Local News

  • 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.

  • Livestock judging team claims state title

    The Harrison County 4-H Livestock Judging team brought back the overall gold from the State Livestock Judging Contest last week.
    After a coaching change took place on April 1, new livestock judging coach Kevin Farrell assumed the responsibility of leading the team. Former coach Shelley Meyer was forced to leave due to a new job.
    “We practiced every week, usually on Mondays,” said Farrell. “We went to several farms around Harrison County and even at UK to prepare for the season.”

  • Mayor requests state aid for un-Safety Way

    If Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses has his way, the jolting, jarring journey across the city’s Safety Way will soon be improved.
    Moses said this week that the state Transportation Cabinet was asked to pick up the tab for repairing the pothole-marred road between New Lair Road and Landmark Stone.
    While Safety Way is a city street, Moses said it was used as a detour by the large trucks who were trying to cut their time with the viaduct construction.

  • City’s budget is tight, says finance commissioner

    Cynthiana Commissioners are describing the 2011-12 $9.25 million city budget as “tight” and “aggressive.” However, one commissioner contends that it may not be tight enough.
    Safety Commissioner Gary Brunker voted against the budget in both its first and second readings this week.
    Brunker explained his vote by saying that the city has to get back to central services, to providing public safety, smooth and clear roads, water and sewer.
    “We’ve taken a pretty good whack at general appropriations,” Brunker said.

  • Noise ordinance for county pondered

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court is playing with the idea of adopting a noise ordinance.
    After the Harrison County Fiscal Court heard parties complaining of excessive and unnecessary man-made noise, added with numerous complaints of other noise problems, the magistrates asked the county attorney to look into writing a noise ordinance.
    It was suggested by County Attorney Bradley Vaughn to use Cynthiana’s noise ordinance as a guide for the county’s.

  • News briefs

    Defense attorneys seek dismissal of Webb rape charges
    Attorneys for accused murderer Bass Webb would like rape charges against their defendant to be dropped.
    Webb and his attorneys were back in court last week for a pretrial conference with Judge Jay Delaney and submitted a motion to dismiss the charges that Webb raped his ex-girlfriend Bryia Runiewicz, whom he is also accused of murdering on July 31, 2009.
    Webb’s trial in Harrison County has been scheduled for December.