Today's News

  • Flu level reaches 'widespread'

    According to a press release from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky’s flu level has been raised from ‘regional’ to ‘widespread.’

    “People just need to take the same precautions they would with regular flu,” WEDCO public health director Crystal Caudill said.

    Caudill said those individuals experiencing flu-like symptoms are more than likely suffering from H1N1, formerly referred to as the swine flu.

  • Cool temperatures initiate bloom

    How about this weather? I am anticipating a very good orchid season coming up because our temperatures have been so mild lately, especially with night time temperatures dipping into the 50s already. These cool nights are one part of the puzzle in order to get some plants to bloom in the winter indoors.

    When attempting to grow tropical plants, we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat, which is difficult inside our homes. We can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now. 

  • Homemaker Events

    •Renew Homemaker Dues: $8 mailbox member.

    •Little Feet, Big Feet: Sept. 12, one mile walk for children and an adult. Pre-registration of $5 ($10 at the event) will insure a t-shirt and prize. Registration forms at the Extension Office. Event is sponsored by CHP Wellness Committee.

    •Butterfly Sweatshirt Workshop: Monday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Extension Office. $10 fee for the class. Call for a list of supplies you will need to bring.

  • Bicycle Club’s maiden ride will be Saturday, Aug. 15

    Peter Newberry and his wife Kim love to bike.

    As members of Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County, they’re hoping to spread their love of biking to others - through the Champions Cycling Club.

    “I’ve often thought about this,” Newberry said about the idea.

    Several months ago, Newberry presented the idea to Champions.

    “They immediately took hold of it,” he said.

    Next Saturday, the Newberrys will offer a Bicycle Safety Seminar at the Harrison County Sheriff’s office from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • School Menus

    Sept. 21-25

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Pancakes with syrup, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Cereal, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: French toast, syrup with powdered sugar, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Waffles with syrup, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.




    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Aug. 31, 2009


    Estate of Leland Raymond Chamberlin, probate hearing; will admitted for record purposes, petition to dispense granted, order entered.

    Estate of Bryia Runiewicz, probate hearing; pass to be re-noticed.


    Credigy Receivable Inc. vs. Patsy Slade, motion hour; default judgment granted in principal amount of $1,104.25 and post-judgment and costs.


    Kenneth Burns vs. Jimmy Kearns, other hearing; order entered.

  • Harrison County girls forge ahead with top 10 finishes in Frankfort

    The Harrison County cross country teams had one meet last week, an all comers meet at Frankfort on Wednesday.  It was a small meet, with only one other varsity team, but it was an opportunity for the Breds and Fillies to run on the regional meet course.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Sept. 7 at 12:15 a.m. -- injury, Ky 356, Jeremiah J. Muth, 23, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Ford F350.

    Sept. 5 at 8:45 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1842 North, Benedict Mullett, 24, Cynthiana, driving a 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 PU.


    Sept. 2 at 1:30 p.m. -- Mary B. Cummins, 38, Berry, reported second degree burglary at her residence.

    Sept. 3 at 7:40 a.m. -- Heidi Turpin, 30, Cynthiana, reported terroristic threatening (third degree) and menacing.

  • New calling system will keep parents informed, says superintendent

    Harrison County parents can expect several calls from the school this year.

    For the first couple months of the school year, the Harrison County school district will try out a calling system that will allow the schools, teachers and coaches to contact parents through a phone call, text message and/or e-mail.

    Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard presented school board members with the details of the system at Friday evening’s special school board meeting.

  • Salaries for city and county employees will be printed this week

    Salaries of Harrison County and City of Cynthiana employees will be published in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

    School salaries, which were published last week, are released annually to the newspaper. It is at the discretion of each newspaper as to whether those salaries are published.

    However, for city and county salaries, an open records request was pursued. Those salaries have been released and will be published this week.