Today's News

  • District buys 48 acres

    The Harrison County Hilltop almost doubled its acreage Tuesday night.

    The Harrison County Board of Education voted to purchase 48-plus acres from the Moore family to add to the contiguous school campus.

    "This is an opportunity that will go away and we'll not ever see it again," said board chairman Ed Taylor. "The Hilltop is significant to this community and this is a win/win situation for this board."

  • Marriage Licenses


    Kelsey Brooke Hornsby, 20, and Christopher Wise Ross, 21, married April 17, 2008.

    Ashley Marie Moore, 19, and Bradley Aaron Rice, 20, married April 25, 2008.

    Crystal Michelle Evans, 29, and Philip Lewis Richardson, 30, married April 25, 2008.

    Geraldine Jones Williams, 47, and James Russell Bailey III, 45, married May 1, 2008.

    Crystal Amanda Adams, 21, and Bradley Charles Sparks, 20, married May 10, 2008.

    Ashley Michelle Dodson, 23, and Craig Steven Levi, 30, married May 10, 2008.

  • Willis trial begins Tuesday

    The trial of a prominent Cynthiana man accused of shooting his estranged wife starts next week in Harrison Circuit Court.

    Larry Willis, is now scheduled to go on trial May 27, 28 and 29, starting at 9 a.m. each day.

    Willis allegedly shot his estranged wife, Ruby, last August when she went to their Smith-Martin Road home to retrieve some property. He is being tried for first degree assault and attempted murder in the case.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, July 4, 1903 - Mrs. Clarence LeBus has been entertaining a house party of very attractive young ladies this week, her guests being Mollie Duffy, Anna Gossett, Virginia and Bessie Hunt. Mrs. LeBus entertained eight couples Wednesday night. Mrs. F. G. Sparks entertained the party at flinch Wednesday as did Mrs. D. C. Patterson on Thursday morning.

  • Breds beat Deming, advance in post-season

    It took them a couple of innings to get started, but the Harrison County Thorobreds finally got going and upended Deming 12-2 in the rain-delayed opening round of the 38th District Tournament on Tuesday night in Falmouth.

    The top-seeded Breds, now 29-5 on the season, scored three times in the third inning and added seven more in the fourth to distance themselves from the fourth-seeded Black Devils (8-18) and secure a spot in next weeks 10th Region Tournament, at Harrison County.

  • Fillies top Pendleton, play Nicholas Co. for title

    The Harrison County Fillies played their way into the 10th Region Tournament with a 12-2 opening round win over Pendleton County on Tuesday night in the three-team 38th District Softball Tournament at Shirley Field.

    Delayed by one day due to a Monday night rain-out, Harrison County avoided a bases-loaded jam in the top of the first inning. After a couple of walks and an error loaded the bases, Harrison County pitcher Megan Bullock got out of the jam with a strikeout, a pop out and ground out.

  • Philpott will address seniors

    This year's Harrison County High School commencement address will be given by WKYT 27 Newsfirst anchor Amber Philpott.

    Philpott, the daughter of Gary and Thresa Philpott, is a Cynthiana native who graduated from HCHS in 1999. In 2003, she received a bachelor's degree in communications with emphasis in electronic media from Morehead State University.

  • Archery teams end season

    Harrison County archers finished their season with a recent trip to the National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament in Louisville. Their presence at the national invitation-only tournament was based on their scores compiled at the state competition held back in March. Over 3,000 archers competed in the two-day event and it included archery programs from 30 states. It was the largest ever archery tournament in the nation.

  • Cynthiana Police Dept.


    Arrests, warnings, citations

    April 25 -- Don Adair, 52, was arrested on South Main Street and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    April 26 -- Charles B. Shackelford, 42, was arrested at 304 W. Mill St. and charged with disorderly conduct.

    April 26 -- Carmen Ayala, 24, was arrested at 217 Fourth St. and charged with receiving stolen property under $300.

    April 26 -- Shannon D. Bills, 25, was arrested at 109 N. Main St. on a Harrison County warrant.

  • Search is on for Cynthiana's talented singers

    'Good volume, good pitch.' 'Average voice, very confident, good stage presence.' 'A little too fast, watch your breathing.'

    Those were just some of the comments made by judges during tryouts for the first Cynthiana Idol competition, which starts this Saturday at 8 p.m.

    Being held at Rohs Opera House, Cynthiana Idol is a local version of the wildly popular Fox TV series, American Idol, where singing talents compete for a grand prize.

    On TV, it's $1 million and a recording contract.