Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 25

    Benefit Concert featuring Chasen at the Deming High School gym on Thursday, March 25. Doors open at 5:30, concert starts at 7 p.m. Pre order tickets at (606) 584-7066 before March 20 - $8; at the door or after March 20 - $10. All proceeds go toward the Bill Emmons Burial Fund, Speed the Light, and Local Missions.

    Men's Book Group. Thursday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. The book "Animal Farm" by George Orwell is now available for pickup at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

  • Church Briefs


    Antioch Mills Christian Church in Berry will sponsor an Easter Art Show on Easter Sunday, April 4. Participants can prepare a drawing or a painting with five different age divisions. Cash prizes for the winners will be awarded.

     All works should be based on Luke 23:26-49.

  • New Drivers


    Kaitlin Whalen, Sarah K. Clinkenbeard, Ray Welch, Elizabeth Gilbert, John J. Hobson Jr., Joshua A. Beverly, Bethany L. Cox, Jared L. Buenrostro, Kandra D. Blair, Austin M. Roberts, Kyle J. Miller, Bailey Wiggins, Laken Reffett, and Macy Gasser.

  • Spring weed control starts now

    My friend Dee Dee keeps asking me about the best way to finally eradicate the creeping Charlie that has invaded her back yard. She is reluctant to use synthetic herbicides, or “poisons” as she puts it. 

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    March 8 at 7:35 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Cherie L. Ankeny, 49, Cynthiana, driving a 2009 Honda CRV, struck three deer.

    March 11 at 4:38 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 982 West, Ryan Hamilton, 28, Cynthiana, driving a 1994 Buick Century, struck Elijah Carter, 30, Cynthiana, driving a 1990 Buick Park Avenue.

    March 16 at 5:05 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1054, Gary W. Beckett, 50, Berry, driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan.


  • Phase 1 sign ups to begin Tuesday

    The Ag Development Board announces the beginning of sign-ups for 2010 Phase I programs. The period will begin on Tuesday, March 30 and conclude on Monday, April 19. This will be the only application period.

    The application process will include answering questions concerning your farming situation. After all applications are in, each application will be graded based upon a key which is established by the Ag Development Board.

  • State Champ Barnett wins Most Outstanding at awards bash

    Harrison County’s Wrestling Booster Club held the 16th annual Awards Bash at the Extension Office Sunday afternoon. 

    Coach Russ Riegel was the emcee and master of ceremony for the event which featured a lasagna dinner with salads, pizza and desert. 

  • Sports Beat

    Northcutt is state archery champ

    Middle school and high school students competed in the state archery tournament in Louisville Tuesday, coming home with the first ever state champ from Harrison County.

    HCHS sophomore Keith Northcutt won the high school division, with the highest individual overall score of 293 out of 300.

    HCMS eighth grader Brandon White placed seventh in the middle school division.

    “They behaved really well and I was proud of every one of them,” said head coach Rossie Barnes. “They all did good...”

  • Tennis team finds opener difficult at Scott, road trip to Maysville tonight

    Ross Smith won his number one singles match against Scott’s Cory Hudson 8-4, but that was all of the success Harrison County managed Tuesday night on the road at Scott. Charlie Smith fell to Erin Miller 4-8, Wes Barnett dropped his match to Michael Sandoval 2-8, Ben McDonald dropped a hard fought match to Adam Venci 5-8, Cory McCauley lost to Andreo Sebastiani 3-8 and Austin Roberts was white washed 0-8 by Sam Reihmer.

  • Six defendants change pleas in drug-related cases

    Six individuals who previously entered not guilty pleas to drug charges issued by a January grand jury, changed their pleas on Thursday.

    They were arrested on charges related to Operation Flamingo  Road, which was the largest drug sweep in Kentucky history. Well over 500 warrants were issued state wide.

    The suspects were alleged to have been traveling to south Florida to pain clinics to get prescription drugs and then sell them illegally.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.