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Today's News

  • New superintendent reviews begin Feb. 28

    The Harrison County Board of Education and the superintendent search committee will have their first joint meeting on Thursday.

    At 6 p.m., the two committees will be advised of their roles in the search and hiring of superintendent to replace the retiring Dr. Roy Woodward. Mike Oder of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) will present members with packets and explain members roles in the hiring process.

    Oder will also go over the screening process with the two entities.

  • Way Back When

    50 years ago . . .

  • Royalty takes his race to Hickory Speedway

    Brian Royalty, a Cynthiana resident who has seen some success in stock car racing around Kentucky and in West Virginia, decided to branch out a bit last fall.

    He and his father/car owner/crew chief, Keith Royalty, headed for Hickory Speedway in Hickory, N.C., a track which bills itself as The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars. Thats not an idle boast. A lot of the southern good ol boys have started or nurtured their careers at Hickory.

  • Have homes inspected now, says tornado victim

    Connersville Road resident Andy Gray lost his house on Feb. 6.

    Looking back, he realizes that hes fortunate he didnt lose his life.

    Grays house was right in the path of the tornado which hit that morning. It ripped the roof right off the split-level home.

    I just put plywood around [the houses exterior] this summer, he said. Thats why were still alive today.

    Subsequent water damage has left the structure uninhabitable.

  • FNB Oddville branch robbed

    The Cynthiana Police Department is continuing to investigate a bank robbery which occurred Monday morning.

    Chief Steve Muntz said a masked man walked into the Farmers National Bank branch on Oddville Avenue around 10 a.m. Monday, jumped over the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash.

    No weapons were used or implied in the robbery, said Muntz.

    The suspect, described as a white male with blue eyes and a medium build (around six feet tall), was last seen fleeing eastward on foot.

  • Farmers Bank robbed

    Local law enforcement officials were out in force Monday morning looking for an alleged bank robber.

    Cynthiana Police Chief Steve Muntz said a masked man walked into the Farmers National Bank branch on Oddville Avenue around 10 a.m. Monday, went behind the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash.

    No weapons were used or implied in the robbery, said Muntz.

    The suspect, described as a white male with blue eyes and a medium build (around six feet tall), was last seen fleeing eastward on foot.

  • Guardsmen finishing first leg of training; heading to Wisconsin in March

    Soldiers from Cynthiana's National Guard Unit are now in western Kentucky going through specialized training for their upcoming deployment.

    The 201st Engineer Battalion of the Kentucky Army National Guard, which is made up of units from Ashland, Olive Hill, Cynthiana and Prestonsburg and is commanded by Lt. Col. Michael Ferguson, arrived at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Muhlenberg County on Saturday Feb. 9.

  • SCHOOLS DISMISSING AT 10 A.M. THURSDAY

    Schools in Harrison County will be dismissing at 10 a.m. Thursday due to the potential for freezing rain and sleet.

    According to Harrison County Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer, the National Weather Service contacted school officials and urged officials to close school early.

    An announcement had already been made to dismiss at 1 p.m. However, with NWS information and the potential for driving hazards, the dismissal was was moved up.

  • Cynthiana Police Dept.

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    Feb. 5 At 10 a.m., Donna Miller reported an unauthorized use of her credit card in another town.

    Feb. 4 At 10:52 p.m., police investigated a domestic situation on Pleasant Street.

    Feb. 4 At 10:19 p.m., Christy Milner reported that her cell phone was stolen from where she laid it on the bar at 216 Walnut St.

  • Committee for park plan to disband

    "Mission accomplished," say members of the Recreation Park Planning Committee.

    After having served since 2003, shortly after the city and county governments purchased the 120-acre Handy Farm on Oddville Avenue, committee members voted Monday night to disband.

    According to committee chairman, Rick Chasteen, the committee was charged with getting a plan for the park that would offer a variety of recreation.