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  • Cynthiana woman has fond memories of horse racing

    ‘The sun shines bright on my Old Kentucky home...’
    The simple lyrics of Stephen Foster seem to unite all proud Kentucky lovers but also marks the beginning of the most exciting two minutes in sports.
    The chills it sends down the spines of every proud Kentucky resident only intensifies as it is being performed at Kentucky’s most prestigious tradition... the Kentucky Derby.
    One Kentucky resident recalls some of those proud moments in history spent at the tracks, once as a young spectator and later as an owner.

  • Mother, daughter fortunate to be alive

    An injury accident on US 62 West Monday evening left two vehicles damaged and one mother very thankful.
    A 911 call was made around 5 p.m., Monday, April 23, for an injury accident on US 62 near Switzer Pike.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchison, a 2000 GM flatbed truck was traveling toward Cynthiana with a load of large construction parts when a chain used to strap the parts down snapped.

  • Home and Garden Show this weekend

    The weather should be perfect for Cynthiana’s 9th Home and Garden Show.
    Doors will open at the Burley Marketing Co-op building on U.S. 27 North at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning with over 65 booths offering everything from flowering plants to home decor and home improvement.
    “Join us at the show to get new ideas for inside and outside of your home,” said Trish Jenkins, one of the show’s organizers.
    She said the vendors work hard to make sure they have everything for spring project.

  • HCHS council elections

    Parent nominations to serve as a member of the Harrison County High School Site Based Decision Making Council for the 2012-2013 school year will be taken from April 26 to May 2.  Nominations may be submitted to Kim Soard, HCHS secretary, in the front office at the high school.  
    Parent elections for SBDM Council will be on May 3, 2012, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • State’s new road plan calls for revamping of deadly curves

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Two deadly curves in Harrison County will soon be gone.
    Included in the state’s 2012-14 biennial highway plan, a U.S. 62 East curve where two Harrison County High School students were killed in 2010 and a U.S. 27 North “S” curve that claimed the life of a Butler woman last year are slated for reconstruction.
    Although the projects are scheduled for design with right-of-way purchases and utility relocation in 2012-13, state Rep. Tom McKee said funding for the construction will have to come in the next budgeting cycle.

  • One of Cynthiana’s movers and shakers

    He’s a humble man who claims he’s worked hard all of his life... a lesson he learned from his father.
    Donald Northcutt, 52, is an entrepreneur. He was honored as the Chamber of Commerce’s Businessman of the Year, but he’s more than that. He is an inventor, a landlord, a licensed mover, furniture and carpet salesman, husband, father, brother and son.
    He is also a Kentucky Colonel, an honor bestowed by the late Sen. Ed and Dorothy Ford, after he helped them move from Pike Street to their U.S. 27 North home.

  • harriCYN Theatre presents:

    The harriCYN Community Theater will present Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at the historical Rohs Opera House.
    Now with two major productions under the belt of the harriCYN Community Theater, Director Bill Caywood looks to add to the growing success of Rohs by taking audiences back to 1942 in Yonkers, NY, where they will be left laughing and crying the night away.

  • Sleeping teen’s vehicle taken from Nunnelley Road prom party

    A car was stolen from a post prom party on Nunnelley Road in southern Harrison County.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, an automobile was reported stolen on Sunday, April 22, following a prom party.
    “I responded to 148 Nunnelley Road in reference to a stolen vehicle,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak. “When I arrived, I met with the mother and her son, who had borrowed the car from his father to drive his date to the prom the previous night.”

  • DUI suspect charged following Monday crash

    A father now faces charges after wrecking his car allegedly due to driving under the influence.
    Johnny Neace, 45, was taken into custody by Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser at Harrison Memorial Hospital after he allegedly drove while intoxicated with his 10 year-old daughter in the car.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, the injury accident was reported Monday, April 16, on US 27 N around 9:24 p.m.

  • Substation hit again by copper thieves

    A second wire theft has been reported at a KU substation located on Smith Martin Lane.
    The ground copper wiring theft was reported on Wednesday, April 11, by Kentucky Utilities representative Travis Jones.
    “This is the second copper theft I have investigated at a substation in the past week. The first one occurred at the substation located on KY 356,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuan Kreer. “If people keep going into these substations, we are eventually going to get a call about a dead body.”