Today's News

  • Community thanked for success of Ice Cream Social

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the parishioners of St. Edward, I wish to thank everyone who supported our recent Ice Cream Social. It was a great success! All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Edward School.

     We appreciate the kindness and generosity of our local officials and businesses who provided items for our silent auction.  We are grateful to the many members of our local churches and community who stopped by and enjoyed some great food, delicious cake and ice cream and even found a bargain at the silent auction. Thanks for your support!

  • Grid Breds progressing nicely

    For the second straight year, spring football practice for the Harrison County Thorobreds proved to something less than spectacular.

    Last year, Ray Graham was on his way to retirement and new coach Aaron Stepp was not yet on board to take the reins. This year, Stepp resigned to accept the head coaching position at Franklin County and the next “new” coach, Mark Carroll was not yet hired.

  • Homemade shade devices offset summer heat

    We protect some of our plants from cold; why not protect them a bit from heat.  Sure, we can’t change the ambient air temperature on a 90 degree day, but we can keep our vegetables shaded on the hottest days of the summer with reasonable results.

    The vegetable garden can start doing some funny things during a heat wave. When temperatures start to raise into the upper 80s and 90s, many vegetables drop flowers before pollination and fruit set and stop blooming. Beans, tomatoes and eggplant do like it hot, but there is a threshold of tolerance to heat. 

  • Eastside Elementary Honor Roll

    Eastside Elementary School

    The Eastside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth grading period includes:

    Fourth Grade

  • Eastside students win essay contest

    americanism essay contest

  • ‘In a world of storms, church is the safe place where we find Him’

    On a recent Wednesday morning while waiting for people to return my phone calls, I sat at my desk and attended a church in Granger, Ind.

    I found Granger Community Church (“GCC”) while researching T.D. Jakes’ church in Dallas, Texas, The Potter’s House. A Religion feature I’m writing for the paper is about a new local church that’s associated with the Texas church.

    As to how I found GCC, a Web site listing the Top 60 church blogs had GCC as blog No. 59 and I clicked on the link.

  • Burley Belles Tournament next week

    The 42nd Annual Burley Belles Golf Tournament, one of the oldest and most respected women’s golf tournaments in the state, will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club next Wednesday and Thursday.

    Cynthia Powell will be seeking to defend her title from 2008, and add to her already impressive resume of 10 Burley Belles championships. Last year, Powell carded a two day total of 138 (68, 70) to finish six under par and easily outdistance second place finisher Anne Combs (146)

  • Lion’s, Kiwanis tie for Little League title

    On Tuesday night, everything was, and was not, settled as the Little League regular season came to end at River Road Park.  Lion’s Club and Kiwanis both finished the year with eye-popping 16-2 records.

    Both teams will get byes into the second round in the post-season tournament that got started last night.

    Last night, the four teams that finished seventh thru 10th in the regular season standings, played each other in two “play-in” games. Tonight, the eight remaining teams will play four games to determine the tournament semi-finalists.

  • Westside Elementary Honor Roll

    Westside Elementary School

    The Westside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth grading period includes:

    Third Grade

    *Lauren Ammerman, *Adam Bradford, Ariel Bryan, Amber Clemons, Caleb Covington, Natalie Crump, Haley Fauste, Bryce Henderson, Michael Kaba, *Alyssa Kilpela, *Olivia King, Ricky Martinez, Electra Mastin, Devin Mattox, Allison Nichols, *Clay Nickell, Ryan Perkins, Delaney Petty, *A.J. Smith, Owen Stephens, Paige Warner.

    Fourth Grade

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Arrests, warnings, citations

    May 31 -- Jeff D. Davis, 24, was arrested at Fourth Street and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance, methamphetamine, and theft of controlled substance under $300.

    May 31 -- Rita J. Hensley, 33, was cited on East Bridge Street for failure to wear seat belts.

    May 31 -- Markus L. Kellione, 41, was cited on Church Street for failure to wear seat belts and failure to produce insurance card.