Today's News

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    July 1 – Jean Bruce of First Stop reported that she had a drive off.

    July 1 – At 9:54 a.m., Dusty Ball, Pleasant Street, reported that someone entered his home while he was at work and took his xBox 360 and Halo 3.

    July 1 – At 2:59 p.m., Chastity Martinez reported that her cell phone was taken while she was in the customer service area of Walmart.

  • USDA reminds producers about upcoming ACRE deadline

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds producers that the sign-up deadline to elect the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program is Aug. 14.

    ACRE provides a valuable new risk-management tool for producers. ACRE was created in the 2008 Farm Bill, and offers a revenue-based alternative to the traditional Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP). Producers may elect to participate in ACRE even if they have already received an advance DCP payment for 2009.

  • Veteran Fillies anticipate 2009 campaign

    It will be a hungry Harrison County Fillies soccer team that takes the field for the 2009 season.

    Coming off a 6-12-2 season in 2008, and a season ending 3-2 loss to Montgomery County in the 24th  District Tournament semi-finals, Coach Kim Jenkins thinks she has the senior leadership this year to turn that record around.

  • Turning up the tunes is against the law

    The city ordinance regarding ‘noise’ reads as follows: There emits from premises or from any motor vehicle noise noxious enough to cause annoyance or disturbance or to destroy the enjoyment of dwelling houses or business or other uses of property in the vicinity by interfering with ordinary comforts of human existence.

  • School board uses stimulus money to hire teachers

    During a special board meeting, the Harrison County Board of Education voted to use stimulus money to hire an additional middle school teacher and an additional high school teacher.

    According to assistant superintendent DeeGee Fischer on Tuesday afternoon, the teaching position at the middle school will be for an eighth grade social studies teacher. The position at the high school will be for a special education teacher.

    Board members also voted to fund elementary academic coaches and add parking spots across from the middle school for the new athletic facility.

  • Concrete canvas

    While some artists turn to canvases to display their art work, Renee Riddle takes to sidewalks.

    “It’s such a different textural medium to work on,” said Riddle about the concrete pavements.

    As part of the Cynthiana Art Walk, Riddle will transform a 4 foot by 8 foot section of the Main Street sidewalk into a piece of art.

    An art teacher at Ryle High School in Union, Ky., Riddle recently competed and placed at the first Sidewalk Chalk Festival in Burlington, Ky.

    “I felt like Michelangelo,” Riddle said about the experience.

  • Lincoln History Mobile at museum Saturday

    Cynthiana residents will have an opportunity to explore “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” when they visit the HistoryMobile at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An experience provided by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), the HistoryMobile will be in Cynthiana as part of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum’s 15th anniversary celebration and first annual Community Art Walk.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS Cheer Camp

  • Late summer time to renovate lawn

    I have a pretty relaxed attitude about the lawn. I don’t mind some weeds or letting some areas just grow. In fact, I would prefer to maintain as small a turf plot as possible, but with 18 acres that still translates into quite a bit of grass. 

    Most Americans have high expectations when it comes to the lawn; my first piece of advice is to lower these. Second, find a reasonable balance between accepting a decent enough lawn, what’s reasonable in terms of its care and what kind of impact that care has on the environment.

  • Local songwriter showcases talent at Art Walk

    When he was 13 years old, Brad Burden wrote his first song.

    “It was the only thing I thought I was really good at,” he said, laughing.

    Fifteen years later, Brad’s written over 20 songs, some of which he will perform Friday night during the Cynthiana Art Walk’s Songwriters’ Event.

    “It takes it to a different realm when people are singing their own stuff,” said Nell Anne Gossett, a member of the Cynthiana Arts Council and coordinator of the event.