Today's News

  • Chapter 4 - Dog Gone Wild

    What should have been a two-hour trip took four hours! The path Chloe and I chose looked like a shortcut on the map. We didn’t take into consideration that the shortcut was a one-lane gravel road that had a speed limit of 35 miles an hour. I was getting restless! “Dad, we have been on this road for an hour and haven’t seen one single person, much less a police officer! Can’t we drive faster, say 50 miles an hour?” “Dogwood, the speed limit is 35.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Sept. 29, 2009


    Stephen L. Chandler vs. Rhonda Sue Chandler, domestic violence; order entered.

    Amelia Hope Nichols vs. Johnny N. Nichols, domestic violence; dismissed.

    Jessica C. Robinson vs. Kevin Shane Robinson, domestic violence; dismissed.

    Megan Elizabeth Hall vs. Paul Eugene Wilson III, domestic violence; dismissed.

  • Champions’ BBQ Cookoff is Saturday

    Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County will host its second annual Barbecue Cookoff this Saturday at the courthouse lawn.

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said at least six local cookers will be donating and preparing chicken, ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork.

    For $8 a person, Barnett said, you can taste everything and eat all you can.

    The proceeds of the event benefit Champions.

  • Waitress realizes her dream

    When she was 15 years old, Mary Todd Seaman began waitressing at Biancke’s restaurant.

    She fell in love.

    “I’m buying this place one day,” Mary Todd said she told everyone. “They just kind of laughed at me.”

    Today, five years later, Mary Todd is the new owner of the Main Street restaurant filled with old Cynthiana High School class composites, regular customers, dark green tablecloths and conversation.

  • Post-season tournaments set for volleyball, soccer

    Three Harrison County fall sports teams will play their initial post-season tournaments next week, all on the road.

    The Fillies volleyball team will go into the 38th District Volleyball Tournament with the best overall record in the 10th Region, a 20-6 mark at press time. They played at home last night in a Senior Night match against Lexington Christian Academy and will host their week-delayed Fall Fling on Saturday.

  • Resturant Inspections


    July 14 -- Edgemont Manor, 100 percent.

    June 29 -- Adrenalyn, 91 percent, need covers/bulb shields on all lights in the kitchen area, need chemical test kit for three-way sink, all floor breaks or missing tile at the thresholds need repair, need thermometer in all refrigerators and freezers, all cleaning and maintenance equipment need to be stored away from kitchen/food prep area, need soap at all sinks, women’s restroom trash can needs lid.

  • County's test scores are up

    Test scores are in and the Harrison County school system is patting itself on the back.

    “It’s going to be a time of celebration for us,” said superintendent Andy Dotson Friday afternoon. “All of our schools are showing improvement.”

    As a district, Harrison County schools jumped five points to an overall score of 88, based on a 140 scale.

    Previously ranked 107th out of 175 school districts in the state, the jump now ranks Harrison County as 67.

  • Reunions


    Center Hill School will hold a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in Bingo Hall, Bourbon Square, 4243 Lexington Rd., for anyone who attended or was associated with the school. A potluck lunch will be served at noon.

    For more information contact: Harry and Rose Mary Laytart at 987-5195; Catherine Craig at 987-8191; Betty Sosby at 988-0574; Joe Barnes at 234-4406; Bonnie Linville at 987-6631; Mary Sue Lillie at 987-6140; Janice Sosby at 987-4809; or Jim Mastin at 987-2268.

  • Marriage Licenses



    Jennifer Lea Harrison, 27, and Jeremy Nathaniel Roberts, 27, married Sept. 12, 2009.


    Alitia Marie Haitz, 30, and Jeremy Wayne Hill, 30, married Sept. 12, 2009.


    Amanda Kay Darnell, 21, and Mark Andrew Garabrandt, 20, married Aug. 29, 2009.


    Tabitha Renee Combs, 22, and Stephen Christopher Williams, 30, married Sept. 12, 2009.


    Kay Lynne Depew, 42, and Brian Garnett Faulconer, 38, married Sept. 25, 2009.


  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Sept. 16 – At 8:18 p.m., a report was made of items taken from the Recycling Center.

    Sept. 18 – At 8:13 a.m., police made a welfare check after a 3-year-old child was found wandering alone on Hinkston Avenue.

    Sept. 18 – At 4:01 p.m., Kenny Simpson reported that an antenna was taken from the roof of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum.