Today's News

  • Penn to hold book signing Saturday

    Bill Penn, local historian, will be at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, 124 S. Walnut St., on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to sign copies of his book “Kentucky Rebel Town.” Cost is $47.70 with a portion being donated to the Museum.
    Also stop by during the Rod Run festivities and check out the Museum’s model car collection.

  • Berry Fire Department pinning ceremony

    The Berry Fire Department held its annual family dinner on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Berry fire house. Berry fire chief Orla Whitaker received his chief’s bugles from assistant chief, James House, left, and Capt. Gary Woods.

  • Dog park could be part of city/county partnership

    Becky Barnes,

    It just got a slight mention at Tuesday’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting, but if it comes to fruition, it will be a very popular decision among the canine population.
    County government was approached by Cynthiana Mayor James Smith about partnering with the purchase of 26-plus acres that adjoins River Road Park. It includes the lighted LeBus soccer field and more.

  • Zoning commission denies amendment for solar energy farm

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission refused to accept a request by representatives from Geenex and BayWa Renewable Energy for a text amendment to a previously accepted ordinance, concerning a proposed solar energy “farm” that will be located in Harrison County.
    At issue, is the 900 acre tract of land where the solar farm will be located in western Harrison County, and the decommissioning cost should the project cease operations in the future.

  • Judy publishes book of TWDD photographs

    Becky Barnes,

    The saying is “If you need someone to do something, find someone who is busy.”
    That person would be Shonda Judy.
    She is a photographer, but claims not to be a professional. She shoots pool as well as photographs. She is the APA league photographer. She enjoys archery and trap shooting. She likes to repurpose flea market treasures. She enjoys camping and kayaking. And, never is her Nikon D700 very far away.

  • Cynthiana Rod Run is Saturday

    Prepare to be wowed!
    Cynthiana’s 2017 Rod Run will be shining brightly this weekend.
    Beginning at 9 a.m., registration will get underway for the hundreds of cars that will line downtown. While registration is not required to show, it is necessary to be considered for prizes, which will be awarded at 4 p.m. at Rohs Opera House.
    There will be information booths throughout town where owners can register their ride.
    This will be the sixth Rod Run for Cynthiana. It just keeps getting bigger every year.

  • Excitement builds for Rod Run

    By Tomi Jean Clifford

    Chamber of Commerce Director

  • 150 years

    It’s a busy time in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    This weekend is the famed Rod Run, an all-day car show that has put Cynthiana on the classic car map.
    Sept. 23 will be the first Super Saturday with a plethora of activities, including a ping-pong ball drop.
    Yea, just wait and see on that one! It should be a blast.
    Before that is the Taste of Harrison County, which includes the 5K and Little Feet, Big Feet road races.
    This next one is going to be near and dear to my heart.

  • Slow mail costs money

    By Matthew Paxton IV,
    publisher of The News-Gazette, Lexington, VA,  and president
    of the National Newspaper Association

    Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday.  But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?  

  • HCMS Girls Basketball