Today's News

  • Community theater gives small town taste of big city

    The arts are strong in the community, just ask anyone who goes to the theater.
    I have always enjoyed theater and watching plays and musicals.
    I was into theater, especially in high school when Laura Stephens cornered me and told me how I WAS going to be in her first musical “State Fair.”
    Stephens, a former student of the well-known drama coach Bill Caywood, looked to bring theater and arts back to Harrison County High School after a long drought of no student plays.

  • Most taxing districts opt for same or lower tax rates

    For the taxing districts in Harrison County that have already established their rates for 2011, it appears they are considering the economic plight of taxpayers.
    Five of the seven taxing districts have set either lower or the same tax rates as last year.
    The city of Cynthiana has yet to set its rate. However, a hearing is set for Sept. 8 to gain public comment regarding a tax rate that would generate 4 percent more revenue for the city than last year’s rate.

  • Obstacles to Recovery Barrier #1: Enabling

    The person with addiction faces social obstacles that make it difficult to recover. Namely, this occurs when others enable the addiction to continue. By the time the addiction has developed, the individual has formed “a system of personnel” that willingly or inadvertently, permit the ongoing use.

  • Sunday fire wipes out pallet inventory

    A weekend fire claimed most of Doyle Pallets’ inventory.
    A call was placed to 911 dispatch Sunday, Aug. 28, at around 2:50 p.m., for a suspected fire at Doyle Pallet’s located on West Road.
    “I was in Lexington at the mall when my wife’s phone went off,” said Gary Doyle, owner of Doyle Pallets. “I drove back as fast as I could to the shop and saw the ungodly mess.”

  • BGE crew aids Virginia Co-op in power restoration

    A crew of Blue Grass Energy linemen left for Virginia this morning to aid an electric co-op with power restoration in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
    Brad Wiglesworth, Richard Baker, Jamie Conn and Chris Johnson departed for Warsaw, Va., at 6:30 a.m. to help Northern Neck Electric Cooperative recover from hurricane aftermath. Northern Neck is in north eastern Virginia.

  • School Menus

    Sept. 5-9
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: No School
    TUESDAY: Cereal choice, biscuits and jelly, fresh fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: breakfast pizza, applesauce, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Plain or Banana pancakes w/syrup, bacon, peaches, juice choices, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: Sausage egg and cheese biscuit, applesauce, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.


  • Church News

    A special ‘Peacekeeping’ worship service will be held on Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. We are honoring the work of public servants in Cynthiana and Harrison County, particularly our police officers and firefighters during this service.

    Cynthiana NA Group Hope for Tomorrow meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at St. James AME Church, 312 W. Pleasant St. Annex. Speaker meeting last Thursday of each month.

  • She’s Gone fishin’

    Last week while on my stay-at-home vacation, I went fishing.
    For billions of people around the world, that news would be a big fat no big deal because it’s done all the time so ho hum, tell me something I don’t know.
    However, for me, going fishing was a big fat very big deal because it was my first time ever.
    At 56, I had never fished before, and for months now I have been wanting to, almost to the point of it being an obsession. I don’t know why I’ve been wanting to fish so badly, only that I have.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 1
    Women’s Book for the Month of September is The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. Will be meeting Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    The KY-ASAP Awards Luncheon will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 at noon at Bianke’s Restaurant. The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Board will be recognizing community volunteers who have been instrumental in the elimination of substance abuse.

    FRIDAY, Sept. 2

  • School salaries released

       Nearly 10 percent of the Harrison County School District’s $16.8 million salary budget was paid to its top 20 staffers in 2010-11, most of whom are administrators.

       The superintendent and assistant superintendent are again the top paid employees within the district. Andy Dotson earned $112,540.08 last fiscal year as superintendent compared to $111,269.04 the previous year.