Local News

  • City delays action in police chief’s grievance

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    After nearly eight hours of testimony and deliberation, the Cynthiana City Commission admonished fellow commissioner Walter Tapp for his actions immediately after assuming the role of safety commissioner and his involvement with the sale of 29 guns.

  • Faceless man robs Farmers Deposit

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Cynthiana police are investigating a strange midday robbery of Farmer’s Deposit Bank on the corner of Main and Pike streets Monday.

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  • Recovering her Rainbow

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    After months spent recovering from an extended bout with Lyme disease, Kristin Grenier has decided she needs to get out of the house and take a nice, long walk — of about 2,650 miles.

  • Burglars ransack Berry residence

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Burglars broke into a residence owned by Berry Mayor Kenneth Abner over the weekend and stole nearly 500 collectible model train engines and cars, among several other items, and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the building.

  • McIlvain retires as City Clerk

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    After 28 years of service to Cynthiana, city clerk Charleen McIlvain announced her retirement at the regular meeting of the city commission Tuesday evening.

  • Schools improve programs for students with ASD

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    There was once a time when a diagnosis of autism barred intelligent and capable children from the regular school classroom. There was a time when children did not get the help they needed because their form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) went unrecognized and undiagnosed.

  • Licking Valley Singers welcomes high school group to show

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Fans of the Licking Valley Singers (LVS) have a great excuse to catch both of its concert performances of “Pop Songs of the 60s and 70s” over the weekend of April 24.

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    (Dry Ridge, KY) – 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.

  • Main Street program vows to "clean up this town"

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Cynthiana Main Street has vowed to clean up this town and its going to do it with as many community volunteers as it can get.
    There are many cost effective ways to impact the quality and attractiveness of the historic district of downtown Cynthiana, said Emily Ammerman, director of the Cynthiana Main Street program.
    One proactive measure is for community volunteers to work together for one or two hours to sweep up and pick up from the downtown city streets, she said.