Local News

  • Community choir regroups for spring performance

    The Licking Valley Singers will make music together again.

    Back following its Autumn Afternoon performance, the community choir is  gearing up for a spring performance and inviting additional members.

    “We are now opening it up to new members,” Licking Valley Singers director Karen Bear said.

    It was the positive response from the Licking Valley Singers’ debut last fall that prompted the future performance.

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

  • Road crews ready for wintry weather

    State, county and city road crews are preparing for Mother Nature’s last punch during a week of winter weather.

    “Our crews work until we get the roads in the best possible condition,” said Nancy Wood, public information officer for the Department of Transportation (district 6).

    Wood said crews began salting state roads Monday night.

    “They treat the primary routes first, then move on to secondary roads,” Wood said, naming US 27 and US 62 as examples of primary routes.

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

  • Campbell siblings recovering well from kidney transplant

    Two Harrison County siblings are recovering after a kidney transplant.

    As reported in the Dec. 24, 2009 edition of The Cynthiana Democrat, Corey Campbell, 19, was the recipient of a kidney from his sister, Amber, 18.

    “Everything went smooth,” Corey and Amber’s mother Jennifer said about the Dec. 29 kidney transplant. “The kidney started working immediately.”

    Jennifer said Amber was discharged from Cincinnati’s Children Hospital Medical Center last Friday.

  • Trash collection services make the switch

    Legacy Carting owner Todd Hopper was pleased with the way his operation had assumed the trash collection in Harrison County, until last Thursday’s snow.

    “It just wasn’t safe for our drivers to be on some of those roads,” Hopper said, noting that pick up should be back on schedule at this time.

    Legacy Carting was awarded Harrison County’s trash collection after under bidding Rumpke, which had been collecting county residents’ trash since 1992.

  • 3M awarded incentive package for expansion

    While Kentucky leaders continue to offer incentives to bring new industry into the state, one of Harrison County’s leading employers will receive an incentive for staying.

    “We’re just encouraged by the state support to help us invest in Kentucky and this plant,” said 3M plant manager, Ann Getting.

    The Cynthiana plant will receive an income tax credit potential of $2.5 million over a 10-year period after completing a planned $5.5 million project.

  • Commission ponders City Hall gym future

    Commissioners discussed possible plans for the City Hall gym during a Thursday afternoon meeting.

    “It is a very complicated issue as to what to do...” Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said. “We have an awesome responsibility here to the taxpayers to make very wise decisions about what to do with the gym.”

    Mattmiller said the recreation department uses the gym everyday during the winter.

    “We need a plan for this building and we need to know what we’re doing,” Mattmiller said.

  • Deputy turning in his badge

    After 22 years as a sheriff’s deputy, Friday will be Wayne Fryman’s last day.

    “I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything,” Fryman said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s been a joyful experience.”

    As he sat in the office he shares with deputies Steve McCauley and Terry Barnes, Fryman worked on his laptop, filling out an accident report.

    He did the same thing on his first day of work - Aug. 1, 1987.

  • Home safety tips: generator safety

    Many households run generators during a power outage and homeowners should take extra precautions to avoid injury. Gasoline or diesel fuel powered generators can produce potentially deadly levels of carbon monoxide and should be operated only in well-ventilated, covered, unheated areas – never inside. You should always practice extreme caution when using a generator to power your home:

    •Make sure the generator is listed by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL).    

  • CPD officer headed to emergency has wreck

    A Cynthiana police cruiser is totaled and a police officer is recovering after a Saturday evening wreck.

    Police officer Joe F. Warden, 34, was responding to an emergency call Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and was traveling westbound on Pleasant Street, when Warden traveled through an intersection, hitting a 2008 KIA Rondo driven by Cynthia W. Vickers, 43.

    Proceeding with the green light at the intersection, Vickers was crossing the intersection toward Ky Hwy 36 West when she was struck on the right side of her vehicle by the police cruiser.

  • Firefighters battle temperatures to fight two fires

    Cynthiana firefighters braved frigid temperatures Thursday night and Friday morning to battle two blazes.

    The department was dispatched to a 10:15 p.m. house fire last Thursday at 229 Riggs Ave.

    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, no one was living in the home. However, it was being remodeled by owner Richard Hutchinson.

    Sanders said it appears there was a furnace malfunction that started the fire.

    A new shower and tub, several gallons of paint and several carpentry tools were inside the home.