Local News

  • Cade Tobin, All-American rodeo champion in Kentucky Juniors

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Southside Elementary School third-grader Cade Tobin can wear a different belt buckle every day of the week, if he chooses.

    Seems Cade has a penchant for winning belt buckles, along with personalized leather goods as the top cowboy in the state of Kentucky.

  • Sheriff and deputies seize marijuana plants

    The Harrison County Sheriff and deputies seized over 140 cultivated marijuana plants last Thursday. The plants were burned at the Harrison County Road Maintenance barn on Connersville Pike. As of presstime, no arrests had been made. Pictured at left, are Sheriff Shain Stephens, Det. Mark Burden. Deputy Nathan Gasser and Deputy Dean Hutchison.

  • Circle K robbery suspect nabbed in Lexington

    Becky Barnes,




    The man police believe robbed the Circle K on U.S. 27 South July 26 was arrested in Lexington last Thursday morning.

    Kenneth Hopkins Jr., 19, was arrested in Lexington after he attempted to rob a Shell Station near Newtown Pike and ended up being held at gunpoint by the clerk.

  • Organized crime charge tops indictments

    Becky Barnes,




    A Cynthiana woman faces a litany criminal charges following an Aug. 2 grand jury session.

    Kathy Callahan, 51, faces a nine-count indictment on charges that include engaging in organized crime.

  • The Walking Dead Day is huge success
  • Woman rescued at Terry Dam

    A Cynthiana woman who accidentally fell in the water below Terry Dam was rescued through the combined efforts of several local law enforcement agencies on Tuesday before dusk.

    Leonna Evans was on the dam when she said she  reached down to scratch her foot, lost her balance and fell in the river, below the dam.

    Cynthiana Police Department assistant chief Bill Denton, KSP Tpr. Joshua Wise, CPD Sgt. Nathan Linville, CPD Ptl. Eddie Quinn and Harrison County deputy sheriff Matt Royce all participated in the rescue.

  • Harrison County grand jury issues indictments

    The Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday and issued seven indictments.

    Names of defendants will not be released until their information has been entered into the system through the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s office.

    Charges filed by the grand jury include offenses for sodomy against victims 12 or under and 16 or under; harassment; theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000, several counts of trafficking in heroin, engaging in organized crime, importing heroin and possession of marijuana.

  • Woman: Bogus IRS caller made threats

    Becky Barnes,




    Last week, when Harrison County resident Leona Bell received a call about owing back taxes, she thought it had something to do with her mother’s estate.

    She panicked and as her voice became shaky, the caller knew he had her.

  • CDC: How to survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    From CDC - Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse


    Editor’s Note: We wanted to share a blog post from our friends at the Centers for Disease Control. Preparing for a zombie attack, or other fictional disasters, can provide useful tips to get prepared for a real disaster. The following is an excerpt of the original blog post on the CDC Public Health Matters Blog May 16, 2011, by Ali S. Khan.


  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum embraces TWDD and comic talent

    The Cynthiana/Harrison County Museum, located at 124 S. Walnut St., has put together a terrific display of photos, memorabilia, and information on Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore.

    The display entitled: “Who they were BEFORE they created The Walking Dead,” includes yearbook photos of the two from eighth grade through 12 grade, photos of Tony Moore playing trumpet in the HCHS Marching Band along with the championship trophy won by the band that year.