Local News

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Sept. 25, 2008


    Leroy B. McCauley vs. Floyd Parsley, motion hour; motion for sanctions to be considered on submission of costs and fees, motion for reconsideration overruled, motion for contempt overruled.


    Cynthiana Cash, LLC vs. Verina Adkins, court trial; no service, case dismissed without prejudice.

    Cynthiana Cash, LLC vs. Cayce Collins, court trial; hearing held, judgment for plaintiff for $465.68 plus court costs.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Sept. 23—At 6:13 p.m., Billy G. Combs, Locust Street, had been pulled out of his wheelchair into Locust Street by individuals involved in an on-going fight.

    Sept. 26 – At 10:41 p.m., Cynthia Robinson reported that someone had spray painted her vehicle and the vehicle of Amy Ledford on Newsome Avenue.

    Sept. 27 – At 11:18 a.m., Thomas Hill reported that a man in a black Ford pick-up truck drove off without paying for $47.35 worth of fuel from Ken’s Exxon.

  • Top brass: Cynthiana has Star-Spangled Ryder Cup entry in Hedges

    J.B. Holmes.

    Kenny Perry.

    Chris Hedges.


    Chris Hedges, Harrison County High School band director and trumpeter in demand, played his part in last weeks Ryder Cup in Louisville.

    His first activity with the Ryder Cup was to play The Star-Spangled Banner for the Captains Challenge on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

    He also played the National Anthem at a Ryder Cup pep rally in downtown Louisville on Thursday night.

    I had no idea what it would be like, Hedges said. I had been preparing and practicing. Its a hard song to sing and a hard song to play.

  • Vandals deface Rev. Ross Park

    Standing under the shelter at the Rev. Ross Park Tuesday morning, Brian Williams and Steve Moses are at a loss to explain peoples logic.

    Sometime over the weekend, the area around the parks shelter was vandalized. The floor was painted with multiple slogans, a grill was broken off its stand and an electric meter was smashed.

    Its a nice park, its just sad the way people treat it, said Williams, who is on the parks committee.

    Parents dont take care of it the way they used to, added Moses. Nobodys responsible for anything - only the taxpayers.

  • Thorobred band narrows gap for fifth place final at Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival

    On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Harrison County High School Marching Band traveled to Alexandria to compete in the 37th Annual Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival at Bob Miller Stadium (Campbell County Middle School).

    In preliminary competition, the HCHS Marching Band (76.95) finished second to Grant County (79.25). The point difference was 2.3 points as Grant County won five of the eight captions. HCHS won one music performance caption and the visual effect caption. The HCHS colorguard won the colorguard caption.

  • Second MRSA case confirmed in Harrison schools

    Letters were sent home with students on Friday reporting that a second incident of MRSA had been confirmed in Harrison County schools.

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

    According to Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent, administration was not notified of the case until the student returned to school.

    She said the Harrison County Middle School student was out of school the required seven days and brought a doctors note confirming the diagnosis.

  • City's recycling going to Bluegrass Regional

    "We are recycling with a better deal than we had before," said Commissioner Jimmy New at Tuesday's commission meeting. "We will be getting some money back."

    New said the city has never stopped collecting recyclables, which some residents may have misunderstood.

    When the county's contract with Randy Northcutt was due for renewal on June 30, the city chose to look at other options stating that it was providing the vehicle and personnel to collect the material, then paying an additional $1,750 monthly.

  • Wreck victims airlifted

    Two wrecks in two days required victims to be airlifted from sites in eastern Harrison County.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at about 2:45 p.m., 18-year-old Trevor Marsh, of Cynthiana, hit a guard rail about six miles out of town on U.S. 62 East, according to a report from the Harrison County Sheriffs Office.

    Marsh was going eastbound at the time of the accident.

    The report said a witness account was that speed did not appear to be a factor and that Marsh appeared to be in control of the 2008 Honda CB1000R motorcycle he was driving.

  • Court gives $500 for fire hydrant installation

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court allocated $500 toward installing a flush fire hydrant near Harrison Estates.

    Charlene Craycraft and Patti Clapp have been trying to raise money to install the hydrant on the Harrison County Water Association line which runs along Wornall Lane.

    Currently, we dont have any fire protection in Harrison Estates other than what the fire trucks can carry, Clapp said. So quick as a mobile home or trailer burns, by the time they have to leave the area to refill their tanks and come back, its already gone.

  • Fall programs designed to extend reach of library

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library has its fall programming ready to go and a new theme to go with it.

    Cindy Franklin, who coordinates the librarys adult programming, said the whole idea is to stretch the librarys reach.

    We are just really trying to make something in the community for every age group, Franklin said. And have something, at least one event, every month, for every age group.

    She and Jenny Hyatt, of childrens programming, have been hard at work planning a fall schedule which they hope will draw in the crowds.