Local News

  • All American Day will be held July 4

    A new festival is coming to the area.  
    All American Day will be held on Monday, July 4, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Flat Run Veterans’ Park, on Oddville Avenue (US 62 E) in Cynthiana.
    The event will be celebrating everything American.  The food vendors will be serving classic American food – hamburgers, hot dogs and barbeque. The other vendors are only allowed to sell items that were made in America.
    There will also be some old fashioned games: Three-legged, wheel barrow and egg in a spoon races.  

  • Elderly target of air conditioning scam

    A scam against the elderly has been reported as close as Nicholas County and is targeting the elderly.
    According to information from the Kentucky State Police, two white men are going to residences of senior citizens offering estimates for a new heating and air conditioning unit.
    Once inside the home, one of the men distracts the resident while the other man makes a ruse of taking measurements. While pretending to take the measurements, that man has been taking jewelry and other valuable items.

  • Miss Harrison County Fair injured in Monday wreck

    Harrison County’s Miss Teen America and Miss Harrison County Fair was injured in a Monday afternoon car accident in the high school parking lot.
    Katie Himes, 17, was pulling from the parking lot onto the access road behind the old football stadium and apparently pulled into the path of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Louis Collard, 41, according to the Cynthiana Police report.
    Ptl. Joe Warden said Himes was leaving school and Collard was traveling away from Webster Avenue on his way to pick up his children when the accident occurred.

  • Primarily low turn out

    Only 10.1 percent of Harrison County’s registered voters made it to the polls Tuesday, which was just below the state’s 10.3 percent.
    Regardless of the turnout, both Democrats and Republicans chose their nominees for the general election in November.
    David Williams and Richie Farmer earned the Republican bid for governor. They will go against incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear and his running mate Jerry Abramson this fall.
    Williams received 48 percent of the state’s vote compared to opponents Phil Moffett (38%) and Barbara Holsclaw (14%).

  • Holbert was a good friend

    A 20-year-old Cynthiana man has been laid to rest after being the victim of an accidental drowning last week.
    A day of young adults enjoying the first burst of real sunlight and warm air at Robinson Dam turned dark as night when Brandon Holbert slipped and fell into the water.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Holbert and his friend David Luellen arrived at the parking area on the west side of the South Fork of the Licking River at 6  p.m. last Wednesday

  • Back to Our Roots event is May 28

    It will be like a big, ol’ family reunion if all goes according to organizers’ plans for the May 28 Back to Our Roots event.
    Terry Harris is working on the second annual event and has several guests lined up to tell an eager crowd what it was like growing up in Cynthiana in their respective eras.

  • 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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