Today's News

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    March 25 – At 5:16 p.m., a Pleasant Street woman reported being harassed by an individual with whom she has an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) against.
    March 25 – At 7:43 p.m., officers were called to Walmart to identify a suspected shoplifter for their loss prevention files.
    March 25 – At 7:59 p.m., a Miller Street woman reported that she was threatened by an individual who told her he would knock her glasses off then he drew back his fist like he was going to hit her.

  • School Menus

    April 18-22
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.
    MONDAY: Scrambled eggs, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Waffles bacon, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, muffins, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: No School
    FRIDAY: No School
    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • Church News

    A Good Friday service will be held on April 22 at 6 p.m. at Berry United Methodist Church and will include a foot washing service.

    Attention all youth groups of Cynthiana and Harrison County. Come hear the voices in praise Youth Choir of Cynthiana Presbyterian Church present ‘The Prodigal’ on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
    A reception will be held after the performance.


  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, April 14
    Edible Book Contest. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be hosting an edible book contest on April 14. For an entry form or more information stop by the front desk or contact Cindy Franklin cfranklin@cynthianalibrary.org.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Northside Council. Northside Site Based Council will meet Thursday, April 14 at 3:45 p.m. in the Northside library. The public is invited to attend.

  • Flood warning issued for Cynthiana

    As of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, the waters are showing a slight drop. The National Weather Service recorded a depth of 21.75 feet at 6 a.m. By 6:15 a.m. it had dropped to 21.73 and at 21.69 by 6:30 a.m.


    A shelter is being opened at Cynthiana Christian Church at 6 p.m. for any residents who are having to evacuate their homes due to rising water. Those who are going to the shelter are encouraged to bring their own blankets and pillows.

    Waterworks Road between South States and Safety Way was closed due to high water at 3:30 p.m.


  • Tornado watch in effect until 6 p.m. Monday

    A tornado watch has been issued for Harrison County and much of Kentucky until 6 p.m. tonight.
    Michael Palmer, Harrison County EMA director,  made the announcement just before noon with information from the National Weather Service, Louisville.
    Eastern Kentucky was added to the tornado watch area.
    A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable that a tornado could be produced from the storm.
    A warning means that a tornado has been spotted and residents should take cover immediately.

  • Possible scam targeting residents, says sheriff

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton is advising residents to be cautious of a possible scam that has surfaced locally.
    He said that residents are being approached at their homes by individuals posing as insurance representatives. These individuals are asking to take photographs and measure homes under the guise of updating records.
    “Check people out before you give them any information,” Hampton said, noting that the residents who have so far been targeted do not even have insurance with the supposed carrier.

  • Webb competent to stand trial

    Accused murderer Bass Webb will stand trial for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz. Webb was in Harrison Circuit Court  Thursday for a hearing that would declare him competent to stand trial.
    Dr. Amy Trivette, who was responsible for the competency examinations of Webb at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center, was called as a witness via telephone.
    Commonwealth attorney, Doug Miller asked a series of questions in regards to Webb’s mental state and if he had displayed any sign of psychosis or mental barriers that may impair his judgment.


    Two individuals who were wounded during two gunfire exchanges Tuesday night are listed in critical, but stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    Cynthiana Police Sgt. Wilbur Gross and Constable Jeffrey Hunter were involved in exchanges with the same suspect, however, neither was struck.
    According to David Jones Kentucky State Police public information officer, just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Cynthiana dispatch received its first call regarding a shooting on West Mill Street.

  • Community Choir concert is April 17

    Join The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir for “Music and Memories” on Sunday, April 17, 2:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.212 Pleasant St.  
    The Mt. Sterling Singers will be joining the performance as special guests.
    Tickets are $7 general and $5 student, available at MCTC/LVC, Teaberry Gifts, and at the door the day of the concert.