Today's News

  • Thanksgiving Day feast will fill the need for food and fellowship

    Nearly every year on Thanksgiving night, the evening news does a segment on feeding the homeless from shelters or soup kitchens.

    In Harrison County, there is no homeless shelter, but there are people who are homeless or who live in sub-standard housing. They are hungry. Their children are hungry. There are also those residents who may not be homeless, but they have no one with whom to share the holiday. There are also the many individuals who will be working on Thanksgiving with no opportunity for a traditional harvest meal.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Nov. 27

    Harrison Circuit Court Clerk's Office Closings. The Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk's office will be closed on the following dates: Thursday, Nov. 27, Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29.

    Thanksgiving Dinner, Inc. A non-profit organization, will offer Thanksgiving dinner free to the public. Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 at 207 E. Pike St., Cynthiana. Donations may be made payable to “Thanksgiving Dinner, Inc.”

    SATURDAY, Nov. 29

  • More room needed

    The success and enrollment growth of the nursing programs at Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus have left administrators looking for more space.

    LVC Director Bruce Florence said the nursing programs offered at the college required a generous amount of space that LVC could not accommodate.

    “We’re trying to find off-campus locations,” said Florence. “We’re hoping to stay within a two-mile perimeter of campus. We’d like for it to be somewhere here in town.”

  • Kennedy shares Thanksgiving psalm with readers

    Gracious God,

    In this time of flux and uncertainty, when our nation and our neighbors are in turmoil, searching for peace and prosperity or just a chance to catch a breath, you remain constant and sovereign.

    You are King over our sorrows as well as our joys. You are Lord over all that concerns us in the daytime, all that keeps us awake at night, all that drives us to our knees. In that, we can rest and trust and renew our strength. In that, in your sovereignty, we can give you thanks.

  • New police chief named

    Having served for three months as acting Chief of Police, Ray Johnson officially stepped into the role on Wednesday morning.

    Johnson has been with the Cynthiana Police Department since 1991; first as an auxiliary officer then in 1993 as a patrolman. Five years later, he was promoted to sergeant and in 2004 to assistant chief.

    Johnson was one of several applicants for the position.

    “We got a good man,” said James Martin, safety commissioner.

  • Deadline for DCP is Nov. 26

    New federal legislation now allows farmers and landowners of farms with 10 or fewer base acres the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP). On Oct. 13, 2008, President George W. Bush signed a bill that made amendments to the 2008 Farm Bill.


  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Nov. 6, 2008


    Estate of Danny Wayne Dennie Jr., settlement; inventory filed.


    Marvin D. Debruler, 1979, review; dismissed without prejudice.

    Jonathan L. Dorton, 1978, continued first appearance; flagrant non-support; dismissed without prejudice.

    Angel Ponce, 1987, review; paid.


    Barbara Brierly, 1969, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.

  • Mulch leaves beneath trees

    Leaf raking is a fall rite that only children enjoy, it seems. Once we rake the piles they enjoying undoing it all in one jump. I propose a new approach that makes us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. Raking leaves is passé; instead let them stay where they fall, beneath the canopies of your trees.

  • Arena closing after 17 years; family recalls its history

    To the editor:

    On Sept. 21, 1991, 17 years ago, the C&W Horse Show Arena held its first show. The show was sponsored by the Cynthiana Jaycees with a wonderful response. One hundred horses came to take part in the show classes, games, and running events for all ages.

    This was the beginning of a fun filled adventure that has produced many wonderful memories for us.

    We met people from all over Kentucky and into Ohio, watched children learning to ride and showing their horses. Now we see those children’s little ones riding.

  • Maroon and White Madness this Tuesday

    Harrison County High School’s winter sports teams will be unveiled to the public this coming Tuesday night on the Hilltop as Maroon and White Madness has been revived after a multi-year hiatus.