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Today's News

  • New law could save $40 million in annual prison expenses

    FRANKFORT - The General Assembly wrapped up an especially busy week on Friday, putting the final touches on a number of prominent bills.
    None were more far-reaching than the one that Gov. Beshear signed on Thursday.  It’s a sensible first step toward trying to slow the growth of a prison population that is nearly 50 percent larger than it was a decade ago.
    We now spend well over $400 million a year to house about 21,000 prisoners, and that is taking money from other programs like education.

  • It was time to tweak state’s expensive criminal code

     FRANKFORT -Very few truly transformational reforms ever make it through the legislative process. Our two-chamber system was designed by the framers for just that purpose -- to slow down hasty overhauls and focus on incremental changes -- a tweak here and there to fix the current problems, rather than scrapping entire systems.

  • Harrison Circuit Court


    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding March 1, 2011
    CRIMINAL CASES
    Terry L. Mitchell, 1974, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; probation revoked, 1 1/2 year sentence imposed, motion to forfeit bond granted, order entered.
    James Perkins, 1990, sentencing; first degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine) first offense; sentenced to 2 years previously diverted, probation denied at this time.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding March 2, 2011
    CIVIL CASES
    Timothy Dean Baker vs. Whitney Lynn Baker, domestic; pass to be re-noticed.
    Leslie Ann Coy vs. Victor M. Cisneros, review; remand from docket.
    Kevin Scott Jackson vs. Martha Gale Jackson, review; decree entered.
    Cindy A. Lawrence vs. Richard K. Jones, motion hour; (motion for temporary custody), order entered.
    Stacey Michelle Wagoner vs. Darrin Edward Wagoner, review; decree entered.
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • 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.
    Accident Reports
    Feb. 24 – At 6:55 a.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 62 W. Virginia Faulkner struck a deer.
    March 1 – At 9:10 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported. Rick Aburto was traveling east on KY 32 West when he collided with McKennzie Wells in a curve.
    Case Reports

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Feb. 17 – At 6:36 p.m., an alarm at Eastside Elementary went off while a drill team was inside practicing. The principal set the alarm and when a teacher, who was also inside, stepped into the hallway, the alarm sounded.
    Feb. 17 – At 6:54 p.m., police were called to Wilson Avenue where siblings had been in a fight and one of the juveniles allegedly tried to push another in front of an approaching train.

  • New Drivers

    David Klapheke, Keenan Palmer, Justin Edens, Chelsea North, Allison Cordray, Whitney Morris, David Blanton, Marissa Daughtery, Hannah Blanton, Krista Moore, David Luellen.

  • Serrano-Thompson to marry Saturday

    Nancy Iniguez and Fernando Serrano of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Fernanda Maribel Serrano, to Matthew Lee Thompson, son of Hazel J. Thompson of Cynthiana.
    Serrano is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University receiving a Bachelor of Nursing. She is employed by Yahweh Center Children’s Village.
    Thompson is a graduate of Spencerian College receiving an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design. He is serving in the United State Marine Corp.

  • Jacksons to be honored March 12

    Ward and Janet Jackson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 12. They were married March 7, 1961 in Williamstown, Ky.
    They have two daughters, Carla (Dale) Arthur and Michelle (Mark) Pergram, two sons, Jimmy (Lara) Jackson and Steve (Lynette) Jackson, and grandchildren, Jared (Megan) Arthur, Ethan Arthur, Aaron (Heather) Jackson, Rachel Jackson, Tiera Jackson, Cody Jackson, Boston and Dalton Pergram and Chris Wright.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Kayla Ann Rowland, 18, and Ryan Scott Picard, 18, married Jan. 31, 2011.
    Dawn Angelina Ammon, 39, and Rodney Eugene Davis, 40, married Feb. 4, 2011.
    Jericha Ashley Faber, 22, and Jarod Neil Walker, 21, married Feb. 14, 2011.
    Billie Sue Jennings, 43, and Richard Allen Jennings, 59, married Feb. 5, 2011.
    Peggy Delane Mills, 42, and Allen Lane Maybrier, 46, married Feb. 18, 2011.
    Kimberly Evan Welch, 23, and Robert Alfred Volz, 33, married Feb. 26, 2011.