Local News

  • Cynthiana man killed in ATV accident

    A 48-year-old Cynthiana man was killed in a 4-wheeler accident Sunday night.
    Robert W. Brewer was driving a 2006 Honda Rancher ES two-wheel drive ATV west on Switzer Pike when he lost control, according to the accident report filed by Harrison County Deputy Robert Peak.
    The ATV overturned three times, throwing the driver from the vehicle.
    Peak said the ATV came to final rest outside the shoulder of the road. Brewer was face-down on the roadway and not wearing a helmet.

  • Another year
  • Viaduct/Church Street ceremony

    UPDATE:  The ribbon cutting ceremony has been moved until after Labor Day.  We'll bring you more details when we get them.

       After 24 months of endless orange barrels, the U.S. 27 viaduct construction project is nearing its end.

       Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses announced Tuesday night that a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Monday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. at the junction of Church Street and U.S. 27.

  • HCHS seniors make ACT history

    BWith barely two days checked off of the school calendar, this year’s senior class is already making history.
    As juniors, the Class of 2012 exceeded any previous classes’ ACT scores in most of the testing areas.
    “Good things are happening at HCHS,” said David Case, district assessment coordinator. “Since all juniors have been mandated to take the ACT, this is the highest scores we’ve had and they are above the state average in several areas.”

  • Journey Stories continues through Aug. 27

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum-hosted Journey Stories will continue at the Chamber building until Aug. 27.
    Journey Stories is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. It is free and suitable for all ages.
    A museum attendant is available to guide visitors through the exhibit from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visitors are also welcome to view the exhibit Mondays and Tuesdays with hours to coincide with the Vault opening, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Psychiatric evaluation ordered in murder-for-hire case

       Charles Fryman, the Nicholas County man accused of paying $700 to have two people killed, was in court last week.

       According to Nicholas County court records, Fryman is scheduled for a Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center (KCPC) evaluation. No preliminary hearing has been held in the case, pending the completion of the psychiatric evaluation.

  • Local missionaries help with orphanage in Guatemala

       When the 35 member Guatemala mission team walked through the gates of the towering concrete walls topped with barbed wire and shards of glass, they were in awe of the faces they saw on the other side.

       Jon Salyer, a fourth grade teacher at Eastside Elementary, and his wife Alisha recently lead a missions trip to Guatemala to work at an orphanage for young girls.

  • City plans for 12 street improvement projects

    With $130,180 carrying forward from last year’s Municipal Road Aid Program, combined with this year’s anticipated fund of $130,000 and $200 in interest, Cynthiana is looking at 12 street improvement projects for 2011-12.
    A public hearing was held Tuesday night prior to the regular Cynthiana City Commission with no one present for comment.
    City Clerk Charleen McIlvain told commissioners that the streets slated for improvements will not be done until water lines have been repaired to keep from having to dig up new pavement.

  • Fiscal court adopts noise ordinance

    A noise ordinance will allow the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department to issue citations to those who repeatedly abuse others’ rights for peace and quite.
    Harrison County ordinance 254 is how it is known to the fiscal court, but to farmers, local gun enthusiasts and diesel truck drivers, it may be known as something else.

  • Schmidts use private pool to help young swimmers

    The sound of splashing and screeches of laughter often ring out through the Pike and Elmarch area where children have been cooling off in a teacher’s private pool.
    While most teachers tend to enjoy their summers away from their classroom and students, one teacher opened her pool up for students to enjoy afternoon swims and lessons.
    Debbie Schmidt, a second grade teacher at Eastside Elementary, has tried to fill the void of a city pool for a select few children of Cynthiana.