Local News

  • Now, that’s strong

    eono’s Restaurant may be the new home for Kentucky’s Strongest Man Competition.
    Thirty competitors, including one female, gathered in the parking lot of Leono’s Saturday, July 30, for the  Kentucky’s Strongest Man Competition.
    At stake was not just a cool trophy, but a qualifying spot in the national competition held in November.

  • Country Club victim of theft, vandals

    Cynthiana Country Club grounds keeper Billy Eals arrived at work Sunday morning to find that the 9-hole golf course had been vandalized, a utility cart stolen and the swimming pool trashed.
    According to Mike Aldridge, club president,  the club had just purchased a 2007 Easy Go utility cart that was stolen from the barn that houses not only maintenance equipment but also golf carts.
    The sliding barn door was torn from its track on the barn.

  • Residents asked to line Main Street in honor of fallen soldier

    Cynthiana residents are being asked to line Main Street Friday around noon in honor of  Sgt. Jeremy Summers.
    Summers’ funeral procession will pass through town about noon.
    According to information from the Chamber of Commerce, those wishing to honor the soldier who died in Afghanistan on July 14 should gather near the old courthouse around 12 p.m.
    The funeral for Summers will begin at 11 a.m. at Ware Funeral Home.

  • Cynthiana man dies from apparent heat stroke

    A 36-year-old Cynthiana man died from a suspected heat stroke Thursday afternoon.
    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department, Edward Chris Perraut was mowing with a Bush Hog in a lot on Chelsea Drive when its believed he passed out due to the heat. A neighbor heard him begin working about 4:45 p.m.
    A short time later, the neighbor saw Perraut lying face down at the rear of her residence with the tractor still running.


       The body of Sgt. Jeremy Russell Summers of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division will be laid to rest Friday, July 29, in Battle Grove Cemetery.

       Summers, 27, was born at Harrison Memorial Hospital to Mike and Laura Jo Summers. His father Mike had served with the armed forces from 1977 until his retirement in 1997 and was stationed in Germany at the time of his son’s birth.

  • Plan for weekend full of art, entertainment in downtown Cynthiana

    The Cynthiana Arts Council promises to bring modern class and talent to downtown Cynthiana with 2011 Art Walk, July 29 and 30.
    Growing may be the term most fit to describe the now highly anticipated Art Walk. In just two years, the Art Walk has quickly gained reputation not only locally, but regionally as well.
    With Journey Stories, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute currently going on in Cynthiana, the pairing of the Art Walk almost ensures for yet another successful weekend of interpretation, appreciation and showing of local and non-local talent.

  • Tuesday fire claims home on Gray’s Run

    A Tuesday afternoon fire totally wiped out the home of Lewis J. Mastin at 3611 Grays Run Road.
    James McCarty of the Harrison County Fire Department said a Kentucky State Police arson investigator was called in after neighbors reported seeing a vehicle leave the driveway at a high rate speed.
    The fire started about 3 p.m. Fire fighters were on the scene about three hours and were called back later Tuesday night.
    McCarty said the county volunteers were assisted by the Cynthiana Fire Department.

  • Marsh’s ‘puttering’ keeps family pantries filled with vegetables

    Tucked into a lush green hillside in Buena Vista, away from the eyes of passersby,  is a gardener’s dream.
    One might say that Jack Marsh has a green thumb… and that would be an understatement.
    Jack and Ruby Marsh have created their Bobtown Road paradise with an understanding that Jack will take care of the outside and Ruby will handle all things interior. At least that’s what Jack says with a smile on his face.

  • State gives $94,000 nod to Safety Way repairs

    Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses received official notification Tuesday that Safety Way will be repaired and the state will pick up the $94,000 bill.
    “It should be fixed in the next two to three weeks,” Moses said at Tuesday’s city commission meeting.
    Moses made his request to the state citing the use of Safety Way by detoured traffic from the new viaduct/Church Street project.
    In other business, the commission agreed to pursue an ordinance that would allow a car dealership in Northern Kentucky to conduct a tent sale in Cynthiana.

  • Reward offered for conviction in vehicle vandalism case

    Former Kentucky State Trooper Kenny Jones and his wife Wanda are offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the July 13 vandalism of their silver Dodge truck on KY 3004.
    According to previous reports, the first report was that someone had “keyed” his truck with profanity. The next night, Jones called back to report that all four tires on the vehicle had been slashed.