Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: John Clark Best, May 7, son of Gracie and David Best; Sabrina Gail Davis, April 30, daughter of Stacey Davis; Tia Renee Townsend,  May 1, daughter of Matt and Angela Townsend; Garrett James Ryan Tumey, May 2, son of James and Opal Tumey.
    Gov. Paul Patton was the guest speaker of the Maysville Community College/Licking Valley Center’s ground breaking ceremony. Construction to begin on the new $2.6 million facility and should be completed by June 2002.

  • Birth

    Lucas Allen Carr was born to Jason and Tabitha Carr of Cynthiana on March 15, 2011 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Joanna Philpot of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are James Philpot of Cynthiana, Georgia Moore of London, Ky., the late Lillian Emery, and Vivian Philpot and Henry Moore.
    Paternal grandparents are Allen and Debbie Carr; paternal great-grandparents are David and Patricia Biddle, all of Lexington, and the late Tinnie and Barbara Carr.

  • Food Pantry donation
  • Homemaker Events

    May 13: Senior Citizens nutrition talk
    May 19: Freezing and Drying workshop, 6 p.m.
    May 20: Painting class, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    May 21: Spring day trip to Cumberland Falls
    May 23: Canning workshop, 6 p.m.
    May 26: Diabetes Cooking School, 5-7 p.m.
    May 30: Memorial Day - office closed

    June 3-5: Ft. Harrod craft camp
    June 6: Extension District board meeting, 7 p.m.
    June 7-11: Bluegrass area basket seminar, Jabez, Ky.
    June 17: Hospice Pillow Project, 9 a.m. - noon

  • 4-H Events

    Monday-Friday: 4-H Sewing Projects as scheduled
    Tuesdays: 4-H Crocheting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    Tuesdays: 4-H Quilting Projects; 3:30-5 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Tuesdays: 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Harrison County Extension Office
    Wednesdays: 4-H Knitting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Wednesdays: 4-H Saddle N Spur Club, 6:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Mondays: 4-H Rabbit Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m Extension Office
    June 11-12 - District 4 Horse Show

  • Primarily low turn out

    Only 10.1 percent of Harrison County’s registered voters made it to the polls Tuesday, which was just below the state’s 10.3 percent.
    Regardless of the turnout, both Democrats and Republicans chose their nominees for the general election in November.
    David Williams and Richie Farmer earned the Republican bid for governor. They will go against incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear and his running mate Jerry Abramson this fall.
    Williams received 48 percent of the state’s vote compared to opponents Phil Moffett (38%) and Barbara Holsclaw (14%).

  • Holbert was a good friend

    A 20-year-old Cynthiana man has been laid to rest after being the victim of an accidental drowning last week.
    A day of young adults enjoying the first burst of real sunlight and warm air at Robinson Dam turned dark as night when Brandon Holbert slipped and fell into the water.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Holbert and his friend David Luellen arrived at the parking area on the west side of the South Fork of the Licking River at 6  p.m. last Wednesday

  • Back to Our Roots event is May 28

    It will be like a big, ol’ family reunion if all goes according to organizers’ plans for the May 28 Back to Our Roots event.
    Terry Harris is working on the second annual event and has several guests lined up to tell an eager crowd what it was like growing up in Cynthiana in their respective eras.

  • Jury recommends 25-times-two in Webb conviction

    A Bourbon County jury took nearly an hour to determine the sentencing recommendation following its conviction of Bass Webb on Tuesday. The jury suggests Webb serve 25 years in prison on each of his attempted murder convictions.
    Webb was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder for the July 31, 2009, incident at the Bourbon County Jail that ultimately led officials back to Harrison County and the body of Bryia Runiewicz.
    Webb was convicted of trying to run down two jail officials with a Geo Tracker.

  • Kentucky Traffic Safety grant allows CPD to focus on violations

    You know it’s spring in Cynthiana when the Click It or Ticket campaign gets underway.
    Cynthiana has been the recipient of the state’s traffic safety grant for several years. The grant allows local officers to work overtime to monitor safe driving habits.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross spearheads Cynthiana’s grant efforts.
    Between November 2010 and April 2011 in Cynthiana, 119 seat belt citations were issued, 22 speeding tickets, two citations for child restraint violations, 11 arrests including one DUI and 90 other citations.