Today's News

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Feb. 20, 2018
    Jewel Cole, 1979, sentencing; trafficking in controlled substance-first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), enhancement drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, theft by unlawful taking under $500, complicity convicted felon in possession of a handgun; 7 year sentence imposed, probation denied.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Feb. 19, 2018
    Estate of Wanda Lee Henderson, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Joyce Hiten, probate hearing; will proven, order entered.
    Estate of Norma Jean McCrory, motion hour; order entered.
    Estate of Jerry C. McFarland, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Charlotte Ann Northcutt, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.

  • Property Transfers

    Quit Claim Deed: Carla L. Keding to Safe Dry Storage of the Bluegrass, Inc., property on US Hwy. 27, Harrison County, $1.
    Ronald C. Pittington and Diane K. Wright and Darrin Wright to Joseph Wayne Burden, property located in Harrison County, $129,999.
    Thomas Ray Hendren to John Daniel Arthur, property located in the Belmont Addition (Lot 8 in Block B on Third Street), $7,500.
    Victoria L. Lytle and Robert A. Lytle to Ronald Brown, Lot 9 in Block or Section D of Elmarch Addition (115 N. Elmarch Avenue), $82,000.

  • Mayor James Smith's State of the City address

    Good evening fellow commissioners, good evening citizens of the Maiden City.

  • Cynthiana mayor gives ‘State of the City’ address at meeting

    Becky Barnes,

    Cynthiana’s mayor has called for the commission to get behind him to bring a new utility to the city.

  • HCHS students excel at Music Festival

    On Saturday, 45 members of the Harrison County High School Band travelled to Lexington to participate in the Kentucky Music Educators Association District 7 Solo and Ensemble Festival. 
    This festival celebrates individual musicianship by giving students the opportunity to perform by themselves and in small groups. 
    “I am so proud of all the students who performed today,” said band director John Merz. “Over half of our band program was represented, and 15 students participated for the first time.” 

  • P&Z forwards solar farm ordinance to county

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    On Monday night, the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning and Zoning Commission passed on to the Harrison County Fiscal Court, for its consideration, an amended ordinance dealing with solar energy systems.
    The ordinance requires solar farm applicants to procure a conditional use permit. It also specifies that solar farms must prepare a decommissioning plan, prior to the issuance of a building permit.

  • Solar farm meeting draws questions from large crowd

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    About 200 people attended a public meeting last Thursday evening at the Extension Office concerning the proposed solar farm in western Harrison County.
    The meeting was sponsored by Geenex Solar, the company that intends to get the first large-scale solar operation in Kentucky up and running, in Harrison County.

  • Local couple republish out-of-print books

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    If you can’t find a copy of that favorite children’s book you enjoyed when you were a child, chances are it is no longer in print.
    Locally owned and operated Purple House Press might just be able to help you find a copy of that long-lost book.
    The husband and wife team of Ray Sanders and Jill Morgan have been rescuing and reissuing those childhood favorites for 18 years.

  • Burrell has made Cynthiana her home

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Adolph Burrell met Mildred Clark while both in the US Army and soon were married. He was from a big city, Detroit,  and she was from rural Madison County, in Kentucky.
    After they started having children, Mildred left the military, but Adolph continued until he retired with 25 years of active-duty service.
    One of their five children, Jackie Burrell, has settled in Cynthiana and has been an active member of the community since moving here in 1992.