13, at  Rohs Opera House beginning at 5 p.m.

    The pageant is now in its fourth year and, for the first time, will be a stand-alone event.