Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Sept. 4, 1914 - “New Post Office on Walnut Street - Inspector’s Secret Gallery, a long narrow gallery extending across above the main work room with only small ‘peep’ holes or openings with black shutters, enabling an inspector to see every employee in the office without himself being seen. A passage leads from the gallery to the basement. An inspector may therefore enter the secret passage either from the basement or from the second floor, without being seen by any office employee.” (Present site of Whalen’s Real Estate)

  • Emma Elizabeth Curd

    Emma Elizabeth Curd was born to David and Heather Eden Curd of Cynthiana on Oct. 14, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz.

  • Karissa Faith Williams

    Karissa Faith Williams was born to Electra Nicole Feeback and William Williams of Cynthiana on Dec. 22, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital.
    She weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz.

  • Self-proclaimed Copper King arrested

    Drugs and a less than stable economy will drive any dishonest person to great extremes, even if they have to put great effort into it, according to local officials.
    Harrison county residents have found themselves checking the dead-bolt twice to ensure the houses have been locked up tight in order to keep people from taking precious metals from their walls.
    The scare may be over for now due to a recent arrest that labeled one man as an infamous, yet an unorthodox thief.

  • Cynthiana man tased trying to run from police

    A Cynthiana man was jailed Saturday morning after an alleged attempt to get away from police.
    James Anthony Lewis, 30, was being sought for questioning in a Friday night purse theft at Shiloh Blue on Walnut Street. Sgt. Wilbur Gross approached Lewis, who allegedly ran out the back door of the Walnut Street business and was tased.
    He was wanted on four warrants as well as the resisting arrest charge that Gross initiated.
    Gross said the purse was recovered as well as some of the money inside the purse.

  • Pup rally

    Numbers show that Alan Fryman and company are hard at work making Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter a bright light in the community.
    When U.S. Army veteran Alan Fryman was hired as the new Animal Control Officer, he had one goal in mind: To head the shelter in the right direction with teamwork.
    “We have a great team right now and we are all working on the same system,” said Fryman. “We all see eye to eye and that helps us get things done.”

  • Grand jury returns 11 indictments on Tuesday

    Ten defendants named in 11 grand jury indictments will appear in Harrison Circuit Court on Jan. 18 to enter pleas on 36 charges.
    The two men charged in the Nov. 17 burglary of Marshall Tractor Supply face five counts each.
    James Brown, 33, and Benjamin Brewer, 27, were named as codefendants in the five charges. Those charges are third degree burglary, receiving stolen property ($500 or more but less than $10,000), first degree criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools and second degree fleeing or evading police.
    Their bonds are $5,000 each.

  • Community Choir seeking new voices

    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir is gearing up for its spring session and is seeking new members.
    No audition required just a love of singing.
    Spring session is Feb. 3-April 17. Rehearsals are Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at MVC/LVC. To sign up or for more information, contact Karen Bear 859-234-4393. Open enrollment ends Monday Jan. 17.

  • Commissioners make department choices

    The new Cynthiana City Commission met Monday to determine which elected officials will head the city’s departments.
    Commissioner Billy Grayson, who was the top voter getter in the November election, will be in charge of public property and finance. Grayson previously served as Commissioner of Public Utilities, which will now be held by Jack Keith. Keith served as that commissioner before taking over as mayor for Jim Brown who resigned mid-term.

  • Benefit dance for Pike’s on Saturday

    A benefit dance will be held at the Cynthiana Elks Lodge this weekend to benefit the surviving family of Nikki Pike.
    Pike and two of her children perished in a Dec. 5 fire in Berry. The two children were each one of a set of twins. Their surviving twins are living with grandparents.
    The dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 298-9553.