Today's News

  • Cynthiana Sports Center open house is Thursday, Nov. 29

    An open house will be held Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. at City Hall for the new Cynthiana-Harrison County Sports Complex.
    Commissioner Billy Grayson told commissioners Tuesday that the basketball season should get underway anytime after the open house.
    “There’s a few things still to do,” Grayson said, adding that plans are underway for hanging the new scoreboard, baseboards need to be added and the bleachers painted.

  • Harrison grand jury indicts 12 in Thursday session

    In addition to last Thursday’s indictment of Kay Brown, the wife of former Cynthiana mayor Jim Brown, the grand jury also issued indictments against 11 others.
    Forty-one-year-old Christopher Beckley faces a four-count indictment on charges that he had sexual intercourse with a child under 18 years old who was a relative.
    He is officially charged with two counts of incest from incidents alleged to have occurred in November 2011.

  • Test scores put district in middle

    While the recently released test scores from the first K-PREP shows Harrison County schools hovering around the middle of the 174 school districts in the state, there are some brighter spots as well.
    Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) is the result of the 2009 General Assembly mandate for a new public school assessment program.
    Local administrators have been awaiting the changes, knowing that they would be drastic.
    “This is completely different than anything we’ve had since KERA,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson.

  • Poinsettias available from HCHS FFA

    Harrison County High School’s FFA Chapter is taking orders for its annual flower drive.
    This year students have been divided between the two FFA advisors, Nicki Jones and Todd Brannock. The team that sells the most earns bragging rights. The advisor for the team selling the least could face consequences such as having to wear pink, skinny jeans, Santa suits or having to dye a beard or shave an eyebrow.
    Those wishing to order a poinsettia should do so under the name of a specific student or advisor.

  • Cynthiana man charged with abusing child

    A 22-year-old Cynthiana man is in jail following an investigation into accusations that on Oct. 24, he caused physical injury to a 2-year-old child.
    According to court records, David A. Burden Jr., 22, Oddville Avenue, is charged with first degree criminal abuse, child under 12 years old.
    He was arrested in Lexington on Nov. 12 at Amazon.com and lodged in the Bourbon County Detention Center under a $50,000 full cash bond.
    Kentucky State Police, who is investigating the incident, declined comment at this time.


  • Brown indicted in two counties

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Brenda Kay Brown and her brother Roger Kirk were arrested Tuesday by Kentucky State Police on warrants issued as a result of indictments in Harrison and Lawrence counties last Thursday and Friday.
    According to information released by KSP Wednesday morning, Brown is alleged to have stolen and obtained several millions of dollars by various means including the obtainment of CD’s, monetary gifts, property transfers, and unauthorized purchases utilizing the assets of her husband, James Brown, for her personal financial gain.

  • Doors open on new gym, Park and Recreation System

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not athletic -- never have been, never will be.
    The only time I was ever on the athletic field was as a band geek. For me, that was my way out of working in tobacco in the summer and winter.
    In the summer I missed a lot of chopping weeds by sweltering on the high school pavement with a hoard of other band geeks. And, Saturdays were usually spent at some stadium in Kentucky in competition.
    I missed stripping tobacco because of concert band practices and pep band for basketball games.

  • Too many die too young in wars of ‘stupidity’

    Editor’s note: The following is the speech given by Chuck Duffy at Battle Grove Cemetery, Nov. 11, 2012, for the annual Veterans’ Day program.
    Good morning! I thank the Battle Grove Cemetery’s board of trustees, superintendent Mr. Billy Grayson and his competent staff for hosting this annual event. I am grateful to take part in this occasion.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Nov. 15
    Walmart Black Friday Raffle. Cynthiana Rotary Club’s second annual Walmart Black Friday raffle is happening now. Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15.
    Twilight Scene It? Game Day. Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Come test your Twi-Hard Knowledge for a chance to win a copy of the first movie and other prizes.

  • Church News

    Revival services will be held at Colemansville Christian Church Nov. 9-11.
    Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.: Will feature Bro. William (Billy) Gaunce with special music by Brandi Vaughn and Josie Gaunce.
    Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.: Bro. Jimmy Moore with special music by The Mattox Family.
    Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.: Bro. Jim Mitchell and special music by the Strawzell Family, and a special dedication; and at 7 p.m. will be Kenney Gaunce and music by John Rich and Earl Gross.
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