Local News

  • Indictments issued in two separate shootings in Harrison County

    A four-count indictment has been issued against a Cynthiana man in the Memorial Day weekend shooting at Harrison Square.
    Jaron Michael Talbott, 20, has been in jail since the May 29 incident under a $25,000 bond.
    On Tuesday, a Harrison County grand jury formally charged  Talbott with two counts of second degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.
    According to the indictment, Talbott is alleged to have used a deadly weapon against Estill Barnett and Brittany Dennie, who were both shot with a firearm.

  • Ricocheting bullet hits 20-year-old in the eye

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that occurred Sunday around 4:30 a.m. on Blackburn Road in northern Harrison County.
    Michael Boswell, 20, was airlifted from U.S. 27 North after receiving a self-inflicted, accidental gunshot to his eye.
    KSP Lt. Tom Lilley said Boswell was shooting a small calibre pistol at an old refrigerator. The bullet came back and struck him in the eye.
    He was taken to UK Medical Center for a non-life-threatening injury and latest available information was that he was awaiting surgery.

  • City, county, KSP discuss moving 911 dispatch

    Cynthiana Commissioners and Harrison County Magistrates are looking for ways to loosen the budget belt and cut unneeded expenses.
    While no decisions have been made as to how funds will be cut to keep budgets in check, the city and county held a special joint meeting on Thursday, June 30 to hear from Kentucky State Police on how they could provide 911 dispatch.

  • Two charged with arson in fire bomb incident

    Two Cynthiana men are at the Grant County Detention Center on charges of first degree attempted arson in connection with the Molotov cocktail that was thrown into a house on Pleasant Street.
    Larry Nolen Jr., 22, was arrested Friday, July 1, and Josh Moss, 19, was charged Monday, July 4.
    Ptl. Michael Kiskaden of the Cynthiana Police Department said other charges are pending further investigation.
    The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m.,  Tuesday, June 21, at 403 W. Pleasant St., while members of the David Linville family were sleeping.

  • U.S. 27 North, Benson Road resurfacing projects begin

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released plans for road improvements to take place over the next few days.
    On Friday, July 1, a resurfacing project will get underway on KY 1744 from KY 1032 to US 27 (0 – 2.2 mile marker).  Lane closures and flagging can be expected during daytime hours.
    Please watch for flaggers, traffic control devices and construction traffic entering and leaving the roadway.

  • Murder-for-hire plan foiled

         It’s a bizarre case that spans several counties and targets a local public official in a murder for hire plan.
         Now, the suspect is in jail and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Nicholas County on two felony charges of conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felony.

  • Summer feeding program underway

     All children 18 and under are invited to the free meals provided by the Family Resource programs at noon Monday through Friday at River Road Park. Meals will continue to be available through July 29.

  • Officers nab arson suspect

         Police have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in a triple arson case following his confession last week.
         Just as authorities were preparing to make an arrest in the June 18 and 19 fires in Cynthiana, the suspect turned himself in.
         “At approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, our suspect came knocking on the door of the fire house saying that he wanted to confess what he had done,” said Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.

  • Humane Society cook-out, auction is July 9

    The Humane Society of Harrison County will be hosting an auction and cook-out on Saturday, July 9, 4-8 p.m. at the Flora Shropshire Animal. There is no cost, however, donations are accepted.
    For more information, call 859-312-1267

  • Southwood hearing is next week

    Sandra Southwood will be back in court next week.
    Southwood, who is accused of trying to shoot her ex-husband and his girlfriend at their Confederate Drive home last July, is scheduled to appear in Harrison Circuit Court on July 5 at 3:30 p.m. for a pretrial hearing and possible setting of a trial date.