Today's News

  • Readers, let us know what you think about...

    Perhaps you don’t agree with a letter or a column here on the Viewpoint page.
    Maybe you think the newspaper or its editor have taken it to far by printing someone’s opinion.
    In recent weeks I’ve heard some mumbling to that effect.
    My response has to be that I would no more deny publication of a letter to the editor than I would ask a librarian to remove a book from the shelf.
    There is the exception of libel and good taste with regards to letters.
    There are a few rules, but we try to limit those.

  • Leaders say no to 14% pay increase

    The proposed 14 percent pay increase for recreation director Rick Chasteen was voted down last week by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Board, but not before long-time board chairman Dr. Rick Arnold walked away.
    On the agenda for the special meeting was the reappointment of long-expired board members. Arnold’s term expired two years ago. When Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses announced that Arnold had been reappointed, Arnold swiftly noted that he had not been reappointed in two years.
    “It’s not exactly a vote of confidence,” Arnold said.

  • School Menus

    May 16-20
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Biscuits, sausage, jelly, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: No School
    WEDNESDAY: Waffles w/syrup, bacon, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Cinnamon french toast w/syrup, bacon, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: Cereal, toast, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.


  • Whitney Lynn Beckett
  • Signs of facebook envy

    The condition has a name: Facebook Envy.
    It’s symptoms include twinges of resentment, pangs of self-pity and thoughts of “Why not me?”
    Some blame it on technology itself, although the condition has been around since B.C. — Before Computers.
    For those not familiar with Facebook, it’s a Website where friends, which can be people you actually know or people you might sort of know, post news or random thoughts or pithy messages for their friends and sometimes the general cyber public to read.

  • News briefs

    Silver Eagles Day is Saturday
    Silver Eagles Day at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport will be held Saturday, May 14, starting at 10 a.m. Silver Eagles Day is an opportunity for volunteer pilots to take senior citizens from local nursing homes flying. In the past, citizens over the age of 80 have taken their first flight.

    Make-a-Blanket volunteers needed

  • Church News

    The Hour of Deliverance Chapel, 120 Second St., and Pastor William Gaunce, will host a revival May 19 starting at 7 p.m. The guest pastor will be Gaylord Gillispie. There will be special singing each night.

    Vacation Bible School will be held June 13-15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Republican Christian Church for K-fifth grade.
    Call 859-588-2858 if interested in attending.

    We remain in prayer for the Alabama tornado victims and their families.

  • Two recovering from motorcycle crash

    Mother’s Day happiness was put on hold after a multiple vehicle wreck caused two
    Harrison County men to be airlifted to UK Hospital. One of the men remains in serious condition the other is recovering at home.
    A call was made to dispatch at 10:31 p.m. Sunday, for an injury accident that occurred at the intersection of Edgewater and US 27, according to Harrison County Sheriff Deputy Tuan Kreer.

  • County, ambulance service at contract stalemate

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett explained that negotiations between the county and Rural Metro are stalled for the time being.
    Barnett and three other magistrates traveled to Louisville to meet with Rural Metro officials to discuss details of a contract between the county and Rural Metro.
    “They were open to every idea that we had except for our biggest stipulation,” said Barnett. “The county feels that we should control the certificate of need for the ambulance service and contract Rural Metro for their service.”

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, May 12
    Parents Day Craft Program. Thursday, May 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment will not meet this month.
    Northside Council. Northside Site Based Council will meet Thursday, May 12 at 3:45 p.m. in the Northside library. The public is invited to attend.