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Local News

  • Indictments issued for sex crimes

    Two Cynthiana men are back in the news following a Tuesday grand jury session.

    James Bandy, who was arrested last month on sex-related crimes, was indicted by the grand jury and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

    Bandy, 60, faces a nine-count indictment.

  • Ice/snow storms spur city emergency

    During a special meeting Thursday evening, commissioners voted to declare a state of emergency for the city of Cynthiana after the snow storm that hit the area Jan. 26-28.

    In the legal declaration, City Attorney John Lair read that downed trees and power lines had created a “hardship for citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County.”

  • Chamber seeking nominations

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for this year’s Chamber Award Banquet.  The Banquet will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. Categories for nominations are: Business Person of the Year; Educator of the Year; Farmer of the Year; and Citizen of the Year. Mail or bring applications to 201 S. Main St. For questions, call 234-5236. Submissions should be no more than one typed page.

  • Red Cross opens shelter to 44 at church

    The emergency shelter at Cynthiana Christian Church  is empty and on stand by after 44 Harrison County residents came to the church for a warm meal and a warm night’s stay this past week.

    Shelter coordinator Gayle Velat said almost all of the individuals at the shelter returned home when their electricity was restored over the weekend.

    Velat said cots and other materials would remain set up in the church throughout the week, in case of additional power outages.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.

    FOSTER CARE - DOGS

    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Macy - Female, Beagle mix

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

    SHELTER CATS

    Male - black

  • Funds approved for Kentucky Dairy Development Council

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $494,000 in state funds for the Kentucky Dairy Development Council (KDDC) to further their efforts and to continue their support for Kentucky’s dairy industry. This proposal was one of the 24 projects approved at the January Kentucky Agricultural Development Board meeting that took place in Lexington, Ky.

  • BGE brings in more crews to restore power

    As of 7 a.m. Monday, about 12,250 Blue Grass Energy members remain without power.

    In Harrison County that number is 1,891 going into day six. Some homes kept electricity until the thaw began on Saturday and Sunday.

    Members can check www.bgenergy.com/countynumbers.aspx for ongoing outage updates and www.bgenergy.com/crewlocations.aspx to find out where crews will be working each day.

    Districtwide, the number of BGE customers without power was as high as 31,000 at the peak.

  • Rohs Opera House and Cynthiana Arts Council unite to host classic movie

    After last week’s blow from Mother Nature, the Rohs Opera House and  the Cynthiana Arts Council are offering a classic movie treat titled, ironically, “Some Like It Hot.” Starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and the legendary Marilyn Monroe, this black and white film was voted the number one American comedy of all time by the American Film Institute. “Some Like It Hot” has lost none of its appeal in the half century since it premiered in 1959.

  • Kentucky Blood Center issues emergency appeal

    The Kentucky Blood Center is issuing an emergency appeal for blood donors due to a swift decline in donations and a winter storm warning projected to cripple the blood supply.

     Weather has already forced the cancellation of multiple blood drives in the past 10 days, causing 350 pints of blood to go uncollected. Transfusions have outpaced blood donations by more than 250 pints in the past 72 hours at hospitals served by KBC.

  • Investigations need public assistance

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help regarding several investigations.

    A burglary on Stratton Road in the Robinson area has the sheriff’s office looking for a slender white male with shoulder-length brown/grey hair in his 40’s, driving a black 1990’s Chevrolet 4x4. Det. Paul Olin said the suspect allegedly took property from a residence two weeks ago.