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  • Christmas on Pike will blend contemporary with traditional songs

    Cynthiana’s streets are decked with the twinkling lights of shiny snowflakes. Houses are fitted with garland and tinsel, and Pike Street is ready to welcome the sounds of the season.
    Some of the season’s favorites will be offered at Christmas on Pike Saturday at the Rohs Opera House.
    Listen for the traditional favorites like “White  Christmas” and “O Holy Night,” and enjoy some caroling with “Deck the Halls” and “Joy to the World.”

  • Leesburg congregation will spend Christmas in new building

    Leesburg Christian Church has announced that Christmas will be celebrated in its new techno-advanced worship center.
    Walking through the front doors of the 1888-built Leesburg Christian Church, the antique look gives the impression of traditional type worship.
    However, after a four-year push to build a new worship area began, senior pastor Sammy Harris says that the new worship center will be everything but traditional.

  • Four suits filed as Jim and Kay Brown square off

    Cynthiana businessman and former mayor Jim Brown filed three suits in November against his current wife, Kay Brown, who filed for divorce last month in Johnson County Circuit Court in Paintsville.

  • WEBB TRIAL CANCELLED

    After seven days of closed-session jury selection, the Bass Webb murder trial has been cancelled.
    On Monday morning, Harrison County Circuit Judge Jay Delaney entered an order stating that the trial will be continued in a different location due to extensive pre-trial publicity.
    The order states that over 150 jurors have been questioned to serve. The court excused some of the potential jurors for various reasons and retained some that were deemed qualified to hear the case.

  • Saturday high-speed chase ends with arrest

    A high speed chase ended with a foot race and a trip to jail for one Harrison County man.
    According to Cynthiana Police Assistant Chief William Denton, Ptl. Mike Kiskaden saw a truck speeding north on U.S. 27 at approximately 10:25 p.m., on Dec. 3.
    “I had just finished checking Northside Elementary and was headed back into town when Kiskaden informed me that a truck was headed my way,” said Denton. “I pulled onto U.S. 27 and met the vehicle traveling north close to the Desha Point entrance.”

  • Murder trial should start next week

    With the week-and-a-half-long jury selection expected to continue at least through Friday, opening statements are not expected in the Bass Webb murder trial at least until Tuesday, Dec. 13.
    Potential jurors have been interviewed individually in closed session this week with the primary focus on the death penalty, according to information from the Circuit Judge’s office.

  • 8-foot bear missing from Harrison County home

    A $500 reward is being offered for the return of a chainsaw-made statue belonging to a couple in Ohio.
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating an incident on Dixon Road where an 8-foot wooden bear statue was stolen sometime in November.
    The property owners, Rhea King and Alan Dine, noticed the statue missing while visiting the property during a weekend getaway.

  • Seeing RED

    Nothing says Christmas like a soft, fluffy snow covered ground and smells of Christmas candy and cookies coming from every house up and down the streets of Cynthiana.
    The sound of Christmas carols being rung throughout the town from the bells of Saint Edwards Church is enough to remind us all that the holiday season is here.
    On almost every window sill will sit a small nativity scene that reminds us all of what Christmas is all about and on every kitchen table there will be a beautiful, deep red sign that ties all holiday cheer into one.

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport lands flight school

    For those who spend their lives looking up in the air searching for planes flying over, now is the chance to switch roles and become the one who is being searched for in the sky.
    During the November meeting of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport, an announcement was made introducing a new flight school under the instruction of instructor CJ Land.
    Land, a former Chief Flight instructor at Eastern Kentucky University, is now offering flight lessons at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport in a multi-stage project to start flight schools in numerous states.

  • Blue Grass Energy’s 12 Days of Giving is underway

    Blue Grass Energy and its employees are in the spirit of giving this holiday season the third annual 12 Days of Giving food and toy drive Dec. 1-16. Partnering with Toys for Tots and God’s Pantry, Blue Grass Energy is collecting toys and non-perishable food items to be distributed to families in need throughout its 23-county service area.