Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births reported this week.
    The historic Harrison County Courthouse may soon see a face lift. With the courthouse practically vacated, the question arises what to do with the building. The renovation/remodeling project should take a year to complete.
    Breds wrestlers win three matches, finish second at East Carter.
    Rose’s Riverfront Lounge, 115 Water Works Road, is now open for business. Owners are Rose Marie Otero and Marie Otero of New York City.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Jan. 16, 1868 - “Peck and VanHook sold their woolen factory and flouring mill, in this city, to G. R. Sharpe. Possession given the first of February.”
    * 1957 Boyd Kentucky Telephone Directory - W.T. or Sylvia Woods; General Merchandise, Country Produce Etc. Meats, Vegetables. Phone 173, Boyd, Ky. (How many old telephones do you suppose are in the museum collection?)
    * Anne Frank (1929 - 1945) - “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

  • Audrey Sue Evans

    Audrey Sue Evans was born to Tom Zack and Kayleigh Evans of Cynthiana on Oct. 28, 2011 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Tom and Junie Vallandingham of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are William and Sandy Vallandingham of Illinois, Les and Norma Nichols of Oregon, and Rosemary Duckworth of Cynthiana and the late Dillard Duckworth.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Dec. 19, 2011
    Cory True, 1990, motion hour; criminal possession forged instrument-second degree - (amended), guilty plea entered, 180 days, court costs; receiving stolen property under $500 - guilty plea entered, 180 days, court costs, fees waived.
    Robert D. Alexander, 1980, preliminary hearing; criminal possession forged instrument-second degree; (amended), guilty plea entered, 90 days, probated, costs.
    Chelsey L. Durbin, 1991, other hearing; bound over to Circuit Court.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Dec. 21, 2011
    Carla Jade Conner vs. Christopher Lewis Fulz, motion hour; agreed order of support entered.
    Jennifer Sue Varney vs. Russell Grover Galbreath, motion hour; (motion for child support), agreed order of support entered.
    Allena Elizabeth Kiskaden vs. Jeffrey Allen Hendren, motion hour; remand from active docket upon motion, paying as ordered by wage assignment, judgment and repayment of arrears order entered.
    Amber Shadd vs. Shaun Shadd, motion hour; order for medical support entered.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Dec. 22 – At 12:02 p.m., Chuck Morris of Chuck’s Garage reported the theft of a Floux meter, valued at $400.
    Dec. 22 – At 3:30 p.m., Bobby Shirley reported that his property at 106 Oddville Ave. had been broken into. Several chain saws, weed eaters and desk top computer were taken. Also, one of Shirley’s Volvo station wagons was started, rammed into another car and then attempted to be driven through a storage building.
    Dec. 21 – At 5:57 p.m., Melissa Koutz reported that she had been harassed.

  • Binomial System names plant species

    Most of us are not fluent in Latin so distinguishing between an Aesculus parviflora and an Aesculus pavia may take some extra effort. Throw hybrids and cultivars into the mix and our plant choices may increase with our confusion.  
    Categorizing plants is both scientifically and commercially important.

  • 2011 State Fair
  • CSP ranking period cut-off is Jan. 13

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012. Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.
    The CSP is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to address resource concerns by: undertaking additional conservation activities; and improving and maintaining existing conservation systems.

  • Snowy roads should indicate that drivers need to slow down

    With winter finally here, and with that I mean snow, vehicle accidents will surely be on the rise.
    According to local law enforcement, as of Tuesday, over 10 reported wrecks have occurred in Cynthiana and Harrison County this month.
    Aside from contributing factors related to the beginning of the year such as rushing to company New Year’s Eve parties, one factor seems to have spiked the sudden number of wrecks... snow.