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    Kentucky State Police have opened an arson investigation after three homes were set on fire last weekend.
    Saturday, June 18, a call was made to dispatch around 6:25 p.m. for a possible fire at 227 Pike St.
    Firefighters rushed to the scene on West Pike and extinguished the fire before it spread to any other houses.
    The owner of the building, Richard Hutchison, had recently renovated the home and was in the process of renting the house to a potential tenant.

  • Two cut with butcher knife in family fight

    Police are searching for a man whom they believe cut his brother and woman at her Shawnee Drive home.
    About 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, Cynthiana Police were called to Shabrea Commodore’s townhouse apartment on Shawnee Drive, which is located in public housing just off Riggs Avenue.
    Commodore had been cut with a large butcher knife on her left arm.
    According to Cpl. Walter Tapp, alcohol was the major contributing factor to the domestic disturbance.

  • Police charge DUI suspect with multiple traffic-related offenses

    A suspected drunk driver ended up with nine charges placed against him.
    Cynthiana Ptl. Michael Kiskaden was dispatched to U.S. 27 South after a motorist notified police that he was following a vehicle that was all over the road.
    Kiskaden, who was on River  Road at the time the call came in before midnight on Sunday, was able to pull in behind the suspect’s vehicle between River Road and the John Hunt Morgan bridge.
    Kiskaden turned on his police emergency lights because of the suspect’s erratic driving.

  • Teen charged with concocting home invasion story after wrecking family car

    A 17-year-old Harrison county girl is in deep trouble after she allegedly concocted a story that tied up three Harrison county Sheriff’s Deputies for five and one half hours last Monday, June 13.
    The teen allegedly took the family’s vehicle from their northwestern Harrison County home, along with her 9-year-old sister whom she was baby-sitting.
    She abandoned the car after she wrecked it and was able to get back to their home with her sister.

  • Stalled Pleasant Street motorist jailed on firearms charges

    On Friday, June 17, a Cynthiana police officer and a Harrison County constable who stopped to offer assistance to the driver of a stalled vehicle, ended up making a felony firearms arrest.
    Ptl. Michael Kiskaden said he was pulling out of River Road onto West Pleasant Street when he saw Constable Jeffrey Hunter pushing a vehicle into the parking lot of Harrison County Tire.
    Before Kiskaden approached the vehicle, Hunter advised him that the driver had a pistol in the small of his back.

  • School district to have smoke-free campus

    Harrison County Superintendent Andy Dotson was present at the Wedco July 20 meeting to accept “Smoke Free” campus signs and banners for Harrison County Schools.
    A push by the Harrison County Board of Education to make all public schools smoke free will come full circle July 1, 2011.
    “I have to give the credit to the entire board of education,” said Dotson. “In order for our faculty to be the role models we want, we have to set good examples and practice what we teach.”

  • HCMS staff gives courtyard much-needed facelift with help from local donations

    Harrison County Middle School staff members used a year-end project to breathe new life into the school’s dying courtyard.
    An eyesore to all who saw it, the once beautiful courtyard between the original middle school and the sixth grade addition, had aged horribly with overgrown weeds and unattended trees.
    “It was a mess,” said middle school teacher Betty Peak. “You were unable to see the memorials and everything had simply been unattended and it showed.”

  • Middle school, Southside receive 3M Ingenuity grants

    Harrison County Middle school and Southside Elementary were selected to receive grant checks totaling $18,490 towards classroom project development from the 3M Ingenuity Grant.
    This year, the 3M Foundation awarded more than $350,000 in Ingenuity Grants to 51 schools in 36 3M communities across the country.
    The grants, provided by the 3M Foundation, are designed to foster innovative class room discovery for third through eighth grade math and science students.
    Teachers apply for the grants for specific programs and may receive up to $3,500 for materials.

  • Harrison County will host Smithsonian exhibit for six weeks this summer

    The Smithsonian Institution has selected Harrison County to host an exhibition this summer.
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Trust looks to bring more awareness to the museum with its six-week long exhibition, Journey Stories.
    Journey Stories shows how the evolution of mobility shaped a young nation like the United States, into what it currently is today.

  • Murder conspiracy foiled

    A plot to have Harrison County attorney Bradley Vaughn killed has ended with the arrest of a Carlisle man.
    The Kentucky State Police released a statement early Thursday morning in the arrest of Charles Fryman, 50, Carlisle. He is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
    Fryman is alleged to have conspired with another person to kill two people in Cynthiana, one of whom was Vaughn. There is no information on the second target.