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  • Hardin, Stephens earn Roads Scholars, Masters certification

    Two Cynthiana men are recent graduates of the Kentucky  Roads Scholars and Road Masters programs through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
    Casey Hardin and Jarrod Stephens were honored at a ceremony on Dec. 8 in Lexington.
    The pair were among 144 Roads Scholars and 119  Road Masters who completed the 2016 training program. In total, the state recognizes 2,723 Roads Scholars and 2,060 Roads Masters who have completed the program.

  • Grayson honored

    Cynthiana’s out-going commissioner, Billy Grayson, was honored at the Dec. 20 meeting, which was Grayson’s final meeting. Grayson has been serving on the commission for seven years. During his tenure, he oversaw the renovation of the City Hall gymnasium, was instrumental in repairing the A.Kellar Dam and revamping the Parks and Rec. Department.

  • Business owner stops pre-Christmas theft; police make arrest Wednesday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    An attempted theft was thwarted by a downtown businessman on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
    Hal Williams, owner and operator of Hal’s Flowers, located on Church Street, detained Rhandi Courtney, after she entered his store and money from his deposit bag came up missing.
    “She comes in the shop fairly regularly and I help her out from time to time and will buy her lunch,” Williams said.

  • Harrison court districts unaffected by redistricting

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    On Dec. 20, following a two-year study, Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton, Jr. announced the first Judicial Redistricting Plan that Kentucky has seen in decades
    The redistricting plan will be taken up by the Kentucky General Assembly which convenes its “short session” on Jan. 3.
    If the plan is adopted by the General Assembly, it will become effective in 2022 when all circuit, district and family court judges will be up for election.

  • Cynthiana’s commissioners take oath for 2017

    Cynthiana’s City Commissioners took the oath of office on Tuesday, Dec. 20, during the last regular meeting of the year.  Cynthiana Mayor James Smith announced that the selection of commissioner departments will be made at the first meeting of the new commission on Jan. 3. Billy Grayson has overseen the Department of Finance during his tenure on the commission. Mattmiller is currently serving as Commissioner of Public Utilities; Griggs is over the public works department and Slade is now serving as Commissioner of Public Safety.

  • Search continues for Nicholas County woman

    Becky Barnes,

    The Harrison County Search and Rescue team has joined forces with 17 other agencies in Nicholas County to search for a missing 58-year-old woman.
    Lori Feltz left her Hick Hardy Road home around 9 a.m. Monday going for a walk along a route she was known to take routinely.
    Shaun Brewer of Harrison County Search and Rescue said Feltz is described as being about 5-foot-7, with reddish hair and weighing about 230 pounds. She has some mental disabilities.

  • Ecklar indicted on manslaughter charge

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    A Harrison County man was indicted by a Hamilton County (Ohio) grand jury on Friday, Dec. 23, for corrupting another person with drugs, leading to serious bodily harm and was also charged with involuntary manslaughter.
    Chad Allen Ecklar, 30, whose address is listed on Cincinnati Police records as 119 Northside Drive, Cynthiana, was arrested on Dec. 14, in a Columbia Parkway parking lot, in Cincinnati.

  • Maiden City Brewery has grand opening
  • Community Christmas Project
  • New commercial 911 charge on prepaid cell phones benefits all Kentuckians

    Customers who purchase prepaid cell phones or calling cards in 2017 will see a new, small service charge on their receipt, but it is a tax that helps save lives. The charge is comparable to fees that currently appear on customer billings for communications services from traditional wireless providers.
    The new Kentucky law passed during the 2016 legislative session requires retailers that sell cellular phones or calling cards with preloaded minutes to charge an additional flat rate of $0.93 per purchase. The fee is effective Jan. 1, 2017.