Today's News

  • Native nut trees, bushy tails are country delights

    The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk. I think country squirrels are wilder than city ones, but it also turns out that we are experiencing two different squirrel species all together. 

    Acorns, walnuts, chestnuts and hickories certainly qualify as a worthwhile winter stash for a squirrel, but they also sustain themselves on other fruiting bodies like plums, paw paws, serviceberries, holly berries, mulberries, crabapples, elderberries and the fruit from dogwoods and black gums. 

  • Breds ice historic come-from-behind win over Bourbon

    Last Friday night, the Bourbon County Colonels invaded the Hilltop for an all-important district game against the Thorobreds. The Colonels entered the game with a record of 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the district while the Breds were 3-4 and 1-0 in district play.

    On top of all this, it’s Bourbon County. For as long as these two schools have existed, it has been THE rivalry game that you throw out all the records and just go “at it.”

    Regardless of the sport, it’s like the Cowboys vs. Redskins, Yankee’s vs. Red Sox, UK vs. Louisville.

  • New Drivers



    Kendrick Michael Wright, Colton Earl Warr, Zachery Lynn Charles, Zachery John Madsen, Joshua Allen Hunt, Royce Cameron Hawkins, Lindsay Morgan Conway, Justin William Northcutt, and Nicholas Nader Tawasha.

  • Ramblings from Ray

    This past Friday’s Harrison/Bourbon clash on the Hilltop was arguably one of the most exciting high school football games I’ve seen. Huge momentum swings, dramatic plays, a last second field goal. You name it, this game had it. It reminds me of why high school sports are so fun. Unlike the sros and sometimes college, high school sports are so unpredictable and for $5, it’s pretty cheap entertainment.

    As mentioned in this week’s story, this was the largest comeback in Harrison County football history for victory as they trailed 21-0.

  • ‘Autumn Afternoon’ tickets on sale

    Tickets for ‘Autumn Afternoon’ are now available at Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus.

    Hosted by the Cynthiana Arts Council, the event will feature local musical talent - including Alson Cole, Susan Ellis, Dr. Beth Laytart, David Herrington and the Licking Valley Singers, directed by Karen Bear.

    ‘Autumn Afternoon’ will be held at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church and will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1.

    A reception will follow.

    Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Oct. 14 at 4:10 p.m. -- non-injury, KY 392, Mary F. Smith, 54, Carlisle, driving a 2004 Toyota Corolla.

    Oct. 13 at 7:10 a.m. -- injury, Robinson Renaker Road, Stevie Brunker, 35, Berry, driving a 2001 Toyota Celica.

    Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Lauren Cordray, 21, Cynthiana, driving a 1997 Toyota Corolla struck a deer.

    Oct. 8 at 5:40 p.m. -- non-injury, Rocky Springs Road, Anita K. Gann, 29, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Ford Escape.

  • Homemaker Events

    Diabetes Cooking School – Thursday, Oct. 22, 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office. Newest information, new recipes and tasting each week. Jara Bauer, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Harrison Memorial Hospital and Cheryl Case, County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science will teach.

    Homemakers Sponsored Blood Drive – Friday, Oct. 23, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Free t-shirt for donors.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: No births this issue.

    The realignment and improvement of U.S. 62 from Leesburg to Georgetown has begun. Construction began Sept. 16 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2001 for the seven-and-one-half-mile project. The total cost of the project is $14.7 million.

  • Sports Beat

    Antioch Upward Basketball evaluations

    Want more for your child than just basketball instruction? Want your child to get basketball instruction with an equal chance to get actual playing time? Want your child to learn Biblical ethics while improving their basketball skills? Want your child to get a t-shirt, jerseys, music cd’s and more for the entry fee?

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Oct. 1 -- At 11:34 a.m., Larry Maybrier, Pleasant Street, reported that someone entered his home and took his brother’s lap top computer.

    Oct. 1 -- At 6:20 p.m., Justin Anderson, manager of Auto Zone reported that a lock box containing over $900 was taken from the store.

    Oct. 2 -- At 3:40 a.m., James Boone reported that he has been receiving numerous harassing phone calls.