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  • City project attracts those seeking city beautification

    A Cynthiana Commissioner’s project may prove to be the opportunity for a cleaner and healthier looking Cynthiana.
    Commissioner of Finance Billy Grayson is pushing for everyone to do their part in the community that will aid in restoring her natural beauty.
    “It is the smallest and simplest things that really make a difference,” said Grayson. “Most people won’t notice the good changes around town, but they will notice the ones that go unattended.”

  • Spruce Drive man shoots to break up fight

    The stillness of the early morning hours was shattered by shots ringing out on Spruce Drive on Thursday, June 9.
    Cynthiana Police arrested John Mallory, 51, of 170 Spruce Drive, about 1:30 a.m. after receiving a call for a fight in progress involving a weapon that had been fired multiple times.
    Ptls. Michael Lyons and Michael Kiskaden arrived at the Spruce Drive location just after 1 a.m. and were told that Mallory had fired two shots into the air.

  • Jewelry heist still being investigated

    A criminal complaint is being sought against a woman who police consider “a person of interest” in the theft of jewelry from the home of Dr. and Mrs. Don Stephens.
    Police were contacted June 4 about 3:30 p.m. by Sonia Stephens regarding the theft of her jewelry, which included her wedding band.
    Cynthiana Police Cpl. Walter Tapp said he was able to recover two rings from the Old Time Pawn Shop on Pike Street, which is where the suspect told police she took the jewelry.
    However, other pieces of Stephens’ collection have not been located.

  • Adelphos quartet sings at Legends game

    Dr. Stephen Besson of Cynthiana was joined by Jerry Wise, David Crutchfield and Bart Rogers, who are all members of Adelphos quartet, to sing the National Anthem at a Legends game.

  • Car wash raises funds for Champions

    An 18th Judicial District Drug Court fund raiser was held to help raise money for Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County. Karen Adams, right, representing Champions, received the check from Christina Hoots, left, and Kristina Cummings, center. The 18th Judicial District includes Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties.

  • Dog dipping day

    Harrison County Fiscal Court sponsored a dog dipping/rabies vaccination day at Cynthiana Southern States on Saturday, June 11. Magistrate Jeff Brunker helped Jake, a golden retriever, get his dip.  Brunker also helped a Yorkie named Harmony. The Harrison County Flora Shrophire Animal Shelter received $235 in donations. There were also four animals adopted. Walmart, KC Provisions and Ken’s NewMarket provided refreshments for the event.

  • Berry block nearly gone

         Residents of Berry were awakened Wednesday morning with the distinctive orange glow of a raging fire.

         Two homes on Main Street were fully engulfed by 4:30 a.m. and before it was extinguished, the two homes were completely destroyed and a third was damaged. The Berry Starlight Restaurant also sustained moderate damage in the three-alarm fire.

  • Photos of Berry Fire

    Mr. Larry Wells was nice enough to share with us some photos of this morning's fire in Berry.  Three houses and a restaurant were completely involved in the blaze.  Read complete coverage by the Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Webb attorneys admonished for not attending hearing

    After issuing show cause orders for Bass Webb’s defense team last Thursday, Judge Jay Delaney withdrew those orders in court Tuesday morning.
    Delaney initially made the show cause orders when Webb’s attorney failed to show up for a scheduled status hearing.
    Webb, who will stand trial in December for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz, was transported from the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Center in West Liberty, Ky., for the hearing.

  • Blaze claims Midnight Court apartments

    An early morning fire on Midnight Court has left firefighters wondering how it started.
    A call was made to dispatch around 5:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4, regarding an apartment fire on Midnight Court.
    When firefighters arrived at the 109 Midnight Court apartment, officials were forced to immediately call in reserves to help extinguish the nearly out of control flames that had engulfed the building.
    A search team was organized to look through the building for any signs of life but no one was found.