Today's News


    Army National Guard Pfc. Kyle J. Wurtz has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

  • Classmates gather for 50th year reunion

    Flipping through the pages of an old leather bond yearbook, one will see many faces.
    How they went and where they went to high school is much different from how many others have gone.
    Many of the names are not remembered and some have gone on to do great things that stamp their names in the pages of history forever.
    In 1962, a tradition was put to rest that began back in September 1872.
    That tradition included teaching students in the graded areas of Latin, analysis, surveying, mental philosophy and history.

  • He will bring me safely home

    I am notorious for my lack of a sense of direction.
    Just the other day one of our photographers at the newspaper caught me going south when I should’ve been going north to an assignment.
    He laughed about it, as did I. But there have been many times I’ve given him wrong directions to an assignment and he hasn’t laughed.
    Even with a GPS and written directions I still get it wrong six out of 10 times.

  • HCFM logo winners
  • Pruning chores after the big spring bloom

    By Jeneen  Wiche, columnist
    June 1 is the official cut off that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer.
    Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.
    This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas, rhododendrons and many others were all able to do their thing without a major frost or freeze here at the farm.   

  • Church News

    Churches for Harrison County (formerly known as The Harrison County Ministerial Association) is asking that all churches of Harrison County designate Sunday, April 22 as Churches for Harrison County Day, and to add a special offering for the cause. Money collected will be used for residents of Harrison County.
    Donations may be mailed to Harrison County Ministerial Association, Attn: Margaret Watson, treasurer, 204 Shimfessel Court, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

  • Kiwanis
  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, April 26
    HCHS Council. Parent nominations to serve as a member of the HCHS Site Based Decision Making Council for the 2012-2013 school year will be taken from April 26 - May 2. Nominations may be submitted to Ms. Soard, HCHS Secretary, in the front office at the high school. Parent elections for SBDM Council will be May 3, 2012, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    FRIDAY, April 27


    William C. ‘Billy’ Beckett, 1944, of Lexington, Ky., is not the same Billy Beckett, 1978, that has appeared in the Harrison County District Court records in last week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    April 3 – At 5:30 p.m., Brian Bell of Bell’s Pawn Shop in Harrison Square reported that he had recovered a stolen laptop.
    April 4 – At 9:56 a.m., Melvin Combs, Fourth Street, reported that his $300 generator had been taken. Around 12:30 a.m., a caller reported that a man was walking down the street carrying a generator. However, police were unable to locate the man. However, since then the suspect has admitted to taking the generator and a complaint has been sought through the county attorney’s office for James Slade.