Today's News

  • Jason Louis Rage McKenney

    Jason Louis Rage McKenney

    Jason Louis Rage McKenney was born to Jason and Angela McKenney of Cynthiana on Jan. 30, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Tre Jackson, and sisters, Mariah Richardson and Victoryia McKenney.

    Maternal grandparents are Fred and Linda Riley and Mark Richardson, all of Berry, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Robert Louis Beuge and Margret Beuge of Chicago, Ill.

  • Heart transplant gives Mastin ‘second chance’

    Rachel Mastin has a letter that is very special to her.

    From a mother in Georgia, Rachel has yet to meet the author.

    “Give my baby boy a hug and tell him ‘I love him,’” one of the last paragraphs of the letter reads.

    The boy’s name was M.J. and Rachel is the new owner of his  21-year-old heart.

    On Aug. 2, 2007, after several years of heart problems and many, many, many doctor visits, Rachel became the recipient of a heart transplant.

  • Wednesday afternoon fires keep firefighters busy

    Harrison County firefighters responded to three fires last Wednesday afternoon. A wood stove is believed to have started a barn fire on Connersville Pike, where firefighters arrived at 3:10 p.m. “It was fully involved when they got there,” said fire chief Charlie Carson. Fifteen emergency personnel responded to the incident. The fire was extinguished at 5 p.m. Crews also responded to two grass fires on Ky Hwy 32 West and Robinson Union Road.

  • "He really can and occasionally does make pigs fly"

                A few years ago I wrote about seeing a pig fly.

                What I meant by that is seeing the surprising answer to a prayer, something I thought I’d only see “when pigs fly.” In other words, never.

                But God seems to delight in never and impossible. A woman who called the newsroom last week reminded me of that.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Feb. 19 at 8:13 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Cathy L. Perkins, 43, Cynthiana, driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring struck  Kenneth T. Moore, 47, Cynthiana, driving a 1991 GM 1500.

    Feb. 19 at 7:35 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Michael Tobin, 31, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty.

    Feb. 19 at 7:56 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1842 North, Jennifer L. Hicks, 25, Cynthiana, driving a 2004 Ford Explorer.

  • March 1-7 is Black Church Week of Prayer for the healing of AIDS

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working to promote Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, an observance held March 1-7 that includes thousands of churches across the country.

    As part of the observance, DPH and community-based organizations are inviting churches to participate in a “Prayer for the Healing of AIDS,” an educational event set for 6 p.m. March 1 at St. Paul AME Church, 251 N. Upper St., Lexington. Free HIV testing will be available at the same location from 4 to 8 p.m.


    “I’ve just missed having him here to tell me that everything’s gonna be OK,” said a tearful Kim True, wife of soldier William “Jack” True.

    Jack and comrades from the 201st Engineering Battalion will be returning to Cynthiana next week after a 12-month tour of duty that led them to Afghanistan.

    Kim said she never expected to have to watch her husband of 10 years leave for a second overseas tour. Their girls, now 16, 15 and 11, were younger the first time.

  • Fourth quarter fells Fillies in 10th Region

    The Harrison County Fillies nearly pulled the upset of the year on Tuesday night in the first round of the 10th Region Tournament, held on the Hilltop.

    For three quarters, Harrison County executed their game-plan to near perfection and had an unlikely 35-31 lead over highly-regarded Clark County.

    The fourth quarter was a different story altogether, however. The Cardinals played flawlessly down the stretch, converted their free throws and outscored the Fillies 32-12 for a deceptive 63-47 win.

  • Clifford honored at 4-H Centennial event

    Joyce Clifford was recently inducted into the Kentucky 4-H Centennial Hall of Fame in Lexington, Ky. 4-H is celebrating 100 years, founded in 1909. To commemorate this special event, one volunteer leader was selected from each of the 120 counties in Kentucky. These leaders were chosen for their years of service and dedication to the 4-H program. Clifford received a certificate and her name will be placed on a large tree-shaped wooden plaque along with the other 120 inductees. This plaque will be hung permanently at the KY Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky.

  • 10th Region semis tonight on Hilltop

    The girls 10th Region Basketball Tournament resumes tonight on the Hilltop with a pair of semi-final games. The winners of tonight’s games will square off for the 10th Region title  Friday night with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green on the line.

    Tonight’s first game features the teams with the best records in the region.