Local News

  • 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.

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    Eastside teacher is Chamber’s Educator of the Year

  • Lions Club Auction starts Monday

    The 54th annual Cynthiana Lions Club Charity Auction will begin Monday, March 28, and will air over WCYN and Cable Channel 6. Bidders can also view it live a www.aiscomputer.com.
    Numerous items have been donated and will be up for bid Monday through Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. To place a bid, call 859-234-9742. All proceeds from the auction stays in Harrison County for projects supported by the Cynthiana Lions Club with eye sight preservation as the club’s primary concern.

  • Caregiver event is Thursday

    Cedar Ridge Health Campus is hosting a free Caring for the Caregiver event on Thursday, March 31, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Community caregivers will be able to take some time for themselves and relax at the health campus while receiving chair massages and refreshments, and also learning useful tips on safety and positive approaches to caregiving.
    Community caregivers are invited to attend. Please RSVP to 859-234-2702 by Thursday, March 24, 2011.

  • Southside council meeting is Thursday

    Southside Elementary School’s Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet in  special session on Wednesday, March 30, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the school  library.  The one agenda item will be approval of the staffing allocation for  2011-2012.  The meeting is open to the public.