Local News

  • Saturday storm causes widespread damage

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    First there was the sound of roaring wind, then a loud boom followed by breaking glass.
    That’s how Christy Barnes described the events of Saturday night. It was about 11:45 p.m. and the Barneses were in bed at their Dutch Chapel Road home.
    The weather event that left their house and yard strewn with debris lasted only a few minutes.

  • Teen charged with assault following attack outside city hall

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    A 14-year-old Cynthiana boy has been charged with felony first degree assault after a fight at City Hall gym on Saturday afternoon.
    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross, the 14-year-old and a 16-year-old had been in an on-going verbal battle for a few days.
    Sometime between 12 and 12:30 p.m., the younger juvenile walked down the street in the west-end of town and was allegedly told by the older teen that it was his street and he was not allowed there.


    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Maureen “Moe” Wiglesworth knew what she was getting into when she married Andy. They were both in the army when they first met.
    But even after a decade or so of military service, there is just no getting used to the absences while her husband is on deployment, she said.
    Andy Wiglesworth has completed his second deployment to Afghanistan as a member of the 149th Vertical Construction Company of the National Guard.

  • Saturday storm leaves widespread damage

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Several homes and barns were damaged during a Saturday night storm that blew through the city and the county around 11:45 p.m.

    In the city, the China House and the Prizing House both lost portions of their roofs, while numerous KU customers were without power.

    In the county, it was the Dutch Chapel, Robinson, Robinson Road and Colby Road areas that received the most damage while other parts were also affected.

  • Cynthiana Christmas Parade ... of Home Decorations
  • Berry barn damaged by fire Wednesday

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Berry and Harrison County Volunteer Firemen responded to a two-alarm fire Wednesday around 11 a.m. that engulfed a stripping room and threatened a barn at a family farm at the end of Blakes Lane near downtown Berry.

  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas lean your ear this way

    Seven-year-old Aaliyah Scaglione of Paris was excited to see Santa Claus when he showed up for the Shop with a Trooper breakfast at Antioch Mills Christian Church on Saturday morning. KSP hosted 40 children from the Post 6 area. In addition to breakfast, the children were given money to shop for Christmas at Walmart and then have lunch at McDonald’s.  

  • Altercation with police ends in arrest

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    A 23-year-old Cynthiana  man was arrested Monday night following an altercation with police.

    Police were called to Hinkston Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday regarding a possibly intoxicated man in the area.

  • One float entry makes the rounds

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Maybe it was the pizza? Or maybe it was just because people really needed a parade to lift their spirits. 

  • More candidates beating Jan. 28 filing deadline

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    The Jan. 28 filing deadline is drawing closer and bringing out more and more candidates for the 2014 local elections.