Today's News

  • Historic number of lives saved in 2017 thanks to organ donations

    In the Kentucky region, 2017 marked the second highest number of lives saved through organ donations. Thanks to 108 heroic organ donors and their families, 361 organs were recovered and transplanted.  330 tissue donors healed thousands of patients.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    Case reports
    Dec. 7 -- At 10:57 a.m., a report was made from Valero of an employee allegedly being involved in thefts of Kentucky Lottery scratch-off  tickets. According to the report, Stephanie Carroll was allegedly taking the scratch-off tickets and giving them to her boyfriend Eric Mitchell.
    Dec. 7 -- At 7:09 p.m., police were called to Walmart where three individuals were engaged in an altercation. The men involved were Jospeh Preston, Jason Crump and John Lantern.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    Dec. 28--Dep. Nathan Gasser served a criminal summons from Harrison District Court to Ruby J. Richmond for failure of owner to maintain required insurance.
    Jan. 24--Dep. Nathan Gasser served an arrest warrant from Harrison District Court to Jennifer K. Enlow for contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order.
    Jan. 25--Dep. Joe Daniel served a criminal summons from Harrison District Court to Ashley M. Rice for theft by deception, cold checks under $500.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Jan. 22, 2018
    Estate of Elnora Franklin, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Goldie England Harney, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Robert Harney, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Walter Henry Harney, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Marion Matthew Powell, probate hearing; order entered.

  • Legislative update from Sen. Steve West

    Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the Commonwealth and around the country on Tuesday when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others.

  • Valentine boxes, visiting friends and Crape Myrtles

    Remember the big box of Valentines where you placed your paper hearts, arrows and funny character pictures that held words such as Be Mine, Sweet to the Sweet, Guess Who?
    A little later when you were in middle school, Valentines would grow to heart-shaped candies and cards in a real envelope. Then there was the day you were promoted all the way to a heart-shaped box of chocolate candy—absolutely guaranteed to deliver pimples along with the sweetheart’s wish that you would honor him with a smile.

  • Viewpoint

    What do you see as your respected news source?
    We’ve heard a lot recently about fake news and have even been shown instances where it has spread.
    One thing that comes to mind is the young woman who claimed she became incapacitated after having had a flu shot.
    Many of us watched the video of her struggling to walk forward. She could walk backwards or she could run. However, she demonstrated -- for the camera -- that her ability to advance was impaired, as was her speech.

  • Church News

    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.

  • Walking where Jesus walked

    Donna and I recently visited Israel and many of its historic sites.
    It is amazing to stand on the banks of the Sea of Galilee and inspect a 1st century Galilean fishing boat and wonder what stories it held.
    It was frightening to look out over the barren Judean desert and the fissured flats of the Dead Sea and wonder which wilderness Satan tempted Jesus.
    It was inspiring to look down from the Mount of Olives on the Eastern (Golden) Gate and Temple Mount, and reflect that one day Jesus will stand on that same mount and walk through that gate.

  • Grace Notes

    As the story goes, Chippy the parakeet never saw it coming.
    His owner had decided to use the vacuum cleaner hose to clean out Chippy’s cage -- with Chippy still sitting on his perch.
    As Chippy’s owner turned on the vacuum cleaner, the phone rang, and as she reached to answer it, the vacuum cleaner hose moved slightly toward Chippy and -- “thwuuupp!”
    Chippy’s owner immediately dropped the phone and tore open the vacuum cleaner bag to rescue a very dusty, very scared bird.