Local News

  • Saturday high-speed chase ends with arrest

    A high speed chase ended with a foot race and a trip to jail for one Harrison County man.
    According to Cynthiana Police Assistant Chief William Denton, Ptl. Mike Kiskaden saw a truck speeding north on U.S. 27 at approximately 10:25 p.m., on Dec. 3.
    “I had just finished checking Northside Elementary and was headed back into town when Kiskaden informed me that a truck was headed my way,” said Denton. “I pulled onto U.S. 27 and met the vehicle traveling north close to the Desha Point entrance.”

  • Murder trial should start next week

    With the week-and-a-half-long jury selection expected to continue at least through Friday, opening statements are not expected in the Bass Webb murder trial at least until Tuesday, Dec. 13.
    Potential jurors have been interviewed individually in closed session this week with the primary focus on the death penalty, according to information from the Circuit Judge’s office.

  • 8-foot bear missing from Harrison County home

    A $500 reward is being offered for the return of a chainsaw-made statue belonging to a couple in Ohio.
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating an incident on Dixon Road where an 8-foot wooden bear statue was stolen sometime in November.
    The property owners, Rhea King and Alan Dine, noticed the statue missing while visiting the property during a weekend getaway.

  • Seeing RED

    Nothing says Christmas like a soft, fluffy snow covered ground and smells of Christmas candy and cookies coming from every house up and down the streets of Cynthiana.
    The sound of Christmas carols being rung throughout the town from the bells of Saint Edwards Church is enough to remind us all that the holiday season is here.
    On almost every window sill will sit a small nativity scene that reminds us all of what Christmas is all about and on every kitchen table there will be a beautiful, deep red sign that ties all holiday cheer into one.

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport lands flight school

    For those who spend their lives looking up in the air searching for planes flying over, now is the chance to switch roles and become the one who is being searched for in the sky.
    During the November meeting of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport, an announcement was made introducing a new flight school under the instruction of instructor CJ Land.
    Land, a former Chief Flight instructor at Eastern Kentucky University, is now offering flight lessons at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport in a multi-stage project to start flight schools in numerous states.

  • Blue Grass Energy’s 12 Days of Giving is underway

    Blue Grass Energy and its employees are in the spirit of giving this holiday season the third annual 12 Days of Giving food and toy drive Dec. 1-16. Partnering with Toys for Tots and God’s Pantry, Blue Grass Energy is collecting toys and non-perishable food items to be distributed to families in need throughout its 23-county service area.

  • Jury selection to continue through next week

    The evidence portion of Bass Webb’s murder trial is not expected to get underway until Monday, Dec. 12.
    Individual voir dire, or jury selection, will continue through Friday, Dec. 9, in closed session. Each potential juror is being interviewed separately.
    Judge Jay Delaney ordered that the voir dire be closed as well as a daubert hearing that was to be on Wednesday that was moved to Friday afternoon. The daubert hearing will determine if evidence that is to be presented during trial is scientifically reliable.

  • Judge closes hearing, jury selection

    Portions of pretrial hearings will be closed to the public and media following a ruling from Circuit Judge Jay Delaney Tuesday afternoon.
    Delaney agreed to a defense team motion to allow closing individual questioning for potential jurors who will hear the capital murder case against Bass Webb in the death of Bryia Runiewicz.
    Bass Webb’s will stand trial for murder and rape beginning Thursday with the jury selection.
    Also closed to the public was a Wednesday morning hearing to determine if certain evidence to be presented is scientifically reliable.

  • Christmas concert to benefit three organizations

    Christmas will be the theme of a benefit concert blending local talent with headliner Mark Bishop as the featured artist on Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Rohs Opera House.
    Bishop, of Irvine, Ky.,  will bring a variety of traditional holiday and spiritual Christmas music, said Sally Levi, one of the event organizers.
    Benefactors for the concert will be the Cynthiana-Harrison County Food Pantry, The Clothes Closet and the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

  • Butler woman killed in head-on crash with semi

    Thanksgiving was likely a sad day for the family of a Pendleton County woman who was killed in a tragic accident Wednesday.
    Cynthiana-Harrison County dispatchers received a call on the morning of Nov. 23, for an accident involving a tractor and trailer on US 27 north around 8:34 a.m.
    As first responders arrived on the scene, located in a curve near Upper Curry Road, they were met by an unsettling scene.