Today's News

  • Church News

    A special ‘Peacekeeping’ worship service will be held on Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. We are honoring the work of public servants in Cynthiana and Harrison County, particularly our police officers and firefighters during this service.

    Cynthiana NA Group Hope for Tomorrow meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at St. James AME Church, 312 W. Pleasant St. Annex. Speaker meeting last Thursday of each month.

  • She’s Gone fishin’

    Last week while on my stay-at-home vacation, I went fishing.
    For billions of people around the world, that news would be a big fat no big deal because it’s done all the time so ho hum, tell me something I don’t know.
    However, for me, going fishing was a big fat very big deal because it was my first time ever.
    At 56, I had never fished before, and for months now I have been wanting to, almost to the point of it being an obsession. I don’t know why I’ve been wanting to fish so badly, only that I have.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 1
    Women’s Book for the Month of September is The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. Will be meeting Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    The KY-ASAP Awards Luncheon will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 at noon at Bianke’s Restaurant. The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Board will be recognizing community volunteers who have been instrumental in the elimination of substance abuse.

    FRIDAY, Sept. 2

  • School salaries released

       Nearly 10 percent of the Harrison County School District’s $16.8 million salary budget was paid to its top 20 staffers in 2010-11, most of whom are administrators.

       The superintendent and assistant superintendent are again the top paid employees within the district. Andy Dotson earned $112,540.08 last fiscal year as superintendent compared to $111,269.04 the previous year.

  • Sunday fire damages Pallet Company

    A weekend fire claimed most of Doyle Pallets’ inventory.
    A call was placed to 911 dispatch Sunday, Aug. 28, for a suspected fire at Doyle Pallet’s located on West Road.
    “I was in Lexington at the mall when my wife’s phone went off,” said Gary Doyle, owner of Doyle Pallet’s. “I drove back as fast as I could to the shop and saw the ungodly mess.”


    With his trial set to begin in three months, accused murderer Bass Webb was looking smug as he appeared in court for a status hearing Monday.
    Webb was brought into the Harrison Circuit Courtroom in waist cuffs, but he still managed to strut before the bench.
    Webb’s trial for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz is set to begin Dec. 1 in Harrison Circuit Court and continue throughout the month.

  • Wife of former Cynthiana mayor drops civil suit against husband’s guardian

    A case filed in Johnson County, Ky., involving Cynthiana’s former mayor Jim Brown has been dismissed.
    The civil case was filed on Aug. 10, 2011, by Brenda Kay Brown, wife of James A. Brown, against Edwin M. Culbertson, an assistant Harrison County attorney, and was dismissed Aug. 19 on Mrs. Brown’s voluntary motion to dismiss without prejudice.
    The suit alleged that Culbertson acted “wrongful and contemptible” in his capacity as temporary limited guardian to Mr. Brown and was seeking punitive damages of $20 million.

  • Stray pit bull shot in Antioch after Friday attack

    A pit bull dog was shot in Antioch Friday morning after it allegedly jumped on a child who was waiting for the school bus.
    Harrison County Animal Control officer Alan Fryman said the dog was a stray that the Snake Lick Road property owner, Brian Black, said had been hanging around for a few days. It had never exhibited any aggressive tendencies until Friday morning.
    Black said the dog turned when the children picked up rocks to throw in the creek.
    Black said he suspected that the dog had been mistreated before it was dropped in Antioch or it ran away.

  • Broadway on Pike is Saturday

    The harriCYN Community Theatre is hosting a night’s entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 27, in the memory of long-time music mentor Mary Ruth Hendricks, who died on Nov. 12, 2009.
    Broadway on Pike will bring some of Hendricks’ former students back to the stage as well as welcome some HCHS graduates who performed in more recent musical productions.
    The event is directed by Juanita Herrington and will be staged at Rohs Opera House.
    Tickets for the evening are $10 and are available at Biancke’s on Main Street. There is no reserved seating.

  • Court changes its mind: No tax increase for 2011

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court reversed its Aug. 9 decision to take the compensating rate for 2011 to maintain the same tax rate as last year.
    The fiscal court has been pressed for time to have the first and second reading of the proposed taxing rates for 2011 in an effort to allow property owners the ability for early payment in October.
    During the Aug. 9 meeting the court voted to take the compensating rate raising real property taxes from 9.9 percent to 10.1 percent on each $100 assessed property.