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Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Aug. 23, 1902 -- “The Bourbon Fiscal Court on Wednesday afternoon unanimously granted a franchise to the Blue Grass Traction Company to build an electric road between Lexington and Paris. Work to begin in 30 days and the road is to be completed in 18 months. The repair shops and car sheds will be located at Paris and a fence, separating the pike from the railway, will be built the entire distance.”

  • Everyone has a right to an opinion... and a right to say it

    "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -Voltaire, 18th Century French philosopher

    And, so it is with letters to the editor.

    I don’t always agree with opinions that readers want to express in our Mailbag section. In fact, sometimes I even huff and mumble when I read them.

    Newspapers stand for freedoms of speech and expression. How can we defend those freedoms then turn around and censor letters just because we don’t agree with them?

  • Fillies drop three of four games in Bourbon tourney

    The Somerset Lady Jumpers were said to be among the top teams in the 12th Region. The Harrison County Fillies were entering the Bourbon County tourney coming off a good showing in Prestonsburg. 

    This was the opening game for both teams in the tournament Saturday at 4 p.m. and looked to be a tight match.  It was hardly a game at all. 

    Somerset jumped out to a 12-0 lead and was really never threatened as they won by a 73-46 margin. 

  • School Menus

    Jan. 4-8

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: French toast sticks w/syrup or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    THURSDAY: Sausage gravy and biscuit or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • A scooter for Christmas

    Christmas columns are not hard to write in Cynthiana. You never have to look far to find someone who is trying to make this holiday season brighter for someone else, many times without even knowing the recipient of that good cheer.

    But despite the abundance of good this holiday season - whether its Christmas boxes filled with food or donated toys for children - it’s always refreshing and inspiring to see people helping people.

    The Dailey family is used to helping people. They pull vehicles out of all corners of the earth on a daily basis.

  • Looking at Cynthiana from heaven’s angle

    Cynthiana never looked so beautiful.

    I’ve seen Cynthiana from the air before. I’ve been in the passenger seat of small planes that took off and landed at our own airstrip with the capable pilots of first, Reed Anderson many years ago, then Doug Coy, and Jim Wornall. I’ve also flown with Richard Colvin from the Pendleton County airport.

    But nothing had prepared me for breathtaking  sights to be seen from the backseat of an ultralight.

  • Court must consider local economy in salary vote

    During last week’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting, county leaders discussed giving pay raises to county employees.

    Judge Alex Barnett recommended a 5 percent increase “based on the financial condition” of the county.

    From the discussions around the table it appeared magistrates were weighing in on both sides of the issue. However, all were in agreement that the men and women who make up the county’s payroll work hard. That’s never been the issue.

  • Breds lose overtime battle in LaRue semi final, 41-39

    “We did not deserve to win, we shot poorly. We looked tired, our guards looked tired,” lamented Coach Mike Reitz after his team fell to Webster County 41-39 in overtime Tuesday night. 

    This was the second game in as many nights for the Harrison County Thorobreds as they played in the National Guard Classic at LaRue County High School.

    Poor shooting was the problem, which was due to poor shot selection, for the most part. 

    Webster County has a good defensive team aided by its ability to play nine players without missing a beat.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 31

    Health Dept. Closings. The Health Department will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Years.

    Clerk's Office Closings. The Harrison County Clerk's office will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

    Library Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 and will reopen on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

    SUNDAY, Jan. 3

  • Farm Conservation Cost Share programs available, now accepting applications

    The Pendleton County Conservation District and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service is now accepting applications for cost share programs. The programs include the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost-Share program (State Cost Share) and the Federal Farm Bill programs; Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP).