Local News

  • Commission gives nod to support for Healthy Communities grant

    The Cynthiana City Commission agreed Tuesday to support a grant application for a fitness center at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.
    Mayor Steve Moses said this is the same grant that the city and county applied for with the Wedco Health District last year that was denied.
    The Kentucky Health Futures Initiative grant for $250,000 has a $250,000 match. Moses said the city agrees to put up $100,000 of that.
    Commissioner Jack Keith asked where the proposed center would be built and if it would be on city/county property.

  • More info needed, says fiscal court

    The Healthy Communities Grant Project still has the fiscal court running in circles.
    A representative for the Healthy Communities Grant Project was present at the Feb. 8 fiscal court meeting to ensure that the county was still willing to match the $250,000 grant that would help pay for the construction of a health facility.
    The county, with the previous court members, voted to help match the grant by donating $125,000 toward building the walls of the facility. The current court will stand by that decision.

  • Cynthiana woman killed in Tuesday accident

    Deputies are investigating a single-vehicle fatal accident which occurred Tuesday morning on U.S. 62 East.
    An elderly Cynthiana woman was headed toward Cynthiana when it appears she went off the side of the road and overcorrected, according to Deputy Steve McCauley. The vehicle flipped onto its side and slid head-on into a tree.
    The accident occurred about 9:55 a.m. in front of Eastland Estates on U.S. 62 East. The woman’s name is being withheld pending notification of her family.

    For more information, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Family rebounds from Christmas nightmare

    The power of prayer is what one Cynthiana mother said pulled her family together during a nightmare that any mother would dread.
    Clayton Arnold is not the typical 8-year-old boy. He can often be found backing his daddy’s tow truck up to hook to a wrecked or illegally parked vehicle.
    Life was all fun and full of adventure for the Arnold family until Clayton started experiencing headaches and random spells of dizziness.

  • Two officers join Cynthiana Police Department

    The Cynthiana Police Department is welcoming two new recruits who have completed their academy training.
    Nathan Linville and Joe Daniels are on the road this week with officers in training.
    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat for introductions of two young men who are returning to their hometowns.

  • Kelley Brunker is Citizen of the Year

    As a result of strong Christian morals and past positive mentors being the foundation that Kelley Brunker has chosen to build her life upon, she was named the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.
    The 2011 Chamber of Commerce awards banquet proved to be a very emotional event for Brunker as she was named as the Citizen of the Year. The nomination was made by her long-time friend and neighbor, Rhonda Strawzell.

  • Charges added to Southwood indictment

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Sandra Southwood, 42, who is accused of going on a shooting rampage on July 30 in Cynthiana’s Confederate Drive neighborhood, now faces two additional charges related to that day’s events.
    A Harrison County grand jury indicted Southwood on two counts of tampering with a witness.
    According to Tuesday’s indictment, Southwood, who has remained in jail since her arrest in July, has made contact with two of the parties she allegedly tried to shoot.

  • Webb trial in Montgomery on hold

    Montgomery County was to be the first of many trials for Bass Webb, who is accused in two murders as well as multiple other charges in Harrison, Bourbon and Fayette counties. However, an order on Jan. 31 put the Montgomery County murder trial on hold.
    Webb is due back in Montgomery County Circuit Court on May 13 for a status hearing.
    A pre-trial hearing is set in Harrison County for March 29. His trial for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz has not been rescheduled.

  • Blanton to be at LVC Thursday

    On Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m., Tony Blanton, associate dean of students and director of off-campus housing for the University of Kentucky, will be at the Licking Valley Campus on Webster Avenue.
    Blanton will be meeting with current and former students to discuss transferring college credits from a two-year college to a four-year college or university. He will also address off-campus housing needs for students who either cannot or do not wish to live in a college dormitory.  

  • Reed changes plea

    Danny  Reed, who was indicted in December on five counts of unlawful transaction with a minor and one count of tampering with a witness, entered a guilty plea to those charges in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Judge Jay Delaney set Reed’s sentence at three years and denied probation.