Today's News

  • Signs of facebook envy

    The condition has a name: Facebook Envy.
    It’s symptoms include twinges of resentment, pangs of self-pity and thoughts of “Why not me?”
    Some blame it on technology itself, although the condition has been around since B.C. — Before Computers.
    For those not familiar with Facebook, it’s a Website where friends, which can be people you actually know or people you might sort of know, post news or random thoughts or pithy messages for their friends and sometimes the general cyber public to read.

  • News briefs

    Silver Eagles Day is Saturday
    Silver Eagles Day at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport will be held Saturday, May 14, starting at 10 a.m. Silver Eagles Day is an opportunity for volunteer pilots to take senior citizens from local nursing homes flying. In the past, citizens over the age of 80 have taken their first flight.

    Make-a-Blanket volunteers needed

  • Church News

    The Hour of Deliverance Chapel, 120 Second St., and Pastor William Gaunce, will host a revival May 19 starting at 7 p.m. The guest pastor will be Gaylord Gillispie. There will be special singing each night.

    Vacation Bible School will be held June 13-15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Republican Christian Church for K-fifth grade.
    Call 859-588-2858 if interested in attending.

    We remain in prayer for the Alabama tornado victims and their families.

  • Two recovering from motorcycle crash

    Mother’s Day happiness was put on hold after a multiple vehicle wreck caused two
    Harrison County men to be airlifted to UK Hospital. One of the men remains in serious condition the other is recovering at home.
    A call was made to dispatch at 10:31 p.m. Sunday, for an injury accident that occurred at the intersection of Edgewater and US 27, according to Harrison County Sheriff Deputy Tuan Kreer.

  • County, ambulance service at contract stalemate

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett explained that negotiations between the county and Rural Metro are stalled for the time being.
    Barnett and three other magistrates traveled to Louisville to meet with Rural Metro officials to discuss details of a contract between the county and Rural Metro.
    “They were open to every idea that we had except for our biggest stipulation,” said Barnett. “The county feels that we should control the certificate of need for the ambulance service and contract Rural Metro for their service.”

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, May 12
    Parents Day Craft Program. Thursday, May 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment will not meet this month.
    Northside Council. Northside Site Based Council will meet Thursday, May 12 at 3:45 p.m. in the Northside library. The public is invited to attend.

  • Local relief effort underway for rural Alabama

    Five local agencies look to provide relief to the rural, tornado-ravaged areas of Alabama. They are calling all Harrison County citizens to help their efforts.
    Harrison County Cooperative Extension Services have organized with Farm Bureau, Harrison County Fiscal Court, Harrison Ag. Council, and Young Farmers in a joint effort to help aid the rural communities of North Western Alabama.

  • HCHS’s first physician retiring after 48 years

    After 48 years of service to the medical profession, Dr. Joe Amos Nichols has decided to retire.
    Growing up on a farm on Republican Pike, which he still owns, Nichols said he lived the typical life of a farmer’s son.
    From feeding and milking cows, to tending the fields and gardens, Nichols was active and usually found one step behind his father on the family farm.
    Nichols said he has always had a passion for life and trying to understand how it works.

  • Breds sweep Nicholas, Fleming counties to improve to 13-5

    The rain finally let up enough so the Harrison County Thorobreds could get some games in and the defending state champs took full advantage of the opportunity.  
    Thursday evening district competitor Nicholas County was the opponent for the second time this year, this time on the Hilltop.
    The results were similar to the 15-0 loss that the Bluejackets suffered at home on April 21 as the Breds took an 11-0 victory in five innings.   

  • Coaches helping other country’s teams

    Coach John Calipari has signed on to coach the Dominican Republic basketball team during the summer.  At least I think it’s the Dominican Republic and for the purpose of this article it doesn’t really make any difference because a foreign team is a foreign team.
    When basketball began as an Olympic sport and until just a few Olympics past, America dominated the game.  Even in the Cold War years the Russians had to cheat to beat us in 1972.