Local News

  • 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. 

  • A young Tony Moore had visions of greatness in the art world

    Reprinted from Dec. 20, 1984


    By Randy Greene

    Staff Writer

    Today, Thursday, Dec. 20, is Tony’s birthday. He is, on this day, the six-year-old son of Linda Harney Moore and her husband, Gary Moore, of Berry-Renaker Road. And this birthday of young Tony stands a good chance, someday, of being important because, as this columnist has observed, Tony is an artist.

  • How to get to TWDD and parking availability

    Wondering how to get to the Kingdom for the free parking and shuttle to the event? 

    The following information has been provided by Chamber Executive Director Tomi Jean Clifford.

    Here are some directions to get there. Please remember that access to downtown will be closed that day. These directions will get you to the Kingdom. 

    Also remember that this is a huge event and we are expecting some traffic Saturday! We can’t wait till you see what we have in store for you Saturday.

  • Lexington Comic-Con is co-sponsor for TWDD

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Lexington Comic and Toy Convention founder Jarrod Greer has signed on to be a co-sponsor of Saturday’s The Walking Dead Day in downtown Cynthiana.

    Greer began Lexington Comic-Con five years ago and has seen it blossom beyond his wildest expectations.

  • Events in tandem

    •On Friday night, Aug. 5, there will be a Cocktail Apocalypse at The Prizing House, from 7-11 p.m.

    The Prizing House is located at 329 S. Church St. The cost is $20 per person, which includes cover, unlimited gourmet appetizers, live music and drink ticket.

    For more information, contact The Prizing House at 859-235-0117 or info@theprizinghouse.com.

    •Also on Friday and Saturday nights, the public will have an opportunity to shoot at zombies with paintball guns.

  • Rotary Club brings Zombie Safe House with help of Halloween Extremists

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    A The Walking Dead version of a haunted house will be available to the public on Saturday as a part of The Walking Dead Day in downtown Cynthiana.

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Rotary Club  the Zombie Safe House will be located in the Old Jail across the street from the Sheriff’s Office on Pike Street.