Today's News

  • Grant brings iPods into the classroom

    Many Harrison County students already own an iPod.

    The technological device used by students for fun will soon find a place of its own in the classroom.

    “We’re bringing 21st century tools into the classroom,” said Harrison County Schools’ Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard.

    The recipient of a  $67,824 technology grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the school system will purchase 70 iPod touches and 17 Macbook laptops to be used at the Harrison County Middle School.

  • Church Briefs


    Antioch Mills Christian Church in Berry will sponsor an Easter Art Show on Easter Sunday, April 4. Participants can prepare a drawing or a painting with five different age divisions. Cash prizes for the winners will be awarded.

    All works should be based on Luke 23:26-49.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    March 4 – At 9 p.m., William Chambers reported that someone had slashed a tire on his truck while it was parked on Pike Street.

    March 2 – At 9:55 a.m., Estill Vaughn of Cynthiana Pawn and Jewelry reported the theft of jewelry, valued at $1,637.

    March 4 – At 2:31 p.m., Travis Cook, manager of Sav-A-Lot, reported a shoplifter in custody. According to the police report, Misty Turner was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting.

  • When it’s not all ‘fine’

    Everybody’s fine and everybody lies.

    That pretty much sums up the essence of life, doesn’t it?

    Last Saturday I watched the Robert DeNiro movie, “Everybody’s Fine.” DeNiro’s character, recently widowed Frank, has four adult children scattered across the nation whom he has invited home for the weekend. He wants everyone to sit at the table together, just like they used to. He wants to know that he was a good dad, that his kids love him, especially now that his wife is gone.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 18

    The Story of Maggie Delaney. Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Presented by the Harrison County Historical Society and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library in the library annex. The story of Maggie Delaney who was forced from Ireland, along with her family, who came to the American colonies as an Indentured Servant hoping to find a better life in the 17th and 18th centuries. Instead, she found sorrow and hardship as a “white slave” forced to serve whatever master bought her. (Recommended for ages over 12).

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    March 6 at 8:40 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Jonathan E. Shawver, 20, Frankfort, driving a 1993 Ford Mustang, struck Summer L. Rankin, 17, Carlisle, driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 M-300.

    March 8 at 6:10 p.m. -- non-injury, Second Street, Scott Goble, 23, Berry, driving a 1998 Toyota Camry, struck Danny Tackett, 59, Cynthiana, was driving a 1994 Ford F250.

    March 6 at 8:45 a.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Gilbert F. Crump, 76, Cynthiana, driving a 1993 GM 1500.



    It’s easy to feel affected by Toyota’s latest recalls that have affected 8.5 million vehicles.

    If you don’t drive a recalled Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra or VENZA, chances are you share the road with other drivers that do.

    In Washington, D.C., last Wednesday, Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda apologized to a U.S. Congressional Committee, saying “...I am deeply sorry for any accidents that Toyota drivers have experienced.”

  • Senator Palmer thanks road and highway workers

    To the editor:

    Between frigid temperatures and snowstorms, the winter of 2010 will be one we will not quickly forget. Snow and ice, compounded with the freezing temperatures day-after-day, have caused hazardous roads in most communities, including Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Harrison, Montgomery and Nicholas counties. However, the road departments performed remarkably, working around the clock to keep the roads as clear as possible.

  • Births

    Katherine Beckett Whalen

    Katherine Beckett Whalen was born to John and Kelly Whalen of Cynthiana on Feb. 8, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz.

  • Extension Leadership Event

    About eight years ago Extension Agents and leaders began talking about having an event similar to the Chamber of Commerce awards that recognize outstanding community leaders. The Extension program would honor men and women who have had a long standing commitment to the Extension Program.  Those folks were to be selected from 4-H or Youth Leadership, involvement in the Ag and Natural Resources, the Community Development or a great impact on the Extension Homemakers and Family and Consumer Sciences program, the 4-H Center or Fair activities.