Today's News

  • HCHS duo are state bound

    It was a happy bunch of Harrison County tennis players and fans last week after HCHS seniors Seth Barnes and Hank Whalen upset top-seeded Jett Glass and Jordan Evans in the semi-finals of the 10th Region Tennis Tournament in Georgetown and secured a spot in the KHSAA Tennis Championships today in Lexington.

    Last Wednesday, the Harrison County pair lost the first set to Glass and Evans 6-4, but bounced back with a convincing 6-0 win in the second set, setting up a decisive third set.

  • Sanders named new fire chief for Cynthiana

    Cynthiana has a new fire chief, but he's no new face.

    James "Jay" Sanders was promoted from assistant chief to chief last week by the Cynthiana City Commission. Sanders shared the assistant chief rank with Charles Allen Carson and Robbie Lyons. The three men headed up the department following the retirement of Terry Stinson nearly a year ago.

    "There was no interruption to city services," Sanders said, commending his colleagues.

  • Clinton overwhelmingly wins Harrison County

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton handily beat her challenger, Barack Obama, in Harrison County's primary ballots Tuesday.

    Clinton secured 2,613 votes (72.4 percent) to Obamas 761 (21.1 percent). Statewide, Clinton also secured the victory. She garnered 459,093 (65.5 percent) to 209,869 (30 percent) won by Obama.

    On the Republican side, the presumptive nominee John McCain won Harrison County with 368 votes.

  • Class of 2008 graduation is May 30

    After a school year with many highs and lows, the Class of 2008 is prepared to cross the stage at Ingles Stadium.

    Commencement exercises are set for next Friday, May 30, starting at 7:30 p.m.

    Although it was thought last year would be the final year for commencement at the football stadium - it was supposed to be demolished last fall in preparation for a new facility, a change of plans by the state spared the field making it available for this year's crop of grads.

    The alternative plan in case of rain is to use the high school gym.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, May 22

    Introduction to Quilting. Thursday, May 22 with Heather Ladick from 6-8 p.m. in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    FRIDAY, May 23

    Story Hour: Friday, May 23 for age 2-5 from 2-2:30 p.m. in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    Democratic Woman's Club of Harrison County will meet Friday, May 23 at noon at Cynthiana Country Club. Guest speaker will be Judge-Executive Alex Barnett will be the guest speaker. Everyone welcome.

    SATURDAY, May 24

  • Sentencing postponed in child predator case

    Formal sentencing for the Harrison County man who is an admitted child predator has been postponed in Pennsylvania.

    According to Nils Frederiksen, deputy press secretary for the Pennsylvania Attorney Generals office, sentencing has been moved to sometime in June. Vascotto was previously scheduled to hear his fate on May 29.

    Thomas Vascotto was arrested in Pennsylvania last August as part of a child predator sting operation.

  • Birth - Madison Bella Hunt

    Madison Bella Hunt

    Madison Bella Hunt was born to Eric and Amber Hunt on March 4, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Taylor Renae.

    Maternal grandparents are Joe and Marian Anderson, great-grandparents Joe and Gladys Fitzgerald, all of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Juanita Hunt, great-grandparents are Elsie Hunt and the late Clay Hunt, all of Carlisle.

  • District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding May 9, 2008


    Virginia Tilton, 1984, other hearing; 5 counts theft by deception-include cold checks under $300; case dismissed with prejudice.


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding May 12, 2008


    Carl Wayne Hitch, 1951, preliminary hearing; first degree trafficking in controlled substance/cocaine-first offense; preliminary hearing held, case bound over to grand jury.

  • Sheriff's Report




    April 14 at 12:30 a.m. -- Dep. Wayne Fryman took a complaint on Ky. Hwy. 356.

    April 26 at 11:52 a.m. -- An assault second degree, an alleged gunshot wound, was reported.

    April 15 at 2:20 p.m. -- Caleb Spicer, 40, Judy Ridge Road, Cynthiana, reported a burglary third degree and a theft by unlawful taking from his residence.

    April 28 at 8:44 a.m. -- Kenny Ledford, 46, Ledford Trail, Cynthiana, reported a theft by unlawful taking from a residence on Bedford Way.

  • Cool, wet spring may challenge some plants

    According to our weather forecasters it looks like we are locked into a cool, wet weather pattern for a couple of weeks. This is good news for some and bad for others. It is certainly hard to get ornamental and vegetable plants in when it rains all the time. Excessive rain and cool temperatures can slow things down a bit, in more ways then one.