Local News

  • Truck driver survives fiery crash

    As Andy Smith’s 18-wheeler was grinding along the four-foot concrete wall of a bridge overpass in northern Kentucky, he wasn’t thinking about the special he would sing at Cynthiana Christian Church on Sunday. At least, he doesn’t think he was.
    Other than how he could free himself from the burning cab of his tractor, he doesn’t remember what was going through his mind.

  • Gone fishing

    There is a kid inside all of us and usually, there is an event or hobby that will make even the most serious tempered grown-up smile like a kid in a candy store.
    Shawn Combs is far from being the serious type. Energetic and full of life would probably sum up the biggest portion of Combs’ personality.
    However, something as simple as seeing the end of a fishing pole twitch is enough to give Combs that state of mind similar to a kid waking up on Christmas morning.

  • City offers cool down

    Due to the unseasonably hot weather, the City of Cynthiana will furnish a “cooling off” period. Using the Fire Departments’s truck, sprinklers will be used at the Rev. Ross Park on the following time and dates: 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 4, Aug. 5, Aug. 8; and after 1 p.m. on Aug. 27.
    This will be in effect unless there should be a drastic change in current hot conditions.

  • Heat stroke cause of Perraut death

    A 36-year-old Cynthiana man died from a suspected heat-stroke Thursday afternoon.
    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department, Edward Chris Perraut was mowing with a Bush Hog in a lot on Chelsea Drive. A neighbor heard him begin working about 4:45 p.m.
    A short time later, the neighbor saw Perraut lying face down at the rear of her residence with the tractor still running.
    The police report states that it appears Perraut got off the tractor to move a tree limb and may have passed out as he bent over.

  • Webb sentenced

    Bass Webb was sentenced to 50 years in prison last week on two attempted murder charges in Bourbon County.
    Webb, who is also charged with the murder of Bryia Runiewicz in Harrison County, was convicted on the Bourbon County charges on May 17. The jury recommended two 25-year sentences to run consecutively.
    Special Judge Jean Logue of Richmond upheld the jury’s recommendation.
    The attempted murder charges stem from a July 31, 2009, incident where Webb tried to run down two officials at the Bourbon County Jail with a Geo Tracker.

  • Grand jury issues charges

    A Harrison County grand jury returned eight indictments to be administered  through circuit court and one for district court during its Tuesday session.
    Jessica Crump, 29, faces a four-count indictment for allegedly breaking into the home of Robert and Betty Hannah on two separate occasions.
    According to the indictment, Crump is charged with two counts of second degree burglary for entering the Hannah home twice between March 17 and March 22.

  • Allen Pike fight ends with one man charged and treated for knife wound

    A stabbing on Allen Pike ended with six stitches and a severed tendon.
    According to the sheriff’s report, filed by Deputy Robert Peak, he arrived at 1262 Allen Pike around 3:05 a.m. on Monday, and was greeted by an intoxicated man armed with a knife.
    “When I arrived at the scene there were three men outside the home and all three were armed with weapons,” said Peak. “Two men had knives and one was armed with a lead pipe.”
    Buel D. Wilson Jr., 45, according to Peak, was heavily intoxicated.

  • Now, that’s strong

    eono’s Restaurant may be the new home for Kentucky’s Strongest Man Competition.
    Thirty competitors, including one female, gathered in the parking lot of Leono’s Saturday, July 30, for the  Kentucky’s Strongest Man Competition.
    At stake was not just a cool trophy, but a qualifying spot in the national competition held in November.

  • Country Club victim of theft, vandals

    Cynthiana Country Club grounds keeper Billy Eals arrived at work Sunday morning to find that the 9-hole golf course had been vandalized, a utility cart stolen and the swimming pool trashed.
    According to Mike Aldridge, club president,  the club had just purchased a 2007 Easy Go utility cart that was stolen from the barn that houses not only maintenance equipment but also golf carts.
    The sliding barn door was torn from its track on the barn.

  • Residents asked to line Main Street in honor of fallen soldier

    Cynthiana residents are being asked to line Main Street Friday around noon in honor of  Sgt. Jeremy Summers.
    Summers’ funeral procession will pass through town about noon.
    According to information from the Chamber of Commerce, those wishing to honor the soldier who died in Afghanistan on July 14 should gather near the old courthouse around 12 p.m.
    The funeral for Summers will begin at 11 a.m. at Ware Funeral Home.