Today's News

  • Jesus: The ultimate ‘House Crasher’

    As I was on my knees one Saturday afternoon, I had an epiphany.

    Lest you think I was on my knees praying, I wasn’t, although Lord knows I should have been. And it wasn’t so much an epiphany as it was a random thought.

    My husband and I were painting, he up on a ladder, me on my knees with a brush painting the bottom of the walls along the edging.

  • Eupatorium species fill the fall garden

    Despite the horrendous heat and late-season drought conditions this summer, the perennial borders are still looking pretty good. We did do some spot watering but mostly careful consideration and selection of late summer bloomers has saved the day. 

    Bold and rather hardy perennials like Tartarian asters, helianthus, salvias, golden rod, Russian sage, Japanese anemone, ornamental grasses and Joe Pye weed are still stalwart and in bloom.  They have all anchored the fall garden well.

  • Thorobreds tie Franklin, Rowan counties 1-1

    Soccer is a much more physical game than anyone realizes until a game or two are watched.

    The Harrison County versus Franklin County match at LeBus Field last Thursday night certainly proved this. 

    Yet, as physical and almost out of control as it appeared, only one card was issued and that was a red card to Breds’ fullback junior Anthony Shirley. This was in the second half with 26-plus minutes left in the contest and put the home squad at a decided disadvantage.

  • Sports Beat

    Middle school cross country

    does well in Frankfort meet

    The Harrison County Middle School Cross Country teams each finished fourth of nine teams in the Frankfort All Comers race last Wednesday. 

    The 1500M course is one that the teams had competed on earlier in the year and nearly every member bettered the time that they had run before on Wednesday.

    Each race, both the girls’ and boys’, had more than 100 participants. In the girls’ race Harrison County’s Amelia Bolin finished first with an excellent time of 6:15.8. 

  • Champions town hall meeting is Tuesday

    Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County will host its seventh town hall meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Christian Church.

    Van Ingram from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy and Amy Adams from the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy will speak about “The Face of Substance Abuse.”

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Aug. 26 -- George T. Fight, 58, was arrested on Wilson Avenue and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Aug. 29 -- Daryl F. Fryman, 28, was arrested on Main Street on a warrant for receiving stolen property under $500 and possession of marijuana.

    Aug. 30 -- April M. Fite, 38, was cited on Pleasant Street for failure to wear seat belt.

    Aug. 30 -- Harold E. Stevens Jr., 26, was cited for failure to wear seat belts on Pike Street.

  • Citizens should seek truth, hold elected officials accountable

    To the editor:

    On the last weekend of August, we joined almost 100 Kentuckians from Lexington (12 buses altogether from Kentucky), on a trip to Washington DC to attend the Glenn Beck “Restore Honor” rally at the Lincoln Monument. It coincided with the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the same location.

  • School Menus

    Sept. 20-24

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Chicken, biscuits, jelly, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Cereal, cinnamon rolls, melon, orange juice, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Waffles with syrup, sausage links, melon, orange juice, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Pancakes and sausage on a stick, syrup, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Sept. 2 at 3:15 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, Walter Maxie, 57, Cynthiana, driving a 1997 Chevrolet Small Conventional Cab 4X, struck a donkey.

    Sept. 2 at 7:39 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 392, Shelbie L. Wright, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero.

    Sept. 2 at 7:47 a.m. -- injury, US 27 North, Regina G. Arnold, 44, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 Nissan Versa struck Hargust D. Newman, 55, Carlisle, Ky., driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Int.

  • What is wrong with this picture?

    Sunday in another disappointing outing for Bengal fans; the Bengals lost again to the Patriots. 

    The loss wasn’t an upset particularly, but the way the game was played should have been upsetting to Bengal hierarchy, Marvin Lewis and the Bengal nation. 

    The team, though expressing supreme confidence that it would win, put about as poor of an effort forth in the game, especially in the first half, that I have seen for a while by players not in Ram outfits.