Today's News

  • Cynthiana woman killed in Thursday wreck

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer

    A Cynthiana woman died June 18 after her car ran off the road and struck an embankment. 

  • Rotary’s Fabulous 4th will be on the Fourth

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer

    Elvis has left the building—and is on his way to Flat Run Veterans’ Park for this year’s Fab 4th celebration. 

  • Police: Preparedness is key in response to hate groups

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    While the  most commonly known hate crimes in the United States are those against African Americans and those whose sexual orientation is not of the majority, there are many more.

  • Board approves new 4-year contract for superintendent

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer

    School Superintendent Andy Dotson will remain in the post at least another four years. 

    The Harrison County School Board voted at its meeting Tuesday to extend Dotson’s contract through June 30, 2019. 

  • Do not leave pets in hot vehicle, says animal control officer

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer

    It happens to pets every year. It happens to dogs, cats, and even, at least on one occasion in Harrison County, pot-bellied pigs. And, the hotter the temperature soars, the more dangerous it becomes. 

  • Community Calendar 7-2-15

    THURSDAY, July 2
    Community Hero Job Fair. Thursday, July 2 at 2 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for grades 6th-12th and speak with Dr. Stephen Moses, firefighter Joey Nelson and Trooper Jones about their careers.

    FRIDAY, July 3
    Wedco Holiday Closing. Wedco District will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the 4th of July.

  • Church News 7-2-15

    Calvary Assembly of God will host a Princess Tea on July 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church (across from the high school). Have fun, lunch and prizes with your favorite princess.
    Cost is $10 and the proceeds will be used to pay off the church debt.

    Faith Pentecostal Church will hold a singing on Sunday, July 5 at the church. Anointed will be perform in concert. Services start at 6 p.m. Come join in for some great Southern Gospel music.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Rex Mitchell Letcher, May 8, son of Tim and Traci Letcher; Mason Marshall Smiley, May 22, son of Terry and Stacy Smiley.
    A fire levels Benson United Methodist Church, Kelat. The fire was cause by a lightning strike. The church was 129 years old and was dedicated in January 1877. It was a plain frame structure made of poplar. In 1898 the cupola and vestibule were added and a basement was put under the building in 1948.

  • Liars' pants should really be on fire

    I don’t know about you, but I hate being lied to.
    A few weeks ago we drove to Tampa, which is about 70 miles from where we live. That same day, we needed to go to Port Charlotte, which is south of Tampa.
    How far south, you ask?
    Well, according to the “distance between two cities” online calculator I used, Port Charlotte is 70 miles south of Tampa.
    Except the calculator lied.
    We drove and drove and drove and about 110 miles later got to Port Charlotte.
    I hate being lied to.

  • Food preservation workshop coming to Harrison County Aug. 11-13

    Few things taste better than fresh-picked produce. Harrison County residents can savor the flavor of summer’s bounty throughout the year and save money on groceries by preserving fresh fruits and vegetables.
    The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is teaching community members how to properly preserve a variety of foods by offering free food preservation workshops across the state.