Local News

  • Drug bust: Suspect roused from slumber early Wednesday

    In the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning, state and local law enforcement were rounding up a suspected drug dealer.

    At 6 a.m., two teams of officers split up to search two homes where Izzah Stout might have spent the night.

    Stout was arrested at his girlfriends home at 212 Springdale Ave., where a consent to search was also given to police.

  • Police charge men caught in auto parts yard with saw, light

    Two men were arrested Monday night after police caught them inside the fence at Church Street Auto.

    Chief Steve Muntz of the Cynthiana Police Department said officers found Timothy C. Mitchell Jr. and Zachary D. Pollitt inside the back auto lot and that the pair were allegedly attempting to steal catalytic converters.

    According to a report filed by Cpl. Walter Tapp, Mitchell, 22, of Paris, was under a jacked-up vehicle with a flashlight and a Sawzall (reciprocating saw). Pollitt, 18, Cynthiana, was allegedly feigning sleep inside a vehicle Mitchell drove to the lot.

  • Financial help needed to bring soldiers home before they head to Afghanistan

    Cynthianas National Guard unit is in the middle of training, preparing to go to Afghanistan in the War on Terror.

    The soldiers have been in western Kentucky and now they are in Wisconsin, preparing to enter hostile territory later this spring.

    Before they leave, the men and women of the 201st Engineering Battalion, which also includes groups from Ashland, Olive Hill and Prestonsburg as well as Cynthiana, will have four days off to see their families.

    The problem is, the military doesnt pay for them to come home.

  • Cynthiana bank robbed Monday

    For the third time in less than a year, a Harrison County bank has been robbed.

    The main branch of Harrison Deposit Bank, at Pike and Walnut streets in Cynthiana, was robbed early Monday morning and the suspect is still at large.

    An alarm was activated at 9:33 a.m. and 9-1-1 dispatch was notified by phone a minute later that the bank had been hit and police were immediately sent to the scene.

  • 2008 school calendar adjusted

    Students in Harrison County schools still have a May 30 closing day for the year, but will have to attend classes on Memorial Day to get it.

    The Harrison County Board of Education approved an amended calendar Tuesday night which cut the early dismissal Monday on May 19 and added a full day on May 26.

    Director of pupil personnel Lloyd Ogden said the changes were necessary in order to meet the states obligation for 141 six-hour school days.

    He said he knew the decision to go on Memorial Day would likely be unpopular, but the other alternatives weren't any better.

  • More burglary charges coming

    Two additional arrests are expected in connection with the March 8 burglaries on Old Lair Road as well as others.

    Det. Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said he can link six burglaries in Harrison County with at least three in Bourbon County, all of which occurred between Feb. 19 and March 8. The Harrison County burglaries were reported on Old Lair Road, Commonwealth Lane and Connersville Pike.

    Olin said Tuesday that he anticipated arresting the two suspects as soon as warrants were prepared.

  • Teen drinking to top Town Meeting discussion

    Harrison County will host a town meeting next month to tackle the issue of underage drinking.

    The meeting will be 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at Cynthiana Christian Church.

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said Tuesday that the county has received a stipend which will help with meeting expenses.

    The meeting, co-sponsored by the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy and the Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County, is designed to bring children and parents together to discuss underage drinking and its effects.

  • Welcoming Committee sets city-wide clean up as priority project for April

    When looking at the survey results from Harrison County Tomorrow, welcoming climate committee co-leader Pat Slade noticed one issue kept coming to the forefront.

    "Making our town better was described in two very common words, 'clean up,'" Slade said while reading a draft of a letter Monday night at the committee's meeting. "Just those two words were expressed and repeated at least 143 times."

    The committee is planning to host a community clean up for downtown Cynthiana.

  • Building to be safer when the next storm hits

    In "The Three Little Pigs" fairy tale, a big bad wolf huffs and puffs until he blows down the houses of two little pigs. After a tornado did to their house what the wolf did to the two little pigs houses, Dan and Betsy Haley of Cynthiana, Ky., are planning to take a lesson from the third little pig whose house the wolf could not blow down. They are going to rebuild a stronger home. Many techniques they will employ rely on research done by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about how to build or retrofit homes for greater resistance to high winds.

  • Lions Club Auction begins with $51,000 goal

    In last year's 50th annual Lions Club Auction, the goal was to raise $50,000, which was met. So, it's only fitting that in its 51st year, the Lions Club would follow with a $51,000 goal.

    The annual Charity Auction will go on the air Monday, March 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    Technology has changed the face of the former Lions Club Radio Auction. The audience is now both listeners and viewers.