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  • April Sadness games set

    The annual April Sadness basketball tournament between City of Cynthiana departments will begin Tuesday, April 19, at City Hall at 7 p.m. The first game will feature the police department and fire departments. On April 21, public utilities and works will square off. The consolation game will be at 6:30 p.m. on April 28 followed by the championship at 7:30 p.m.

  • Bridge construction

    Construction work is continuing on the new viaduct on U.S. 27 North over CSX railroad while the old bridge (right) is being dismantled. The new bridge opened in December. However, traffic stopped using the old viaduct last fall when all traffic was diverted to Church Street. North Church Street is now closed while a new culvert is being constructed. Church Street will tie back in to U.S. 27 North when the project is complete, which is slated for this summer.

  • McGowan earns Chamber award

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The willingness to work. That is the only key ingredient for the making of the Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year award.
    Humble. Simple. Inconspicuous. All are words that can be used to best describe the reigning Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, Linda McGowan.
    During a recent interview, McGowan made it clear that she has submitted her life to a service, and that service, she said, was called from up above.

  • Grand jury issues indictments against five Harrison Countians

    Five individuals were named in six indictments issued by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Wesley Foster, 34, was indicted in two separate cases.
    He is charged with receiving stolen property ($500 or more, but less than $10,000) and persistent felony offender (PFO).
    In this case, the grand jury alleges that on Aug. 26, 2010, Foster had possession of property that he knew was stolen.

  • By-pass plans detailed

    Plans for the Cynthiana bypass were put on display at Northside Elementary Tuesday evening with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials on hand to answer questions from area residents. The bypass is slated to get underway this summer with the first section between U.S. 27 North and KY 356 to begin first. The bypass will begin on U.S. 27 North with its entry directly across from the Burley Coop building and cross through Jess Burrier’s property. A large bridge will span the river and railroad with an elevated road meeting up with KY 36 where another bridge will overpass KY 36.

  • Harrison 41st in health rankings

    Harrison County ranks 41st in healthiest residents in Kentucky, according to the second annual County Health Rankings, released March 30, by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  
    According to the rankings, residents of Harrison County now rank 57th among Kentucky’s 120 counties in health outcomes.  
    Health outcomes are measurements of length and quality of life. Health factors are measured by health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment.  

  • CPD officer involved in one of two shootings Tuesday night

    Local law enforcement officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
    Kentucky State Police are investigating following the shooting that involved a Cynthiana Police Officer.
    Cynthiana Chief Ray Johnson briefed city commissioners about 9:45 p.m. telling them that two people have been airlifted from Harrison Memorial Hospital to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

  • Tornado watch in effect until 7 p.m. Monday

    Harrison County and most of central Kentucky are currently under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. tonight (Monday), according to the National Weather Service.
    The entire state remains under a wind advisory.
    A tornado watch means conditions are favorable and to be prepared in case a warning is issued.
    A tornado warning means that a tornado has been spotted and you should immediately seek shelter.
    For up to date weather information, visit the National Weather Service’s website at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/.

  • Meth lab defused

    A suspicious backpack found on Leesburg Farm Lane has Harrison County Sheriff’s Department investigating a meth manufacturing operation.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser was called to investigate a suspicious backpack that was found in Leesburg Estates Monday, March 28, around 10:30 a.m.

  • ‘We are family’

    A small community store with a big heart. Nancy Walker, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year honor said it’s the personal touch that has kept the family business afloat.
    Nancy Walker and her mother, Lois Judy, still find themselves busy with  Eastside Pharmacy customers that are looking for more than prescriptions.
    “We are family down here,” said Walker. “We know the people that walk through our doors and we treat them with the utmost respect and make them feel welcomed.”