Today's News

  • Drug-trafficking charges top indictments

    Becky Barnes,

    The Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday, March 6, returning 31 indictments against 25 people. Many of the defendants were arrested in a drug sweep on Thursday. Their information is repeated in a press release from the Bluegrass Narcotics Task Force on page 2.

  • Harrison County Fiscal Court approves jail budget for 2018

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court approved the 2018 jail budget, as submitted by jailer Steve Slade, at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.
    The budget trims $3,200 off last year’s budget and comes in at $942,960. The bulk of the jailer’s office budget is a $655,000 expense earmarked for contracted housing expenses for inmates at other county or regional jail facilities, primarily the Bourbon County Detention Center.

  • 51st Lions Club Auction is March 26-30

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The 61st Annual Cynthiana Lion’s Club Radio Auction will be held March 26-30. The auction begins each night at 6:30 p.m. and will be carried live on the local Cable 6 television channel and by WCYN-1400 AM radio. The auction will also be streamed live on the WCYN app at WCYN.com. It is scheduled to end each night at 10 p.m.
    Dustin Rose is heading up the auction this year as the chairman and is looking forward to making money that will stay in Harrison County.

  • Did You Know?

    breakfast, egg hunt is March 31
    Harrison County Rotary and Relay For Life Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 31 from 8-11 a.m. in the Southside Elementary School cafeteria; followed by the Frankie Taylor Memorial Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. at Ingles Stadium. Sponsored by the Rev. Ross Park Committee and the Harrison County Family Resource Center.

    Cynthiana to host first Hemp Day
    in June
    The first Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Hemp Day will be held on Saturday, June 9, in downtown Cynthiana.


    Becky Barnes,

    Thirty-nine years ago, after boasting to all who would listen, Jimmie Cooper assured everyone that his wife was delivering them a son and  he would be named after his Daddy.
    The best laid plans and all that later...
    The doctor told Cooper that he didn’t have a son, but he did have “a truly beautiful baby girl.”
    Since the Coopers had only boy names picked out, that truly beautiful baby girl was named Truly.

  • Candidate endorsements for the May 22 primary

    As the 2018 election draws near candidates will begin lining up their followers to write endorsement letters to the newspaper.
    We welcome those local letters. Local being the operative word here.
    We won’t accept letters of mass mailings. With e-mail so prevalent, it’s tougher to determine “mass mailings.” However, if someone sends a letter from Indianapolis endorsing one of our local hopefuls, it’s pretty obvious that it’s from a mailing list.

  • News from the Chamber of Commerce

    It has been a whirlwind the last couple of weeks in the Chamber world.
    We have recently moved into our new office, on the second floor of the City Clerk’s new building.
    Moving is never fun, but we survived and are absolutely in love with our new location. Many have asked if they have to come all the way up the stairs to see us. Not at all.
    Just pop into the City offices (Check out our new gift shop while you’re there) and have them buzz us. We will happily come to you.

  • Viewpoint

    People my age or older often catch ourselves wishing for things as they used to be.
    At the risk of sounding trite, those days of the past are ‘water over the dam,’ ‘water under the bridge,’ or any of several other sayings that reflect some sense of longing for simpler times.
    Let’s be realistic, however, those days are in the past and, though they might be remembered, they will never be relived.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, March 15
    One-on-One Computer Assistance. Thursday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. a at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. For any computer or database questions, register for individual assistance. Call the library at 859-234-4881 to register.
    Celtic Dance Demonstration. Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Everyone is invited to this free event.

    FRIDAY, March 16

  • Church News

    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.