Today's News

  • County approves Handy House lease with historical society

    It’s time to move forward with the Handy House lease, that was the consensus of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.
    “This is a win-win for us,” said magistrate Bradley Copes of the lease agreement with the local historical society. “They’ll be happy and we can move ahead.”

  • HCHS Band’s season ends at Mid-State

    The Harrison County High School marching band traveled to Norwood High School in Cincinnati over the weekend to compete in the Mid- State competition.
    The band was one of 10 bands out of 28 chosen to participate in the finals.
    The Marching Thorobreds performed their repertoire and clinched the seventh place position.
    “It’s a bittersweet end to the year,” said band director John Merz. “We hate that it’s over, but we ended with a strong performance.”

  • Code enforcement tows away old vehicles

    Thirty-one inoperative vehicles have been towed from within the city limits this year. Wayland Quisenberry, code enforcement officer, told Cynthiana Commissioners Tuesday that total includes five recently removed from city property.
    In another matter, Richard Schwartz of the Cynthiana Fire Department presented five students with Fire Prevention Week awards. This award was given to students who completed a coloring contest. A student was selected from each elementary school to receive the award.

  • Retirement benefits in question for city police, firefighters

    Cynthiana police and firefighters hired since 2008 may not have been covered by hazardous duty retirement as they believed.
    During a special meeting of the commission last week, Ptl. Jeff Thomas presented a handbook given to him during orientation that implied one of the city’s benefits was hazardous duty retirement.
    Commissioner Amanda Moore said six employees were under the impression they had the benefit.
    City clerk Charleen McIlvain said she never told the new hires they would have hazardous duty retirement benefits.

  • Church begins program to help improve young readers’ skills

    Attention reading enthusiasts, Journey Community Christian Church would like to introduce to you a way to give back to the community using your bookworm skills.
    It’s called Whiz Kids. A literacy-based, one on one program geared toward helping  second and third graders hone their reading skills.
    “Not only are we going to help them read better,” said Whiz Kids coordinator Mary Gim Norfleet. “We intend to provide encouragement and full support to the kids”

  • Cynthiana residents collect gifts for America’s largest Christmas project

    Christmas is arriving early in Cynthiana, as The Christian Bookstore prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child.  Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts.
    Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, Cynthiana residents are helping send shoe box gifts this year to more than eight million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.  

  • Property Transfers

    Brian L. Bell and Katrina A. Bell to Naomi Wilson, property in Harrison County, $145,000.
    Gary A. Ross and Bertha L. Ross to Holly Florence, property at 505 E. Bridge St., $77,900.
    James Jett and Connie Jett to M.E. Northcutt and Goldie Northcutt, Tract 3 on Berry-Kelat Road, $12,000.
    General Warranty Deed: Carolyn Moran, Connie Joseph and Harold Joseph, Anita Forsythe and Wesley Forsythe, Linda Fralix and James B. Fralix, Collectively Grantors and Jeannie Smiley, Collectively Grantee, 2 tracts in Harrison County, $69,000.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    Oct. 30- At 5:16 a.m., Ky 1054 South, injury, Brandon Holbert, 19, operating a 2006 Mazda, lost control and struck a culvert.
    Nov. 5- at 7:25 p.m., U.S. 62 East,  injury reported, Jessie Ritchey, 33, operating a 2002 Ford Ranger, lost control and struck an embankment.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Nov. 1, 2010
    In re: Mart Clough Jr. Estate, settlement; order entered.
    Carlene Eclar vs. Trish Morris, court trial; forcible detainer sustained.
    James E. Slade Jr., 1987, arraignment; alcohol intoxication in a public place-first/second offense; guilty plea entered, $25 and costs.
    Martin A. Taylor, 1946, review; underpayment waived.
    Russell F. Hisle, 1971, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Nov. 2, 2010
    Kevin Belleville, 1972, sentencing; first degree possession of controlled substance-first offense; one year sentence imposed, probation denied.
    Arlene Hildebrand, 1972, sentencing; 2 cases, second degree trafficking in controlled substance-first offense; 2 1/2 year sentence probated on condition of service of 180 days, balance probated.