October 17, 2014 11:10 AM
A Cynthiana police officer on the job for six years has been fired after allegedly sexting a Harrison County student. The Cynthiana Democrat reports that officer Joe Warden was terminated at the end of last month after being accused of contacting a female student several times, sending inappropriate and sexually... more »
October 10, 2014 5:00 PM
Kentucky State Police say the deaths of a couple found inside a burned down home in Harrison County is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
State police said James Thompson, 33, and Katherine Thompson, 37, were found with gunshot wounds to the head at their home on Grays Run Pike... more »
October 8, 2014 2:53 PM
A confirmed tornado in Harrison County barely stayed in the EF-1 category. Officials with the National Weather Service say had the winds been one mile per hour faster, it would've been an EF-2. After analyzing the damage Wednesday, officials confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado that touched down at 110... more »
October 7, 2014 4:29 PM
The two people who were found dead in a burned down house in Harrison County Monday morning have been identified.
The Harrison County coroner said Catherine Anne Thompson, 37, and James Stanley Thompson, 33, found dead in the home died of gunshot wounds to the head.
The bodies... more »
October 6, 2014 11:50 AM
Two people have died in a house fire in Harrison County Monday morning. It happened at a home on Grays Run Pike south of Cynthiana. KSP arrived on scene around 11:30 a.m.
Coroner Tom Ware said one of the people is a man, but has not been able to... more »
September 29, 2014 5:45 PM
A Harrison County man charged with animal cruelty earlier this year has pleaded guilty in the case. Officials say dozens of horses and ponies were found in bad shape on a Harrison County farm - many of them in a pen about a half-acre in size. Court officials say Dennis... more »
September 12, 2014 4:16 PM
Harrison County Animal Control is in possession of dozens of horses seized in an animal cruelty investigation. Now, the animals need permanent homes now that they've been brought back to better health.
A month ago, a few concerned people contacted authorities about the horses' well-being. Animal control officers and... more »
September 11, 2014 12:54 PM
From special events to dedication ceremonies, people across Kentucky took time Thursday to remember 9/11. Despite that rain, and a lot of it on Thursday morning, organizers in Cynthiana say Mother Nature wouldn't keep them from dedicating a memorial to commemorate 9/11.
"We could not have this on another... more »
September 11, 2014 10:59 AM
September 2, 2014 3:41 PM
A Bourbon County woman drove her car into a pond after losing control behind the wheel in the rain Tuesday afternoon.
Heather Gardner says the rain made her lose control, barrel through a fence and drive into a pond off Kentucky 3236 at the Bourbon-Harrison county line.
The... more »
August 31, 2014 6:46 AM
An early morning crash in Harrison County has left one man dead on Highway 36 near Cynthiana.
Around 1:30 a.m. a man driving down highway 36 west ran off the road into a ravine and struck a utility box. Police say that man was pronounced dead on scene and... more »
August 11, 2014 6:18 PM
Warning: The details listed in this story are graphic
The slogan at Edgemont Manor reads "exceptional care in a family atmosphere." A motto one woman's attorney balks at to say the least. Brent Caldwell says in the early morning of Aug. 3, 2013, a male patient entered his client's... more »
July 3, 2014 12:21 PM
The Harrison County Coroner has identified the man who died following a terrible accident while he was working on a cellphone tower Wednesday afternoon.
The coroner says that man is 28-year-old Joel Metz of Indianapolis.
The Harrison County Sheriff said four men in their twenties from a company... more »
July 2, 2014 4:05 PM
A cellphone tower worker has died after a terrible accident in Harrison County Wednesday afternoon. The Harrison County Sheriff says a man was working on Verizon cellphone tower with three other people when something suddenly went wrong. Investigators say two men were at the top of the tower and two... more »
June 6, 2014 6:19 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport will be getting some safety improvements with the help of a $1 million grant. Gov. Steve Beshear announced the grant Thursday. It comes from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Aviation. The plan is to use it for grade work for a new... more »
May 27, 2014 4:35 PM
Officials in Cynthiana say they are getting reports of people knocking on doors late at night and are warning citizens to keep their doors locked and asking them to call 911 first.
Earlier this month, a man tricked an elderly woman into opening her door in the middle night,... more »
May 16, 2014 5:05 PM
A total of 36 people were arrested Friday on charges of unlawful distribution and facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine.
Kentucky State Police worked with the Scott County and Harrison County Sheriff's departments on the drug round up.
