Today's News

  • Farmer recovering after being thrown from tractor

    A Harrison County man was rushed to UK Hospital after he was thrown from a tractor and cut by mowing equipment.
    A call rang into dispatch around 1 p.m., Thursday, July 7, concerning an injury accident that had taken place in a hay field on Mt. Vernon Pike.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, William Jibb, 77, was mowing hay for property owner David Schwartz on Mt. Vernon Pike.


    Allie Barnett was selected as the 2011 Miss Harrison County Tuesday night. She was crowned by outgoing Miss Teen Erin Bradford, filling in for Katie Himes, 2010 Miss Harrison County, who was unable to attend. Barnett was one of nine contestants.

    Allie is the daughter of Alex and Michelle Barnett.

  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds football team reports Friday
    The Harrison County High School football Thorobreds will report for the first day of practice Friday at 5 p.m. at the weight room. Equipment will be given out at this time. Practice is in shorts and helmets for the first 17 days as the players get acclimated to the weather conditions. The heat index is watched and practice is held only during permissible conditions according to KHSAA guidelines.

  • Downtown gets new signs

    The city of Cynthiana used TEA-21 grant money for improving the 200 Block South Main Street area. The improvments included new signs, sidewalks and landscaping.

    The project was started several years ago through the Renaissance Program.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding July 5, 2011
    Thomas Clifton, 1968, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to allegations, 5 year sentence previously probated is imposed.
    Joshua Fryman, 1981, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; 3 year sentence imposed.
    Keith Harwood, 1984, sentencing; trafficking controlled substance (first degree) first offense; 7 year sentence imposed, probation denied.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    he following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.

    July 6 – At 5:55 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on KY1054. Raenell Ward was traveling in a sharp curve and lost control and exited the road and traveled over an embankment.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Citations, Warnings, Arrests
    July 1 -- Larry R. Nolan, 22, was arrested on North Main Street and charged with arson first degree.
    July 1 -- Timothy D. Wiley, 22, was issued a citation for no registration receipt and no registration plates on Riverside Drive.
    July 1 -- Samantha J. Sanders, 24, was issued a citation for failure to wear seat belts and failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation on South Walnut Street.
    July 1 -- Della N. Hogg, 28, was cited on US 27 South for operating on suspended or revoked operators license.

  • Laytart-Peterson wed in double-ring ceremony

    Rebecca Jane Laytart and Paul David Peterson were united in marriage on May 14, 2011, at the home of the bride’s parents.
    Terry Cracraft, uncle of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony. Raychel Laytart served as maid of honor and Wayne Miller, friend of the groom, served as best man.
    Laytart is the daughter of Donald and Andrea Laytart of Cynthiana. She is a graduate of Maysville Community and Technical College.
    Peterson is the son of Joe and Gayle Peterson of Paris. He is employed by 3M Company in Cynthiana.

  • Grinstead-Muntz exchange vows

    Malcolm and Jane Grinstead announce the marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lane, to William Bradley Muntz, son of Donald and Mary Russell Muntz. They were united in marriage June 18 at the home of the bride’s parents by the Rev. Patrick Whyte, pastor of Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    After a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the bride and groom returned to Cynthiana where they will reside.

  • Westside Elementary principal selected for executive leadership training

    Jon Hoskins, principal of Westside Elementary School, Harrison County, is among 48 Kentucky school leaders who are receiving executive-level leadership training at an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation and a grant from the AT&T Foundation.
    “I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to learning as much as I possibly can while I’m there.  Even more, I am eager to bring what I learn back to Westside,” said Hoskins.