Local News

  • Cynthiana Water Plant manager is Kentucky’s Operator of the Year

    City of Cynthiana water treatment plant manager Todd Blanton is the recipient for the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2011 Operator of the Year Award, which was awarded on July 26 at the annual Water Professionals Conference in Covington.
    The Operator of the Year Award is given each year to the top operators in Kentucky and Tennessee.
    Blanton was selected as the best operator in Kentucky out of the 498 registered water systems and 2,105 licensed water operators in Kentucky.

  • Grand opening held for Cynthiana Chiropractic

    A Wisconsin native has traded his cheese head in for bluegrass hospitality and small-town life.
    Dr. Brian Schulz recently picked Harrison Square to be the home of his chiropractic practice.
    Schulz started his education at the University of Wisconsin as he worked toward his original goal to become a vascular surgeon.
    “I first started out wanting to become a vascular surgeon,” said Schulz. “Unfortunately, I kind of got burnt out with school and decided not to pursue that career.”

  • Cynthiana police department, 1978


         It’s been three weeks since 32-year-old Larry Lee walked away from the Falmouth Rest Home and while officials aren’t sure where to look next, his family is hanging on to hope.

         Two possible sightings have been made from Cynthiana, one as recently as Sunday, said Falmouth Chief of Police Mark Posey.

  • Cynthiana man killed in ATV accident

    A 48-year-old Cynthiana man was killed in a 4-wheeler accident Sunday night.
    Robert W. Brewer was driving a 2006 Honda Rancher ES two-wheel drive ATV west on Switzer Pike when he lost control, according to the accident report filed by Harrison County Deputy Robert Peak.
    The ATV overturned three times, throwing the driver from the vehicle.
    Peak said the ATV came to final rest outside the shoulder of the road. Brewer was face-down on the roadway and not wearing a helmet.

  • Another year
  • Viaduct/Church Street ceremony

    UPDATE:  The ribbon cutting ceremony has been moved until after Labor Day.  We'll bring you more details when we get them.

       After 24 months of endless orange barrels, the U.S. 27 viaduct construction project is nearing its end.

       Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses announced Tuesday night that a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Monday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. at the junction of Church Street and U.S. 27.

  • HCHS seniors make ACT history

    BWith barely two days checked off of the school calendar, this year’s senior class is already making history.
    As juniors, the Class of 2012 exceeded any previous classes’ ACT scores in most of the testing areas.
    “Good things are happening at HCHS,” said David Case, district assessment coordinator. “Since all juniors have been mandated to take the ACT, this is the highest scores we’ve had and they are above the state average in several areas.”

  • Journey Stories continues through Aug. 27

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum-hosted Journey Stories will continue at the Chamber building until Aug. 27.
    Journey Stories is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. It is free and suitable for all ages.
    A museum attendant is available to guide visitors through the exhibit from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visitors are also welcome to view the exhibit Mondays and Tuesdays with hours to coincide with the Vault opening, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Psychiatric evaluation ordered in murder-for-hire case

       Charles Fryman, the Nicholas County man accused of paying $700 to have two people killed, was in court last week.

       According to Nicholas County court records, Fryman is scheduled for a Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center (KCPC) evaluation. No preliminary hearing has been held in the case, pending the completion of the psychiatric evaluation.