Local News

  • USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program availability
  • Public library director retires

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Library Board hosted a retirement reception for former library director, Pat Barnes, center. Board members are from left, Kelley Brunker, Stephen McCauley, James Gray and Teresa Davis. Barnes had been at the library since 2005. Bessie Davis is the new library director.

  • Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign gets underway

    Motorists who refuse to wear seat belts – beware.  The Cynthiana Police Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police are joining the 2016 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization on May 23 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.
    There were 761 total highway fatalities in Kentucky in 2015, with 588 killed in motor vehicles.  Of those 588 fatalities, 300 (61 percent) were not wearing a seat belt.

  • Cynthiana’s Kevin Wright is new state chairman for Ducks Unlimited

    Longtime Ducks Unlimited volunteer Kevin Wright has been designated the new Ducks Unlimited State Chairman for Kentucky.
    Wright earned his Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Northwood University and works in supplier development for Toyota Motor Manufacturing of North America. He lives in Cynthiana and enjoys the outdoors with his wife Ann and sons, Michael and James Daniel.

  • Cynthiana’s second Maiden City Pursuit is Saturday

    The second-annual Maiden City Pursuit will be this Saturday, May 14. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The race will get underway at 10 a.m. Registration and the starting line is at the Harrison County courthouse.
    Josh Jenkins, one of the event organizers, said there are seven teams of two pre-registered for the race, which is as much about wits and knowledge of downtown Cynthiana as it is about speed. He said registration packets may be picked up prior to race day at downtown businesses.

  • ilver Eagles flights scheduled for Saturday

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport will be hosting its 10th annual Silver Eagles Day this coming Saturday, May 14.
    Begun in 2006, Silver Eagles is an opportunity for senior citizens, over the age of 60, to take a free air plane ride over Cynthiana and Harrison County. The air plane flights will begin for the Silver at Eagles at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m.

  • Saturday is Stamp Out Hunger Day

    Cynthiana and Harrison County residents are being asked to help the U.S. Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger by giving non-perishable food items to letter carriers this Saturday, May 14.
    Items donated on Saturday will be given to the Harrison County Food Pantry to help in its ministry to families in need.
    According to Marilyn Wash, Food Pantry volunteer, the Stamp Out Hunger initiative is one of the biggest contributors for the Food Pantry.
    It is requested that out-of-date items and foods in glass containers not be included.

  • Salvage company found for Handy House demolition

    Becky Barnes,

    Harrison County Magistrate Stan Lemons told members of the fiscal court Tuesday that a verbal agreement has been reached for the Handy House to be taken down.
    The agreement is between the city and county and Salvage Nation, owned by David Ponder.

  • Primary election is Tuesday in Kentucky

    Becky Barnes,

    Cynthiana and Harrison County voters will join those across Kentucky Tuesday for the primary election.
    Kentucky continues to be a closed-primary state, which means voters can only vote for candidates in their registered party affiliation.
    Harrison County is split into two districts for the U.S. senate and representative races.
    The primary election will determine which Republican and Democratic candidates will advance to the general election in November.

  • A Day in the Life of a Cynthiana firefighter

    Becky Barnes,

    The alarm sounds and firefighters scramble to their gear and their trucks.
    Everyone has a job. Even before they sit down to a meal or head to bed, they know what their job is should their meal or sleep be interrupted.
    They know who will drive the truck, who will attach a fire hose to the hydrant and who will be the first to enter the burning building.