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Today's News

  • Contents of Connersville garage total loss, says owner

    Harrison County volunteer firefighters got an early morning call to a fire at Connersville.

    A garage at Ken McCarter’s residence was on fire and burned the inside and the contents before it could be extinguished.

    McCarter called in the fire around 4 a.m.

    Assistant Chief James McCarty said they were able to salvage some of the garage’s contents with the three engines, a tanker and 10 men on the scene.

  • Boy, 11, struck by car near Oddville Saturday

    An 11-year-old Cynthiana boy was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center after being struck by a car on Saturday around 4:30 p.m.

    Dalton Quesenberry was crossing U.S. 62 East from his grandparents’ home to the mailbox when he was hit.

  • Air Justin

    At 17 years old, Justin Barnes became one of the youngest persons ever to earn their pilot’s license at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.

  • HCHS Dance Team

    The Harrison County High School dance team held an open rehearsal last week for members of the community to see the group routine prior to the first competition of the season on Saturday.

  • Wrestlers return 12 veterans for first season in new region

    Coach Luke Tucker and the Harrison County Thorobreds wrestlers are competing in a new region this year moving to Region 8, which is referred to as the eastern region.
    Tucker believes that by season’s end his squad will be up to the task to fare well in the region tournament.
    “Cautious optimism,” said the second year coach. “That is what we have with 12 returning starting wrestlers and 30 or more athletes in the program than last year.”
    Some of the new participants are due to the new coaches that have joined Tucker’s staff.

  • City puts hold on lease transfer of Handy House

    Cynthiana commissioners voted to hold off transferring the lease of the house on the hill at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.

    Known by several titles, the Handy House, Ridgeway and Chestnut Hall, the structure has been a topic of discussion since the city and county purchased the property in 2003 and made plans to have the building demolished.

  • Berry storm drains on track for December completion

    With less than two months left to go before a Dec. 31 deadline, the city of Berry has only recently broken ground on the installation of storm drainage pipes downtown. Nevertheless, Mayor Ken Abner is confident the work will be done on time.

  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds bowlers start season
    with victory, Fillies third
    The Harrison County High School bowling team hosted the Thorobreds Classic Sunday at Galactic Alley with eight boys’ teams and 10 girls’ teams competing for the title. The Thorobreds were the winners of the boys’ division defeating Lexington Catholic 189-161 and 246-172 in bakers for the title.  
    The Fillies were third losing to Lafayette in three games. The Lady Generals went on to defeat Fleming County in the finals to take the girls’ title.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Oct. 2 -- At 3:55 p.m., Vickie Ritchie reported that someone had been taking money out of her bank account without her permission. She told police that missing from her account was $2,124.50. The accused is a relative of Ritchie’s and an agreement was reached to pay the money back or be charged.
    Oct. 11 -- At 6:55 a.m., police were called to a domestic disturbance on Hinkston Avenue that reportedly originated over a juvenile having to get up and take the trash to the can by the street.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    Nov. 1 -- At 7:33 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 27 less than two-tenths of a mile from town. Gary Simmons struck a deer.
    Nov. 1 -- At 6:30 a.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 62 two miles outside of town. Billy McCord was in the roundabout when a car entered in front of him without yielding. When he stopped, Timothy Muntz collided with the boat transom.