Today's News

  • There is a time to be macho and a time to be smart

    When the heat index says 100 degrees, remember that water is your friend.
    Being a former participant of summer sports and activities, I never went a complete summer where I didn’t hear, “Go water up” or “You need to slow down and go drink some water.”
    Being younger at the time, I used to get so frustrated when someone kept hounding me about the importance of drinking water when the heat index was nearing 100 degrees.

  • Knowing the real you and not your veneer

    Years ago I had a sort of business acquaintance whom I idolized.
    I was just getting started in book writing and at the time she was one of the top names in Christian publishing.
    This woman wrote some of the funniest books I’d ever read, plus she was highly in demand as a speaker. She probably still is.
    Back then she could make audiences laugh until they wet their pants and snap her fingers and bring them to their knees in surrender to the Lord.

  • Church News

    Vacation Bible School will be held July 24-28 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Cynthiana Christian Church.
    Come cook up some fun with us.
    For more information call 234-5332.
    Cynthiana Presbyterian Church will host their two-day Vacation Bible School beginning Sunday, July 31 with a kick-off party and registration (weather permitting) at 3 p.m. If it rains, registration will begin at 5 p.m.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 21
    Northside Council. Northside Site Based Council will hold a special meeting Thursday, July 21 at 3:45 p.m. at Biancke’s.
    Local Board of Health will be meeting in the Frankie Casey Taylor meeting room located at 364 Oddville Ave. inside the Health Department to set the local tax rate. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on July 21 and the public is invited to attend.

  • Harrison Co. High Underclassmen Awards
  • Eastside Elementary Awards Program
  • Paynter guilty of wife’s murder

    It has been nearly nine years since Lori Ross Paynter went missing.
    Her killer has now admitted that he murdered his wife.
    Daniel T. Paynter, 57, originally from Cynthiana, entered a guilty plea in a Hamilton County, Ohio, court last Wednesday, July 6.
    “He apologized to his family and to her family,” said Megan Shananhan, assistant Hamilton County prosecutor. “He said he wanted to give everybody closure.”
    Shananhan described Paynter’s apology as “shallow” and not heart-felt.


     Skylar Mullins, left, plays it cool when asked what his favorite cartoon was by Don Wynn, HMH senior management, during Monday’s 2011 Children’s Expo. Mullins was chosen Most Photogenic in the Little Prince class at the Harrison County Fair.

  • Ponce returns to county, seven-year warrant served

    A seven year old warrant was served after a Hispanic man is taken into custody on Monday by a Harrison County Sheriff deputy.
    In March 2004, Harrison County Deputy Nathan Gasser and Detective Paul Olin responded to a call on Robinson Renaker Rd. in reference to a domestic dispute.

  • Two pit bulls taken at shelter break-in

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has been called twice in the last 30 days to investigate stolen animals at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.
    On July 7, Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton was called by Assistant Animal Control Officer Paul Colson to come investigate a break-in and break-out of two pitbull terriers at the animal shelter.