Today's News

  • Political, event signs must be out of state rights-of-way

    Becky Barnes,

    It’s an election year and that means political signs are going up everywhere . . .  some are even being placed illegally in the state right-of-way.
    “I don’t want to have to pick them up,” said Kevin Florence, Kentucky Transportation Department road superintendent in Harrison County. “I try like heck to not have to get them.”
    Florence said there are several reasons why putting any kind of sign in the right-of-way is illegal.

  • Lincoln Day welcomed state and local offials.

    The Harrison County Republican Party hosted the Annual Lincoln Day Lunch on Saturday, April 14th.   Many Local and state candidates as well as current elected officials shared in discussions about current and upcoming legislation.  Pictured from left, US Rep Thomas Massie, US Rep Andy Barr, Businessman Roger Brill, and KY Commissioner of Agricultural Ryan Quarles.

  • MCTC offers EMT course to local businesses

    Medical emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. That sobering thought is what prompted Michael Thrun, Site EHS and Sustainability Manager at 3M, to send five 3M employees to an EMT course at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community & Technical College (MCTC).
    The 12-week course met Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9 p.m. to learn life-saving skills such as workforce safety, lifting and moving patients, trauma and BLS resuscitation. Students were also able to gain first-hand experience through several hours of ride time with an ambulance crew.

  • Commissioners discuss splash pad for Flat Run Park

    Becky Barnes,

    While it’s not likely to be open by summer, Zach Pergram is excited about a future splash pad for the Flat Run Veterans Park.
    Pergram, who was assigned the task of spearheading a project to engage volunteers for the construction.
    Pergram told Cynthiana City Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting that the initial cost estimates came in at over $300,000. He said he believes he can get that down to about $125,000.

  • Church News

    A revival will be held at Berry Baptist Church, 306 Main St., Berry, Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 22 at 10 and 11 a.m. with the Bluegrass Boys Quartet. Everyone is welcome.
    For more information call Pastor Carl Morton at 859-356-2887 or the church office at 859-234-0440.


  • “We All Scream for Ice Cream”

    Let me tell you something I enjoyed about the NCAA Basketball tournament besides the games, the commercials. I especially enjoyed the Capital One commercial featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and Charles Barkley.
    In a 30-second commercial those three are sitting in a car together headed to the tournament site, San Antonio. Charles says he is excited to be able to visit the “A La Mode”. Jackson corrects him by saying, “Charles, it is Alamo.”

  • Grace Notes

    Easter has passed, but I’m still thinking about a part of the gospel story of Christ’s resurrection that I often miss.
    It happened on that Sunday.
    Early in the morning the women had gone to the tomb where they had placed Christ’s body on Friday after his crucifixion.
    The women found the tomb empty and an angel told them Jesus wasn’t there, that he had risen, just as he had said.
    That part of the story I’ve never forgotten.
    But in Luke’s gospel, there’s a detour that I don’t often remember.

  • School Menus

    April 23-27
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Muffin or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Pop-tart or cereal, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Biscuit and egg patty or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Donut or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: French toast sticks or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, April 19
    Essential Oils 101. Thursday, April 19 at 11 a.m. Learn the benefits of being toxin free with Essential Oils. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register.
    Facebook for Beginners. Thursday, April 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn how to find and add friends on Facebook, post messages or pictures, and learn about privacy on Facebook. Call the library at 859-234-4884 to register.

  • Viewpoint pictures