Today's News

  • HCHS Volleyball team looks to ‘pass’ to the top

    The 2009 edition of the Harrison County High School volleyball team lacks a proven setter, and that may be the only ingredient missing from a team that could advance deep into the coming post-season.

    “Our outside hitters and middle hitters are every bit as good as the best hitting teams we have had at Harrison County,” said Bill Faulkner, Fillies head coach since the inception of volleyball at HCHS. “Our only concern is how well we will be able to pass and set the ball… We lost some key players off last year’s team that we really relied on.”

  • Art Walk is huge success for downtown Cynthiana

    Over 700 people enjoyed the Cynthiana Art Walk this past weekend in downtown Cynthiana.

    “It made me have so much hope for our little town,” said coordinator Kary Smith on Monday morning.

    The two-day event that highlighted local artistic talent was sponsored by the Cynthiana Arts Council, but Smith said the event was a success due to the support of local businesses, organizations and individuals.

    “I think we’ve tapped into something the town and residents love,” Smith said.

  • Engagements

    •Alitia Marie Haitz and Jeremy Wayne Hill will marry Sept. 12, 2009 in Paris, Ky. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony.

  • State’s stimulus package will speed up economic recovery

    The General Assembly had two main goals when it convened the recent special legislative session that Governor Beshear had called: Overcome a billion-dollar budget deficit and help jumpstart our economy.

    By the time legislators finished their work last Wednesday, there was considerable agreement that both had been accomplished.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    July 1 – Jean Bruce of First Stop reported that she had a drive off.

    July 1 – At 9:54 a.m., Dusty Ball, Pleasant Street, reported that someone entered his home while he was at work and took his xBox 360 and Halo 3.

    July 1 – At 2:59 p.m., Chastity Martinez reported that her cell phone was taken while she was in the customer service area of Walmart.

  • USDA reminds producers about upcoming ACRE deadline

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds producers that the sign-up deadline to elect the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program is Aug. 14.

    ACRE provides a valuable new risk-management tool for producers. ACRE was created in the 2008 Farm Bill, and offers a revenue-based alternative to the traditional Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP). Producers may elect to participate in ACRE even if they have already received an advance DCP payment for 2009.

  • Veteran Fillies anticipate 2009 campaign

    It will be a hungry Harrison County Fillies soccer team that takes the field for the 2009 season.

    Coming off a 6-12-2 season in 2008, and a season ending 3-2 loss to Montgomery County in the 24th  District Tournament semi-finals, Coach Kim Jenkins thinks she has the senior leadership this year to turn that record around.

  • Turning up the tunes is against the law

    The city ordinance regarding ‘noise’ reads as follows: There emits from premises or from any motor vehicle noise noxious enough to cause annoyance or disturbance or to destroy the enjoyment of dwelling houses or business or other uses of property in the vicinity by interfering with ordinary comforts of human existence.

  • School board uses stimulus money to hire teachers

    During a special board meeting, the Harrison County Board of Education voted to use stimulus money to hire an additional middle school teacher and an additional high school teacher.

    According to assistant superintendent DeeGee Fischer on Tuesday afternoon, the teaching position at the middle school will be for an eighth grade social studies teacher. The position at the high school will be for a special education teacher.

    Board members also voted to fund elementary academic coaches and add parking spots across from the middle school for the new athletic facility.

  • Concrete canvas

    While some artists turn to canvases to display their art work, Renee Riddle takes to sidewalks.

    “It’s such a different textural medium to work on,” said Riddle about the concrete pavements.

    As part of the Cynthiana Art Walk, Riddle will transform a 4 foot by 8 foot section of the Main Street sidewalk into a piece of art.

    An art teacher at Ryle High School in Union, Ky., Riddle recently competed and placed at the first Sidewalk Chalk Festival in Burlington, Ky.

    “I felt like Michelangelo,” Riddle said about the experience.