Local News

  • Montgomery case awaiting DNA with possible link to Webb

    Officials in Montgomery County are awaiting DNA results on remains found in Powell County, which they believe may be Sabrina Vaughn, who has been missing since Dec. 19, 2003. Sheriff Fred Shortridge said that once the DNA results are complete, he anticipates charges being filed against Bass Webb.

    Webb faces murder charges in Harrison County as well as attempted murder charges in Bourbon County.

    Shortridge said Webb and Vaughn were dating in 2003.

  • Treasured children’s book gets new life

    “The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher” is now available to all children, young and old... thanks to two local individuals and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    Ray Sanders and Jill Morgan of Purple House Press have been republishing old children’s books for 12 years.

    “The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher” was one old children’s book that customers had been requesting for years.

  • Two-week campaign stresses seat belt usage

    If you’re not going to “click it,” be prepared to get an autographed piece of paper from a member of the Cynthiana Police Department.

    The Click It or Ticket seat belt awareness campaign got underway Monday and will continue through Sunday, June 6.

    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross, coordinator for Cynthiana’s campaign, 12 citations were written on Monday for traffic violations, six of which were failure to wear seat belts. The traffic stops also yielded citations for speeding, failure to produce insurance card and no operator’s license.

  • Signs can stay for now

    It’s a sign free-for-all for the primary election.

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission voted Monday to table any decision regarding political signs until its next meeting, which will be May 17, one day before the primary election.

    In making his motion to table the action, board member David Kramer said he wanted a Constitutional expert to advise the board on its restrictions as written in an ordinance.

    There are two issues at the heart of the political sign debate.

  • Brown Ambulance driver released from hospital

    A Brown Ambulance Service driver is home and recovering today after a Thursday night collision in Lexington.

    April Claypool, 22, was driving the Harrison County ambulance carrying a patient around 11 p.m., when a white Chevrolet vehicle hit the passenger side of the ambulance at the intersection of Broadway and New Circle Road in Lexington.

    Claypool was transported to the University of Kentucky-Chandler Hospital, where she was released Friday morning.

    According to Brown Ambulance Service paramedic Alitia Hill, Claypool suffered from a concussion.

  • Investigation continues in 3M fatal accident

    Teams of state and 3M investigators continue to put together the pieces and events that led to 3M worker Tammy Landrum’s death after suffering from static electric shock at the New Lair Road factory on May 6.

    “The investigation is still underway and will be for some time,” plant manager Ann Getting said Tuesday morning.

    Getting said production in the tape film department resumed Monday morning, after verification of safe conditions.

    The production line in that department had remained closed for more than 10 days following Landrum’s injury.

  • Park restrooms will be ready by season opener, say officials

    Renovations to River Road Park bathrooms are underway and should be complete before baseball games begin on Saturday, April 17.

    “We’re still on time,” said Dave Kennedy, city administrative assistant. “As of now, we will be done within the six-week time frame...”

    Kennedy said county and city crews completed demolition work last week.

    General contractors began working this week on rough plumbing, Kennedy said on Monday afternoon.

    He said the concrete floors would be poured the following day.

  • Kuster, Newberry move ahead to November ballot

    It will be Harrison County Attorney Charles “Bill” Kuster and Peter Newberry going head to head in the November general election for a seat on the 18th Judicial District judge’s bench.

    Kuster led in only one of the four counties that make up the 18th District. He captured his home Harrison County with 2,923 votes to Newberry’s 1,305, and Robert Bathalter’s 465.

  • Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday

    By 6 p.m. Tuesday night, the primary election will be over as far as voters are concerned. The polls open at 6 a.m.

    What will remain after the bell tolls six, will be the counting and recording of the day’s votes.

    Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish reminds voters that there can be no electioneering within 300 feet of the entrance to a polling place. She said this includes vehicles carrying candidate endorsements.

    “If they are seen, the precinct sheriff will ask them to leave,” Furnish said, adding that they will be given time to vote.

  • County pays $9,160 for election workers during May primary

    If payment for workers at the election polls were figured hourly, Harrison County  Clerk Linda Furnish said they would be making little more than $5 an hour.

    Furnish said she had to replace 23 workers prior to the primary election, some just hours before the polls opened.

    She said it is becoming more and more difficult to find the four poll workers required by law. Each precinct is obligated to have two representatives from the Republican and two from the Democratic parties.