Today's News

  • HMH awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Harrison Memorial Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

  • Snap Equipment is now a full service Echo and Shindaiwa dealer

    Echo and Shindaiwa Inc., both worldwide leaders in the development and manufacture of professional-grade hand-held outdoor power equipment, announces that Snap Equipment of Cynthiana as one of their newest full service dealers.
    Echo and Shindaiwa Inc. produce hand-held landscaping equipment for both the commercial and residential homeowner markets. Echo and Shindaiwa pride themselves on setting the industry standard with its dedication to new technology and quality products.

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  • Ebenezer United Methodist to host KCTCS Super Sunday event

    Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is sponsoring its annual Super Sunday event on Feb. 12 with the System Office and each of its 16 colleges partnering with African-American churches in their communities to host college information fairs for prospective college students and their families.
    Super Sunday is a statewide initiative intended to increase the college-going rate of students of color. The college fairs are free and open to everyone.

  • UPDATE: Second child dies in Oddville Avenue fire

    A candlelight vigil is being planned for 6 p.m. Sunday night in front of the Harrison County Courthouse. In the event of inclement weather, the Cynthiana Fire Department at City Hall will open its bay doors for the ceremony. Lois Gross of the St. James AME Church is planning the event.

    According to Dale Kendrick, minister at Salem Church of Christ where the Chesnuts once attended, the family lost all tangible belongings in their home. He said Journey Church at Harrison Square is accepting donations of clothes and home furnishings.

  • Ammermans sentenced in federal court

    The father and son owners of Farmers Tobacco Co. in Cynthiana will serve their sentences at a federal prison.
    Robert Ammerman and Mike Ammerman received 18 months and 15 months respectively for knowingly and intentionally making or caused to be made false statements as to information required to be kept with regards to federal tobacco reports.
    The Ammermans entered guilty pleas to the charge in June 2010 to avoid a federal indictment.

  • Kay Brown attorneys respond to court trustee's challenge of fees

    After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. District Court, attorneys for Kay Brown have filed an amended fee schedule.
    As last reported, the U.S.  District Court trustee  Samuel Crocker, questioned Brown’s hiring of three law firms to oversee her bankruptcy proceedings.
    Crocker called the retainers Brown paid “substantial.”
    According to Crocker, Brown had already paid $199,789.44 to the firms of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and The Bolog Firm, both of Maryland, and Spurgeon and Tinker of Lexington.

  • Motorcycle accident on Grandview Drive kills one

    A 55-year-old Cynthiana man has died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
    Marty Garnett, a resident of Confederate Drive, died Monday at the University of Kentucky where he was airlifted Saturday morning.
    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department, Garnett was headed south on Grandview Drive at Taylor Drive and failed to maneuver a curve. He struck a wall in the entrance median and went airborne. Gross said that Garnett’s 1958 Harley Davidson FL 1200 Hydra Glide traveled 32-feet before coming to a stop.

  • Cynthiana man dies in car-truck collision Friday

    Accident re-constructionist Deputy Dean Hutchison of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating a fatal wreck that occurred at 7:14 p.m., on Lafferty Pike Friday, Feb. 3.
    According to Deputy Hutchison, Curtis Becker, 49, of Cynthiana was traveling north on Lafferty Pike in a 1991 Toyota Camry, approximately one mile from KY 36.
    Deputy Hutchison said when Becker rounded a curve he began to lose control of his vehicle.

  • Judge puts redistricting on hold

    Harrison County is back in the 28th Senatorial District and the 78th House District continues into Campbell County and not Scott.
    On Tuesday, Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd entered a temporary injunction that would keep the new redistricting borders set out in House Bill 1 from taking effect.
    Kentucky’s legislators voted in favor of the changes and Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill on Jan. 20.
    However, a lawsuit filed by House Republicans and joined by Senate Democrat Kathy Stein, effectively halted the process.