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Local News

  • City plans for 12 street improvement projects

    With $130,180 carrying forward from last year’s Municipal Road Aid Program, combined with this year’s anticipated fund of $130,000 and $200 in interest, Cynthiana is looking at 12 street improvement projects for 2011-12.
    A public hearing was held Tuesday night prior to the regular Cynthiana City Commission with no one present for comment.
    City Clerk Charleen McIlvain told commissioners that the streets slated for improvements will not be done until water lines have been repaired to keep from having to dig up new pavement.

  • Fiscal court adopts noise ordinance

    A noise ordinance will allow the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department to issue citations to those who repeatedly abuse others’ rights for peace and quite.
    Harrison County ordinance 254 is how it is known to the fiscal court, but to farmers, local gun enthusiasts and diesel truck drivers, it may be known as something else.

  • Schmidts use private pool to help young swimmers

    The sound of splashing and screeches of laughter often ring out through the Pike and Elmarch area where children have been cooling off in a teacher’s private pool.
    While most teachers tend to enjoy their summers away from their classroom and students, one teacher opened her pool up for students to enjoy afternoon swims and lessons.
    Debbie Schmidt, a second grade teacher at Eastside Elementary, has tried to fill the void of a city pool for a select few children of Cynthiana.

  • Longest Day of Play
  • Clothing Closet’s call for help

    Cynthiana/Harrison County Clothing Closet may be closing its doors on needy families if more help is not provided.
    Clothing Closet coordinator Linda McGowan said that if the highly used ministry is not provided a new place to operate, the Clothing Closet will be closing the doors to the families of Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    Since the Clothing Closet opened in January 2002, the number of individuals and families that have sought the assistance of the ministry has continued to grow each year.

  • Honoring a fallen soldier

    Members of the Harrison County Search and Rescue saluted as the body of Sgt. Jeremy Summers was transported to Battle Grove Cemetery Friday. A large crowd gathered in downtown Cynthiana to honor the fallen soldier and support his family. Summer was killed in Afghanistan on July 14.

  • Truck driver survives fiery crash

    As Andy Smith’s 18-wheeler was grinding along the four-foot concrete wall of a bridge overpass in northern Kentucky, he wasn’t thinking about the special he would sing at Cynthiana Christian Church on Sunday. At least, he doesn’t think he was.
    Other than how he could free himself from the burning cab of his tractor, he doesn’t remember what was going through his mind.

  • Gone fishing

    There is a kid inside all of us and usually, there is an event or hobby that will make even the most serious tempered grown-up smile like a kid in a candy store.
    Shawn Combs is far from being the serious type. Energetic and full of life would probably sum up the biggest portion of Combs’ personality.
    However, something as simple as seeing the end of a fishing pole twitch is enough to give Combs that state of mind similar to a kid waking up on Christmas morning.

  • City offers cool down

    Due to the unseasonably hot weather, the City of Cynthiana will furnish a “cooling off” period. Using the Fire Departments’s truck, sprinklers will be used at the Rev. Ross Park on the following time and dates: 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 4, Aug. 5, Aug. 8; and after 1 p.m. on Aug. 27.
    This will be in effect unless there should be a drastic change in current hot conditions.
     

  • Heat stroke cause of Perraut death

    A 36-year-old Cynthiana man died from a suspected heat-stroke Thursday afternoon.
    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department, Edward Chris Perraut was mowing with a Bush Hog in a lot on Chelsea Drive. A neighbor heard him begin working about 4:45 p.m.
    A short time later, the neighbor saw Perraut lying face down at the rear of her residence with the tractor still running.
    The police report states that it appears Perraut got off the tractor to move a tree limb and may have passed out as he bent over.