Local News

  • Trick or Treat now Nov. 1

    In a ghoulish unanimous decision, the Cynthiana City Commission voted Tuesday to change Trick or Treat night to Saturday, Nov. 1.

    Commissioners previously set the Halloween tradition for Friday, Oct. 31. However, Mayor Jim Brown came to Tuesday’s meeting suggesting that a Friday night football game which he initially believed to be a Hilltop event, would interfere with children’s activities.

  • Honor Flights take WWII veterans to D.C. memorial

    Are you a World War II veteran? Have you seen the memorial to you in Washington D.C.?

    Are you familiar with the organization Honor Flight?

    If you are a WWII veteran, you’re eligible for a free, one-day trip to Washington D.C. to visit your memorial.

    It is the mission of Honor Flight to honor as many of these ‘ordinary people who saved the world’ by providing  them with an organized and expense-paid trip to visit their memorial.

  • Seven of eight candidates have committed to forum on Oct. 20

    The November General Election is fast approaching. While much media hype has been centered around the Presidential Election, there are important races on a more local level as well.

    One such race will be that of electing four Cynthiana City Commissioners. Only two incumbent candidates will be on the ballot. However, they will be joined by five new candidates. There is also one official write-in candidate who has filed the proper papers with the Harrison County clerk.

  • Five indicted on federal charges

    Five individuals from Cynthiana were indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court on federal bank robbery charges.

    The four men and one woman are facing charges relative to six bank robberies, four of which were in Harrison County, with a total cache of $36,000, according to a Tuesday press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Sept. 17, 2008


    Robert Eugene Curtis vs. Dianna Sue Curtis, domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.

    Monica Lynn Seivers vs. William Harley Seivers, motion hour; motion withdrawn.

    Brian Thompson vs. Amanda Herrmann, motion hour; (motion to dismiss), dismiss upon motion of the Commonwealth.

    Debra Taylor vs. Leslie Tucker, review; (contempt hearing), order entered withdrawing and remanding.


  • Property Transfers


    Bobby S. Holland and Jean Holland to Todd A. Puckett and Dana J. Puckett, 35.6 acres on State Hwy. 1743 (Carl Stevens Road), $273,500.

    Warranty Deed: Karen Lake and William Lake to Ray R. Dowd and Janice W. Dowd, Lot 21 of Maric Farms, Berry, Ky., $14,000.

    Brenda Weiler Trust to William D. Weiler and Brenda Weiler, 53.272 acres on Hinton-Webber Road, $1.

    DGS Development, LTD to Patricia A. Caudill, Tract 2- The Woods Subdivision, $20,000.

  • 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.