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Local News

  • Three accidents reported on Bypass

    Within the first four days of the Cynthiana Bypass opening, Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies responded to three car wrecks on the roadway. Two, including one injury accident, occurred at the intersection of Bypass Road and White Oak Pike near Westside Elementary school.

  • Grand jury issues two indictments Tuesday

    Two men were indicted by the new Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Jeffrey Streitenberger, 38, was indicted on a charge of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin, methamphetamine, morphine) first offense.

  • Donlon changes plea in sex-related case

    The Harrison County man who was arrested last spring from a Harrison County nursing facility on sex-related charges has entered guilty pleas to five counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

    Thomas A. Donlon, 70, was arrested May 2 following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police and Lexington Metro Police Department.

  • Law enforcement makes Friday morning drug sweep

    A group of drug suspects were hauled into the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning as part of Operation Black Friday.
    The Kentucky State Police, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) joined forces as part of a statewide sweep, according to Tpr. David Jones, KSP public information officer.
    The number of Harrison County’s arrests is still climbing.
    Charges were primarily for heroin trafficking. Those arrested have been sent on to the Bourbon County Detention Center.

  • US Forest Service waives fees for Veteran's Day weekend

    The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 9-11. The fee waivers – the fourth this year – are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the U.S. Forest Service. Concessionaire operated day-use sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.

  • Two convicted in cattle rustling want new trial

    Allegations of cattle rustling and two guilty verdicts landed two Harrison Countians in jail last week.
    Amanda May and Clarence  Rogers Jr. were found guilty of receiving stolen property more than $500 and less than $10,000.
    The pair was convicted on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Harrison Circuit Court and a formal sentencing was set for Nov. 5.
    The Commonwealth recommended that they be sentenced to serve a maximum of one year in prison. However, the sentencing was delayed to Nov. 5 pending a presentence investigation.

  • Daughter's death raises awareness of P.O.T.S. disease

    The tragic circumstances that led to the premature death of a young Harrison County mother has inspired a family to raise public awareness of a disease that is uncommon enough to go undiagnosed for years.

  • Republican Party Elephant Stomp

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    The Republican Party of Cynthiana hosted the 19th annual Elephant Stomp on Oct 19. Speakers included US Senate Candidate Matt Bevin and 4th District US Congressman Thomas Massie.

  • State Fire Marshal: ‘Change the batteries’ during Nov. 2 time change, brush up on winter-time fire prevention tips

    The Kentucky State Fire Marshal is reminding Kentuckians of two things this upcoming weekend: When you change your clocks back to standard time, change the batteries in each of your home’s smoke alarms; and, ensure that your home heating appliances are in safe working order.

  • Toy, coat, canned food drive

    Accepting new and gently used toys, coats, shoes and non-perishable food items in many drop off locations in Cynthiana. Donations need to be received by Dec. 12.

    Drop off locations are: Cash Express, Save-A-Lot, Papa Johns, World Finance, Rick’s Auto Repair, Something New Nail Salon, Finders Keepers, DG Schell Realty and many other locations.