Local News

  • Jury recommends 25-times-two in Webb conviction

    A Bourbon County jury took nearly an hour to determine the sentencing recommendation following its conviction of Bass Webb on Tuesday. The jury suggests Webb serve 25 years in prison on each of his attempted murder convictions.
    Webb was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder for the July 31, 2009, incident at the Bourbon County Jail that ultimately led officials back to Harrison County and the body of Bryia Runiewicz.
    Webb was convicted of trying to run down two jail officials with a Geo Tracker.

  • Kentucky Traffic Safety grant allows CPD to focus on violations

    You know it’s spring in Cynthiana when the Click It or Ticket campaign gets underway.
    Cynthiana has been the recipient of the state’s traffic safety grant for several years. The grant allows local officers to work overtime to monitor safe driving habits.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross spearheads Cynthiana’s grant efforts.
    Between November 2010 and April 2011 in Cynthiana, 119 seat belt citations were issued, 22 speeding tickets, two citations for child restraint violations, 11 arrests including one DUI and 90 other citations.

  • Socket ends fight over toilet paper

    Cynthiana police officers were called to break up a fight on Locust Street on May 12 that stemmed from an argument over who should lay down the cash for the next roll of toilet paper.
    Ptl. Brian Hassall arrived at the Locust Street residence, which is shared by a husband and wife and another man. According to the report, the two men were embroiled in a physical fight after the third party man pushed the wife.
    She then picked up a socket wrench and hit the man on the top of the head, thus, “stopping the fight.”

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  • Charges result from October crash

    A Harrison County woman was charged twice in one day by the same sheriff’s deputy.
    Tonya R. Applegate, 28, may be spending her 29th birthday in the Grant County Detention Center after adding five more charges to her growing list of citations.
    At approximately 9:25 p.m., Friday, May 13, Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies Robert Peak and Tuan Kreer placed Applegate under arrest for warrants stemming from lab test results following a wreck in October 2010.

  • Local leaders eye facility to promote healthier community

    Building a healthier tomorrow is the goal for representatives from city and county governments, 3M and Wedco.
    A special joint meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court, Cynthiana Commissioners and Wedco, was held Thursday, May 12, to discuss the status of the Harrison County Active Living grant project.
    A presentation by Crystal Caudill, Wedco public health director, informed magistrates and commissioners, of some of the long awaited facts concerning the status of the grant, which is being sought for building a health center.

  • Young man drowns at Robinson

    A call for help was made to dispatch yesterday around 7:20 p.m., after a group of buddies’ afternoon of fun turned deadly when Brandon Holbert, 20, jumped from the dam in Robinson to the upper side of the dam.
    “We were told by the group  that the young man jumped into the deep water on the upper side of the dam and the current pulled him back over the top of the dam,” said Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton.
    Friends tried giving CPR to Holbert before EMS arrived but were unsuccessful.

  • Sleeping like a lamb

    Sara Dunham and her lamb “Lyla” take it easy in the shade after a morning filled meeting new faces at the annual Homemakers Day event. The annual event was held Friday at the Harrison County Courthouse lawn. The Beef Cattle Association was also preparing steaks and burgers.

  • Leaders say no to 14% pay increase

    The proposed 14 percent pay increase for recreation director Rick Chasteen was voted down last week by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Board, but not before long-time board chairman Dr. Rick Arnold walked away.
    On the agenda for the special meeting was the reappointment of long-expired board members. Arnold’s term expired two years ago. When Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses announced that Arnold had been reappointed, Arnold swiftly noted that he had not been reappointed in two years.
    “It’s not exactly a vote of confidence,” Arnold said.

  • News briefs

    Silver Eagles Day is Saturday
    Silver Eagles Day at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport will be held Saturday, May 14, starting at 10 a.m. Silver Eagles Day is an opportunity for volunteer pilots to take senior citizens from local nursing homes flying. In the past, citizens over the age of 80 have taken their first flight.

    Make-a-Blanket volunteers needed