Local News

  • Indian Creek Road mother, son victims of home invasion

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Beulah True and her son, Gerald Hill, were surprised on Sunday night, Aug. 14, when a bat-wielding burglar broke into their home on Indian Creek Drive.

    “We were in bed, when Mom said she heard someone in the house,” Hill said. “I guess it was about 10 p.m. I got up and looked around the house, then saw this guy with a baseball bat holding Mom.”

  • City buys LeBus property for new fire station

    The City of Cynthiana announced the purchase of approximately 26 acres of land for a new fire station.  

    The property is located adjacent to Flat Run Veterans’ Park with access to U.S. 27 North, according to Cynthiana Mayor James Smith. This location gives immediate access to the west side of Cynthiana by way of the bypass, downtown via Main Street and the north side of town via Church Street. 

  • Farm-to-Table dinner planned for Sept. 23

    Cynthiana native and Holly Hill Inn chef de cuisine, Tyler McNabb will be back in his hometown on Sept. 23 to prepare a meal for 100 people.

    The Farm to Table dinner, sponsored by Cynthiana Main Street, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m.

    Chef McNabb will create his own ‘harvest’ menu and will be using Kentucky Proud food from right here in Harrison County.

  • Charges against retired educator dismissed

    Sexual abuse charges against a retired Harrison County educator have been dismissed in Harrison Circuit Court.

    William Hyatt, who taught school in Harrison County in the 90s, was indicted by a grand jury in February 2015 on four counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    The case has had numerous delays with the final delay being an order for Hyatt to undergo a competency evaluation in March.

  • Rod Run royalty crowned

    Nine contestants competed in two divisions in the Cynthiana Rod Run Pin-Up Pageant on Saturday night at the Rohs Opera House. Directed by Cathy Himes and emceed by her daughter, Katie Himes, the pageant crowned two women. The Miss Cynthiana Rod Run had five participants and Margaret McCauley had the winning tiara placed on her head. Ms. Cynthiana Rod Run had four entrants and the winner was Courtney Day Nitz, pictured above with last year’s winner, Catherine Kung. Jenny Hyatt was awarded the title of Miss Congeniality by a vote of all the participants

  • Miss and Ms. Cynthiana Rod Run pageant kicks off three weeks of CRR activities

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    The Cynthiana Rod Run is coming and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

    This year, the CRR will be spread over three weekends, beginning with the Miss and Ms. Cynthiana Rod Run Pageant on Saturday, Aug. 13, at  Rohs Opera House beginning at 5 p.m.

    The pageant is now in its fourth year and, for the first time, will be a stand-alone event.

  • Court discusses ordinance for proposed solar farm

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to accept the first reading of an ordinance recommended by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry-Joint Planning Commission on Tuesday night at the court’s regular meeting.

    The ordinance sets forth the specifics that must be met for a proposed solar energy farm to be constructed on farm land in Harrison County.

  • Cade Tobin, All-American rodeo champion in Kentucky Juniors

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Southside Elementary School third-grader Cade Tobin can wear a different belt buckle every day of the week, if he chooses.

    Seems Cade has a penchant for winning belt buckles, along with personalized leather goods as the top cowboy in the state of Kentucky.

  • Sheriff and deputies seize marijuana plants

    The Harrison County Sheriff and deputies seized over 140 cultivated marijuana plants last Thursday. The plants were burned at the Harrison County Road Maintenance barn on Connersville Pike. As of presstime, no arrests had been made. Pictured at left, are Sheriff Shain Stephens, Det. Mark Burden. Deputy Nathan Gasser and Deputy Dean Hutchison.

  • Circle K robbery suspect nabbed in Lexington

    Becky Barnes,




    The man police believe robbed the Circle K on U.S. 27 South July 26 was arrested in Lexington last Thursday morning.

    Kenneth Hopkins Jr., 19, was arrested in Lexington after he attempted to rob a Shell Station near Newtown Pike and ended up being held at gunpoint by the clerk.