Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, June 18

    Thursday Movie Break. "Despereaux" June 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

    Billy Yank-Common Soldier of the Union. Thursday, June 18, presented by Kevin Stonerock and sponsored by the Harrison County Historical Society in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

  • Oldham seeks repeat at CCC

    University of Kentucky golfer Derek Oldham will attempt to win his second consecutive Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament this weekend at the Cynthiana Country Club.         

    Oldham, a senior-to-be in the coming school year, outlasted five-time winner Bart Lenox last year in the tournament by two strokes.

    “The Cynthiana Country Club is a fun course to play,” said Oldham on Tuesday night. “I know Bart and Mike (Lenox) well and enjoy playing with them.”

  • New Drivers


    Luke A. Perraut, Rachel A. Blackburn, Samantha M. Lambert, Samantha Jo Brumley, Victoria R. Walters, Megan M. Riddle, Austin L. Thomas, Kellyn Hyatt, Joseph Evans.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding June 1, 2009


    Estate of Mary Louise Cummins Glasscock, probate hearing; administratrix appointed, order entered.

    Estate of Kirby Hunt Jr., probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.


    Atlantic Credit and Finance vs. Nicholas Gray, motion hour; motion for default overruled.

    Discover Bank vs. Ralphy Hensley, motion hour; default judgment granted in principal amount of $3,610.90, post-judgment and costs.

  • Reunions


    Joseph and Lydia Fleming Cummins were married in Bourbon County, Ky. in 1793 and lived at Antioch Mills in what is now Harrison County, Ky.  They had 13 children and 140 grandchildren. The family has grown to include many families and all are invited to attend. Call if you have questions.

    The reunion will be held June 19-21 in Effingham, Ill. Housing will be at the Comfort Suites Inn, 1310 W.  Fayette Dr., in Effingham, Call 217-342-3151 for reservations. Indicate that you are with the Cummins reunion when you call. 

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    June 7 at 3:40 a.m. -- injury, US 27 North, Daniel L. Westfall, 24, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 KIA Sportage.

    June 10 at 4:20 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, Joseph W. Williams, 19, Cynthiana, driving a 2000 Acura Integra GSR.

    June 11 at 12:30 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, William J. Howe, 27, Ortonville, Mi.  driving a semi-truck drove into the parking lot of bowling alley, tearing down telephone and cable lines.

  • Thief may steal items from grave, but can’t steal memories

    To the editor:

    On May 28, my husband would have been 67 years old. My children and their families put balloons on his grave and a stepping stone under the tree near his grave. We only left them a few hours because of the cemetery’s rules. I went back to take the balloons off and they had been stolen. The stepping stone stayed almost four days.

  • Controlling four-legged pests

    If you have a garden, chances are you appreciate nature in all its glory. But, sometimes nature gets in the way of our desires to cultivate. Deer browsing, rabbit munching, squirrel digging, mole trenching and resident vole feasting have all come up in the last two weeks. While I have no silver bullet for any of these problems I do have some practical approaches to offset the shared feasting on our gardens. 

  • Flowers on mother’s grave stolen Memorial Day weekend

    To the editor:

    I would like to address a problem we are having in our Battle Grove Cemetery. No, it is not with the caretakers. I know that sometimes we don’t agree with things, but there is no graveyard that I know of that looks as good as ours does all year round, even in the winter.

  • Sports Beat

    Chasteen calls state tourney

    Local resident Steve Chasteen was tabbed to umpire in his third KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament three weeks ago in Owensboro. This time, Chasteen was selected to be one of the four umpires given the task of calling the championship game(s).

    He called five games through the course of the 16-team, double-elimination tournament, and was assigned second base in the first championship game between Owensboro Catholic and Louisville Mercy.