Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Oct. 1

    Censorship and Banned Books-Open Discussion. Thursday, Oct. 1 for teens (6th-12th grade) starting at 5 p.m. Come to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for snacks and to be part of the open discussion. Find out how materials can be and are being censored every day and what you can do about it. We will also be creating Banned Book Art during the discussion. Pre-registration is not needed.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Sept. 14, 2009


    Estate of Ray R. Sexton, probate hearing; administratrix appointed.

    In re: Kevin Russell Traficant; probate hearing; name change granted, order entered.


    LVNV Funding LLC vs. Ralph Hensley, motion hour; motion passed.

    Barbara H. Livesay vs. Cindy Lewis, court trial; hearing held, forcible detainer granted, to vacate on or before Sept. 21.

  • Dog Gone Wild

    When our family travels, Dad drives, Mom rides shotgun, and Chloe and I sit in the backseat playing games, singing songs, and even watching DVDs from time to time. I never know where we are, where we are going, and how long it will take to get there, so “Are we there yet?” is my standard question. Usually, Dad answers, “Not yet, Woody.  It’s going to be another hour or so, just sit tight.” This time, Dad surprised me. “Woody, I thought you’d never ask.

  • Photos needed for 2009 community yearbook

     Everyone likes pictures. Not everyone likes to be photographed, but we all like to flip through photo albums and yearbooks.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Sept. 10 at 12:40 p.m. -- non-injury, KY 1054 South, Justin Gentry, 25, Falmouth, Ky., driving a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier struck Judy L. Rose, 38, Berry, driving a 1999 Ford Escort.

    Sept. 21 at 8:05 a.m. -- non-injury, Old Lair Road, Ashley R. Lyons, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Infiniti I30.

    Sept. 20 at 3:08 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Travas Rogers, 23, Berry, driving a 1996 Saturn SL2.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Sept. 15, 2009


    Alberta E. Jones, 1955, preliminary hearing; probation violation, admits violations, modified, placed on supervision.

    Mary Solez, 1967, disposition hearing; probation violation; remain on probation.

    Joseph McElfresh, sentencing; flagrant non-support; sentenced to 3 years, probation 5 years, costs.

    Matthew Baker, 1977, sentencing; theft by unlawful taking/disposition-shoplifting; sentenced to one year, probation denied, costs.


  • ‘Bigoted, racial, ignorant decisions’ made by educators

    To the editor:

    Not being a parent, I wasn’t aware that the students at Harrison County schools weren’t able to listen to the President’s address, though it doesn’t surprise me.

    In a country where five percent of the people have 95 percent of the money, this sort of situation confirms that split also applies to common sense and brains.

  • Nashville quality music found at Rohs Saturday evenings

    To the editor:

    Nashville has come to Cynthiana! Well almost. Every Saturday night, The Classic Country Band is performing at Rohs Opera House, helping plant the seed for a downtown re-birth. The quality of music and songs performed by this group of seasoned musicians is equal to or above anything one can find in central Kentucky.

  • Royals rain on Breds, 30-16, on the Hilltop

    The high-powered Mason County Royals (5-0) outlasted host Harrison County (2-3) in the rain and mud on Friday night at the Harrison County Athletic Complex, 30-16.

    Two Harrison County fumbles in the third quarter sealed the win for the top-ranked team in Class AAA.

    Trailing 22-16 at halftime, Harrison County took the second half kickoff and went on a 15-play drive that ate up much of the third quarter, only to turn the ball over to the Royals when senior running back Josh Moss fumbled on the 1 yard line.

  • Anticipating a spring bulb display

    When it comes to bulbs, we are not always met with consistent success. Before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower. 

    Sunlight, crowded bulbs, pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance.