Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Jan. 3 at 6 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 392, Daniel L. Tubbs, 24, Carlisle, driving a 2010 Hyundai Accent struck Jacqueline Eldridge, 42, Sadieville, driving a 1997 Mercury Villager.

    Jan. 5 at 11:56 a.m. -- non-injury, US 27 South, Latoshia M. Hensley, 19, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, struck Nancy Miller, 30, Paris, driving a 2006 Ford Freestyle.

  • Deputy turning in his badge

    After 22 years as a sheriff’s deputy, Friday will be Wayne Fryman’s last day.

    “I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything,” Fryman said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s been a joyful experience.”

    As he sat in the office he shares with deputies Steve McCauley and Terry Barnes, Fryman worked on his laptop, filling out an accident report.

    He did the same thing on his first day of work - Aug. 1, 1987.

  • 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


    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.


    “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.