Today's News

  • Commissioners want more cuts in budget

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Various ideas about how to cut the budget were discussed at the Cynthiana commissioners’ budget workshop on Wednesday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 29. However, no clear plans were made about anything on Wednesday and only a few things were tentatively decided Tuesday.
    On Wednesday, Charleen McIlvain, city clerk, said she had gone back to the department heads and asked them to take another look at their budgets to see what everyday expenses could be cut rather than big things.


    The Southside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth nine weeks includes:
    Fourth Grade A/B

  • Expect 10-cent increase in Harrison County school lunch prices

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    School lunch prices are going up 10 cents in the fall for the 2012-2013 school year because of a federally mandated law.
    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to raise lunch prices each year until the price of lunch is equal to the amount of money the school receives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each free lunch.


    The Northside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth nine weeks includes:
    Third Grade
    John Alexander, Matthew Barton, Madison Bennett, Landon Bowlin, *Rachel Clifford, *Kaden Culberson, *Mia McDaniel, Landon Kiskaden, Jacob Mineer, Keelin Northcutt, *Austin Pack, *Alexys Switzer, *Riley Warmouth;


    The Eastside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth grading period includes:
    Fourth Grade


    The St. Edward Catholic School Honor Roll for the fourth quarter includes:
    First Grade
    Avery Barnes, Olivia Barry, Jacob Hargett, A.J. Perraut.
    First Grade - A/B
    Kaitlin Barry, Karley Furnish, Rylee Spence.

    Second Grade
    Courtney Collins, Jacob LaFleur, Rachel Rion, Sydney Furnish.
    Second Grade - A/B
    Samuel Finch, Seaanna Skinner.

    Third Grade
    Ian Boland.
    Third Grade - A/B
    Morgan Cooper, Nicholas Barry, Victoria Gasser.

    Fourth Grade

  • Desert blooms in Kentuckiana?

    We have a beautiful prickly pear cactus in bloom right now that is flaunting yellow and orange blooms like a peacock does feathers.  
    It is tucked in a garden on the south side of the house so it thrives.  
    In fact this cactus is native to Kentucky even if most people only associate it with the desert Southwest.
    When it comes to prickly plants most of us automatically think of cacti in the desert; there are others with a more subtle prick to consider for the mixed border.  

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    May 5 – At 8:37 p.m., Sgt. Wilbur Gross charged Shane Whitaker with operating a motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. during a traffic stop. He was also found to be in possession of 17 green pills believed to xanax and a blue and white packet labeled suboxone. As he was being processed at the Bourbon County Detention Center, a deputy jailer found addition pills in a bandage around Whitaker’s ankle. He was then charged with possession of Oxycodone 30 mg, and Oxycodone 15 mg.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    May 22 – At 1:21 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 27. Marjie Riddell was traveling on US 27 when a deer jumped into her driver side door.
    May 16 – At 1 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Wayne Dryden was traveling on US 62 when Robert Cooke allegedly pulled in front of him at the intersection of Oddville-Sunrise Road and US 62.

  • Shady Lawn 2012 Luau

    Residents of Shady Lawn were treated with an afternoon luau on Friday, May 25. Several games including a water balloon toss were the highlight of the event. The staff started the afternoon of fun with a barbacue for the residents. Pictured are some of the residents enjoying the afternoon.