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Today's News

  • Home safety tips: generator safety

    Many households run generators during a power outage and homeowners should take extra precautions to avoid injury. Gasoline or diesel fuel powered generators can produce potentially deadly levels of carbon monoxide and should be operated only in well-ventilated, covered, unheated areas – never inside. You should always practice extreme caution when using a generator to power your home:

    •Make sure the generator is listed by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL).    

  • CPD officer headed to emergency has wreck

    A Cynthiana police cruiser is totaled and a police officer is recovering after a Saturday evening wreck.

    Police officer Joe F. Warden, 34, was responding to an emergency call Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and was traveling westbound on Pleasant Street, when Warden traveled through an intersection, hitting a 2008 KIA Rondo driven by Cynthia W. Vickers, 43.

    Proceeding with the green light at the intersection, Vickers was crossing the intersection toward Ky Hwy 36 West when she was struck on the right side of her vehicle by the police cruiser.

  • Firefighters battle temperatures to fight two fires

    Cynthiana firefighters braved frigid temperatures Thursday night and Friday morning to battle two blazes.

    The department was dispatched to a 10:15 p.m. house fire last Thursday at 229 Riggs Ave.

    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, no one was living in the home. However, it was being remodeled by owner Richard Hutchinson.

    Sanders said it appears there was a furnace malfunction that started the fire.

    A new shower and tub, several gallons of paint and several carpentry tools were inside the home.

  • Church Briefs

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN

    The Licking Valley Men’s Fellowship will be held at the Church, Second Street and Riggs Avenue,  on Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bro. Don Wells.

    All ladies and Christian church members are welcome.

    RADIO MINISTRY

    “The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

    The Rev. Don Fryman will bring a message each week along with special music by various singers across Harrison County and surrounding counties.

  • Wrestlers finish high at Tates Creek Invitational

    Harrison County’s wrestlers led by junior Brandon Barnett’s first place finish took seventh of 21 teams at the Tates Creek Invitational Saturday.  Sophomore Anthony Shirley and senior Chris Brunker each took a second place medal to add to the Breds tally.

    The match featured some of the better teams in the area with both complete units and individuals who will be top competitors for state honors. 

  • Gabbard trial to begin Jan. 12

    Four days in January have been set aside for the Daniel Gabbard murder trial in Pendleton County.

    Gabbard was allegedly driving the semi truck that struck a vehicle driven by Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright on June 8.

    His trial is set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 12, and continue through Jan. 15, if necessary. The trial will begin at 9 a.m. each day in Pendleton Circuit Court.

  • Smith files for Cynthiana commission

    Scott Smith has formally announced his candidacy for the 2010 Cynthiana City Commissioners’ race.

    Smith is a 1991 high school graduate from Bowling Green, Ky. He moved to Cynthiana in 2005 with his wife, Karey Mattox-Smith, a Cynthiana native. Smith has three children: Cynthia, 15, Camryn, 9, and Wesley Graham, 5.

    Smith is employed at the 3M Cynthiana plant, where he has worked as an IT application analyst for four years. Smith is also a former business owner of Smith Web Design Services, LLC, which was sold in the fourth quarter of 2009. 

  • Lady Bears cool Fillies on the Hilltop, 39-36

    Harrison County’s defense held Bracken to 21 points for the first three periods Wednesday night but the Lady Polar Bears scored 18 in the final period to pull out a 39-36 victory.   

    The game, which was played Jan. 6, was a free throw shooting contest as Bracken County went to the line 36 times hitting on 22. 

  • Catching up with Flat Stanley’s travels

    When Harrison County Middle School sixth grader Jami Davis sent her Flat Stanley to President Barack Obama, she didn’t think she would hear anything back.

    And when sixth grader Cory Moore sent his Flat Stanley to Michael Jordan, former NBA player, he wasn’t expecting anything in return.

    They both were pleasantly surprised.

    “She didn’t even know what to say,” HCMS teacher Resa Hersel said about Jami’s response after the middle school recently received a package from the White House.

  • Building stands as reminder of 7-year-old fire

    Seven years after fire destroyed one Main Street building, the structure at 213/215 S. Main St. remains standing.

    “It’s an eyesore,” Charlie Nigg said he frequently hears from customers. “They say it should have been taken care of a long time ago.”

    Nigg owns Chase Jewelers, located across the street from the burned building.

    “What I hear is that it needs to be torn down...” Nigg said. “They (people) are shocked to hear it’s been there seven years...”