Local News

  • By Design

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Cynthiana has a national finalist.

    She’s not starring on American Idol or The Voice. She’s not pirouetting across the stage in So You Think You Can Dance.

  • Assistant superintendent retiring April 30


    April  30 will be a bittersweet day for Assistant Superintendent Dee Gee Fischer. 

    After 35 years in education, the last 12 as assistant superintendent, Fischer will be stepping down.



    Cynthiana Police are asking for help identifying suspects believed to be involved with a major counterfeiting operation in Harrison County.

    It was reported last week that funny money was showing up all over town.

  • Chamber continues with big plans for 2013

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly board meeting on Feb. 13, making big plans for its membership and the community.  
    The board approved a request to schedule the annual community awards banquet on March 19.  
    This is a change from its scheduled date of Feb. 22, but was made so that more of the community could attend and see the deserving recipients honored.  

  • Harrison County overcomes first-half deficit to win region opener

    George Rogers Clark’s Cardinals looked like anything but a team with a 9-20 record in the first half of the final quarter final game of the 10th Region Tournament Tuesday night.  
    The Cards used a very patient offense and some good shooting to take an early lead and maintained it throughout the first period.  
    George Rogers Clark made nine of 12 field goal attempts in the first period to take a 19-16 lead after the first eight minutes.  

  • New Lair Road crossing will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 27

    The CSX Railroad crossing on New Lair Road at 3M,  Bullard and the National Guard Armory will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through about 2 p.m., according to Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses.
    Moses announced at Tuesday’s city commission meeting that a rail was busted at the crossing and CSX will be making the repairs Wednesday.
    Traffic will be diverted through Cynthiana, he said.

  • Chamber banquet moved to March 19

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Banquet that was scheduled for this Friday has been moved to Tuesday, March 19.
    The awards program will honor local businessperson, volunteer, citizen, farmer, health care provider, public safety, and teacher of the year.
    It will be held at the Cynthiana Christian Church beginning at 6 p.m.


    Police are finding little humor in the funny money that is being passed around Cynthiana.

    Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department said Tuesday that over the last two weeks, counterfeit money has been found at banks, stores and even a beauty salon.

  • Fire claims Florence Lane home Tuesday

    Blowing wind and rain pounding the siding on her house awoke Amanda Collins around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. She fell back asleep only to have the same noises rouse her again moments later.

    She got up and noticed an orange glow inside her Florence Lane home. She very quickly realized the glow was from a fire at the back of her home.

  • Parks & Rec opts for new staff


    The Harrison County Parks and Recreation Board has unanimously voted for candidates to present for hire.

    During the Feb. 18 Parks and Recreation Board meeting,  a call to move into an executive session was made to discuss personnel issues.