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  • Pit bull dog shot after attack in Antioch

    A pit bull dog was shot in Antioch Friday morning after it allegedly jumped on a child who was waiting for the school bus.
    Harrison County Animal Control officer Alan Fryman said the dog was a stray that the Snake Lick Road property owner said had been hanging around for a few days. It had never exhibited any aggressive tendencies until Friday morning.
    Fryman said the bus driver helped the children onto the bus and the property owner pulled the dog away.

  • BACK IN HIS COURT

    The very game that was his first love, was also his downfall.
    Blaine Henry was a Harrison County basketball star in the late 1960s. His prowess on the court landed him numerous honors, not the least of which was a starring role with the Milwaukee Bucks a few years after graduation.
    It was his love of the game that ultimately spelled his demise.
    “You celebrated every win with beer parties,” said a humbled Henry, now 62 and an avowed recovering alcoholic and drug addict.

  • Switzer Pike man killed in ATV accident Sunday

    A 4-wheeler accident is being blamed for the death of a Harrison County man on Switzer Pike.
    Deputy Robert Peak of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. received a call from dispatch on Sunday, Aug. 14, to investigate an injury wreck on Switzer Pike.
    “I was told that a person driving a 4-wheeler had wrecked and was injured,” said Peak. “I arrived on the scene and saw a person laying face down on the road and a 4-wheeler several feet from the body.”

  • Broadway on Pike to return local talent to stage

    Welcome to Broadway... on Pike, that is.
    Some of the favorites to grace the stages of Harrison County High School over the years will be returning to Cynthiana for a one-night revue.
    The harriCYN Community Theatre is hosting a night’s entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 27, in the memory of long-time music mentor Mary Ruth Hendricks, who died on Nov. 12, 2009.

  • Farmer found dead after not returning home at dark

    A Harrison County man was found dead in his hay field following an apparent heart attack.
    A 911 call was made to dispatch around 9:53 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, by Alice Baxter, for a missing person.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Baxter made the 911 call after her husband, Benny Baxter, 67, did not return from the hay field soon after dark.
    “I knew something was wrong around eight when he hadn’t come back home,” said Baxter. “He didn’t have lights on his tractor so he always quit before dark.”

  • 3rd Blaine Henry Basketball Tourney is Labor Day weekend

    Former Harrison County High School basketball star will be hosting his third annual Blaine Henry Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4.
    Henry said he is still looking for players, volunteers, sponsors, vendors and donations.
    All proceeds from the tournament will be given to Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County, which has partnered with Henry this year to help organize the event.
    The tournament will feature five-on-five games to be played in two brackets. It is for youths ages 13 to 15 and 16 to 18.

  • Cynthiana Water Plant manager is Kentucky’s Operator of the Year

    City of Cynthiana water treatment plant manager Todd Blanton is the recipient for the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2011 Operator of the Year Award, which was awarded on July 26 at the annual Water Professionals Conference in Covington.
    The Operator of the Year Award is given each year to the top operators in Kentucky and Tennessee.
    Blanton was selected as the best operator in Kentucky out of the 498 registered water systems and 2,105 licensed water operators in Kentucky.

  • Grand opening held for Cynthiana Chiropractic

    A Wisconsin native has traded his cheese head in for bluegrass hospitality and small-town life.
    Dr. Brian Schulz recently picked Harrison Square to be the home of his chiropractic practice.
    Schulz started his education at the University of Wisconsin as he worked toward his original goal to become a vascular surgeon.
    “I first started out wanting to become a vascular surgeon,” said Schulz. “Unfortunately, I kind of got burnt out with school and decided not to pursue that career.”

  • Cynthiana police department, 1978
  • MISSING PERSON

     

         It’s been three weeks since 32-year-old Larry Lee walked away from the Falmouth Rest Home and while officials aren’t sure where to look next, his family is hanging on to hope.

         Two possible sightings have been made from Cynthiana, one as recently as Sunday, said Falmouth Chief of Police Mark Posey.