Today's News

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Feb. 27, 2017
    Estate of Elizabeth D. Smith, probate hearing; order entered.
    JH Portfolio Debt Equities vs. Chad A. Barnes, motion hour; default judgment.
    Shawn Ritchey vs. Felicia Beverly, court trial; by agreement, forcible detainer sustained.
    Cavalry SPV vs. Andre E. Boyers, motion hour; order entered.
    Midland Funding vs. Brett Cheek, motion hour; default judgment.

  • Spring Open House this weekend in Cynthiana

    This weekend marks the second annual Downtown Spring Open House.
    Participating merchants will be open late on Friday, until 7 p.m. offering specials, discounts, door prizes, samples and great deals.
    Can’t make it Friday evening? No worries. You can still get great deals, specials and have fun shopping on Saturday.
    Cynthiana Main Street will be hosting its bunny hop drawing, which is open to everyone. No purchase is necessary to participate.


    U.S. Air Force Airman Nathan R. Lopez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Senator Steve West’s legislative update: session ends March 30

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 session.
    The senate is quickly passing the remaining senate bills out and receiving bills from the house for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted no time this week and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including:
    •Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align case loads with current census data;

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Logan Preston Boone, Nov. 14, son of Brandi Wyrick and J.P. Boone; Brady Thomas Pensinger, Feb. 13, son of Thomas Ashley and Amy Pensinger; Noah Kristopher Rivera, Feb. 7, son of Rebecca Smith and Kristopher Rivera.
    Harrison County Eastside Elementary School’s newly formed Governor’s Cup team earns second place at the District 70 competition.

  • Viewpoint

    I love it when government shows that it can compromise.
    That’s exactly what happened Tuesday night when Cynthiana Mayor James Smith announced that the city would be pursuing limited parking on Pike Street between Church Street and 315 Pike St.

  • Scout Mackenzie Watts

    Scout Mackenzie Watts was born to Chris and Ashton Watts of Cynthiana on Jan. 18, 2017 at Georgetown Community Hospital.
    She weighed 6 lbs. 0.5 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Scarlett Watts.
    Maternal grandparents are  Todd and Angie Moore of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are James and Janice Watts.
    Great-grandparents are Geneva French and Horst Muller.

  • Do you understand who you are?

    Donna and I have been blessed to have our grandchildren in the house every week since they were born -- 9-plus years of blessing.
    How much can one person have or endure? We are exhausted from their stays, but the joy they bring and the changes we witness are priceless.  

  • Bryson Tylor Clemons

    Bryson Tylor Clemons was born to Sydney Clemons of Cynthiana on Feb. 22, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz.

  • Seed starting basics

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait.
    I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.
    My set up is not elaborate; it basically consists of a kit that includes a plastic dome that fits over a seed tray and pan.