Today's News

  • Reunion stories are the best

    I love a good reunion story.
    A few years ago The New York Times ran a story about then-New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel and a young man named John Mathieson.
    Thirty-four years prior to Fassel and his wife Kitty meeting Mathieson they had been 19 and unmarried — and the parents of a baby boy whose birth and adoption they kept secret from all but their immediate families.
    And for 34 years, every April 5 the Fassels privately wished their baby boy a Happy Birthday, adding, “Wherever you are, we hope you’re OK.”

  • Church News

    Please join us at the Church of the Advent Saturday, Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. for a Family Eucharist or at 10:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve Mass with special music being presented.
    Cynthiana Christian Church, 202 N. Main St., cordially invites the community to their Candlelight Communion service, Saturday, Dec. 24 beginning at 11 p.m.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 22
    Historical Book Group. Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the book Boone by Robert Morgan. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.
    FRIDAY, Dec. 23
    Library Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed Dec. 23-26. The library will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m.

  • Browns square off with four suits

    Three civil action suits have been filed in Harrison Circuit Court by former Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown against his wife, Kay.
    In November, Jim Brown filed the three civil suits against his wife in Harrison County and she simultaneously filed for divorce in Johnson County.
    One of Jim Brown’s suits alleges that Kay stepped over the pre-nuptial line after he suffered a stroke on Dec. 23, 2008.

  • Breds even record with 73-33 romp over Deming Tuesday

    In a game that saw them take a 19-1 first-quarter lead, the Harrison County Thorobreds evened their season record at 3-3 with a 73-33 win over Mt. Olivet Deming Tuesday night.  
    It was a student “Black Out” on the Hilltop with a great crowd for a week night ball game and the Breds rewarded their following with a good overall team effort.
    The Thorobreds began the game with full and half court presses causing Deming turnovers and easy Harrison County baskets.  
    Senior forward Caleb Ford had 18 first-half points to lead the Breds.  

  • KET to air Harrison County farm story

    Sara Dunham’s Equinox Farm in Harrison County will be featured on KET’s Kentucky Life Saturday at 8 p.m.
    Her Christmas cards, based on the animals at Equinox Farm, will be featured.

  • Homecoming a sweep for Fillies, Breds over Nicholas County

    Lauren Jackson and Chris Muntz reign as Harrison County Homecoming Queen and King and they witnessed victories by both the Fillies and Breds over Nicholas County neighbors.
    The Fillies won by a 50-37 margin for their first victory of the season.  
    The Lady Jackets were playing without two starters, juniors Shannon Bretz and Reesa Martin, and the Fillies took advantage of some inexperienced players to jump out to an 11-4 first quarter advantage.  

  • Victims’ mother let down by trial delay

    Dora Clair has repeatedly said all she wants for Christmas is a conviction in the murder of her daughter, Bryia Runiewicz.
    However, the murder trial for the man accused in Bryia’s death is now on hold.
    After seven days of closed-session jury selection, the Bass Webb murder trial has been cancelled in Harrison County.
    On Monday morning, Harrison County Circuit Judge Jay Delaney entered an order stating that the trial will be continued in a different location due to extensive pre-trial publicity.

  • Debbie Cooper pens her first book

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    It was two years in the making and now local author Debbie Cooper has released her first book.
    “I’ve written my whole life, but never really worked on getting anything published,” Cooper said from her Cynthiana home Tuesday morning.
    While “Images of America: Letcher County” is a pictorial history of her hometown in eastern Kentucky, Cooper took full advantage of the publishing company’s maximum limits on text.

  • Sports beat

    Schneider’s 450 leads Harrison County
    Bowlers over Bourbon Co.
    Senior Zach Schneider led the way as the Harrison County Thorobred bowlers defeated Bourbon County in both boys and girls matches by 6-1 scores. The two-game score, the best for the season by a Thorobred bowler, was rolled at Galactic Lanes on Monday night.  
    Andrew Wills had a two-game score of 406 to back up Schneider’s hot games. Joseph Bush (363), James Snapp (358) and Gregory Dick (347) were the next three leading bowlers for Harrison County.