"Methamphetamine is still very prominent in our area, as is heroin, as... more »
May 1, 2014 4:23 PM
It was a close call for a Harrison County road worker when he was left dangling off a bridge. James McCarty, supervisor for the Harrison County Road Department, was with a co-worker around 2 p.m. Wednesday checking out a bridge on Snake Lick Road that was believed to be in... more »
April 4, 2014 10:24 AM
An escapee from a Grant County jail has been found and arrested, according to police.
Steven Price was located and arrested Thursday night around 10:00 p.m. at a residence in Cynthiana, police said.
The 25-year-old was last seen at the detention center around 12:50 a.m. Thursday.
Price... more »
February 24, 2014 1:18 PM
A fund has been set up for the family of a woman who was killed in a fire at a Nicholas County home last week.
48-year-old Patricia Kearns was home alone when the fire started around 8 p.m. at her home along Hick Hardy Road. She was apparently found... more »
January 31, 2014 4:41 AM
One person died and another suffered severe injuries in a fiery Harrison County crash early Friday morning.
The Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hatfield said Joshua Frank Fryman, 21, has died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
The driver, David Dustin Darby, 22, remains in critical condition at UK... more »
January 1, 2014 8:48 AM
Deputies in Harrison County have made an arrest in an early morning shooting Wednesday.
Deputies say the driver and three passengers were in a truck driving along US-62 east of Cynthiana around midnight Wednesday, when at some point, a gun held by a back seat passenger went off and... more »
January 1, 2014 5:08 AM
A passenger in a truck shot the driver in the back early Wednesday morning in Harrison County.
Deputies say the driver and three passengers were in a truck driving along US-62 east of Cynthiana around midnight. Investigators say they aren't sure how it happened at this point, but a... more »
December 23, 2013 12:40 PM
The National Weather Service has confirmed it was an EF1 tornado that swept through Harrison County on Saturday, leaving behind significant damage.
Officials say the most damage so far has been reported on Dutch Chapel Road in Cynthiana. High winds tore off roofs and ripped down power lines, damaging... more »
December 23, 2013 5:15 AM
The National Weather Service has confirmed the line of storms that rolled across Kentucky Saturday evening spawned at least one tornado.
Officials say they found evidence of a EF-1 tornado in Taylor County. The twister cut a line from the Cave Run City area to Greensburg and into Campbellsville.... more »
August 13, 2013 7:15 AM
Firefighters in Harrison County worked a house fire Tuesday morning.
Crews responded to the home along Cherokee Drive around 6:15 a.m. Officials say the house was vacant and there were no injures. The home sustained some exterior damage.
Officials have not released any information on the cause of... more »
August 2, 2013 7:49 PM
A family says it is a slow progress for two Harrison County sisters after they were hit by a car while walking home.
The family says 12-year-old Chelsea Napier had surgery on her leg Friday and another surgery is scheduled for next week. She is expected to be fully... more »
May 23, 2013 6:38 AM
A pedestrian was hit and killed by a truck in Harrison County early Wednesday morning.
Officials say the vehicle ran over Obie Roberts as he crossed Main Street in Cynthiana. He was taken to UK Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
May 23, 2013 5:39 AM
Two children were airlifted from a Harrison County crash scene Wednesday night.
Police say a woman was driving along KY-36, just west of Cynthiana near Keller Dam Road, when a tire apparently went flat on her mini-van. The driver lost control in a curve and slammed into a tree.Two... more »
May 9, 2013 8:47 AM
Fire burned through a home in Harrison County Thursday morning.
The sheriff says the fire broke out in a home along North Second Street in the Berry community around 5:45 a.m. Everybody managed to get safely out
Officials say the fire started in an upstairs bedroom and appeared... more »
March 21, 2013 5:34 AM
Two families lost possessions when a home in Harrison County burned Wednesday evening.
One family was reportedly moving into the house on Snake Lick Road as another was moving out.
"My mom has no clothes except for what we have in the new house. We have nothing except... more »
February 21, 2013 8:59 AM
Firefighters battled a house fire in Cynthiana Thursday morning.
Adam Carter says he heard a loud noise after a couple of power surges, and the next thing he knew, the house along Russ Avenue was on fire. Carter got out and called 911. The home sustained heavy damage, but... more »
February 19, 2013 4:43 AM
Fire destroyed a home in Harrison County early Tuesday morning.
The couple who live along Florence Lane, about nine miles outside Cynthiana, say they spotted flames coming from their hot tub around 1:30 a.m. High winds quickly fanned the flames, and the fire spread to the back deck and... more »
December 31, 2012 6:04 AM
About 2,300 Bluegrass Energy customers remain in the dark Monday morning.
