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Today's News

  • NCAA and Sweet Sixteen, it’s the best time of the year

    This is one of my favorite times of the year.  
    It’s when the high school players put it all on the line at Rupp Arena for the state championship and the college players do the same for the NCAA championship.  
    This year’s NCAA has a Cynthiana flavor as John Michael Reitz takes his training skills to Denver as the Morehead State Eagles battle the Louisville Cardinals, and both of the Hampton men will be officiating in the “Big Dance” -- John in Tampa and Brent in Chicago.

  • KSNPC to dedicate 60th preserve in Calloway County

    The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) will conduct a public meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, in the conference room of the commission, Frankfort.
    KSNPC will note a milestone in its 35-year history when it dedicates the 192-acre Blood River State Nature Preserve. The preserve, located in Calloway County, is the 60th preserve to be dedicated by the commission, allowing for the protection of a rare acid seep community and the endemic Blood River crayfish. Currently, the commission manages over 25,000 acres of land throughout Kentucky.

  • Making it work

    An uncertain future may have once described the lives of Curtis Stillwell and Lance Phillips, but recent check-ups and doctors’ reports have almost put to end a nightmare for the two boys’ families.

  • William Earl Hixson, 94

    William Earl Hixson, 94, husband of Martha Pribble Hixson for 54 years, died March 7, 2011.
    He was born Feb. 16, 1917 in Fleming County, Ky., to the late Emory Clifton and Mary Bell Powell Hixson. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of V.F.W. Post 4075 in Frankfort, and a member of Salem Church of Christ.

  • Webb is guilty, says Fayette jurors

    The first of several trials before accused murderer Bass Webb was held Monday and ended with a 15-year prison sentence.
    A one-day jury trial was held in Fayette County to determine Webb’s fate on charges of third degree assault and persistent felony offender (PFO).
    The charges were the result of a incident that occurred inside the Fayette County Detention Center when Webb and other inmates refused to follow orders of the jail officials.

  • Two of three robbery suspects arrested by police

    Two of the  three individuals being sought for questioning in an armed robbery have since been charged and an arrest warrant issued for the third.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said Tesa Nichols and Donnie Moore were picked up last week following an alleged robbery and beating of a man at a Plum Court apartment. Plum Court is in White Oak Estates Subdivision.
    Moore has been charged with first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking over $500. Nichols faces facilitation charges with first degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Hunter Henson

    Hunter Henson was awarded the Kentucky Colonel award at the 11th annual Eagle Scout Reunion, held Saturday, March 12, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington. Pictured with Henson is Master of Ceremonies Jason Hale.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding March 3, 2011
    FELONY CASES
    Theresa Dibert, 1966, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.
    Stephanie C. Keene, 1985, 2 cases, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.
    Savannah Lell, 1987, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.
    Gerald Frizzell, 1975, show cause hearing; fine converted to 20 hours community service.
    Charles Tucker, 1983, 2 cases, review; fines and costs converted to 30 hours community service; 31 hours community service.

  • Family is heart of success, says Farmer of the Year

    Chamber of Commerce  Farmer of the Year winner Greg McCauley says that family and being adaptable are the  two biggest factors in being successful in any career.
    Born and raised in Harrison County, McCauley has based his farming practice on nothing less than hard work and determination.
    “My father died when I was young,” said McCauley. “We lived on a small farm and with some help from my uncle, we got everything we could out of it.”

  • 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.
    March 7 – At 3:25 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 27 when Billie Ellis was attempting to turn into Northside Dr. and struck Randall Hamilton in the rear bumper.
    March 8 – At 2 p.m., an injury accident was reported on KY 1054. Emmalee Wiglesworth was traveling on KY 1054 when she lost control of her vehicle, flipped the car and landed off the road.