Local News

  • Downtown intersections closed for railroad upgrades

    CSX railroad closed three of four intersections with Cynthiana roads to replace rails and ties and perform other upgrades to the intersections.

    The closures were at Bridge, Pleasant, and Oddville streets. Pike Street remains the only open intersection, but it will be closed for repairs once work is done on the other three sections.


    There has been some negative public reaction from the Cynthiana residents, Mayor and City Commissioners who were apparently uninformed of the closures, according to Facebook posts from Mayor James Smith.

  • Hollywood’s O’Donnell gives shout to mother’s Cynthiana roots

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    In yet another demonstration of Harrison County’s growing influence in the entertainment world, actor Chris O’Donnell name-checked the city of Cynthiana and the Rohs Opera House last Thursday morning when he was honored with a star on Hollywood’s famous Walk of Fame.

  • Independent film brings three Cynthiana artists to its ranks

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    It’s been quite a while now that Kentucky has asserted itself as a region where artistry and creativity are cultivated, particularly in the high profile world of the filmmaking industry.

  • Cynthiana to host version of Amazing Race

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    “How well do you know your town?” is the challenging opening line on the registration form for The Maiden City Pursuit.
    Mix a little Cynthiana Trivia Pursuit with the Amazing Race and you have the latest fundraising efforts of the committee for the Community Water Day.

  • Snow storm costs adding up

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    and Becky Barnes, Editor
    Harrison County has spent well over $100,000 to combat the near record-breaking snowfalls that occurred in the last three weeks, said Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett. But this winter has still cost the county far less than it did this time last year.

  • No foolin'. April 1 opening tentative for library

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    It could be opening as soon as April 1, and that’s no joke.

  • Court ponders Sheriff's proposal to add six new cars to fleet

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The Harrison County Fiscal Court tabled discussion on a proposal from Harrison County Sheriff Shain Stephens to obtain six new law enforcement vehicles through a lease-to-purchase arrangement.
    Stephens brought the matter before the county magistrates out of concern for the safety of his deputies and the ability of his office to efficiently respond to emergency calls, he said.
    “There is not a vehicle in the department that’s not in need of replacement,” Stephens argued.

  • Heartfelt Fleece & Fiber looking to fill niche

    Taking a cue from the signs of economic renewal along historic Pike Street, Cynthiana Chamber of Commerce executive director Pat Grenier has decided to join a new generation of Harrison County entrepreneurs with a specialty business of her own: Heartfelt Fleece and Fiber.
    Many local residents are familiar with Grenier’s interest in raising llamas and processing their wool for unique handcrafted gifts and crafts.
    She has marketed many of her felted wreaths, hats, blankets, rugs and holiday ornaments during festivals and other Harrison County events.

  • Super Sunday weekend reaches over 100 young people

    The previously postponed Super Sunday events in Cynthiana were held last weekend.

  • Snow emergency for Harrison County; no school Friday

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett has joined the governor in declaring a state of emergency.