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  • Young man drowns at Robinson Dam

    A 23-year-old man drowned Saturday night while trying to save his girlfriend from the same fate.
    Jeremy Booker and Kimberly Grimes went to Robinson Dam to swim around 8:30 p.m. Saturday with Grimes’ cousin, Hayley Bailey, and her boyfriend, Jonathan Mardis, Peggy Grimes and two 2-year-old children.
    Bailey said within minutes her cousin was fighting to get out of the swirling water after she had been swept off of the dam.

  • Toddler injured in dog attack on Rutland Road

    The mother of the 3-year-old girl who was attacked by a dog Saturday said her daughter will have some scarring, but she’s grateful it was no worse than it was.
    Katherine Baker and her girls were at a graduation party on Rutland Road in Harrison County, when a lab/pit bull mix dog launched itself at the girls.

  • U.S. Rep. Davis resigns

    U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, who represented Kentucky’s fourth congressional district, resigned his post Tuesday citing a family health issue at the core of his decision.
    “I thank the people of Kentucky’s Fourth District for the honor of serving as their Congressman over the last eight years,” Davis said in a press release.

  • Monday morning crash claims life of local crafter

    A Harrison County woman was killed in a crash on KY 36, Monday morning.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton, Carolyn Williams, 66, was traveling east on KY 36 West about 2.5 miles from Cynthiana around 8:50 a.m., when the fatal wreck occurred.
    “According to her family she had a rough night as far as her health was concerned and was on her way to the doctor,” said Hampton. “It is not confirmed but we believe she may have had some kind of spell right before the accident.”

  • Post It Fashionista

    Aubree Ritchie walks across the stage with her father during the Evening with the Arts Post-it Note Fashion show Friday night. Ritchie was winner of this year’s contest.

  • Family credited with saving victim’s life

    Tony Herald is lucky to be alive and he is quick to give credit to his mother and younger brother for saving him from the deadly current at Robinson Dam.
    Just hours before a Harrison County man died in the horrific waters at the Robinson Dam, Herald was brought lifelessly to the shore.
    About 4 p.m. Saturday, Herald, his mother Connie Applegate, and brother, Robert Webber, went to Robinson Dam for an afternoon swim. They had just arrived when Herald, 20, went into the water above the dam. He was soon swept over the dam by the raging water and fighting for his life.

  • Helicopters called in for two separate crashes on Sunday

    Helicopter services were called twice to Harrison County Sunday afternoon following two wrecks less than two hours apart.
    The first of two wrecks was called in at 11:50 a.m., on KY 32, six miles west of Cynthiana.
    “We received a call at 11:50 a.m., for a single vehicle injury accident,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley.
    McCauley said a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Scott Thompson, 19, of Nicholasville, had exited the road following a curve on KY 32.

  • Two Harrison Square businesses hit by quick-change swindlers

    Two Harrison Square businesses were victims of a quick-change scam on Saturday that netted the scammers about $300.
    Ptl. Jeff Thomas of the Cynthiana Police Department said two black men pulled the quick-change scams in Subway and Auto Zone within 30 minutes of each other.
    “Before it was all over they had their money and more,” Thomas said.

  • 10th anniversary for Hospice fund raiser is Aug. 25

    The Jimmy Church Band will be returning to the Church on Church Hospice event in Cynthiana on Aug. 25.
    This year marks the 10th anniversary for the Hospice of the Bluegrass fund raiser.
    “This is the major fund raising push for the patient expense fund earmarked for Harrison County,” said Kelly Kendall, Hospice community resource coordinator.
    Kendall explained that all of the money raised is used to ensure that Hospice patients have no out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Bussell hired as new Economic Development recruiter

    Former Kentucky Economic Development project manager is bringing her expertise to Cynthiana and Harrison County as the new EDA recruiter.
    She said she always wanted to work in a small town and now her dream has come to life.
    Darlene Bussell, a Kentucky State University economics graduate, said economics are simply something that comes natural to her.
    With over 20 years of experience in the field of economics, Bussell said she has been nearly everywhere and seen just about all there is to see.