Today's News

  • Local pharmacist faces federal drug charges

    Becky Barnes,

    A Cynthiana pharmacist has been named in a federal indictment on drug trafficking charges.
    Michael Ingram, owner of Hometown Pharmacy of Cynthiana, was indicted in U.S. District Court (Lexington) on Sept. 3 on 41 counts of alleged illegal drug transactions. However, the court documents remained sealed until Friday, Sept. 18.
    According to federal court records, the incidents are alleged to have occurred at Ingram’s Georgetown Hometown Pharmacy between June 2010 and March 2013.

  • Field & Main Bank robber remains at large

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    The person police say robbed a Field and Main Bank last Friday is still on the loose Wednesday.
    Officers have no leads or new information on the case, Cynthiana Police chief Ray Johnson said.
    “We’ve come up empty-handed,” Johnson said.
    The robbery of the bank on Pike Street in Cynthiana occurred just after noon last Friday.
    The robber entered the bank wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask, Johnson said.

  • Ghoulishly good plans for Cynthiana in October

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    This October is all about the dead.
    The walking dead, the living dead and the spirits of the dead will invade downtown Cynthiana.
    Karey Riddell, director of the Cynthiana Main Street Program, said the eerie events will offer fun for everyone.
    “Cynthiana is dead, and it’s awesome,” she said.
    One way to connect with the ghostly atmosphere is by going on a ghost walk offered by Rohs Opera House.

  • Playing it forward: Turley with a different ball on a different court

    Kristy Horine,
    Bluegrass Area Development District freelance writer

    It was a simple set up on a college campus sidewalk: a single table, a single man named Tony Mattingly, a single program called Career Track.
    The outcome of this quick one-on-one however, was far from simple. The outcome changed a man’s life. In return, he’s working to play that change forward.
    Meet Chris Turley, the 31-year-old new director of Workforce Services at Bluegrass Area Development District.

  • Local author to visit from New York

    Alecia Whitaker Pace, formerly of Cynthiana, who has successfully become a published author living in New York, will be visiting and speaking locally. She will be at Down To Earth (129 E Pike) on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 2-4 p.m. This will be the only Cynthiana stop on her tour.
    The public is welcome and encouraged to visit with this hometown author.
    Whitaker has released three books, The Queen of Kentucky, Wildflower and The Road to You.

  • Registered Nursing pre-admission dates announced

    MCTC Licking Valley Campus is again opening a brand new class for nursing candidates. The remaining dates for the mandatory pre-admission conference are as follows: Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Fillies win wild one on Senior Night 7-6 over Western Hills

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Five seniors celebrated a big win on Senior Night Monday but it wasn’t easy.  
    Harrison County High School Fillies Soccer players, Amelia Bolin, Marie Bowen, Kayla Ford, Taylor Landrum and Mary Levi, were honored before the match and following the varsity match.  
    Landrum, who has been out all year with a knee injury, started the match and after she made one kick and Western Hills played it out of bounds, she went back to the bench.  

  • Breds defense throttles Bulldogs for win in Homecoming game

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Peyton Wiglesworth was the Homecoming Queen for 2015 and Preston Ishmael was the Homecoming King.  
    The royal duo got to see a defensive turn around for their football team in the Thorobreds’ 25-14 win over Holmes Friday night.  
    Teams that play Harrison County usually plan a special defensive effort to contain senior wide receiver Jovon Williams, but the Bulldogs couldn’t plan for what Williams was going to do Friday night.  

  • HCHS Band Repeats as Grand Champions


  • ‘Rocket Docket Program’ to cut cost of housing inmates

    The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial Circuit has announced the implementation of a Rocket Docket Program in the local circuit.  
    This formal agreement between the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the county attorneys’ offices in Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton, and Robertson counties will help to expedite the resolution of lower-level, non-violent felony offenses.