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  • Cynthiana man killed in firey I-75 crash Wednesday

    Michael Todd McCall, 22, was killed in an accident on I-75 early Wednesday morning, June 12.
    McCall, driving a Chevrolet S-10, was northbound on I-75 and for an unknown reason veered to the right onto the shoulder where a semi-tractor trailer had pulled off, according to Sherelle Roberts, Lexington-Fayette Police spokesperson.
    Roberts said the S-10 burst into flames after impact.
    The accident occurred about 1:50 a.m. near the Athen-Boonesboro Road exit.
    McCall’s grandmother, Wanda Gill, is certain that her grandson fell asleep at the wheel.

  • ROAD BLOCKS

    A mid-morning storm Thursday left a swath of damage in its wake.
    The storm’s path was primarily contained to  the U.S. 62 West and Allen Pike areas.
    One lane of U.S. 62 was closed and Allen Pike was completely blocked until Harrison County and state road crews could clear downed trees and debris.
    In Harrison County, there are nearly 150 customers without electricity in the U.S. 62 West area. Blue Grass Energy reports that system-wide they have about 900 homes affected. Scott County and Bourbon County had damaging storms as well.

  • Did you know?

    Summer concert series begins Friday

    The Cynthiana Summer Concert Series will begin on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn.  
    For six consecutive Friday evenings, local sponsors are bringing a variety of bands to downtown Cynthiana to make the city alive with music and family friendly fun. All concerts are free to the public.
    Dwayne Gillispie and the band Sidewinder will be kicking off the series on Friday.  

  • Trees, buildings damaged by Thursday storm

     

    A mid-morning storm Thursday left a swath of damage in its wake.

    The storm’s path was primarily contained to  the U.S. 62 West and Allen Pike areas.

  • McCall killed in Wednesday morning accident

    Michael Todd McCall, 22, was killed in an accident on I-75 early Wednesday morning.
    McCall, driving a Chevrolet S-10, was northbound on I-75 and for an unknown reason veered to the right onto the should where a semi-tractor trailer had pulled off, according to Sherelle Roberts, Lexington-Fayette Police spokesperson.
    Roberts said the S-10 burst into flames.
    The accident occurred about 1:50 a.m. near the Athen-Boonesboro Road exit.
    Ware Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

  • Young Eagles
  • EDA director’s contract not renewed

     

    After less than one year of service, the Harrison County Fiscal Court has voted not to renew the Economic Development Authority director contract.

  • Skin cancer not widely recognized

     

    One of the most difficult things Paula Taylor has had to do is tell her children that she was diagnosed with the same type of cancer that their father and her husband had died from a mere four months earlier.

  • Asphalt scam update

     

    The number of victims continues to grow in an alleged asphalt scam in Harrison County.

    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser, the number of victims involved in an asphalt scam has reached 16.

  • Battle of Cynthiana this weekend

    The annual Battle of Cynthiana will take place at the Elk’s Lodge on US 62 East on June 15 and 16 at 2 p.m.

     Parking and admission are free to the public with many vendors to visit.