Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    March 4 at 12:10 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 West, Timothy J. Twigg, 46, Vilas, Nc., driving a 1999 Peterbilt-Motors Conventional.

    March 5 at 7:45 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 353, Anthony M. Bradford, 23, Lexington, driving a 2006 Chevrolet S10 struck a deer.

    March 6 at 3:38 a.m. -- injury, Ky 356, Marcellus D. Custard, 48, Cynthiana, driving a 1992 Lincoln Town Car.

  • Welcome Home!

    Cynthiana’s National Guard soldiers returned to Cynthiana last week after a one-year deployment serving in Afghanistan as part of the Operation  Enduring Freedom.

    Soldiers with C Co. 201st Engineering Battalion left Cynthiana last March for training at Ft. McCoy, Wisc. Their overseas deployment began in May.

    They were released to their families Thursday evening in Ashland, Ky.

     A local celebration Freedom Salute will be held in May in Cynthiana.

  • Sports Beat

    Youth softball, baseball sign-ups


    This in from Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Director Rick Chasteen. Sign-ups for this summer’s girl’s softball and youth league baseball will be this Sunday, March 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at City Hall.


    HCHS at Mason Dixon Games

  • Tattoo studio premiers in town

    “You ready?” Denver Stacey asked his wife Myra, seated in a large chair at Graphic Addition Tattoo Studio.

    Stacey opened the doors of his tattoo studio off Church Street March 6. Since then, he’s had over 11 customers, including his wife and studio co-owner.

    “It’s a little bit of pain for a lifetime of beauty,” said Myra, as Denver transposed the image of a rose off carbon paper and onto Myra’s right leg.

    Myra has over 30 tattoos, many matching the rose image Denver worked to tattoo on her calf Monday afternoon.

  • Stout appeals prison sentence

    A Harrison county man who had initially entered a guilty plea to federal drug charges is now appealing his sentence.

    Izzah A. Stout, who is serving a 66-month sentence at Manchester Federal Correctional Institution for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, filed a motion in U.S. District Court on March 3 to vacate his sentence.

    Stout, who was arrested in Harrison County last May, was also charged with distribution of crack cocaine and abetting.  Those charges were dismissed.

    Stout’s case was assigned to Judge Karen K. Caldwell.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Feb. 19 – At 5:30 p.m., James Roberts reported that while driving east on Ky. 356 near Sycamore Drive, a black truck crossed the center line and struck his vehicle breaking the mirror.

    Feb. 19 – At 10:12 a.m., Thomas Hill of Ken’s NewMarket reported that nine checks were written at Ken’s on the account of the Everett Arthur Newby estate and that they had allegedly been forged.

  • Poplar Street home damaged Tuesday

    A 50-year-old family home was damaged in a Tuesday night fire.

    Cynthiana firefighters were called to 205 N. Poplar St. around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after a fire started on the second floor of Naomi Smith’s residence.

    No one was injured and Cynthiana firefighter David Bell was able to rescue the resident’s cat Smokey.

    Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders said firefighters were contained the fire to the attic and an upstairs room, eliminating further fire and smoke damage to the rest of the house.

  • Sports Shorts

    With the recent round of pleasant weather, the Hilltop is hopping with sporting activity as several teams are getting ready for their respective spring seasons to commence.

    Yesterday afternoon, both the Filliies softball team and the Thorobreds baseball team played host to their first pre-season scrimmages against outside opponents.

    The Fillies hosted the George Rogers Clark Cardinals at Shirley Field on the Hilltop at 5 p.m. and the Thorobreds hosted Anderson County, also at 5 p.m.

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  • School board considers calendar changes

    An amended school calendar was tabled at the Harrison County School Board’s meeting Tuesday evening.

    Director of Pupil Personnel Lloyd Ogden presented board members with a school calendar that projected Friday, June 5 as the last day of school for students.

    Harrison County Superintendent Andy Dotson suggested that board members wait to approve the calendar, in hopes that a requested calamity day will be approved by the state.

    State legislators voted to approve up to 10 calamity days to school districts that had missed days due to the ice storm.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 9, 1939 - “’Peg’ Thomas, one-legged man was still on the loose late yesterday afternoon, a fugitive from the Harrison County jail from which he escaped Monday night by removing a stone two-feet square and nine inches thick and lowering himself to the ground with blankets and then, with the aid of a pole, climbed to the top of the jail wall and down a tree to his freedom. Three other inmates were in the jail, including Charles Allen (convicted of killing Police Chief George Dickey).