Today's News

  • Charges stem from Sunday shooting

    A Cynthiana man is behind bars after a Sunday morning shooting on Robinson-Renaker Road.

    Officials say the shooting was the apparent culmination of an on-going battle between a Cynthiana man and his girlfriend's stepfather.

    Harrison County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Shields said Catesby "Casey" Bramel faces three felony charges in the incident. Bramel is charged with first degree assault, violation of a Kentucky emergency protective order/domestic violence order and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • Body of drowning victim may not get to Honduras

    The young man who drowned in a farm pond last week had no family in the United States. Its unlikely that Egardor Lopezs family will be able to afford to have his body returned to Honduras.

    Lopez, 25, who was a tenant farmer for Billy McNees, died last Thursday after he jumped into a pond on the McNees property about 8:40 p.m.

    Deputy Robert Peak of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, said Lopez was fishing with three friends and co-workers at the 400-foot by 115-foot pond when he stripped to his underwear, jumped in and swam the shortest distance across the pond.

  • HMH rededication is Sunday

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) will host the rededication and open house of its expanded and renovated facility this weekend.

    The rededication will be held on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, guests are invited to take tours of the entire hospital, which includes the new $15 million, 45,000 square foot addition.

    The tours will go through the entire hospital and feature the major clinical areas. Department heads will be on hand to tell visitors about each areas specialty.

  • Marriage Licenses


    Amanda May Caswell, 24, and Derrick Mitchell Collins, 25, married March 15, 2008.

    Kathy Yvonne Nelson, 24, and Daniel Frazier Kearns, 24, married March 17, 2008.

    Candida Clifford Lewis, 34, and Hugh Mason Wilson, 35, married March 21, 2008.

  • Birth - Caleb Joseph Shepperd

    Caleb Joseph Shepperd

    Caleb Joseph Shepperd was born to Jeremy and Erika Shepperd of Louisville, Ky. on March 16, 2008 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Jaimie and Michelle Koch of Berea, Ky., and Thomas Roe of Mauk, Ga.

    Paternal grandparents are Joseph and Irene Shepperd of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparent is Dessie Shepperd of Falmouth, Ky.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Oct. 30, 1942 - It was learned here yesterday from reliable sources that the court house fence, containing a high type scrap iron and weighing an estimated 75 tons would be torn down today and thrown on the Donated Scrap Pile. Mr. H. A. Rohs stated yesterday that a quantity of high type pewter and brass fixtures from the old Aeolian Hall of ante-bellum vintage would be tossed into the scrap and proceeds donated to the County War Chest. Additional swords added to the collection of Sword and Saber Club include donations by H. R. Terry and Mrs. L. G. Evans.

  • Drug sweep continues

    A Cynthiana couple was arrested last Wednesday afternoon on charges for allegedly selling cocaine.

    Carl Wayne and Rita Hitch of Sycamore Drive in White Oak Estates were arrested after police executed a search warrant at their home around 3:30 p.m. April 9.

    The Hitches were each charged with first degree trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine).

    They spent the night at the Bourbon County Detention Center and were released on $10,000 full cash bond each on Thursday.

  • Superintendent search continues

    A superintendent of Harrison County Schools has yet to be named.

    Board chairman Ed Taylor said that while they had anticipated naming the new leader following last Friday's meeting, it will now likely be the end of this week before that happens.

    He said four of the candidates are being called back for second interviews.

    The search committee recommended six individuals for the position, which is being vacated by retiring Dr. Roy Woodward at the end of the fiscal year in June.

  • Officials investigate Thursday night drowning

    The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate a drowning which occurred on Thursday night.

    The name of the 25-year-old victim is not being released. However, according to a statement from the sheriff's department, the victim was from Honduras.

    Sheriff Bruce Hampton said in his release that four Hispanic males were fishing at the farm lake off Peak Lane. One of the men stripped off most of his clothes, went around the lake and jumped in to swim. He did not make it across the lake.

  • Cynthiana couple arrested for allegedly selling cocaine

    A Cynthiana couple was arrested Wednesday afternoon on charges of allegedly selling cocaine.

    Carl Wayne and Rita Hitch of Sycamore Drive in White Oak Estates were arrested after police executed a search warrant at their home around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The Hitches are lodged in the Bourbon County Detention Center and each is charged with first degree trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine).