Today's News

  • 80 new jobs, $2 million plan

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Eighty new jobs and a new partnership were announced last week when Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen and local dignitaries welcomed Continental Mixers to Cynthiana from Texas.
    Frank Busicchia, president and partner with Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings LLC, said the company bought Continental Mixer Solutions and E-Z Pack Refuse Hauling Solutions within four months of each other in 2014.
    He noted that the idea was to bring the two together in Cynthiana.

  • Family/Youth Service Centers are go-to ally for students and parents

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer
    As their children progress through school, most Harrison County parents will meet their kids’ teachers, the schools’ principals, and maybe the superintendent at some point. But what some parents might not realize is that there is another team of individuals whose goal is to help children succeed.

  • Chamber director resigns

    Pat Grenier, who has served as the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce executive director for the last eight years, has announced her plans to step down.
    Grenier recently opened a retail shop in downtown Cynthiana, Heartfelt Fiber and Fleece, which is also a mill for processing raw wool.

  • Click it, or they’ll ticket

    Cynthiana Police Sgt. Nathan Linville and Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak were awarded the Governor’s Occupant Protection Enforcement Awards on Tuesday. They received the awards for being the officers with their agencies who issued the most citations for safety belt, child restraint and booster saeat violations from June 11, 2014, to June 11, 2015. Peak issued 122 and Linville issued 60 citations during that time frame.

  • NFHS makes rules clarifications for 2015 season

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released its Football Rules Book and Case Book for 2015.  
    Page two of the rule book is all the further one has to look to find the changes in rules for this year.  
    The points of emphasis are on page three so it doesn’t take much looking to find what the NFHS deems to be really important this season.
    There aren’t any actual rule changes but only comments and clarifications on current rules.  

  • Football Breds compete in two 7-on-7 contests

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County football Thorobreds are learning their new offense and defenses as they continue to play in seven-on-seven drills and lineman work against different teams.  
    On Wednesday, Fleming County, Bracken County and Paris visited the Hilltop to provide some mid-week competition.  
    The Breds, who have battled the Bracken County squad on two occasions already this summer, faced off with Fleming County and Paris on the practice field.  

  • Battle of Blue Licks Anniversary set for Aug. 15-16

    Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park will commemorate the anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle with its annual re-enactment weekend on Aug. 15-16.
    The re-enactment commemorates the 1782 battle that included Daniel Boone and other pioneers along the Licking River.
    The outnumbered pioneers lost as they went up against British soldiers and Native Americans. Among the 70 pioneers who died was Boone’s youngest son, Israel.

  • HCMS team competes at World Archery Tournament

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County Middle School team went to the NASP World Tournament in Nashville last weekend and returned with a total score of 3,143, which placed them 60 of 90 teams.  
    The HCMS team consisted of elementary students as well as middle school students since, according to rules, the school had to compete as one not two. This meant that the elementary youngsters competed against middle school archers for the team score as well as fellow elementary students for individual honors.

  • Food preservation class upcoming

    The Harrison County Extension Office will soon be holding a free summer food preservation class.

  • “Cut-a-thon” to raise funds for Abby