Local News

  • Rotary bean soup luncheon is Friday

    The Cynthiana Rotary Club’s annual bean soup and corn bread luncheon will be held Friday at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church beginning at 11 a.m.
    The luncheon, which benefits an orphanage in Haiti, is $6 for all you can eat. Serving will end at 2 p.m.

  • Construction begins next month for bridge

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet begin construction of the bridge replacement over Mill Creek and its approaches on White Oak Pike (KY 356) the beginning of March.
    During the early weeks, the contractor will do some preliminary work.  The real work will begin when Harrison County schools are dismissed for the summer. Once a date is determined, the bridge will be closed 90 days for the construction project. There will be a signed detour to use KY 36 and KY 1842 (White Oak Tricum).
     The construction project will be complete by Sept. 30, 2011.

  • ‘911. What is your emergency?’

    Local authorities say that children may be to blame for the high number of non emergency calls placed to 911 dispatch.
    Since it was implemented, 911 has helped save lives and homes from burning down to a pile of rubble. When a call is made to 911, the sirens come whaling and the officers or firefighters kick it into overdrive.
    With every good thing, though, comes a downside. Cynthiana Fire Department and Cynthiana Police Department are now pushing the Use It Don’t Abuse It  campaign to try and cut down on some of the unneeded calls that are made to E911.

  • Girls sell artwork to support children’s hospitals

    Amazing and blessed are two words that can be used to describe the gesture of two Harrison County girls, in their effort to help needy, sick children around Kentucky.
    Canned food drives, aluminum can drives or even Pennies from Heaven. All are efforts to raise money or goods to support a group that is often times in need.
    Elementary schools often try to teach young students the value and importance of taking care of those who need assistance and support. Often the idea of giving has to be taught to children.

  • Charges pending in alleged guardrail theft

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley said he thought he’d seen it all until he was called to a possible theft in progress Monday morning on U.S. 62 at Kendall Branch Road.
    McCauley worked an accident at that location the day before that left the guard rail damaged.

  • Grooming a champion: Ring looks for Doberman winner

    Some graduation gifts come with four wheels and tail-lights, but Ashley Ring’s came with four legs, no tail and, according to her, sometimes has a mind of its own.
    Several years after that first graduation present, Ring is now enjoying the splendors of living with a real life champion Doberman Pinscher.
    Ring decided to venture into the dog showing world after watching hour after hour of the Westminster Dog Show, which is held every year inside the greatest arena ever built, Madison Square Gardens.

  • Local racer develops royal passion for 20-year hobby

    Call it a need for speed or just the rush you get from knowing that you could crash any second; whatever it may be, Brian Royalty has made a hobby out of going fast for the past 20 years, and he says he has no plans of hanging the helmet up anytime soon.
    What started out as a father/son go-kart project, quickly escalated to a full blown weekend at the racetrack for the Royalty family.
    “I have been racing now for 22 years,” said Royalty. “My dad heard about go-kart racing and asked if I wanted to try it and before I knew it, I was hooked.”

  • Sunday shooting deemed ‘accidental’

    A Harrison County man was treated at a Grant County hospital Sunday after receiving a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser said he was called to 542 Stringtown-Webber Road about 11:30 p.m. Sunday for an accidental shooting.
    Gasser said when he arrived it was determined that Tony Perez was firing shots into the ground with his .22 rifle when he accidentally struck himself in the calf. Gasser said alcohol was involved.

  • Animal cruelty charge sought in dog shooting

    Animal cruelty charges are being filed against a Harrison County man following a domestic dispute that ended with a dog being shot to death.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser said he was called to Robinson Road Friday night on a welfare check phoned in by a third party. Once at the house, Gasser determined that Randy Jo Hopkins, 44, who had left the residence before Gasser arrived, had been in an argument with his girlfriend.

  • Arrest in cold case murder rewarding for police

    By Jeff D’Alessio,
    Landmark News Service
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Eleven binders in the Elizabethtown Police Department have been a constant reminder for Detective Pete Chytla.
    They hold hundreds and hundreds of pieces of information from potential leads in a case, including notes from interviews and names and dates related to the death of 35-year-old Lori Paynter. For years, Chytla has scoured over them, looking for a sliver of hope in a murder investigation that seemed to have no end.