Local News

  • 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.

  • Gabbard trial to begin Jan. 12

    Four days in January have been set aside for the Daniel Gabbard murder trial in Pendleton County.

    Gabbard was allegedly driving the semi truck that struck a vehicle driven by Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright on June 8.

    His trial is set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 12, and continue through Jan. 15, if necessary. The trial will begin at 9 a.m. each day in Pendleton Circuit Court.

  • Smith files for Cynthiana commission

    Scott Smith has formally announced his candidacy for the 2010 Cynthiana City Commissioners’ race.

    Smith is a 1991 high school graduate from Bowling Green, Ky. He moved to Cynthiana in 2005 with his wife, Karey Mattox-Smith, a Cynthiana native. Smith has three children: Cynthia, 15, Camryn, 9, and Wesley Graham, 5.

    Smith is employed at the 3M Cynthiana plant, where he has worked as an IT application analyst for four years. Smith is also a former business owner of Smith Web Design Services, LLC, which was sold in the fourth quarter of 2009. 

  • Catching up with Flat Stanley’s travels

    When Harrison County Middle School sixth grader Jami Davis sent her Flat Stanley to President Barack Obama, she didn’t think she would hear anything back.

    And when sixth grader Cory Moore sent his Flat Stanley to Michael Jordan, former NBA player, he wasn’t expecting anything in return.

    They both were pleasantly surprised.

    “She didn’t even know what to say,” HCMS teacher Resa Hersel said about Jami’s response after the middle school recently received a package from the White House.