.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Benefit concert Friday for new mother/cancer victim

    George and Leah Rowell had very little time to celebrate the birth of their first child before they were delivered life-altering news.

    Leah, who had suffered pain in her right hip and back throughout her pregnancy, was told the day after the birth of her son that she had cancer. It was in her pelvic bone and treatment would be radical.

    The 28-year-old new mother was transferred to Nortons Hospital in Louisville.

    On March 19, Leahs right leg was amputated.

    Shes doing good, said husband George in a telephone interview Tuesday from Louisville.

  • Copper telephone wiring taken from rural AT&T sites

    Residents in several areas across Harrison County were without phones last week after copper thieves struck AT&T lines.

    Harrison County Sheriffs Dep. Chris Shields said main lines were cut in four areas across the county sometime early Thursday morning.

    They were: U.S. 27 North at Northside Drive, U.S. 62 West at Ky. 353 (Russell Cave Road), U.S. 62 East at Salem Pike and Ky. 392 (Republican Pike) at Shaw Lane. AT&T reported about 200 outages related to the thefts.

    Most of the thefts were from where the lines entered switch boxes close to ground level.

  • Vance begins federal sentence

    A Harrison County man arrested last summer in a multi-agency drug sting has started serving time in federal prison.

    Michael Clayton Vance was sentenced to 31 months in prison on Jan. 25 as part of a guilty plea entered in United States District Court.

    Vance reported to prison on March 10.

    He was arrested at Wal-Mart on July 18, 2007, after he allegedly took $18,000 from a Crown Royal bag to purchase 20 gallons of paint, which translated to 20 pounds of marijuana.

  • Additional burglary charges issued, property recovered

    A sizeable amount of jewelry and a laptop computer believed to have been stolen in the March 9 burglaries on Old Lair have been recovered.

    Det. Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriffs Department said the items were recovered Monday night in a culvert off Peacock Road in Bourbon County.

    Debbie Landrum, one of the victims of the burglary spree, said her late mothers jewelry was not among the items recovered.

  • Cynthiana Police Department receives tasers

    The Cynthiana Police Department has purchased tasers to be used by on-duty officers.

    Chief Steve Muntz said each of the officers have been through training, which included being tazed themselves.

    Its another tool we can use with less than lethal force, Muntz said, comparing the tasers to that of OC spray used to subdue suspects.

  • Court approves tax on rental property

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court approved second reading of the ordinance standardizing the occupational and net profits tax ordinance.

    In a 5-3 vote, magistrates approved the state-mandated ordinance which added a tax on rental properties with gross receipts over $15,000 annually.

    The measure passed without opposition from local citizens, but District 8 Magistrate Bradley Copes questioned how the rental property tax would be implemented three months into the year.

  • Downtown bank robbed Monday

    The man who robbed Harrison Deposit Bank Monday morning dropped the majority of his cache when he fell after being shoved by the banks president.

    According to Ptl. Scott Loechel of the Cynthiana Police Department, a man entered the main bank at the corner of Pike and Walnut streets, jumped over the counter and began going through the cash drawers grabbing money. He jumped back over the counter and lost his footing as Barry Hall rounded the counter and shoved the suspect.

  • Drug bust: Suspect roused from slumber early Wednesday

    In the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning, state and local law enforcement were rounding up a suspected drug dealer.

    At 6 a.m., two teams of officers split up to search two homes where Izzah Stout might have spent the night.

    Stout was arrested at his girlfriends home at 212 Springdale Ave., where a consent to search was also given to police.

  • Police charge men caught in auto parts yard with saw, light

    Two men were arrested Monday night after police caught them inside the fence at Church Street Auto.

    Chief Steve Muntz of the Cynthiana Police Department said officers found Timothy C. Mitchell Jr. and Zachary D. Pollitt inside the back auto lot and that the pair were allegedly attempting to steal catalytic converters.

    According to a report filed by Cpl. Walter Tapp, Mitchell, 22, of Paris, was under a jacked-up vehicle with a flashlight and a Sawzall (reciprocating saw). Pollitt, 18, Cynthiana, was allegedly feigning sleep inside a vehicle Mitchell drove to the lot.

  • Financial help needed to bring soldiers home before they head to Afghanistan

    Cynthianas National Guard unit is in the middle of training, preparing to go to Afghanistan in the War on Terror.

    The soldiers have been in western Kentucky and now they are in Wisconsin, preparing to enter hostile territory later this spring.

    Before they leave, the men and women of the 201st Engineering Battalion, which also includes groups from Ashland, Olive Hill and Prestonsburg as well as Cynthiana, will have four days off to see their families.

    The problem is, the military doesnt pay for them to come home.