Today's News

  • Breds roll over Paris Greyhounds

    The opening of the brand new Harrison County Athletic Complex was a successful one on Friday night as the Harrison County Thorobreds outmanned visiting Paris, 35-14.

    A huge crowd saw the Breds run out to an early lead, overcome a second quarter turnover that led to a touchdown, and put the Greyhounds away by halftime.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Michelle Marie Martin, 35, and Edwin Graves Taylor, 25, married July 25, 2009.

    Angela Marie Franz, 19, and Zachary Ryan Gosney, 20, married Aug. 4, 2009.

    Della Marie Hogg, 26, and Mark Christopher Gray, 22, married Aug. 20, 2009.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    July 24 -- Tabetha L. Harmon, 27, was arrested on U.S. 27 South and charged with shoplifting.

    July 24 -- Erika N. Hayes, 24, was arrested on U.S. 27 South and charged with shoplifting.

    July 24 -- Christopher M. Wiglesworth, 36, was cited on Church Street for speeding.

    July 25 -- Clinton K. O’Brien, 29, was arrested on U.S. 27 North at LeBus Field and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, speeding, disregarding a stop sign and failure to wear seat belts.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Aug. 13 at 4:40 p.m. -- non-injury, Shadynook Pike, Mattie E. Bolton, 51, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 Toyota 4Runner struck Billy W. Phillips, 43, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Honda VT1100C.

    Aug. 17 at 3:44 p.m. -- non-injury, New Lair Road, Paul T. McNabb, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 1998 Honda Prelude struck Megan F. Nickerson, 16, Cynthiana, driving a 1998 Dodge Durango.

  • Using too much mulch may not be a good thing

    It literally pains me to see so many trees out in home landscapes smothered by volcano mounds of mulch. Last year some oaks were planted along the road I live on. They had been planted properly…not too deep with some apparent root flare at the base. This year their leaves were small, which is not unusual as the tree focus their energy on developing their root systems. Last week I drove past and noticed that a tree ring had been cut out and mounds of mulch piled around the trunk. I felt so sorry for these trees.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 3

    Author Visit. Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Author Jan Watson will be talking about her newest book Sweetwater Run. She is also the author of Troublesome Creek, Willow Springs, and Torrent Falls.

    FRIDAY, Sept. 4

    Fish Fry and Gospel Music. Hosted by Berry United Methodist Church, Friday, Sept. 4 at the Harrison County 4-H Fairgrounds. Serving time is  5-10 p.m. Cost is $5. Gospel music starts at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

  • Interview with Muslim woman changes writer’s beliefs... and prejudices

    After 54 ½ years I met my first Muslim this week.

    I’ve probably met others before and didn’t know it, but never to have an actual conversation about Islam. Never to write about it for the newspaper.

    Never after Sept. 11.

    I write this column for the Citrus County Chronicle in central Florida, but it also runs in about a dozen other papers in Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana, plus several online sites.

  • Car seat keeps infant safe in Monday wreck

    A car seat saved the day for one infant involved in a single  vehicle collision on Monday morning.

    Anna Cole, 19, was traveling eastbound on US Highway 62 East when her 1995 Ford Escort dropped off the right side of the road, according to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Barnes.

    Barnes said Cole over corrected and crossed the center line of the highway, traveled off the right side of the road again, struck an embankment and flipped the car.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Aug. 19, 2009


    Cynthia Marie Fryman vs. Anthony Wayne Fryman, motion hour; (motion for review), motion sustained, agreed order entered.

    Carla Jean Markland vs. Tony Ray Markland, motion hour; motion sustained, agreed order entered.

    Brandy Renee Northcutt vs. Jeffrey Allen Northcutt, motion hour; (motion for review), motion sustained, agreed order entered.

    Donna R. Rayburn vs. Jerry L. Rayburn, motion hour; order of medical support entered.

  • Poet, musician and teller of tales to visit Cynthiana

    Democrats, lost mountains and folktales may seem a strange combination, but one look at the irrepressible grin on Ann Shelby’s face tells us not to worry.

    Shelby, who will be leading sessions on creative non-fiction at the Licking Valley Writer’s Workshop at MCTC/Licking Valley Campus on Sept. 18-19, brings with her an amazing array of talents and accomplishments.