Local News

  • Family restaurant opens on Walnut Street

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    “I wanted to fill a need that exists in Cynthiana for a family-style restaurant that offers more than just food,” Mindy Tindle said in a Monday interview at her just-opened Trindy’s Family Bistro, located at 216 Walnut.
    Her bistro offers a wide-ranging lunch and dinner menu, a full bar, pool tables and live acoustic entertainment on the weekends.
    Tindle, who lives in Georgetown, has been in the food-service industry since quitting Toyota about 11 years ago.

  • Ken’s NewMarket has grand re-opening

    Tomi Clifford, Chamber director; Stephanie Burden, Main Street director; Jason, Joel and Neal Techau, Stephanie Techau and Nancy Techau, Bonnie Teater, Chamber member; Trish Jenkins, Chamber member; Sheriff Shain Stephens; Mayor James Smith, Carol Higdon, Colleen Emery, Chamber members; and Shaun Brewer, Cynthiana Fire Department. In memory of their father, Ken Techau, the Techau brothers donned bow ties, which was part of the founding father’s daily attire when he opened the store with his wife, Sanna, in 1979.

  • Ruler Foods opens in Cynthiana

    Cynthiana’s newest grocery, Ruler Foods, opened last Thursday on U.S. 27 South in the former Food Lion building. Cynthiana Mayor James Smith and Ruler management and staff opened the store at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and special give-a-ways.

  • Absentee ballots available for Republican caucus

    Registered Republicans may apply for an absentee ballot for Kentucky’s March 5 presidential caucus. The caucus will be held at Westside Elementary School from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Voters who are unable to attend in person are permitted to vote by absentee ballot.
    The Kentucky Republican Party is handling all absentee ballots for this caucus.
    Absentee ballots may be procured in one of four ways:
    •By mail--write to The Republican Party of Kentucky, P.O. Box 1068, Frankfort, Ky. 40602

  • Stakelins’ beguiling beagles get KET air time

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Al Stakelin is an outdoorsman. When he was younger, he’s now 58, Stakelin enjoyed playing sports of all sorts.
    He was a regular when there was a basketball goal by the old city pool on the Hilltop in pick-up games.
    No longer able to play, he is now an avid hunter, fisherman, dog breeder and dog trainer.

  • Suspects ID’d in Nebo Road home burglary

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Two suspects in a burglary on Nebo Road on Jan. 5 have been identified, but their names are being withheld until after they are interviewed.
    “We received a tip on the two alleged perpetrators,” said Harrison County Deputy Sheriff Matt Royse on Tuesday.  “We can’t release their names until after we interview them.”

  • KSP safety checkpoint locations released

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes.  During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • CPD investigation continuing into New Year’s Day robbery at Shell Apple Market

    Becky Barnes,

    Police are continuing to investigate a New Year’s Day robbery at Shell Apple Market on Pleasant Street.
    Sgt. Jeff Thomas reported that at about 11:30 p.m. last Friday, a man wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt, gloves and blue jeans and brandishing a piece of glass entered the Shell market and demanded money.
    When the clerk hesitated, the white male subject jumped the counter and grabbed the entire cash drawer.

  • Making healthy choices made easier and more affordable

    If the idea of eating nutritious food seems expensive and difficult, it may be surprising to learn it can be affordable and simple to live a healthy lifestyle.
    The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service makes the healthy choice the easy-and-affordable choice for Kentuckians. Through the Nutrition Education Program’s Healthy Choices For Everybody series, participants focus on building a healthier plate, preparing easy meals that taste great, and saving money on groceries.

  • Chamber nominations sought

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016  annual Chamber Awards Banquet.
    Award categories are: Public Safety, Healthcare, Educator, Citizen, Volunteer, Farmer and Business/Business Person of the year. Winners do not have to be Chamber members. Nominations are open to the community.
    Forms may be submitted online through a link on the Chamber’s Facebook page or picked up at Biancke’s Restaurant or the Chamber office and returned to 201 S. Main St. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 5.