Local News

  • 3 churches, 1 business burglarized

    One suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a Dec. 30 burglary at Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    Other church burglaries around the same time period continue under investigation with a person of interest to be interviewed on Wednesday.
    Sgt. Tim Wells of the Cynthiana Police Department arrested Benjamin Frizzell on Dec. 30 charging him with burglary and receiving stolen property.

  • 2012’s first

    There weren’t a lot of firsts associated with Kristi Perkins’ pregnancy and delivery. It was to be the fourth child for Kristi and her husband Daniel.
    However, Miranda Lee arrived as the first baby of 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    “We were real surprised,” Daniel said of his fourth child and third daughter who was born at 8:10 a.m. on Jan. 2. “I thought there’d be three or four babies up here.”
    Delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke, Miranda Lee weighed in at 5 pounds, 9 ounces and is 17.75 inches long.

  • Snowy weather impacts driving with 10 wrecks over holiday weekend

    After several holiday car accidents, law enforcement is encouraging all drivers to drive with precautions.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, over 10 wrecks in the city and county have taken place during the holiday season.
    Deputy Steve McCauley said the snow increased the number of accidents dramatically.

  • Drowning victim will be buried Friday

    Visitation and funeral will be held Friday for a young man who drowned in the Licking River last Friday after falling into the rapidly churning water.
    Martin Antonio Martinez-Ortega and his brother, Ernesto, were dropped off at their Rocky Ford Road residence near Berry about 2:30 p.m. last Friday by their employer Jerry Dennis.
    According to Harrison County  Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Martin was walking along the bank of the river and slipped in.

  • Grand jury issues 11 indictments in Tuesday session

    Ten suspects were named in 11 indictments issued by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Six of those indictments were for drug-related offenses.
    Matthew Edmondson, 48, was named in a three-count indictment for two counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone, 10 or more dosage units), and persistent felony offender.
    The grand jury alleges that Edmondson transferred the Schedule II narcotic drugs to another person on Aug. 1 and Aug. 11.
    His bond is $10,000.

  • Stolen vehicle found torched on Mouth of Cedar

    A car fire near Wagner Chapel Road lead authorities to believe they found a vehicle that was reported stolen.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley, a call was made on Jan. 2, to report a vehicle on fire located on Mouth of Cedar Road, close to Wagner Chapel Road.
    “The car was completely destroyed in the fire,” said McCauley. “The aluminum wheels were melted so bad that they are just piles of metal now.”

  • Beckett Lane family loses everything in Monday fire

    A Monday afternoon fire left a family without a home for the new year.
    A call was made to dispatch around 12:30 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 2, for a house fire located at 58 Beckett Lane, near Eureka Road in northern Harrison County.
    According to Harrison County Fire Department Assistant Chief Wagner Perrin, the owners of the mobile home, Mike and Shelley Varax, were at work at the time of the fire.

  • HMH lab department earns CAP accreditation

    Harrison Memorial Hospital Laboratory, Cynthiana, has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.
    The laboratory’s medical director, Patrick C. Crowe, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Harrison Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Department is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

  • KYTC District 6 is prepped for snow

    Here we “snow” again!  Indian Summers are gone and December weather has arrived in Kentucky.  The drop in temperature, coupled with precipitation, equals the potential for snow and ice. That’s when the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 crews take their jobs to another level to ensure safe driving conditions.

  • Body of drowning victim recovered Saturday

    Harrison County Search and Rescue recovered the body of Martin Martinez , 26, who fell into the river at Rocky Ford Road.

    Martinez, who was dropped off at his residence by his employer, Jerry Dennis, around 2:30 p.m. Friday, slipped into the South Fork of the Licking River with his brother Ernesto nearby.

    According to Deputy Robert Peak of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Ernesto ran to the river bank when Martin went into the river.

    "He was still swimming and had his head above water when Ernesto lost sight of him," Peak said.