The majority of the outages cover areas in Harrison County. Heavy snow and ice took down power lines across the area over the weekend. Officials say melting ice caused more outages on Sunday and slowed crews as they... more »
December 12, 2012 12:03 PM
Police arrested a man after neighbors found a child wandering around barefoot in Harrison County early Wednesday morning.
Police say social services took a 2-year-old and 3-year-old into protective custody after one of the children was found wandering around outside of a home on Midnight Court around 8 a.m.... more »
October 10, 2012 5:57 AM
Four more barns burned in Harrison County early Wednesday morning.
This brings the total number of barn and outbuilding fires in Harrison and Nicholas Counties over the last couple of weeks to 11.
Three barns in the western part of the county burned to the ground overnight within... more »
September 7, 2012 5:32 AM
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of attacking and torturing a woman in a jealous rage over another man Thursday night.
A deputy says Harold Stevens, 55, was already under a court order to stay away from the victim after a recent assault. He says Stevens ignored... more »
July 19, 2012 10:47 AM
A man was unconscious in his vehicle for at least two hours after driving over an embankment in Harrison County early Thursday morning.
Deputies say a man in his 50s was heading west on US-62E between 4 and 4:30 a.m. when his pickup dropped off the pavement as he... more »
July 12, 2012 8:53 AM
Crews have shut down a Harrison County highway due to a slide.
KY-3004 is closed to thru traffic at the 2.9 mile marker between KY-1744 at Kelat and KY-1053 near the Pendleton County line.
Officials say crews hope to complete repairs by July 17, weather permitting.
Suggested... more »
May 18, 2012 6:25 AM
Police in Harrison County are looking for a missing Cynthiana man.
Officials say Richard Cain, 65, was last seen in Fort Wright around 7 a.m. Thursday, dropping someone off at school.
Police say family members tell them Cain has been depressed recently. He also has diabetes and does... more »
March 13, 2012 12:02 PM
A grand jury indicted a former Harrison County district judge accused of taking money from a disabled client with theft.
The Cynthiana Democrat reports Wayne Fitzgerald stands accused of taking money from the account of Obie Roberts. Fitzgerald served as Roberts' escrow agent.
According to the indictment, Fitzgerald... more »
February 17, 2012 5:28 AM
The Harrison County father who family members say carried his two daughters out of a burning Harrison County home remained in critical condition Friday morning.
Both of the children died after the blaze at their home on Oddville Road in Cynthiana Wednesday.
Terry Chesnut suffered burns and smoke... more »
December 13, 2011 5:43 AM
Fire destroyed a home in Harrison County Monday night, leaving two people homeless for the holidays.
Firefighters say flames were already shooting through the roof of a home on Petty Road in Berry when crews arrived around 10:30 p.m. Firefighters say they had to act quickly to keep flames... more »
December 1, 2011 6:53 AM
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Thursday in the Bass Webb murder trial.
According to the Herald-Leader, a judge dismissed a rape charge against Webb in a closed hearing Wednesday.
Prosecutors charge Webb killed his ex-girlfriend Bria Runiewicz. She was found dead in her home in July 2009.... more »
November 23, 2011 7:28 AM
An accident in Harrison County, shut down US-62 near Leesburg Wednesday morning.
Dispatchers say EMS took multiple people to the hospital after a two-car crash at the intersection of US-62 and HWY-1842 around 6:30 a.m. Officials did not have any information on the exact number of victims or their... more »
October 11, 2011 6:23 AM
Fire destroyed a Harrison County home early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters say they were called out to a house on Shawhan Road near Berry just before midnight. When crews arrived, they found the home, along with a nearby patch of grass, in flames. Firefighters say the house was a total... more »
September 30, 2011 5:51 AM
Police and deputies in Harrison County had to chase down a suspect after the man fled from custody during processing early Friday morning.
Harrison County Sheriff's Deputy Steve McCauley says he was called out to a fight. While dealing with the incident, McCauley discovered Jesse E. Fletcher, 27, had... more »
August 26, 2011 10:45 AM
Who will prevail?
The teacher or the student?
Harrison County High School football coach Mark Carroll played at Belfry under Pirate coach Phillip Haywood. Friday night, the Thorobred skipper will face his mentor from the opposite sideline when Harrison County heads east to take on Belfry.
