Local News

  • Murder conspiracy foiled

    A plot to have Harrison County attorney Bradley Vaughn killed has ended with the arrest of a Carlisle man.
    The Kentucky State Police released a statement early Thursday morning in the arrest of Charles Fryman, 50, Carlisle. He is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
    Fryman is alleged to have conspired with another person to kill two people in Cynthiana, one of whom was Vaughn. There is no information on the second target.

  • Three fires under investigation

    An investigation is underway into three weekend fires that local officials have termed suspicious.

    Cynthiana firefirghters battled three blazes over the weekend on Kehoe Alley, Pike Street and Church Street.

    Kentucky State Police arson investigator Curtis Combs said Monday morning that the three suspicious fires were the result of arson. The investigation is continuing.

     Scott County Fire Department Battalion Chief James M. Kanavy and his K-9 arson dog Honey went through the properties Monday morning with the investigator and local officials.

  • World Trade Center artifact arrives in Cynthiana

    Through the efforts of the Harrison County Fire Protection District, Harrison County has a piece of the World Trade Center that was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, in a terrorist attack on the United States.
    The temporary display will be at the old courthouse Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A permanent location is being sought for the exhibit. Anyone with ideas for that site should submit a written suggestion to the Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 811, Cynthiana, KY, 41031, by July 8 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Howard makes hole in one at CCC

    Golfer Ryan Howard shot his first hole in one at the Cynthiana Country Club Thursday afternoon.
    Howard, 21, finished his 9-hole round with a 34 after acing hole 8.
    He made the 150-yard shot with a nine iron.
    “At first I thought naw that didn’t go in and then when I saw it in the hole I just started shaking,” Howard said.
    His witness on the Par 3 shot was fellow golfer Jason Works.

  • News briefs

    Harrison County to exhibit piece of World Trade Center Saturday

    Through the efforts of the Harrison County Fire Protection District, Harrison County will be receiving a piece of the  World Trade Center that was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, in a terrorist attack on the United States.

  • Teens injured in Wednesday wreck on KY 982

    Officials say speed was the main contributing factor for an afternoon wreck which sent three young men to the hospital.
    A call was made to dispatch around 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in regards to a single vehicle injury accident on KY 982 west.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies Nathan Olin and Steve McCauley arrived on the scene approximately 10 minutes after the time of the wreck.

  • County’s bridge bidding process questioned by contractor, attorney

    Attorney Jessie Melcher was present at the June 14 Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting on behalf of Jerry Bacon and RRC Company.
    In question was the procedure the Harrison County Fiscal Court took in awarding bids for the construction of Hill Road bridge and Waits Road bridge.
    Bacon, on behalf of RRC Company, submitted a bid for installing both bridges along with bid winner E&H Bridges/Ron’s Concrete.

  • 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.