Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report




    Sept. 4 at 7:50 a.m. -- A prowler was reported at a residence on McDowell Road.

    Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. -- A threatening phone call was reported on Gainesway Dr.

    Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. -- A report of threatening phone calls was made at a residence on Bobtown Road.

    Sept. 10 at 4:40 p.m. -- Gregory Sowder, 42, Ky. Hwy 982, Cynthiana, reported a burlgary second degree at his residence.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 18, 1930 -(Drought of 1930) - Falmouth city water works is furnishing great amounts of water daily to the L & N Railroad Company at this point. Owing to the drought, there is no available water at Cynthiana or Paris and all trains passing over this division are taking water at this place for their engines. Falmouth is now the only place that trains can take water between Covington and Winchester, a distance of 100 miles. Winchester gets her water from the Kentucky River at Boonesboro and Falmouth pumps her supply from the Licking River.

  • Code Red added to 911 service

    Its the middle of the night and all is quiet in Cynthiana ... all except for the toddler police find wandering a residential neighborhood.

    If Code Red had been active, residents in that area could have been called to alert those families of the child having been found.

    In this instance, the childs mother was located without incident and there was a happy ending.

    What if, when the child lifted the lock and escaped to the dark streets, he wasnt found by police or a good Samaritan, but a predator?

    Code Red would then more than prove its worth.

  • Cameron Lee Allen Moore - Birth

    Cameron Lee Allen Moore

    Cameron Lee Allen Moore was born to Patrick Moore and Shannon Gaunce of Cynthiana on Sept. 5, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Joann Gaunce of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are James and Janice Gaunce of Bourbon County, Allen and Betty Dampier of Harrison County, and the late Joyce Dampier of Nicholas County.

  • Cynthiana Police Dept.


    Case reports

    Sept. 1 At 5:49 p.m., Ptl. Shannon Miller reported that he attempted to detain Stephen McElheny on two occasions for questions regarding his drivers license. However, McElheny allegedly avoided police twice. According to the report McElheny has numerous warrants for arrest out of Fayette County.

    Sept. 2 At 11:10 a.m., Ptl. Scott Loechel was on patrol on South Walnut Street when he was approached by a juvenile who has bleeding from a cut above his eye. The juvenile told police he had been assaulted on Old Lair Road.

  • No more MRSA reports at HCHS

    There have been no new cases of MRSA reported in Harrison County schools, according to DeeGee Fischer, assistant superintendent.

    Fischer said the one Harrison County High School student was cleared to return to classes on Monday.

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

    Fischer said the one student was placed on homebound and custodial staff increased their cleaning efforts.

  • Update in HCHS sports

    The Harrison County Freshman and JV football teams got their respective seasons off to a great start last Monday as they pounded rival Bourbon County on the road, 33-0 and 38-6, respectively. On Monday, both teams traveled to Rowan County for their second games of the season. The freshman dropped their first game, losing 33-14, but the JV won, 34-0.

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    Junior golfer Polly Whalen shot an 84 and finished fourth overall at the Grant County Invitational Tournament on Saturday at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Crittenden, Ky.

  • Annabelle Renea Burkle - Birth

    Annabelle Renea Burkle

    Annabelle Renea Burkle was born to Matthew and Alicia (Brunker) Burkle at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus on June 2, 2008 weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. She is welcomed by her brother and sister, Blake and Skylar.

    Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Burkle of Upper Arlington, Ohio.

    Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brunker of Cynthiana.

    Great-grandmothers are Mary Lois Brunker and Ruby McCauley of Cynthiana, and Mrs. Thurley Zabor of Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Fillies take second at Dink Scott

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team suffered from some post-tournament blues on Tuesday night and dropped a three-game match to visiting Lexington Christian Academy.

    LCA took the early lead in game one and never let up, demoralizing the Fillies 25-10. In the second game, Harrison County bounced back and won 25-17. In the third and deciding game, Harrison County took an early lead at 12-6. but hit the skids late, losing 25-20.

  • $1 million-plus awarded HCWA for improvements

    The Harrison County Water Association is making plans and raising funds to provide water for most county residents who are still without municipal water.

    On Tuesday, guests from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development dropped off a $1,180,000 check for Phase 10 water upgrades in Harrison County.

    According to HCWA director Danny Northcutt, the funds along with another $820,000 from the state as well as other resources will be used to construct 27.75 miles of waterline primarily in northern Harrison County.