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  • Suspect charged with arson

    Police have arrested a suspect in three arson cases following a confession from the man
    Arson investigators were ready to go searching for the suspect believed to be the cause of the June 18 and 19 fires when he came knocking on their door.
    “At approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, our suspect came knocking on the door of the fire house saying that he wanted to confess what he had done,” said Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.


    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.”