Today's News


    Tuesday is the primary election.

    To say it’s an important primary election would be an understatement. Many Harrison County political offices will be on Tuesday’s ballot, including sheriff, jailer and some magistrate and constable positions.

    It might be May, but for some of those running, it feels like November.

    Over 12,000 voters are registered in Harrison County. In the 2008 primary, only 33.9 percent of those registered voters came to the polls and cast ballots.

  • Thorobreds win Bulldog Classic in Louisa, rout Paris Greyhounds on Hilltop

    The Harrison County Thorobreds keep adding to Coach Mac Whitaker’s career-win total as they won the rain-shortened Bulldog Classic at Lawrence County on Saturday after routing the Paris Greyhounds Thursday on the Hilltop. 

    The Lawrence County Bulldog Classic featured the top teams in three regions as the Breds top the 10th region, Belfry and Lawrence County top the 15th and Boyd County along with Ashland head the 16th region. 

  • Cedar-apple rust cycle begins

    After the rains hit a few weeks ago, enough moisture settled in to trigger the development and “ripening” of some really freaky looking appendages. It is called cedar-apple rust and many gardeners where curious about the large, orange gelatinous spore horns hanging from their cedars like Japanese lanterns. 

    They strike awe and dread from me because they are fabulous looking creations of nature, but they also forewarn a rust problem in the orchard for next year. 

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    April 27 – At 5:50 p.m., David Sumpter, Pleasant Street, reported that someone took a one-year-old push mower from his back yard.

    April 27 -At 7:54 p.m., police talked with a 10-year-old boy who said he had no place to stay.

    April 28 – At 10:56 a.m., Dorothy Neace, manager at Apple Market on Pleasant Street, reported that someone struck the compressor and pulled it from its concrete foundation.

  • Track teams compete at Scott County and Dunbar

    The Harrison County track teams competed in two very competitive track meets last week and gave a good performance despite some trying circumstances. Illness and injury have hampered the squads as they approach the last week of the regular season. 

    This was a problem at the Scott County meet on Tuesday and again at Dunbar Saturday. 

    The Dunbar meet was also affected by the tragic loss of life of Brittany Cordray who was a classmate and friend of many of the athletes on both squads.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, May 20

    Let’s Make Beaded Safety Pins. Thursday, May 20 starting at 5 p.m. This program is open to children in grades second through sixth. Have fun using patterns or making your own designs. Pin your creations anywhere. Sign up at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library's front desk.

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, May 20 at Edgemont at 2:30 p.m.; and White Oak from 3-3:30 p.m.

  • Underage drinking can lead to deadly consequences, says KSP

    To the editor:

    We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • Property Transfers


    General Warranty Deed: Abner Freeman and Eunice Freeman to Charles G. Doolin and Sylvia A. Doolin, 1.18 acres on US 62 W., $21,200.

    Warranty Deed: Carol J. Warren and Darwin D. Warren to Carol J. Warren and Darwin D. Warren, 5.1356 acres on Leesburg-Leeslick Road (Ky. 1942).

    Jimmy Franklin and Jeanette Franklin to Rachel L. Taylor, 1.113 acres at 7255 Ky. 356 (White Oak Pike), $63,000.

    Warranty Deed: Kenneth A. Pugh and Joan M. Pugh to Robert Brandon Pugh, 1.890 acres on Pughs Ferry Road, $1.

  • CONTINUED UPDATE: Search called off at Richland Creek

    The search for a possible person in Richland Creek has been called off.

    According to Emergency Management Director Mike Palmer, an eye witness came forward Thursday afternoon, claiming she had seen a dead calf floating down the creek Wednesday around noon.

    Palmer said that was the same time dispatch received a call reporting a possible person in the creek.

    “There was no missing persons reported last night,” Palmer said.

    Palmer said emergency crews believe the object the caller saw and reported is the same calf the eye witness also saw.

  • Thorobreds race past Mustangs for Whitaker’s 900th win

    It was like the Kentucky Derby of baseball as the Harrison County Thorobreds and the Bishop Brossart Mustangs met in Alexandria Monday night. 

    One of the horses is still in the starting gate though as the Thorobreds smashed the Mustangs 19-2 in an abbreviated game. 

    Jared Martin pitched the five innings for Harrison County, allowing the two earned runs in the fourth on Bezold’s two run homer, striking out two, walking none and giving up six hits.