Local News

  • Five indicted on federal charges

    Five individuals from Cynthiana were indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court on federal bank robbery charges.

    The four men and one woman are facing charges relative to six bank robberies, four of which were in Harrison County, with a total cache of $36,000, according to a Tuesday press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Sept. 17, 2008


    Robert Eugene Curtis vs. Dianna Sue Curtis, domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.

    Monica Lynn Seivers vs. William Harley Seivers, motion hour; motion withdrawn.

    Brian Thompson vs. Amanda Herrmann, motion hour; (motion to dismiss), dismiss upon motion of the Commonwealth.

    Debra Taylor vs. Leslie Tucker, review; (contempt hearing), order entered withdrawing and remanding.


  • Property Transfers


    Bobby S. Holland and Jean Holland to Todd A. Puckett and Dana J. Puckett, 35.6 acres on State Hwy. 1743 (Carl Stevens Road), $273,500.

    Warranty Deed: Karen Lake and William Lake to Ray R. Dowd and Janice W. Dowd, Lot 21 of Maric Farms, Berry, Ky., $14,000.

    Brenda Weiler Trust to William D. Weiler and Brenda Weiler, 53.272 acres on Hinton-Webber Road, $1.

    DGS Development, LTD to Patricia A. Caudill, Tract 2- The Woods Subdivision, $20,000.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Sept. 25, 2008


    Leroy B. McCauley vs. Floyd Parsley, motion hour; motion for sanctions to be considered on submission of costs and fees, motion for reconsideration overruled, motion for contempt overruled.


    Cynthiana Cash, LLC vs. Verina Adkins, court trial; no service, case dismissed without prejudice.

    Cynthiana Cash, LLC vs. Cayce Collins, court trial; hearing held, judgment for plaintiff for $465.68 plus court costs.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Sept. 23—At 6:13 p.m., Billy G. Combs, Locust Street, had been pulled out of his wheelchair into Locust Street by individuals involved in an on-going fight.

    Sept. 26 – At 10:41 p.m., Cynthia Robinson reported that someone had spray painted her vehicle and the vehicle of Amy Ledford on Newsome Avenue.

    Sept. 27 – At 11:18 a.m., Thomas Hill reported that a man in a black Ford pick-up truck drove off without paying for $47.35 worth of fuel from Ken’s Exxon.

  • Top brass: Cynthiana has Star-Spangled Ryder Cup entry in Hedges

    J.B. Holmes.

    Kenny Perry.

    Chris Hedges.


    Chris Hedges, Harrison County High School band director and trumpeter in demand, played his part in last weeks Ryder Cup in Louisville.

    His first activity with the Ryder Cup was to play The Star-Spangled Banner for the Captains Challenge on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

    He also played the National Anthem at a Ryder Cup pep rally in downtown Louisville on Thursday night.

    I had no idea what it would be like, Hedges said. I had been preparing and practicing. Its a hard song to sing and a hard song to play.

  • Vandals deface Rev. Ross Park

    Standing under the shelter at the Rev. Ross Park Tuesday morning, Brian Williams and Steve Moses are at a loss to explain peoples logic.

    Sometime over the weekend, the area around the parks shelter was vandalized. The floor was painted with multiple slogans, a grill was broken off its stand and an electric meter was smashed.

    Its a nice park, its just sad the way people treat it, said Williams, who is on the parks committee.

    Parents dont take care of it the way they used to, added Moses. Nobodys responsible for anything - only the taxpayers.

  • Thorobred band narrows gap for fifth place final at Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival

    On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Harrison County High School Marching Band traveled to Alexandria to compete in the 37th Annual Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival at Bob Miller Stadium (Campbell County Middle School).

    In preliminary competition, the HCHS Marching Band (76.95) finished second to Grant County (79.25). The point difference was 2.3 points as Grant County won five of the eight captions. HCHS won one music performance caption and the visual effect caption. The HCHS colorguard won the colorguard caption.

  • Second MRSA case confirmed in Harrison schools

    Letters were sent home with students on Friday reporting that a second incident of MRSA had been confirmed in Harrison County schools.

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

    According to Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent, administration was not notified of the case until the student returned to school.

    She said the Harrison County Middle School student was out of school the required seven days and brought a doctors note confirming the diagnosis.

  • City's recycling going to Bluegrass Regional

    "We are recycling with a better deal than we had before," said Commissioner Jimmy New at Tuesday's commission meeting. "We will be getting some money back."

    New said the city has never stopped collecting recyclables, which some residents may have misunderstood.

    When the county's contract with Randy Northcutt was due for renewal on June 30, the city chose to look at other options stating that it was providing the vehicle and personnel to collect the material, then paying an additional $1,750 monthly.