Today's News

  • Harrison County track holds awards luncheon

    The Harrison County Extension Office was the site of this year’s Harrison County High School Track Awards Luncheon last Saturday.  
    This was quite a good year for the track team with the boys’ squad capturing the region title and the girls finishing in the top four of the region.  
    Both teams sent a good representation to the state meet in Louisville coming away with several good performances there.  
    The seniors were the first group honored by Fillies coach Danny Simpson and Thorobreds coach Robert Walker.  

  • I really do like most people

    This morning I spent a few minutes on the radio with WCYN’s Coffee Break program sans its star Betty Gayle and had sort of a reality check.  
    Ray Sparks and I were on talking about the upcoming Joe Mooney Invitational at the Cynthiana Country Club when host Doug Miller had to take the show to a commercial break.  
    When he was closing to go to a break he said something to the effect to stay tuned and we would hear “What I didn’t like today.”  

  • Sports beat

    Coppage named first team All State,
    plays in East/West All Star game
    Harrison County’s Ashley Coppage was named to the first team all state team for the just completed 2012 high school softball season.  
    The senior-to-be was selected at third base as part of the team from the mid-sized schools in the state.  

  • Score 'N' More
  • New tanning and furniture businesses open downtown

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    There are two new local businesses in town, Samson and Ma’s and Cyn City Sun.
    Samson and Ma’s furniture store opened a week ago in Bridge Street Plaza at the corner of Bridge and Walnut streets.
    The owners are Rob and Heidi Samson and Rob’s mom Judy Arrosmith, hence the name Samson and Ma’s.
    “(The store is) family-owned and operated,” Samson said.
    The three owners and the Samson daughter, Hailey Faith, are from Fleming County and drive to Cynthiana to work at the store.

  • Mailbox tally at 104

    Authorities say the mailbox destruction in Harrison County has halted since intense investigation has continued.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, the final total of mailboxes destroyed or damaged during a nearly week long run is 104.
    “As far as we can tell, 104 mailboxes have been linked to one group of individuals’ night time idea of fun,” said Peak. “Since Wednesday, June 13, we have received no additional reports of mailbox damage.”

  • Academic briefs

    Bellarmine University has named students to its dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following local residents were named to the dean’s list:
    Cynthiana resident Cliffton Snider, a senior who is majoring in exercise science, and previously attended Harrison County High School

  • Radcliffe selected to participate in Kentucky Ambassadors of Music Tour of Europe

    On June 25, more than 200 outstanding student musicians will gather at the University of Louisville for five days of rehearsal and performances prior to departing to seven European countries for a 16-day tour.
    Ellen Ratcliffe, Cynthiana, has been selected for this honor. Radcliffe plays clarinet and has been a member of the Harrison County High School music program, directed by John Merz.  
    She is the daughter of William Ratcliffe and Rebecca Hutchins.

  • Campbellsville University honors teachers throughout Kentucky for excellence in teaching

    By Joan C McKinney, Campbellsville University
    News and Publications coordinator and
    Ashley Bolton, studnt news writer
    Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, congratulated 167 teachers from 63 school districts throughout Kentucky as they received the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award Saturday, May 12, on the CU campus.


    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Katie and Desmond Himes are spreading awareness about bullying to schools across the state with their interactive Bully Bashers program and will be having their first Bully Basher benefit variety show at the end of June.
    Katie, who will be competing in the Miss Kentucky pageant, chose an anti-bullying platform in November and by April developed the idea into a full-fledged interactive program for children in schools.