Local News

  • A cancer survivors' success

    Jim Snodgrass smiles as he talks about beating the silent killer.
    His story, he says, is a cancer survivor success story.
    It was early in 2007 that Jim woke up one morning with blurry vision in his left eye.
    “I went to bed the night before and it was fine,” Jim recalled.
    When the vision didn’t immediately clear up, he called Dr. Brett Hines, his local optometrist, who in turn sent him to a specialist in Lexington.

  • Former Connersville minister accepts Sunrise pulpit

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    With more than 49 years of preaching experience, Clifford Neat, 74, is now the new preacher at Sunrise Christian Church.
    Neat began preaching at the church last Sunday but last Sunday wasn’t his first time preaching at Sunrise Christian Church. Neat said he has already preached there 26-27 times as he has held revivals there in the past.
    “The people have been very, very good in welcoming us,” Neat said. “It wasn’t like I was a total stranger.”

  • Connersville School reunion is June 23

    Between 1922 and 1964, Connersville School welcomed hundreds of students.
    On Saturday, June 23, all of those former Bearcats are invited back for a reunion -- the first of its kind since the school closed its doors in 1964.
    A committee has been working tirelessly to ensure that this event will be memorable.
    Committee member Jerry Jenkins estimates that 150 to 200 former schoolmates will meet at Connersville Christian Church between 2 and 5 p.m.

  • Search team finds missing man Saturday

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Search and Rescue found Kenneth Fisher under some bushes next to a ground wire at the end of Locust Street at the old waste water treatment plant Saturday around 6 p.m., said Harrison County Search and Rescue liaison Re’Jeana Craft.
    Fisher went missing Friday at 10 a.m. after he left home to go to the store and didn’t return, Craft said. A Golden Alert was issued and Search and Rescue began looking for him Friday night at 6 p.m.

  • City makes donation to Chamber’s ‘An Evening with the Arts’

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The commission voted to give $500 for “An Evening with the Arts” at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.
    Dr. Brett Hines said the event will be July 27. He said it will feature a fashion show, poetry slam, song writers’ forum, entertainers in the streets and a winery all in one day. Hines requested $500 for advertising in and around Cynthiana for the event.
    Roger Slade, commissioner of public works, said if anyone wants to take part and help, they should come Thursday at 6.m.

  • Suspect of knife-point robbery nabbed

    An alert police officer foiled a would-be robber’s get-away Monday.
    Ptl. Michael Kiskaden of the Cynthiana Police Department was leaving the 911 dispatch center at City Hall about 2:30 a.m. when he saw a man running from MSP Apple Mart on Pleasant Street business.
    As he took off running across the parking lot, dispatch advised that MSP had just been robbed at knife point.
    “I just thought it suspicious that someone was running from the store that time of the morning,” said Kiskaden. “It just looked out of place.”

  • Police jail two on car theft charges

    A stolen vehicle was recovered before its owners knew it was gone and one of two suspects captured.
    Cynthiana Ptl. Michael Kiskaden was on routine patrol about 4 a.m., Saturday, May 26, when he saw a car parked behind Custom Cuts on Oddville Avenue.
    “We’ve had a lot of vehicles being gone through and  stolen,” said Kiskaden of recent thefts in the city limits.
    When Kiskaden saw the vehicle parked with its lights on and two people sitting inside, he said he became suspicious.

  • Filling the gaps

    “Voids” are being filled in the approaches to the new bridge spanning CSX Railroad on U.S. 27 North. According to workers, the voids have been caused by the new bridge settling into the permanent position. US 27 shut down to one lane for bridge and embankment work on the Cynthiana Viaduct June 4. The lane closure will be controlled using temporary traffic signals. This work will be ongoing for approximately four weeks.

  • EZ-Pack to close early ‘13

    New details from EZ-Pack puts a definite time table for the closing of the Cynthiana plant.
    EZ-Pack spokesman Tom Kennedy, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that EZ-Pack will no longer operate as a separate entity.
    “Due to the purchasing of certain areas of EZ-Pack production by Navistar, the plant will continue to operate until the early months of 2013 and then will close,” said Kennedy.
    Kennedy said the production of the integrated garbage truck will be transferred to a plant in Alabama and will be overseen by Navistar.

  • ‘Mr C’ honored as Teacher Who Made a Difference

    He’s touched the lives of hundreds of students, and though several years retired, he’s still teaching and still touching lives.
    Bill Caywood, former Harrison County High School teacher and speech and drama coach, was recently honored at the University of Kentucky 2012 Teachers Who Made a Difference ceremony.
    His nomination for the honor was made by one of Caywood’s former students, Jenny Lynn Varner Hatter, who also starred in Caywood’s recent production of Lost in Yonkers at Rohs Opera House.