Today's News

  • Love letters

    When Cynthiana native Rus Whalen takes the stage in Aeolian Hall Friday night, he’ll be combining many passions; Cynthiana, Rohs Opera House and community theater.

    “Theater has the power to bring a community together,” Whalen said Monday evening.

    A 2004 Harrison County High School graduate, Whalen recently graduated from Centre College where he double-majored in theater arts and economics. Living back in town, Whalen is currently employed at Kentucky Growers Insurance Company.

  • Firefighters save man sinking in Beaver Creek

    A trip to the mailbox for an Oddville man became a life-threatening endeavor last Wednesday afternoon.

    Operating a tractor, Robert Delano was traveling on Apple Lane toward his mailbox, when swift creek currents swept his tractor off the low-lying bridge and into Beaver Creek.

    With increased cell phone usage due to the snow/ice storm, Delano’s attempts to use his cell phone to call 911 failed. Delano dialed a friend in Mt. Olivet who was able to reach 911.

    Harrison County firefighter Doug Brooks responded.

  • Indictments issued for sex crimes

    Two Cynthiana men are back in the news following a Tuesday grand jury session.

    James Bandy, who was arrested last month on sex-related crimes, was indicted by the grand jury and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

    Bandy, 60, faces a nine-count indictment.

  • Ice/snow storms spur city emergency

    During a special meeting Thursday evening, commissioners voted to declare a state of emergency for the city of Cynthiana after the snow storm that hit the area Jan. 26-28.

    In the legal declaration, City Attorney John Lair read that downed trees and power lines had created a “hardship for citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County.”

  • Flowers stolen from father’s grave

    To the editor,

    I try to picture what kind of person would take flowers off a person’s grave.

    My dad passed away Dec. 31 and was buried Jan. 5. I went to the cemetery a few days later and my flowers were gone.

    It’s hard for me to think that someone can be so low and dirty. But you know what they know who they are and so do I, but most of Daddy knows and so does God. So no matter if you think you got by with it. You just remember that someone seen you and you will have to face him one day and what are you going to say to him.

    Beverly Ritchie

  • Eastside Elementary third graders to give puppet show Friday afternoon

    To the editor:

    My name is Jennifer Wilson and I am the elementary music teacher here in Harrison County.  I would like to invite the community to a performance.  This Friday, February 13th, 2009 we will be having a shadow puppet play at Eastside Elementary.  This week, our third graders at Eastside having been working with a guest artist, Gregory Acker.  Funding was providing by VSA arts of Kentucky, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities. 

  • Chamber seeking nominations

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for this year’s Chamber Award Banquet.  The Banquet will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. Categories for nominations are: Business Person of the Year; Educator of the Year; Farmer of the Year; and Citizen of the Year. Mail or bring applications to 201 S. Main St. For questions, call 234-5236. Submissions should be no more than one typed page.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Jan. 21, 2009


    Rebecca Lee Goins vs. Triad Alim, domestic; pass to be re-noticed.

    Christin H. Barnes vs. Jimmy E. Barnes, review; review held, child support to remain same.

    Jason Duckworth vs. Jeanette Duckworth, motion hour; pass to be re-noticed.

    Victoria Carson (now Lemons) vs. Ricky Joe Carson, motion hour; remand from docket, paying as ordered.

    Lesa Burton vs. Michael Ray Collins, motion hour; remand from docket per moving party.

  • Service workers respond to winter weather challenges

    The snow and ice storm of 2009 can be deemed nothing short of a challenge for many.

    Those who met the challenge are nothing short of heroes.

    Challenge came in the way of moms and dads trying to keep the family warm and fed without electricity. It came in the way of electric service men and women facing the elements to light the county. And it came in the way of road crews clearing paths on streets and roads not just for grocery-bound citizens, but for emergency responders as well.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Jan. 20 – At 3:35 p.m., Donna Evans reported that she followed a truck down the hill from the high school and a book bag fell from the truck. Evans ran over the bag, which damaged her 2007 Toyota Corolla.

    Jan. 20 – At  7:30 p.m., police were called to the Food Lion parking lot where two people had allegedly been in an argument about custody of their child. According to the report, the incident began at Harrison Square.