Local News

  • 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.

  • Court OKs plans for BP gas station, store on US 27 North

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will allow for a new BP station to be built on US 27 North.
    The request, which was submitted by Scott McCauley to planning and zoning, would allow McCauley to eventually tear down the old Pine Villa building and replace it with a new BP station equipped with a food mart and gas service.

  • Harrison’s All-Stars take third at Richmond tourney

    The Harrison County 11-year-old All-Stars competed in an 11-year-old All-Star Baseball  
    Tournament in Richmond July 2-9.  
    The team competed against teams from Richmond, Mercer County, and Lexington earning a third place finish in the tournament with a three-win, two-loss record.  
    The coaches said they are proud of their team’s spirit, competitiveness, and desire.  

  • City leaders discuss water distribution with Carlisle

    Cynthiana mayor and commissioners traveled to Nicholas County to present a summery of how Cynthiana Water Plant could supply the water needs to the city of Carlisle.
    A joint meeting between the Carlisle City Commissioners and the Cynthiana Commissioners was held on Monday, July 11.
    “There were no decisions made in that meeting,” said Mayor Steve Moses. “This was just us showing and telling them how we could take care of their water needs.”

  • Soldier's military funeral will be held in Cynthiana

    Sgt. Jeremy Russell Summers, 27, who was killed in Afghanistan on July 13, was escorted to Ware Funeral Home Monday morning by the Patriot Guard Riders.
    A full military honors service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday for the Bracken County soldier.
    Summers was killed after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire on July 13. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Art Walk welcomes songwriters July 29

    By Noel Christian Riddell, Guest writer
    Every song, from million-selling chart toppers to bluegrass standards to ‘The Old Rugged Cross,’ was written by someone.  
    Whether pecking away at the family piano, humming while they worked, or strumming a guitar, the songwriter experienced a crystalline moment of inspiration in which words, melody and music gave birth to a song. In western music there are only 12 notes and every song from a simple blues to the most intricate baroque piece is composed from them.  Songwriters possess a potent gift.