Today's News

  • Winter perennials hidden beneath the snow

    Most people would say that there is not much going on in the garden during the winter months. I beg to differ.
    There are dozens of plants out there doing something interesting.
    Some are just showing their pretty bark or their sculptural quality bare of leaves. Others are just beginning to emerge and will be blooming soon. And others just have some crazy quality that allows their foliage to look as fresh and clean as a spring garden despite the fact it is covered by four inches of snow and has endured days of freezing temperatures.

  • Mahorney celebrates 100th birthday

    Tracy Mahorney, formerly of Cynthiana and now residing in Detroit, Mich., was born to the late Frazier and Amanda Mahorney on Jan. 30, 1911, in Cynthiana. On Sunday, Jan. 30, she will celebrate her 100th birthday with many family members and friends.
    Also, she will be celebrating the arrival her first great, great, great grandaughter, Ariyah Wilson, who was born on Jan. 13, 2011.

  • To give or not to give

    A woman called the newsroom looking for help.
    She said she was a “sign flyer,” street lingo for “panhandler,” and that she felt targeted by local police who had issued her a $75 citation for approaching a car.
    “I wasn’t violating the law,” she said.
    She said she stands in front of a busy intersection near a shopping center and several restaurants, flying her sign that reads: “Breast cancer survivor — need help. God bless.”

  • Church briefs

    An informal Christian Home Fellowship meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 6-8 p.m. for more information call Janet at 859-954-1145.


    A special service will be held at Lair Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 10:45 a.m. Gaylord Gillispie will be the guest speaker. A potluck lunch will follow the service.\


  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 27
    Planning Commission of Cynthiana, Harrison County, Berry will hold a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., at the sheriff’s office. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 27
    Planning Commission of Cynthiana, Harrison County, Berry will hold a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., at the sheriff’s office. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Brother sends brother to hospital

    A domestic violence incident was reported Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4:55 p.m. after an altercation between John Alan Feeback, 25, and Clay Feeback, 24.
    The dispute between the brothers occurred on Ky 36 west. During the altercation, John Alan allegedly stabbed Clay four times.
    Authorities later found Clay at his mother’s house located on US 62 east near Eastside Elementary.
    John Alan was taken into custody and charged with second degree assault resulting from domestic violence. He is currently being held at Grant County Detention Center.

  • Thomas honored for DUI enforcement

    He’s been with the Cynthiana Police Department less than two years. However, youth didn’t stop him from receiving one of the governor’s highest honors for ‘Blue Bloods.’
    Jeff Thomas, 33, recently received the Governor’s Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement.
    Between Oct. 1, 2009, and Sept. 31, 2010, Thomas apprehended 11 drivers in Cynthiana who were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • City cell phone bills are nearly $1k over plans’ initial costs

    A recent financial audit shows that Harrison County officials and employees are being responsible and efficient with their assigned cell phones.
    “We had a company named Spyglass come in and look at our records and bills and conduct an audit,” said County Judge Alex Barnett. “In the area of cell phone use, we were told not to change our plans and, they commended us on how efficient we were with them.”

  • Police called to bar for ‘shots fired’

    Responding to a “shots fired” call on Friday, Jan. 14, Cynthiana police officers found two guns and a large knife in a vehicle along with two suspects.
    The call came in just before midnight, when the bar was preparing to close, that someone had fired a gun inside Shiloh Blue on Walnut Street.
    “In that situation, where there are guns involved, you’re trying to clarify, if you’re going in the bar, who’s involved and who has the gun,” said Ptl. Jeff Thomas.