Today's News

  • Alleged shooter indicted

    Just over two months after a domestic disturbance left a Cynthiana woman recovering from a gunshot wound, her alleged attacker has been indicted.

    Sandra Southwood, 42, allegedly went to her ex-husband’s home on Confederate Drive on Friday, July 30, and began firing shots at the ex-husband, Charles Southwood, and his girlfriend, Amber Florence, as well as firing at the neighbor.

    Southwood, who has been in jail at the Grant County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond since the incident, now faces a nine-count indictment.

  • Mike's Minute

    The Reds deserve better. They have put together a good season, winning the central division of the National League. 

    Some may say the central division is weak and whoever wins it will not have a chance in the playoffs, but that has never proven to be right.  Some say the Reds backed in as they have had less than a stellar couple of weeks at the end and only St. Louis’s collapse allowed them to win, but if that is the case, so what. 

  • Mattmiller didn’t give up on students, won’t give up on city

    To the editor:

  • Debate is needed for residents to get to know candidates

    To the editor:

    I was wondering if there was going to be a debate this election. And if not, why? There has been a debate in our past election years. I feel it would benefit all voters to have a debate so we can hear first hand what the issues are that each person is concerned with and how they plan on doing for our town.

    Regina Williams



  • Harrison County 4-H Livestock Judging team has excellent season

    The Harrison County 4-H Livestock Judging team has had another excellent season in 2010. They kicked off their judging endeavor in March with the Kentucky Beef Expo.

  • School Menus

    Oct. 4-8

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Egg and cheese wrap, fresh fruit, yogurt cups, orange juice, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Cereal, toast with butter and jelly, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Waffles with syrup, bacon, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs, biscuits, jelly, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Sausage, biscuit, jelly, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

  • Keep positive changes, elect Mark Mattmiller on Nov. 2

    To the editor:

  • The French, German word

    It’s already been an exciting semester for Harrison County High School foreign language teacher Tonya Wagoner.

    Several of Wagoner’s students will be honored for their performance at the State Language Festival in May.

    Four HCHS students, Tori McLaren, Daniel Klapheke, David Roberts and BethAnn McKinney will receive a Kendall Star award at the awards ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 18, in Lexington.

    “The Kendall Star rewards them and kind of encourages them to continue,” Wagoner said.

  • That's just SILLY

    Get silly.

    For Silly Bandz that is. Silly Bandz are multi-colored silicone bracelets that come in various shapes such as a clover, basketball, Spider-Man or even a unicorn.

    This growing fad has caught the attention of more than just Lindsay Lohan and Sarah Jessica Parker though, locals have caught this silly bug too.

    Cynthiana resident Katelynn Bruin said she first found out about the bandz during the middle of school last year from friends.

    Bruin, 11, owns more than 73 bandz and said her favorite one is her tie-dye poodle.

  • Vandals wreak havoc at new park facilities

    Despite the progress of many projects at Flat Run Veterans Park, there’s been numerous acts of vandalism, Commissioner Mark Mattmiller told the commission at its special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    “This vandalism is just disheartening,” he said.

    Mattmiller said a fire had been set in one of the bathrooms at the park, graffiti had been drawn on the new Farmers Market building and someone had cut the bags of dirt used for the Rotary Club’s earth-bag structure.