Local News

  • Police nab suspect following high-speed chase

    Becky Barnes,

    A Tuesday afternoon high-speed chase ended with a suspect in custody facing multiple charges.
    Cynthiana Police Department Ptl. Michael Coppage was attempting to serve a warrant on Brandon Cummins, 33, for third degree rape when Cummins took off in a 1995 Nissan Altima.
    Police first located Cummins around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday on Rodgers Park. Cummins was allegedly attempting to meet with the 14-year-old victim of his alleged rape.


    Heroin continues to plague the community

  • Former Falmouth police chief has sentence probated for three years

    Becky Barnes,

    Former Falmouth Police Chief Mark Lane Posey was sentenced to three years probation in Franklin County Circuit for crimes committed while he was chief of police.
    Posey entered guilty pleas in October to charges of
    •Abuse of Public Trust Over $500,
    •Theft by Unlawful Taking of a Firearm, and
    •Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument Second Degree (14 counts).

  • McKee files for re-election

    Kentucky state representative and chairman of the Kentucky House Agriculture & Small Business Committee, Tom McKee (D-Cynthiana), has filed for re-election to his House District 78 seat that encompasses Harrison and Pendleton counties and portions of Scott County.  
    McKee holds a national position, serving as the chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) Agriculture & Rural Development Committee.  

  • Burden assumes interim Main Street post

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Cynthiana Main Street program has a new, albeit temporary, director.
    Harrison County native, and business owner, Stephanie Pierce Burden assumed control of CMS on Tuesday as the program’s interim executive director.
    “It’s an odd situation and an odd transition,” said the 34-year-old mother of two. “I just want to maintain the enthusiasm that has been generated downtown.”

  • Creating Christmas

    Tayana and Karissa Williams are excited to open their packages at the Social Alliance for Empowering the Youth (SAFETY) Christmas party on Sunday. Children in the group were able to visit with Santa and open gifts

  • Wesley’s Place in Paris receives donations

    Lynn Alexander, principal owner of CarTown Chrysler of Paris, has partnered with local food banks in the communities where each of his four stores are located. This is the second year to partner with Wesley’s Place of Paris.
    CarTown Chrysler advertised in the area papers and on social media to promote the 2015 food drive and that it was a drop-off location for the public to bring in non-perishable food items for local families in need this holiday season.

  • Hunters prohibited from bringing harvested deer from CWD-positive states into Kentucky

    A disease fatal to deer and elk now exists in 23 states. Kentucky is not one of them – and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hopes to keep it that way.
    Hunters traveling to other states for the holidays should know the law before bringing a harvested deer or elk back to Kentucky. Violations can trigger a fine and potential confiscation of the animal and hunting equipment used to take it.

  • Leesburg Christian live nativity draws big crowd

    A big crowd was on hand last Friday evening at the Old Courthouse for the Live Nativity that was performed by members of the Leesburg Christian Church. Mary (Nikki Wiggins) and Joseph (Adam Mattox) were joined by several other members of the LCC, along with many animals. The Live Nativity was a part of Countdown to Christmas, a series of Friday night activities through December  sponsored by the Main Street Program.

  • Beagle indicted by Pendleton grand jury

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    A Harrison County teenager was arrested and charged with reckless homicide, following his indictment by the Pendleton County grand jury.
    Bradlee Beagle, 19, was taken into custody by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department on Monday and lodged at the Bourbon County Detention Center.
    Beagle was the driver in a one-car accident in January of this year when the passenger, Darin Williams, was killed.