Local News

  • Nationally recognized taxidermist brings talent to new home

    “It’s like paradise,” Joe Millham said from his new home, situated on top of a hill where Harrison, Bracken and Robertson counties meet. His home also serves as his taxidermy shop -- Mountain Rest Taxidermy.

    Joe and Carol Millham purchased their 138 acres on Moore Road three years ago. Carol saw the falling down building then, but not again until she moved here from Upstate New York a month ago.

  • STAYING SAFE ONLINE: Students learn tips for the virtual world

    October is Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety Month and Harrison County schools are hoping to teach students and parents how to be good citizens in the virtual world.

    “It is important for both students and adults to realize that being a good digital citizen is vital in today’s society,” said Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard. “Not only are we citizens of the physical location in which we live, but because much of our communication now happens via the computer, we are also citizens of the world through virtual means.”

  • KSP, ATF, deputies find fugitive in Cynthiana

    Law enforcement agencies located and arrested a Bourbon County fugitive at a Harrison County residence last Wednesday.

    Jashuan M. Thomas, 29, was arrested at 205 Fifth St. at 2 p.m. on a federal warrant for drug charges.

    “He was wanted by the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives),” Sheriff’s Det. Paul Olin said Monday morning.

    Olin said federal and state law enforcement officials had been searching for Thomas following the June 18 drug bust in Bourbon County.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Alleged shooter indicted

    Just over two months after a domestic disturbance left a Cynthiana woman recovering from a gunshot wound, her alleged attacker has been indicted.

    Sandra Southwood, 42, allegedly went to her ex-husband’s home on Confederate Drive on Friday, July 30, and began firing shots at the ex-husband, Charles Southwood, and his girlfriend, Amber Florence, as well as firing at the neighbor.

    Southwood, who has been in jail at the Grant County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond since the incident, now faces a nine-count indictment.

  • The French, German word

    It’s already been an exciting semester for Harrison County High School foreign language teacher Tonya Wagoner.

    Several of Wagoner’s students will be honored for their performance at the State Language Festival in May.

    Four HCHS students, Tori McLaren, Daniel Klapheke, David Roberts and BethAnn McKinney will receive a Kendall Star award at the awards ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 18, in Lexington.

    “The Kendall Star rewards them and kind of encourages them to continue,” Wagoner said.

  • That's just SILLY

    Get silly.

    For Silly Bandz that is. Silly Bandz are multi-colored silicone bracelets that come in various shapes such as a clover, basketball, Spider-Man or even a unicorn.

    This growing fad has caught the attention of more than just Lindsay Lohan and Sarah Jessica Parker though, locals have caught this silly bug too.

    Cynthiana resident Katelynn Bruin said she first found out about the bandz during the middle of school last year from friends.

    Bruin, 11, owns more than 73 bandz and said her favorite one is her tie-dye poodle.

  • Vandals wreak havoc at new park facilities

    Despite the progress of many projects at Flat Run Veterans Park, there’s been numerous acts of vandalism, Commissioner Mark Mattmiller told the commission at its special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    “This vandalism is just disheartening,” he said.

    Mattmiller said a fire had been set in one of the bathrooms at the park, graffiti had been drawn on the new Farmers Market building and someone had cut the bags of dirt used for the Rotary Club’s earth-bag structure.

  • Burglary investigation continues

    An investigation is continuing into a home burglary that occurred last week in Cynthiana.

    According to a Cynthiana Police Department spokesman, sometime between 2:30 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, someone entered the Bridge Street home of Frank and Debbie Henson, who were not at home at the time.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Leesburg store plans center of community clash

    Ned Tawasha has a dream to own his own store.

    Seven years after purchasing the land to build that store, Tawasha’s lot remains empty.

    His plans remain on hold as he waits for two things - approval from the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission on his site development plan and a judgment in the suit filed against him and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Berry Board of Adjustments.

  • Sheriff's department recovers stolen ATM

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department recovered a stolen ATM, jukebox and a large change machine over the weekend.

    “They were pried open,” Deputy Tuan Kreer said Monday morning about the machines found on the side of Peak Lane. “All the money was gone.”

    Kreer said the stolen machines were taken from a restaurant in Cold Springs, Ky. between 4-6 a.m. Saturday.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.