Today's News

  • Telephone scam investigation continues

    It appears that area banks and their customers along with Cynthiana Police thwarted any attempts by scammers to access bank accounts.

    Cynthiana Ptl. David Powers said numerous calls were received by Harrison County residents on Wednesday asking for credit or debit card information.

    The caller told local residents that she was representing a local bank and that bank security had been breached. The caller then asked for current account numbers.

  • 18-count indictment linked to alleged forgeries

    The Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday returning eight indictments including one for 18 counts.

    Shawn Gifford, 37, was indicted on 14 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree and four counts of second degree forgery.

    According to the indictment, Gifford is alleged to have possessed and passed or written checks amounting to $1,248 on accounts not in his name.

    Checks were written between Feb. 5 and 16, on accounts of the Everett Arthur Newby estate, Megan Scott, Ophal Coy and Ronnie Scott.

  • FBI, ATF storm factory

    Federal agents with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigaton (FBI) shut down Farmers Tobacco Co. Tuesday morning.

    About 9:30 a.m., a caravan of official vehicles bearing license tags from Texas and Mississippi as well as Kentucky State Police converged on the cigarette factory.

    According to an ATF officer on scene, the FBI was executing a search warrant of the business, which manufactures and distributes Kentucky Best cigarettes as well as other brands.

  • County receives funds for new bridge

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently announced that Harrison County Fiscal Court will receive $70,000 in County Road Aid emergency funds. This money will be used for a bridge replacement on Oddville-Sunrise Road.

     The road serves several residences in Harrison County. The repairs will make it safer for cars, school buses and other vehicles.

  • Soaring eagles

    The skies of Harrison County were filled with Young Eagles this past Saturday.

    “I’m scared,” Richard Pence, 8, said as he waited to board a small airplane owned and piloted by Bill Stoeppel.

    Both Richard and his brother Michael Vancleve, 9, had never  flown in an airplane, much less a small private plane.

    That is, until Saturday.

    Richard and Michael were two of the 251 children that flew into the skies as part of the Young Eagles program at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.

  • State baseball tournament tickets available at HCHS

    Tickets will be available Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harrison County High School for the boys' state baseball tournament at Applebee's Park.

    According to Lee Kendall, athletic director, the first 500 $8 general admission tickets were sold out along with 35 of the $12 tickets. An additional 300 general admission tickets were picked up in Lexington on Monday and will be available at the high school.

    Kendall added that if those sell out on Tuesday, more will be available on Wednesday. The tickets will be sold on a first-come, first serve basis.

  • Neighborhood Watch program branches into more areas

    The Neighborhood Watch program is continuing to develop, said Cynthiana Police Ptl. Alan Judy at Monday’s Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County meeting Monday evening.

    “It’s up and going,” Judy told those at the meeting.

    Judy said a previous Neighborhood Watch meeting was successful, and that he is meeting with residents from the Webster Avenue, Battle Grove Avenue, and Bridge Street area next week at 7 p.m. at the high school.

    Other business included:

  • Cancer survivor will walk 60 miles in three days

    Sharon Fryman is going for a walk - a 60-mile walk.

    Over a course of three days, Oct. 23-25, Fryman will step over 60 miles of Atlanta as part of the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk.

    “This year, I was like, I’m doing this,” Fryman said.

    A four-year breast cancer survivor, Fryman is raising  over $2,000 for the event.

    Last year alone, the event raised a total of $110,845,202 benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    “So many women are touched by it,” Fryman said about breast cancer.

  • Contract not renewed for band director; tennis coach resigns

    Harrison County school administrators began interviews this week for a new Harrison County High School band director.

    Harrison County Superintendent Andy Dotson said Monday that the position has officially been posted and over 15 applications were received.

    The new band director will replace former HCHS band director Chris Hedges, whose contract was not continued for another year.

    Dotson said the band director position, like many coaches, is not under a continuing contract unless the school employee is tenured.

  • Shooting victim at UK is good

    A Texas man is in stable condition at UK Chandler Hospital after an early Saturday morning shooting in northwestern Harrison County.

    “The Sheriff’s department received a call at 1:47 a.m. about an individual that had come to a residence and appeared to have been suffering from a gunshot wound,” Harrison County Sheriff’s Det. Paul Olin said Tuesday afternoon.

    Olin said the man was identified as Rene Gomez, 28, from Eagle Pass, Texas and was a farm laborer and had been working in the area.