Local News

  • Charlotte’s Web, Dracula on stage this fall

    The theater season in Cynthiana will be an experiment in contrasts this fall when two productions of classic stories hit the stage.
    The Rohs Theater Company is in the last month of rehearsal for the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web,” which is set for performances in the last week of September.
    On the heels of that production, the harriCYN Community Theater Group will present its version of the famous gothic horror, “Dracula,” for Cynthiana’s much anticipated Halloween celebration throughout October.

  • Rod Run organizers ready for third event

    With only two weeks left before the third installment of the Cynthiana Rod Run on Saturday, Aug. 23, there is still plenty of opportunity for local businesses to get involved and benefit from the association, said Rod Run Committee Chair Jerry Adams.

  • Indictments issues in five cases

    A Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday and returned felony indictments against four Harrison Countians.
    Davi Demon Stanley, 21, will be placed under a $10,000 bond for two charges of selling or transferring a controlled substance (marijuana) to a minor, second or subsequent offenses, and two counts of second degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    According to the indictment, Stanley allegedly sold marijuana to two different minors on May 21, 2014.
    Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department (CPD) is investigating the case.

  • Walls, ceiling damaged during wiring heist at Concept

    Sometime before Tuesday, July 29, someone entered the Concept Packaging building and removed nearly all of the building’s wiring.
    Det. Alan Judy said there was extensive damage to the building where the walls were cut into to expose the wire and the ceiling was ripped down.
    “The damage is throughout the building,” Judy said, noting that the warehouse is used as a storage area but the office is vacant.
    Typically, once the wiring is taken from a building or other source, the outer coating is removed and wire sold for scrap, Judy said.

  • Investigator takes on cases to help those wrongly convicted

    When it comes to conducting a homicide investigation, private detective Suzanne McComas prefers her cases cold. Especially when it involves a person wrongfully convicted of murder.  

  • A/C units target of recent thefts

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department reported an unusual spike in thefts of central air conditioners from at least three county homes last week. Deputies speculated that the units were  likely stolen for their supply of copper and scrap metal.
    Though theft and vandalism of central and window air conditioning units for copper tubing and scrap are nothing new to the area, Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchison noted that these types of burglaries have not been all that prevalent this year.

  • Stephens sworn in as new Harrison County Sheriff
  • Woman arrested on heroin charges

    Just after midnight Wednesday morning, Cynthiana Police officers were attempting to serve a warrant for one subject when chance handed them a heroin arrest.
    Ptl. Michael Kiskaden, Sgt. Eric Kendall and Ptl. Justin Jett were at an apartment on Fifth Street where Steven Fogle was known to frequent. Fogle had allegedly failed to make a scheduled court appearance and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

  • Family history book deadline coming soon

    The Harrison County Historical Society announced the final deadline for submission of family histories to the Harrison County Family History Book at no charge is Monday, Sept. 15.
    More than 65 family histories have been received so far for the book with more than 70 percent coming from the area. Many stories and orders have also come from other states including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and California.
    Books will sell for $54.95 plus $3.30 Kentucky sales tax. They are sold on a pre-sale basis only.

  • Local author Mattmiller's new book soon to be released

    Cloud 9 Press is proud to announce the release of best-selling Kentucky author Mark Mattmiller’s newest book, “There I Shall Be.”
    “There I Shall Be” is Mattmiller’s second published work, following his successful debut novel, “Neighboring.” The work is illustrated by noted Kentucky artist Christopher Epling.
    “There I Shall Be” features seven short stories stitched together around the fictional Central Kentucky community of Mt. Zion, Kentucky.