Today's Features

  • * Western Citizen, Paris, Ky., June 24,1864 - Col. George W. Berry, who was wounded in the battle of Cynthiana, died Friday morning last. He was buried on Sunday, a special train bringing up from Covington, several hundred citizens, to attend his funeral.


    Courtnie Rhyan Gregg and Edwin Desha Taylor, both of Harrison County, were among the Summer 2008 semester graduates at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Gregg and Taylor were honored at commencement ceremonies July 25.

    Gregg received her degree in Health Services Administration; and Taylor received his degree in Career and Tech Ed, Teach.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Reagan Renee Gorman, Sept. 4, daughter of Carol and Wes Gorman; Mikel Antonio Willis, Aug. 27, son of Stephanie Diane Willis.

    The Tim Humphries family survivors Hurricane Earl while vacationing in Cape Sanblas, Fla.

    Farrellgas, located between Cynthiana and Paris on US 27, holds grand re-opening.

    Farmers National Bank to hold first customer appreciation cookout on Sept. 28.

  • Well, it is about two weeks in after my second planting of squash and cucumbers and I have broken out the neem oil to control the squash bug and cucumber beetle. Amaranth is still in the garden perimeter, trying as it might to be a trap plant, but the cucumber beetles have moved on to their favorite family of foods, the cucurbits.

  • The green movement is gaining strength: conservation, reusing, recycling and a general awareness of over-consumption has seeped, more or less, into how we make decisions about our daily lives. This, of course, is closely related to how we approach various aspects of the garden.

  • Georgetown College professor Ed Smith is bringing his acclaimed film Surviving Guthrie to the historic Rohs Opera House Sept. 20 with the hopes his fellow Harrison Countians will share in the joy of a project that has some legs.

    The showing, sponsored by the Cynthiana Arts Council, is at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception with the cast and crew at Bianckes the popular, downtown restaurant that was featured in one of the movies scenes.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Holly Lynnette and Hally Nicole Clifton, July 14, twin daughters of April Gillispie and Troy Clifton; Spencer Carroll Fowler, Aug. 24, son of Wilbur and Renee Fowler; James Andrew Foster Richardson, June 23, son of Jason and Holly Puckett Richardson; Tyler M. Wells, Aug. 25, son of Allen and Angela Wells.

    Harrison County's baseball infielder Chris Snopek traded from Chicago White Sox to the Boston Red Sox.

    Terry Stinson named new Cynthiana Fire Department Chief.

  • Ellie Pribble, Health Sciences teacher at Harrison Area Technology Center, received the KACTE Teacher of the Year award at the 2008 Career and Technical Education Summer Program in Louisville, Ky. on July 27.

  • Horse Tales -- collected by the late George Slade.

    *Cynthiana News, Feb. 25, 1869 -- Last Monday night about 9 oclock, J. L. Griffith, a young and prominent lawyer of this city, was crossing the bridge in a carriage in company with George Williams when the horse became frightened and ran off furiously throwing Mr. G. from the carriage, breaking his left leg just below the knee.


    Anah Switzer, a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School, was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky.

    The Presidential Scholarship covers the cost of her tuition and mandatory fees for up to four years of undergraduate study. The award was given to Switzer based on her completion of the Governors Scholars program.