Local News

  • Former judge sentencing set for Aug. 30

    Formal sentencing will be held this month for the former Harrison County  District Judge who pleaded guilty to accusations of theft from a client.
    Wayne W. Fitzgerald, 86, changed his initial not guilty plea in June and faces a possible three-year sentence, which is what the Commonwealth Attorney has recommended.
    Local judiciary have removed themselves from the case. Kathryn Hendrickson of Maysville served as the prosecuting attorney and Judge Danny Caudill of Floyd  County was brought in as the special judge.

  • Main Street program to be presented to commission

    On Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m., the Cynthiana-Berry-Harrison County Planning Commission will be making a presentation to the Cynthiana City Commission and interested citizens on restarting the Main Street program.
    The guest speaker that evening will be Kitty Dougoud, who is the Main Street regional director, and also the director of Historic Georgetown. The presentation will cover the steps to lead to re-certification and the involvement of planning commission staff.

  • Driver’s call leads to teen’s arrest

    A Harrison County teen faces multiple charges after a brush with law enforcement last Wednesday.
    Logan Duncan, 18, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at Fourth Street and Broadway Avenue. He was charged with first degree operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., with aggravator, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Food pantry in critical need of funds, food

    Low food pantry funds have made it necessary to eliminate bread, eggs and milk from the list of available goods.
    The month of July, according to food pantry director Margaret Watson, has nearly drained all excess funds used to buy some of the items given to those in need.
    “One Wednesday alone we gave food to 34 different families,” said Watson. “That’s enough food for over 100 people. It does not take long to drain funds when we are helping that many people.”

  • Performing for Legends

    Members of the Licking Valley Singers performed Tuesday, July 24, on the field at Whitaker Bank Park during the Lexington Legends baseball game. Tuesday was “Harrison County night” at the park with many local baseball fans in attendance. The Licking Valley Singers represented our community well with their spirited rendition of “God Bless America” during the middle of the fifth inning.

  • Cynthiana man arrested in Lawrenceburg

    From The Anderson News
    staff reports

    A man went on a beer run at a local supermarket, and then allegedly ran off with the merchandise.
    Rodney Daniels “JB” McClanahan, 26, of Cynthiana, snatched two 18-packs of Bud Light beer cans and took off running into the Walmart parking lot last Wednesday afternoon with a store manager chasing him on foot, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • County truck dumps asphalt in accident

    A sudden distraction lead to a Harrison County dump truck driver losing some of his load.
    A non-injury accident on KY 36 east was reported to 911-dispatch Monday, Aug. 6, around 1:05 p.m.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, James Snapp, 56, was operating a 1998 GMC medium duty dump-truck at the time of the accident.

  • Correction

    A story in last week’s Cynthiana Democrat announcing the hiring of Darlene Bussell incorrectly identified her title.
    Bussell will serve Cynthiana and Harrison County as the Executive Director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority.
    The position is both city and county funded.

  • Suspect charged with theft from grandparents

    A Harrison County man is behind bars following a foot/car pursuit in his front yard.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Allen Berry, a resident of Shadynook Pike, reported that a Stihl weed eater was stolen from his building Tuesday afternoon.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak said Berry suspected that his grandson was responsible for the theft.
    “I began my investigation by contacting all the pawnshops in town,” said Peak. “I located the stolen property around 2 p.m., the same day it was stolen.”

  • Battle of Blue Licks will be re-enacted Aug. 18-19

    The 230th anniversary of the Battle of Blue Licks, the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky, will be commemorated Aug. 18-19 at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park in Robertson County.