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Today's News

  • Slade opens Abstract Distractions to share her art sanctuary

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer

    Cynthiana resident Shelley Slade says art is a wonderful thing. It’s soothing, it lets people forget their worries for a while, and it’s something everybody can do.

    It seems that many in Cynthiana agree.

  • Saturday event to benefit leukemia patient’s family

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Last Christmas, while most people were enjoying being together with family, the McKinneys were finding out what it’s like to be under quarantine.

  • Steven Hill sentenced to 18 years for rape of child

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Steven D. Hill, 45, who changed his plea to guilty on sex charges that he violated a victim under 12 years old, was sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.

  • Heroin tops grand jury indictments

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Four out of the five people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday face charges related to heroin.

    Thirty-one-year-old Joshua Sexton was indicted on five counts, including importing heroin, as reported at the time of his arrest.

  • Yank out welcome mat to hate groups by giving bridge a new name

    Not long ago, the Klu Klux Klan visited Cynthiana. Mayor James Smith, County Judge Executive Alex Barnett and others did the right thing and sent them packing. But they will be back; and they’ll keep coming back until our community’s “Welcome” mat is gone.
    The mat I am referring to is the memorial bridge named after John Hunt Morgan. General Morgan was a traitor to the United States of America.

  • The scary things in life are definitely worth taking a chance on

    I’ve come to find out­—through lots of experience on the subject—that it’s usually the things that you’re a little scared to do that lead to something great.
    It’s happened to me plenty of times at work; I’ll approach a stranger and find an amazing story.
    Or I’ll have to talk to someone about a difficult topic, and find out they’re happy to talk about it. And we all know difficult topics are usually important topics, and make for stories important to readers.

  • Harrison Family Court

    Judge Heather Fryman
    presiding July 1, 2015
    CIVIL CASES
    Lora Judy Carpenter vs. Robert Nash Carpenter Jr., domestic; testimony taken, findings and decree entered, case closed, remand from docket.
    Ashley Rae Myers vs. Donald C. Myers Jr., domestic; findings and decree entered, case closed, remand from docket.
    Ray Thomas Welch vs. Charlotte E. Welch, domestic; findings and decree entered, case closed, remand from docket.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Accidents
    July 1 -- At 9:12 p.m. a non-injury accident occurred on US 62 West 10 miles west of Cynthiana. Jessica L. Conley of Ky. 3004, Berry,  was driving east on 62 when her vehicle struck a deer.
    July 2 -- At 7:14 p.m. an injury accident occurred on Ky. 36, 14.5 miles west of Cynthiana. Crystal Howard of Ky. 1032 West, Berry, was traveling west on Ky. 36 when she lost control of the vehicle in a curve. The vehicle struck a tree and went into a spin, coming to rest facing east.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding June 29, 2015
    PROBATE CASES
    Estate of Margaret Hunt, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Kara Jo Ann Kearns, settlement; proposed settlement filed.
    Estate of Earl C. McNabb, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Cordell Sorrell, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Leona Fox Shouse, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    CIVIL CASES
    James McDermott vs. Jonathan Hickman, court trial; forcible detainer sustained.

  • Property Transfers

    Commissioner’s Deed: City of Cynthiana, Kentucky, Timothy J. Lesak, unknown spouse of Timothy J. Lesak, all persons known and unknown claiming any interest in 116 Webster Avenue, Kentucky Tax Lien Fund LLC, Charter Group, LLC, US Bank Custodian for Sass Muni V DTR, Harrison County, Kentucky, The Ina Group, LLC and Kentucky Bank to City of Cynthiana, Kentucky, property on Webster Avenue and Battle Grove Avenue, $14,001.
    Randy K. Mudd and Gina K. Mudd to Jordan L. Waits, property on Rutland Road, $110,000.