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Local News

  • Himes’ crowning launches public appearance opportunities

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Harrison County’s Katie Himes added another crown to her ever-growing trove last weekend.

    The reigning Miss Thoroughbred Country is now Miss Kentucky Festivals as well.

  • LV Singers registration underway

    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir is now registering new members for its 2015 spring session. LV Singers is a non-auditioned community choir open to everyone. 

    Spring session begins Thursday, Jan. 22, with spring concert dates being Friday, April 24, and Sunday, April 26. 

  • Actor Gary Sandy to perform at Rohs

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Early in his professional acting career, Gary Sandy said he specialized in portraying “troubled youth.”

  • Wednesday brawl ends with trooper, resident being cut

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    A Thanksgiving eve brawl that ended with a Kentucky State Police trooper being cut and five suspects in jail may have been drug related, said police.

  • Handy House spared by commission non-vote

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

  • Darnell to compete in annual Championship Tractor Pull

    Former grand champions and a record number of women drivers will highlight the 47th annual Championship Tractor Pull sponsored by Syngenta. More than 70,000 fans will return to Freedom Hall Feb. 11-14 for the invitation-only four-day event. Held in conjunction with the 50th annual National Farm Machinery Show, the nation’s best drivers will compete for the Grand Champion title and a share of the $250,000 prize money.

  • Traffic safety check points for Thanksgiving week and December

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes.
    During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • City Commission votes to help bail out Senior Citizens Center

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    The Cynthiana City Commission voted Thursday afternoon to make a $10,000 donation to the Senior Citizens Center in an attempt to bail them out of fiscal purgatory.
    A request was made from the Commission on Aging for $25,000 loans from the city and county governments. The county voted in favor of the loan.
    However, commissioners agreed that giving the center $10,000 from the fiscal year budget ending June 30, 2014, and another $10,000 the following fiscal year, will serve the center best.

  • Wreck claims life of man and dog

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    A Harrison County man and his dog, a white husky, were both killed in a high speed truck accident that occurred three miles outside the city limits on Ky. 356 last Friday night.
    The body, identified as Kevin Robinson, 38, of Second Street in Cynthiana, had to be removed with the jaws of life from the cab of his truck at the accident, according to a report filed by Deputy Sheriff Tuan Kreer who was dispatched to the scene.

  • Local artist's style is "accident wanting to happen"

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    When asked to describe his style of abstract painting, local artist Ottis Tussey said that his style is “kind of an accident waiting to happen.”