"I... more »
July 14, 2011 5:53 AM
Police in Cynthiana thought they were involved in a standoff with a knife wielding man early Thursday morning.
Apparently it was all a hoax.
Officials say a man called 911 claiming he had stabbed his girlfriend in the stomach around 3:30 a.m. He told dispatchers he was inside... more »
July 7, 2011 6:08 AM
Fire destroyed a barn in Harrison County early Thursday morning, prompting firefighters to call in arson investigators.
Fire crews arrived to find the barn along Avena Road engulfed in flames.
There were no reported injuries.
John Sosbe's grandfather owned the barn before passing away. It's been passed... more »
June 23, 2011 6:14 AM
Kentucky State Police arrested a man in Harrison County and charged him with conspiracy to commit murder Wednesday.
Investigators say Charles L. Fryman, 50, conspired with another person to kill two people in Cynthiana. One of the intended targets was Harrison County Attorney Bradley Vaughn.
Police also charged... more »
May 12, 2011 6:04 AM
A man swimming in the rain swollen Licking River died after he was swept over a dam in Harrison County Wednesday evening.
The Harrison County coroner confirms Brandon Holbert, 20, drowned.
The Harrison County Sheriff says witnesses told him Holbert was walking across Robinson Dam around 7:45 p.m.and... more »
May 9, 2011 11:23 AM
The Harrison County Sheriff on Monday released the names of three people are hurt in a wreck between two motorcycles and an SUV Sunday night.
Police say a Ford Expedition pulled out in front of the two motorcycles along U.S.-27 at Edgewater Pike. The driver of the motorcycle, Ricky... more »
May 9, 2011 6:45 AM
Three people were injured in a wreck involving a motorcycle and an SUV Sunday night in Harrison County.
Police say a Ford Expedition pulled out in front of the motorcycle along U.S.-27 at Edgewater Pike. The driver and a passenger on the motorcycle were flown to UK Hospital. EMS... more »
March 25, 2011 6:58 AM
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash along U.S.-62 in Harrison County Friday morning.
Officials say a Mazda van heading westbound toward Georgetown crashed into an eastbound Toyota Camry. It took crews about 15 minutes to cut the driver of the Camry out of the wreckage. He was... more »
March 8, 2011 11:46 AM
Police say a woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Harrison County Tuesday morning.
The crash happened on U.S. 62 near Eastland. Officials say the woman hit a culvert, her car flipped and hit a tree.
So far, there is no word on the woman's name or... more »
February 16, 2011 5:49 AM
A Harrison County barn fire destroyed thousands of dollars worth of farm equipment Tuesday night.
Dorothy Coy owns the barn along Woodall Lane, outside Cynthiana. She says she was in her barn just a few hours before someone pounded on her door, yelling,"fire!" at around 10:30 p.m.
Coy... more »
February 9, 2011 11:08 AM
The Harrison County man arrested Tuesday in his wife's brutal 2002 murder appeared in court for the first time Wednesday morning, where his bond was set at $1 million.
Daniel Paynter, 56, was arrested at a Lexington business Tuesday. He's charged with the murder of his wife, Lori Paynter,... more »
January 20, 2011 1:36 PM
The National Federation of State High School Associations named Harrison County baseball coach Mac Whitaker its national baseball coach of the year.
Whitaker led the Thorobreds to the 2010 state championship. It was the fourth baseball crown for the school under his watch.
During his 33 years as... more »
December 10, 2010 6:22 AM
A man was taken to UK Hospital after his uncle ran over him with a truck in the Berry Community of Harrison County Thursday afternoon.
Sheriff's deputies say Marshall Nichols Jr. ran over his nephew Jason Nichols, 28, at least once with his pickup truck after the two men... more »
November 1, 2010 9:26 AM
The Harrison County Sheriff's Office released the name of the teen injured in a single-vehicle accident early Monday morning.
Police say Jordan Kurtz, 17, was driving along KY-32 when he lost control of his car, went off the road and hit a tree.
Officials at UK Hospital say... more »
November 1, 2010 5:27 AM
A crash in Harrison County put a teenager in the hospital late Sunday night.
Police say the 17-year-old apparently lost control of his car along KY-32, went off the road and hit a tree. Rescue crews used the jaws of life to cut him out of the wreckage.
... more »
October 3, 2010 6:14 PM
The family of 74-year-old Sylvia Fight says they are still in shock, after the great-grandmother was hit outside the Cynthiana Walmart.
Police say Fight was leaving Wal Mart around 10 a.m. when 25-year-old Lauren Watts hit her with a Chevy Blazer.
