Today's News

  • Property Transfers


    Special Warranty Deed: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ollie Lloyd Taylor Jr., property at 78 Peachtree Dr. (Lot 3 - Block G - Unit 1-D) of the White Oak Estates Subdivision, $105,000.

    Special Warranty Deed: Federal National Mortgage Association to Herbert Norbom and Mary Norbom, property at 112 Battle Grove Ave., $62,000.

    Marilyn W. Huffman and Emily Huffman to Joshua E. Milner, 100.009 acres on Berry-Robinson Road, $196,000.

  • HOSA officers attend leadership conference in Louisville

    Harrison County HOSA officers attended the KY HOSA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 1-3. Officers from across the state met to participate in leadership training, team building and networking activities. Harrison County HOSA officers returned with many new ideas and plans for the upcoming year. Those attending were: Jesse Kendall, Johnna Carey, Stephanie Fryman, Shelby Cooper, Jan Taylor Wilson, Emily Pribble, Ashley Lyons, and Brooke Kendall. The HOSA advisor is Ellie Pribble, RN.

  • Support Harrison County businesses by shopping locally

    To the editor,

        We are in serious economic times.  Lay-offs and job losses are beginning to affect Harrison County residents directly and indirectly.  If we are being spared personally, we still hurt for our neighbors. 

  • Cynthiana Police Department Report


    Case reports

    Jan. 3 – At 7:30 p.m., it was reported that Mike Mitchell had been dragged about 50 feet by a vehicle driven by Holly Harding. Mitchell was treated and released from Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    Jan. 5 – At 6:41 p.m., Christina Rogers of Edwardo’s reported that a man and woman came in and ate from the buffet. When his check was declined, he said he would be back with the cash to make good on the check. At the time of the report he had not returned. However, it was later noted that the check had been paid.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, March 9, 1922 - “Connersville’s New High School Building Goes Up In Smoke - Tuesday night, March 7, the new county high school at Connersville, eight miles from Cynthiana, was completely destroyed by fire including the contents. Construction of the building was completed in 1920 at a cost of $20,000 to the county.”

  • Winter weather leaves many without power

    A state of emergency has been declared in Harrison County by County Judge Executive Alex Barnett.

    Barnett said the declaration, made around noon on Wednesday, was due to the county’s widespread power outages and expected condition of roads.

    “This allows us to call in extra help and freeze state assets to assist those recovering from the storm,” Barnett said Wednesday afternoon.

    A shelter has been opened at Cynthiana Christian Church, with the assistance of the Red Cross and  Salvation Army.

  • Small renewable electric power generators get grid connection rules

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) issued Kentucky’s new guidelines for net metering and connecting small sources of renewable power to the electric grid.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Jan. 20 at 11:20 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky Hwy 32 West, Marcellus Custard, 48, Cynthiana, driving a 1998 Mercury Sable.

    Jan. 16 at 9:30 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Kyle D. Caldwell, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Hyundai Sonata.

    Jan. 21 at 9:40 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Samantha Weidemer, 20, Owenton, driving a 2008 Toyota.


    Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. -- Tonya M. Perkins, 27, of Renaker-Berry Road, reported burglary, first degree at her residence.

  • Rylee Renae Ballinger

    Rylee Renae Ballinger was born to Tomas S. and Heather R. Ballinger of Cynthiana on Dec. 29, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Tomas W. Ballinger.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Karen Gaunce of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Judy Withrow, Martha Gaunce, and Tommy and Alta Gaunce.

    Paternal grandparents are Paula and Troy Miller and Tomas P. Ballinger, all of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Pauline and Jr. Sosby and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ballinger.

  • Winter storm’s 1-2 punch

    When Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett looks at ice clinging to limbs and lines, he still sees the county’s biggest obstacle as the forecast.

    Another three inches of snow is expected to fall in Harrison County through the day on Wednesday along with dropping temperatures. Top that off with up to 20 mph winds and you could have real problems.

    Barnett said county crews are working with Blue Grass Energy to get to power lines that have succumbed to ice-encrusted limbs.

    “Our top priority is getting power back on,” Barnett said.