Local News

  • Faith-based film needs extras

    Local couple Ed and Betsy Smith are calling for volunteers to be extras in faith based film “Undeserved,” Saturday, April 2.
    The extras will be nonspeaking parts and act just as background bodies during a scene that will be shot at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. Shooting will take place in the morning or early afternoon.
    If interested in becoming an extra, please contact the Smiths at 235-0225 or edwardbetsy@bellsouth.net.

  • ‘Our Town’ is coming soon

    “Our Town” will be staged April 29 through May 1 at the Rohs Opera House, 133 E. Main St. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating and $8 at the door. Reserved seats are available at Teabeary’s on Main Street.

  • Activities center grant in quandary

    Cynthiana City Commissioner Billy Grayson termed a proposal with Wedco to build an activity center adjacent to Flat Run Veterans’ Park ideal.
    However, that ideal situation may be changing.
    At a special meeting Monday, commissioners heard from Mayor Steve Moses that Wedco is stepping down as fiscal agent in the grant application process.
    Moses said the grant application was due March 14. When Wedco bowed out, the city was given time to build its Healthy Communities grant application.

  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of tobacco farmers whose contracts were allegedly not upheld

    Two Harrison County tobacco farmers are looking to gain their losses through a breach of contract, class action lawsuit.
    The Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati law firm  of Strauss & Troy filed a class action lawsuit in Harrison County against Universal Corporation “Universal Leaf North America,” according to a press release sent by Strauss & Troy attorney Jack Gatlin.

  • Court questions salary increase in rec. dept.

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court held its first budget workshop Tuesday to discuss requests from organizations and groups as well as consider county payroll issues.
    The court has deferred any action on a Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation budget pending  clarification of salary and representation issues.
    The recreation department submitted a request to the court in the amount of $62,500. The amount requested is $2,500 less than last year’s request, but includes a 14 percent pay increase for the director of the recreation department.

  • Memorial Garden to be finished early summer

    Battle Grove Cemetery looks to provide better accommodations and beat the weather with its new building.
    Until now, services that were held at Battle Grove Cemetery have often been haunted by gusting winds or undesirable temperatures.
    With a dream and a few local donations, Battle Grove Cemetery will be opening its new Meditation Garden this summer.
    “The building and the whole idea has been a dream of mine and the trustees for some time now,” said Billy Grayson, director of Battle Grove Cemetery.

  • Cynthiana officer suspended 160 hours without pay

    Following a closed door hearing and deliberation, a Cynthiana police officer will be suspended for 160 hours without pay.
    According to the findings released by the Cynthiana City Commission Monday, Officer Joshua Carter violated an employee confidentiality clause of the Cynthiana Police Department Rules and Regulations when he allegedly obtained and shared an audio recording between then-safety commissioner Amanda Moore and Sgt. Tim Wells.

  • Meth lab found in Harrison County

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at 10:30 a.m. on March 28 where a backpack that had been thrown off on the side of Leesburg Farm Lane.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser determined that the backpack contained a homemade device used to cook meth.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Brett Kirkland was called in to assist special Det. Lance Hutchinson of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department with the disposal of the homemade meth lab.

  • Two hospitalized following Friday wreck

    Two men were hospitalized Friday morning following a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 62 West.
    Zack Morgan, 36, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Toyota Camry, was airlifted from the scene, which was near the intersection with KY 1842, to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
    According to Deputy Nathan Olin, Morgan was listed in serious condition Friday.
    Daniel Holley, 44, Cynthiana, driving a 2000 Toyota Sienna, was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Murder trial reset

    The family of murder victim Bryia Runiewicz left the courthouse Tuesday morning visibly shaken by the news that the accused Bass Webb would not stand trial for their loved one’s death until December.
    Dora Clair, the victim’s mother, as well as other family members, have maintained a constant vigil of court proceedings, attending each court appearance Webb makes in Harrison County.