Eight hours later, the great-grandmother died at... more »
October 3, 2010 3:11 PM
Sylvia Fight, 74, was walking out of Walmart in Cynthiana on US 27 Friday morning when she was hit by an SUV.
Fight was rushed to UK hospital in Lexington where she later died.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ware Funeral Home in... more »
October 2, 2010 7:14 PM
Lying among the leaves and grass on a deserted road in Harrison County police made an unusual discovery over the weekend.
Harrison County deputies say two burglars ditched an ATM, change machine and juke box after carrying it all in the back of their vehicle for miles.
Law... more »
August 17, 2010 4:47 PM
A man was flown to UK Hospital with head trauma following a bad accident in Harrison County Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 62 and 27. The victim, whose name has not been released, was driving a pickup truck that collided with... more »
July 29, 2010 7:00 AM
Two people were killed early Thursday morning in a head-on crash in Harrison County. According to police, the accident happened around 6 a.m. on 62 West, about five miles west of Cynthiana between Switzer Pike and Hicks Pike. Police say that according to witnesses, a woman in a red Toyota... more »
July 20, 2010 11:40 AM
Police have released the identity of a man who was injured after his motorcycle collided with a van in Harrison County Monday night. Police say a road striping truck was traveling west on US-62 with warning vehicles in front and behind. Investigators say the van passed one of the warning... more »
July 20, 2010 6:39 AM
A man was injured after his motorcycle collided with a van in Harrison County Monday night. Police say a road striping truck was traveling west on US-62 with warning vehicles in front and behind. Investigators say the van passed one of the warning trucks and pulled in behind the striping... more »
July 14, 2010 10:51 AM
One person was killed in Harrison County Wednesday morning after a car hit a tractor then a telephone pole. The accident happened at about 9 a.m. on Highway 27. Police say the male driver of a Honda Odyssey hit the tractor, telephone pole, and the car then flipped over and... more »
May 24, 2010 4:32 PM
Police in Harrison County say two burglars made a big mistake when they were surprised at their latest job and left plenty of incriminating evidence behind. Police say that for three days, thieves have put their sights on The Steel Trailer Company, saying that they've stolen thousands of dollars worth... more »
May 24, 2010 8:03 AM
Some people simply weren't cut out for a life of crime. After two burglars tried to break into a business along Water Works-Abdullah Park Road in Harrison County, they returned to their getaway vehicle to make their escape. It wasn't there. Turns out it had been towed. And inside the... more »
April 7, 2010 5:41 AM
Investigators say a Harrison County mobile home fire on Tuesday may have started with two explosions. When crews arrived at the scene on Fields Lane along the Harrison - Scott County line around 9:30 p.m., they found the smoldering remains of a mobile home. Firefighters say two people were inside... more »
March 25, 2010 3:51 PM
Firefighters in Harrison County had their hands full Thursday fighting a barn fire that started when a driver lost control of his car, plowed into the barn, and hit a horse inside. The incident happened just off Kentucky 32 in Connersville. The barn's owner, Georgetown resident Wince Lee, says a... more »
March 2, 2010 7:15 AM
A pretrial conference for a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend is set for Tuesday. Bass Webb is charged with killing Bryia Runiewicz in Harrison County last July, and then trying to run over two Bourbon County jail deputies. Investigators also suspect Bass was involved in the disappearance of a... more »
January 28, 2010 11:43 AM
Some of the animals stolen from the Harrison County animal shelter earlier this month have been located. During a weekend raid, 15 of the shelter's animals were taken - six dogs and nine cats, as well as thousands of dollars in food and supplies. LEX 18 has learned that 12... more »
January 21, 2010 12:16 PM
Former UK basketball player Ed Davender has entered a guilty plea in one of his alleged ticket scam court cases. Davender entered a guilty plea to all three counts of thefts by deception over $300 that he was facing in Harrison County. He was ordered to be on supervised release... more »
December 22, 2009 6:15 AM
Police say a head-on collision in Harrison County Monday sent two people to the hospital, and one remains in critical condition Tuesday morning. Investigators say that two pickup trucks collided on US-27. Witnesses said one of the trucks was weaving across the road before it collided head-on with the second... more »
September 15, 2009 12:07 PM
The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and leaving her corpse in a Harrison County home alone with her two young daughters was charged pleaded not guilty in the case Tuesday. Investigators say Bass Webb killed Bryia Runiewicz in her home on July 31, then drove to Bourbon County, where... more »