Today's News

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding April 13, 2009


    Estate of Joseph Craig Smith, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    Estate of Betty Lou Yazell, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    In re: Estate of Emma E. Slater, motion hour; order entered.

    Estate of Ruby G. Fryman, probate hearing; petition granted, order entered.

    Estate of Nancy Taylor Williams, motion hour; (motion to re-open estate), motion granted, will annexed, order entered.


  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    March 24 – At 9:06 a.m., James Brooks, Harrison Avenue, reported that his work van was broken into while it was parked behind his home. Over $1,000 in tools were taken from the van.

    March 25 – At 3:25 p.m., police were called to Shell MSP where two juvenile girls had been in a fight.

    March 26 – At 4:57 p.m., police were called to Southside Elementary for a disturbance.

  • Courtney-Canafax engagement

    Tina Courtney of Cynthiana announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of ther daughter, Carolann Courtney, to Jacob Canafax, son of Markus and Patricia Canafax of Mount Sterling.

    Courtney is the granddaughter of Teddy and Mary Courtney and Joe and Ann Sorrell, all of Cynthiana, and the late Marion Whalen.

    Canafax is the grandson of David and Rose Mullins and Francis Spencer, all of Clay City.

  • Removal of equipment is unfair, says S.W.A.P. skater

    To the editor:

  • Writing contest recognizes and encourages talent in area

    “The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. “He writes because he has something to say.”

    The first inaugural writing contest banquet, hosted by the Cynthiana Arts Council and Maysville Community Technical College-Licking Valley Campus, was held last Thursday evening.

    “This project took on an identity of its own,” MCTC-LVC director and arts council member Bruce Florence said at Thursday’s banquet at the Cynthiana Country Club.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    April 14 at 5:54 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 East, Sarah Rector, 19, Cynthiana, driving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire.


    April 11 at 11:45 p.m. -- Timothy E. Shepperd, 44, Berry, reported assault, fourth degree.

    March 31 at 4 p.m. -- John Lovelace, 39, Cynthiana, reported identity theft.

    April 13 at 3 p.m. -- Merrell Northcutt, Cynthiana, reported theft.

    April 9 at 4:30 p.m. -- Milton Pribble, 56, Sadieville, reported burglary, second degree.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS to host first tennis tournament

    this weekend

    The Harrison County High School tennis teams will host an 11-team tournament this Saturday, April 25, at the HCHS Tennis Complex. There will be both boys and girls tournaments in singles and doubles with Highlands, Clark County, Montgomery County, Scott County and Paris playing in the girls tournament, along with Clark, Montgomery, Scott and Paris playing in the boys tournament.

  • April is Donate Life Month; Kearns urges Harrison support

    To the editor:

    April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I feel that this is a good time to thank the many Harrison Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Powers-Wells engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. David R. Powers of Cynthiana announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Jo Powers, to Brian Timothy Wells, son of Virgie Florence Wells and the late William Edgar “Willie’ Wells.

  • Northside fifth graders bring history to life

    Fifty Northside Elementary fifth-graders brought history to life Friday afternoon.

    “In the year 1842, I married a temperamental lady named Mary Todd,” a student portraying Abraham Lincoln told an audience seated in the school’s cafeteria.

    Part of Tonya Northcutt’s social studies curriculum, Northside fifth-graders were asked to pick a Civil War character they would become.

    “It makes the content fun,” said Northcutt, who has been teaching at Northside for two years. “I just try to keep things interesting for them.”