Today's News

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Arrests, warnings, citations

    Nov. 14 -- Brittany L. Helsel, no age listed, was issued a warning at Bridge and Main for having expired tags.

    Nov. 14 -- Donovan E. Dailey, 18, was cited for disregarding a stop sign on Whitt Way.

    Nov. 14 -- Billy W. Stanfield II, 38, was arrested on U.S. 27 South and charged with shoplifting, alcohol intoxication in a public place, on warrants for intoxication in a public place, operating on a suspended license and operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

  • Three guilty pleas in bank robberies

    Three of the five individuals accused of robbing or being accomplices to area bank robberies have entered guilty pleas to their charges. The remaining two will be on trial next week.

    On Friday, Nov. 26, Jeffrey Allen Pratt, 30, pleaded guilty to two central Kentucky bank robberies in U.S. District Court in Lexington.

    Pratt admitted to robbing the Oddville Avenue branch of Farmers National Bank in Cynthiana on Aug. 18 as well as the Farmers National Bank in Falmouth on Aug. 6. The two banks are independent of each other.

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County law enforcement joining forces to crack down on drunk driving

    The holiday season is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America’s roadways due to an increase in drunk driving. Since 1981 every president of the United States has underscored his commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Drunk and Drugged Driver (DDD) Prevention Month.

  • Tax dollars going to waste

    To the editor, 

    I would like to know why Cynthiana does not have a dog warden? Harrison County has one.

    The reason I am concerned about this is for months I have had a problem with my neighbor’s dogs. The police chief told me the problem would be taken care of months ago, the code enforcement officer tells me something different every time I talk to him and suggested I call the dog warden,  who laughed and told me that he works for the county, and they were “passing the buck.”

  • Thanksgiving on the run

    Cynthiana firefighters didn’t have to go home to have Thanksgiving dinner with their families.

    While most were home preparing Thanksgiving meals for the following day, firefighters and their families celebrated together Wednesday afternoon at fire station 1.

    “The great thing about working at the fire department is all the nieces and nephews you inherit,” said Chief Jay Sanders.

  • HCHS junior killed in wreck

    Harrison County High School is mourning the loss of a classmate after a Monday afternoon car wreck on KY 36 West.

    The vehicle, a four-door 1997 white Toyota Camry,  carrying four HCHS students, was traveling eastbound toward Cynthiana around 4:30 p.m. when the vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree on the passenger side, according to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy  Dean Hutchison, accident reconstructionist.

  • Sports Beat

    Breds and Fillies open hardwood

    campaigns next week

    The Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies will both begin their respective basketball seasons next week.

    The Breds will open play on Tuesday night on the road as they go to Dry Ridge to take on Grant County. After traveling to Campbellsville to take on Larue County on Saturday, Harrison County returns to the Hilltop for its home opener on Dec. 9 when they square off against Covington Scott.

  • Church Briefs


    The annual Christmas dinner will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, immediately following the second service. Meat and drinks will be provided.Everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

    The children and adults will present a Christmas musical on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

    The traditional Christmas Eve service will take place at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4

    Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. On Dec. 4 there will be a meeting at 5:30 p.m. to sample the recipes. For more information call 234-4881.

    Recipe Exchange. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Feel free to drop in anytime from 5:30-7 p.m.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 5

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 5 at Robynwood Heights at 2 p.m.

  • Nathaniel Allen Carson

    Nathaniel Allen Carson

    Nathaniel Allen Carson was born to Crystal and Josh Carson of Cynthiana on Nov. 24, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Diana Herrington of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are David and Judy Fryman and Betty Moore.

    Paternal grandparents are Jeff Carson of Cynthiana and Shirley Carson of Berry, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Charles Carson Jr. and Peggy Carson.