Local News

  • Ghoulishly good plans for Cynthiana in October

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    This October is all about the dead.
    The walking dead, the living dead and the spirits of the dead will invade downtown Cynthiana.
    Karey Riddell, director of the Cynthiana Main Street Program, said the eerie events will offer fun for everyone.
    “Cynthiana is dead, and it’s awesome,” she said.
    One way to connect with the ghostly atmosphere is by going on a ghost walk offered by Rohs Opera House.

  • Field & Main Bank robber remains at large

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    The person police say robbed a Field and Main Bank last Friday is still on the loose Wednesday.
    Officers have no leads or new information on the case, Cynthiana Police chief Ray Johnson said.
    “We’ve come up empty-handed,” Johnson said.
    The robbery of the bank on Pike Street in Cynthiana occurred just after noon last Friday.
    The robber entered the bank wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask, Johnson said.

  • Local pharmacist faces federal drug charges

    Becky Barnes,

    A Cynthiana pharmacist has been named in a federal indictment on drug trafficking charges.
    Michael Ingram, owner of Hometown Pharmacy of Cynthiana, was indicted in U.S. District Court (Lexington) on Sept. 3 on 41 counts of alleged illegal drug transactions. However, the court documents remained sealed until Friday, Sept. 18.
    According to federal court records, the incidents are alleged to have occurred at Ingram’s Georgetown Hometown Pharmacy between June 2010 and March 2013.

  • HCHS Band Repeats as Grand Champions


  • ‘Rocket Docket Program’ to cut cost of housing inmates

    The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial Circuit has announced the implementation of a Rocket Docket Program in the local circuit.  
    This formal agreement between the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the county attorneys’ offices in Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton, and Robertson counties will help to expedite the resolution of lower-level, non-violent felony offenses.  

  • Cedarbrook sewer complaint dismissed

    A complaint alleging that the Harrison County Sanitation District (HCSD) changed its sewer rates for the Cedarbrook subdivision against regulations will not be pursued.
    In an order entered Sept. 24, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled that it would dismiss the complaint.
    The complainant, Donald Fuller, filed a request in late August to withdraw the complaint, which he filed in July.
    His complaint alleged that he had been charged more than $250 for a period from May 1 to June 2.

  • Correction

    A story in last week’s paper with the headline “County clothes charity moving to bigger, less expensive ‘closet’” listed an incorrect phone number. The number to call for information on volunteering is 859-229-6372.

  • Clothes Closet needs volunteers

    The Harrison County Clothes Closet is looking for volunteers. Volunteer coordinator Linda McGowan said the charity needs regular volunteers, but also welcomes volunteers who can just give an hour or two. Anyone interested can call McGowan at 859-229-6372.

  • Field and Main Bank robbed


  • News briefs

    Homecoming festivities
    to be held on the Hilltop
    On Friday, Sept. 25, the Harrison County Thorobreds will take on Holmes High School at 7:30 p.m. Thorobred fans: This will be a maroon-and-white-out event.
    A homecoming parade will be held around the Hilltop beginning at 6:15 p.m.
    The homecoming court will be recognized at halftime.

    Work on one bridge to be completed, to start on another