Today's News

  • 4-H Fun Horse Show
  • BQA Chute-side training planned

    Harrison County’s Cooperative Extension Agent Gary Carter along with intern Eli Mann will be conducting a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Chute-side Training.  The BQA training will be held Aug. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Harrison County High School’s Vocational Agriculture Farm.
    The goal of the BQA program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producers’ attention to daily production practices that influence safety, wholesomeness and quality of beef and beef products.

  • Corn concerns

    A number of farmers are wondering what can I do with all of this non-productive corn. The drought has nearly eliminated all corn where there was no watering capabilities. Those fields that were watered may be hurt due to the extreme temperatures and pollination failed to occur.

  • Crossword Puzzle


    1. Shasta and Tab, e.g.
    6. ___ Wednesday
    9. Fictional company in old cartoons
    13. Spew
    14. “Cafe ___?” Greenwich Village club where Hendrix and Dylan played
    15. Turkish leader title, pl.
    16. *Some fads do this from time to time
    17. Hula dancer’s ornament
    18. One’s manner of walking, pl.
    19. *Bell locations
    21. *Angel pin-up
    23. Increase
    24. Never eat chicken this way
    25. T-cell killer

  • Library news

    Creatures of the Night Teen Zombie Party will be held at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Wednesday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. for ages 10 and up. Stephen Hollen will be present to tell stories about Creatures of the Night including zombies, vampires, Frankenstein, and ghosts. You will also learn to do zombie stage make-up and play zombie games. Pre-registration is appreciated.

  • Indictment issued in child sexual abuse case

    A Harrison County man is accused of sexually abusing children and has now been indicted by a grand jury.
    Donald Silcox, 55, faces an eight-count indictment in connection with the alleged abuse of children under 12 years old and under 16 years old.
    According to the indictment handed down last week, Silcox is charged with sodomizing three little girls. The charges stem from incidents that allegedly began around May 1 and continued through June 8.
    The grand jury charges that Silcox engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with the girls.

  • Himes one of 31 Miss Kentucky contestants

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The Miss Kentucky pageant is taking place this week, with Katie Himes of Harrison County competing to win the crown.
    Himes said Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13, are the preliminary rounds and Saturday, July 14, is the finals.
    Himes is competing as Miss Harlan County in the state preliminary Miss America pageant.
    She said there are 31 contestants competing for the title of Miss Kentucky.
    Himes said pageant contestants represent different titles from all around the state.

  • Things are ‘picking up’ at Rev. Ross Park

    Barely a handful of Cynthiana men are wanting some changes in their neighborhood park and they are willing to put in the sweat equity to make it work.
    Their hearts are in the right place.
    “It’s for the kids,” said Howard, aka “Hud,” Custard, who is just one of the voices behind a plan to grow the Rev. Ross Park.
    There used to be swings in the small park that runs along side the South Fork of the Licking River.

  • Leaking Poindexter Dam gets rapid repair

    Poindexter farmers now are waiting for rain to replenish lost water caused by a leaking Poindexter dam.
    According to Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett, several farmers in the Poindexter area, including Ricci Roland, began to notice a problem in Poindexter dam during the summer of 2011.
    “Last year I could tell that the dam was leaking water,” said Roland. “Once winter came, I could tell a significant drop in the amount of water behind the dam.”

  • He knows what we need

    My friend Tara recently asked me about a book that swept through the Christian culture like a Category 4 hurricane back in 2000, “The Prayer of Jabez,” by Bruce Wilkinson.
    Tara jokingly wondered aloud if maybe her pooh-poohing the book and not jumping on the “pray like Jabez” bandwagon was coming back to bite her in the butt. Maybe her life would be different if she had been a Jabez prayer pray-er.
    If you’re not familiar with the book, here’s a mini crash course: