Today's News

  • Reunions


    Center Hill School will hold a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in Bingo Hall, Bourbon Square, 4243 Lexington Rd., for anyone who attended or was associated with the school. A potluck lunch will be served at noon.

    For more information contact: Harry and Rose Mary Laytart at 987-5195; Catherine Craig at 987-8191; Betty Sosby at 988-0574; Joe Barnes at 234-4406; Bonnie Linville at 987-6631; Mary Sue Lillie at 987-6140; Janice Sosby at 987-4809; or Jim Mastin at 987-2268.

  • Marriage Licenses



    Jennifer Lea Harrison, 27, and Jeremy Nathaniel Roberts, 27, married Sept. 12, 2009.


    Alitia Marie Haitz, 30, and Jeremy Wayne Hill, 30, married Sept. 12, 2009.


    Amanda Kay Darnell, 21, and Mark Andrew Garabrandt, 20, married Aug. 29, 2009.


    Tabitha Renee Combs, 22, and Stephen Christopher Williams, 30, married Sept. 12, 2009.


    Kay Lynne Depew, 42, and Brian Garnett Faulconer, 38, married Sept. 25, 2009.


  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Sept. 16 – At 8:18 p.m., a report was made of items taken from the Recycling Center.

    Sept. 18 – At 8:13 a.m., police made a welfare check after a 3-year-old child was found wandering alone on Hinkston Avenue.

    Sept. 18 – At 4:01 p.m., Kenny Simpson reported that an antenna was taken from the roof of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum.

  • Concerned family should get involved with school’s PTO

    To the editor:

    I would like to respond to the grandparent that was told that the PTO is responsible for getting playground equipment. The PTO is an organization that assists the school in buying computer programs, playground equipment, and materials/resources needed to help our teachers teach. I do not understand what she meant by competition. There is no competition between the PTOs. Fundraisers are held to raise money for all of the requests that they are given. The PTO then has to decide what they can pay for.

  • Thorobred Marching Band Classic is this weekend

    The new Harrison County High School athletic complex will be the scene for the 2009 Thorobred Marching Band Classic this weekend.

    Eight bands will be competing for the hardware as well as judges’ rankings.

    Scheduled to compete are Ludlow, Nicholas County, Lexington Christian Academy, Williamstown, Henry County, Powell County, South Western High School and Dixie Heights.

    The competition begins at 2:30 p.m.

    Admission is $6 for adults, $4 students or $8 for premium chair-back seating.

  • Property Transfers


    Special Warranty Deed: Wachovia Bank, N.A. to Donald Shepherd, property in Harrison County in Belmont Addition, $22,000.

    Special Warranty Deed: SB Holdings, LLC to Stonecrest Investments LLC, Tract 2 on Third Street in Belmont Addition, $4,000.

    Helen Hyatt, Robert N. Hyatt Jr., William M. Hyatt, Johnny K. Hyatt and Shirley Hyatt to Allen Burns and Virgie Burns, property on Miller Street, $66,000.

    Betty A. Hill to Melody H. Toby, Parcel 1 - 3.924 acres on Falmouth Pike (US 27), $85,000.

  • HCHS cheerleaders host alumni brunch next weekend

    To the editor:

    The HCHS cheerleaders invite all former HCHS cheerleaders and former HCHS cheerleading coaches to an alumni brunch to be held on Saturday, Oct. 10. The program will include a slide show and recognition of past cheerleading accomplishments. A quilt has been made from retired HCHS cheer uniforms and will be raffled at the alumni brunch. Please plan to join us at the HCHS cafeteria at 11 a.m. on Oct. 10. Tickets in advance are $15 or $25 at the door. For more information, call Pam Henson at 234-6641.

    Pam Henson

    Parents for Pep Treasurer

  • Academic Briefs


    Kelsi Strawzell, a 2009 graduate of Harrison County High School, has been named a Sen. Jeff Green Scholar. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.

    As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for at least $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards.

  • Breds host Pendleton Saturday

    After an unscheduled week off, the Harrison County Thorobreds are back on the field this Saturday for their first district encounter of the season when they play host to Pendleton County.

    Last Friday, the Breds had their game with Bardstown cancelled as a district-wide flu epidemic forced school officials to dismiss from school on Thursday and Friday.

    The edict meant that all school activities were postponed as well.

  • ‘The wind that is God’s Spirit blows where it wants...’

    The day after my niece’s wedding, my sister and I went to the California desert town of Temecula.

    When I was growing up, Temecula was nothing but sand and tumbleweeds. Today, it looks like most every modern suburban sprawl with a CVS and Burger King on nearly every corner.

    My sister and I went to the restored old town of Temecula, with its cute boutiques, restaurants and antique stores.