Today's News

  • Road crew ready for bad weather

    With snow, ice and sleet predicted throughout the week, the Harrison County Road Department is gearing up for one long work week.

    “Today we’re working to gear up for tonight,” road department supervisor James McCarty said Monday afternoon.

    McCarty said road department workers were out treating county roads from 6 p.m. Sunday evening until 1 a.m. Monday morning.

    “When it gets to two inches, we come in,” said McCarty. “It doesn’t do us any good to put ‘em down before that.”

  • New drivers

    New Drivers

    Dorothy Curtis, Katelyn Sallengs, Randall Wagler, Courtney Grannis, Jeslyn Baker, Donna Morris, Christopher Perkins

  • Wrestlers take 3rd at North Hardin

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrestling team got a late invite to compete in the North Hardin Trojan Invitational last Saturday and jumped at the opportunity.

    “We had an open date and the tournament looked to be very competitive,” said HCHS Coach Russ Riegel. “They let us in at the last minute and we jumped at it.”

    With only eight wrestlers competing, Harrison County fared well in the preliminary rounds, but faltered a bit in the medal round.

  • Academic Briefs


    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2008 semester.

    Joshua T. Ashbrook, a freshman from Cynthiana, Ky., has been named to Campbellsville University’s President’s List for fall 2008.


    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 878 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2008 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 20.

  • Jaxton Blake James

    Jaxton Blake James was born to Calvin James of Georgetown and Trista Milner of Cynthiana, on Nov. 29, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital.

    He weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Jayden Scot James.

    Maternal grandparents are Tracy Milner of Cynthiana, and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Milner of Berry, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gill of Cynthiana, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Milner of Berry; maternal great-great-grandmother is Jeanie Garrett of Foster, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Luther C. James of Georgetown.

  • Birthday bash planned for Feb. 21 in Lexington

    By William H. Roberts, Co. Ext. Agent

    The Kentucky 4-H Centennial is a momentous occasion for the organization that has made a positive, lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of the state’s youth over the years. To kick off a year of celebration, 4-H is planning a birthday bash. It will be Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Regency, Lexington.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 29

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30

    Free Tax Preparation will be provided by the state organization KDVA at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on the following dates that are currently available: Jan. 30, Feb. 3 and Feb. 7. Anyone may register for an appointment (no walk-ins will be accepted) by calling Lee Zuhars at (502) 209-5382.

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 30 in Robynwood Heights at 2 p.m.

  • Complete restoration could take up to two weeks; outages continue to drop

    Because of the severe structural damage to Blue Grass Energy’s system, complete restoration will take five to seven days at the earliest and could possibly extend to two more weeks, according to a press release from Blue Grass Energy Friday afternoon.

     As of noon Friday, the number of members without power had dropped to about 20,000, down from 29,000 yesterday.

     About 300 line technicians and right-of-way personnel are working today, and BGEnergy officials say they expect to continue to make progress in getting power restored.

  • Reds winter caravan stops in Cynthiana

    Cincinnati Reds fans gathered at Angilo’s restaurant Thursday morning to welcome Reds players and administrators. As part of a winter caravan, the Reds stopped throughout West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Above, Reds second-baseman Brandon Phillips signed baseballs, t-shirts, and schedules for Cynthiana fans. Along with Phillips were Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, broadcaster Chris Welsh, 2007 #1 draft pick Devin Mesoraco, Reds Hall of Famer Lee May, VP and Assistant GM Bob Miller, Senior Special Assistant to the General Manager Gene Bennett and Reds mascot Gapper.

  • Property Transfers


    Special Warranty Deed: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ollie Lloyd Taylor Jr., property at 78 Peachtree Dr. (Lot 3 - Block G - Unit 1-D) of the White Oak Estates Subdivision, $105,000.

    Special Warranty Deed: Federal National Mortgage Association to Herbert Norbom and Mary Norbom, property at 112 Battle Grove Ave., $62,000.

    Marilyn W. Huffman and Emily Huffman to Joshua E. Milner, 100.009 acres on Berry-Robinson Road, $196,000.