Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, April 21
    Faces of Colon Cancer. A photo exhibit coordinated by the Kentucky Cancer Program to honor Kentucky survivors and spread the word that colon cancer screening saves lives on Thursday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Everyone is invited.
    Family Conservation Program. Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is required.

  • Strong wind, thunderstorms expected overnight

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has included Harrison County in a severe weather announcement.
    According to information from the NWS and Mike Palmer, Harrison County Emergency Management director, a widespread severe weather outbreak is very likely later tonight and during the early morning hours Wednesday morning.
    Palmer said the severe weather is expected to reach Harrison County around 2 a.m. and should be over by 4 a.m.

  • Deputies investigate Saturday night shooting

    A second shooting in less than two weeks happened Saturday night in Harrison County.
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident that sent 33-year-old Greg Ritchie to the hospital.
    According to Deputy Dean Hutchison, who is leading the investigation, there were two separate gatherings on Prince Lane Saturday night where alcohol was available.
    Hutchison said an argument broke out between Ritchie and Jason Richardson and ended with Ritchie being shot in the leg.

  • Flood
  • Blue Grass Energy’s linemen test skills at Gaff-N-Go Rodeo event

    Blue Grass Energy’s Linemen Rodeo Team brought home high scores from the Gaff-N-Go Rodeo in Virginia last week and was named overall journeyman team winners. The rodeo is an opportunity for linemen to test their technical skills as they perform a variety of tasks.

  • Former mayor Melvin Hampton dies Thursday

    Former Cynthiana Mayor Melvin Hampton died Thursday night at his home.
    Funeral arrangments are pending at Ware Funeral Home.
    Hampton served as mayor for Cynthiana for 23 years from 1970 to 1993. The three years prior to his mayoral bid, he served as a city commissioner.
    Hampton was also a former vice president and loan officer at Harrison Deposit Bank as well as an active member at Cynthiana Christian Church.

    For more information, see Thursday’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • HCHS Art Students

    Harrison County High School art students earned awards at the Kentucky Art Education Association’s Burley-Coal Regional Art Competition held at Morehead on March 16.
    Shannon Howard took first place in fashion design for the second year in a row.
    Ashlyn Techau earned a first place in photography.  
    Nickolas Slucher received an honorable mention in drawing.
    Howard’s and Techau’s works will go on to All-State Competition.  
    An exhibit, reception and awards ceremony will be held at Dixie Heights High School on April 17.

  • Honor Roll

    eastside Elementary
    The Eastside Elementary Honor Roll for the third term includes:

    Fourth Grade
    Timothy Abbott, *Nigel Amick, Kimberly Barker, *Lauren Bentley, *John Best, Samantha Brooks, Layton Childress, *Kaylee Clements, *Daniel Faulconer, Austin Garrison, Caitlynn Hamilton, Caleb Harris, Sophia Hatterick, Kaylee Hernandez, Haylee Hindbaugh, Cody Howard, Trinity Hubbard, Brendon Jackson, Katherine Jones, Jacob King, Chelsea Kiskaden, Hadley Kreer, Dylan Lewis;

  • Flood 2011

    After an uncertain night, Cynthiana and Harrison County residents who live along the South Fork of the Licking River are seeing the river level drop slightly.
    At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service was recording lower river levels for Cynthiana. However, by 7:30 a.m. it was back on the rise at 21.8.
    On May 4, 2010, it reached 21.92 feet.
    However, Grays Run Estates resident Becky Shepperd believes the river has encroached into her subdivision even more than last May’s flood.

  • Eighth Grade Maroon Team Reading Counts 2

    Harrison County Middle School eighth grade Maroon Team Reading Counts top readers for the third nine-weeks were: front row, from left, Conner England, Casey Newcomb, Dylan Merrill, Chelsea Ingram, Sarah Ruth Besson; second row, Rebecca McKenney, Destiny Spicer, Brooke Frederick, Hope Warner, Zach Lutz.