Today's News

  • Harrison County Middle School maroon team top readers

    The Harrison County Middle School seventh grade Maroon Reading Counts top readers for the first nine weeks include, front row, from left, Harry Smith, Erin Bradford, Samuel Levi, Ellie Ratcliffe, Courtney Brooks, Elijah Reffett, and Dominic Walker; back row, Spencer Covington, Jacob Markley, Trevor Dixon, Zeb Hopkins, Brooklyn Brinker, and Josh Pulliam.

  • Sosbe honored for 28 years with city

    The Cynthiana City Commission honored three individuals at Wednesday evening’s special meeting.

    After serving the city in several different roles totaling 28 years, Larry Sosbe was honored by Mayor Jim Brown and Commissioner Jimmy New.

    New said Sosbe had been instrumental in the building of Joe B. Hall Court (located near the old courthouse), the annual hanging of the Christmas decorations, and the development of the city’s landfill.

  • Gross named governor’s top for DUI busts

    Veteran Cynthiana police officer, Sgt. Wilbur Gross recently earned state recognition for the job he does locally.

    Gross was named the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Officer for 2008, an award he has received four times. He was first honored in 1998, which was the second year of the program. He also earned recognition in 2002 and 2007.

    Gross said of his 11 DUI arrests during 2008 that no one stood out more than the other.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Dec. 8, 2008


    Estate of Hazel B. Giles, probate hearing; case transferred to Robertson County.

    Estate of Hillman L. Stanfield, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    In re: William Custard, other hearing; (name change), order entered.

    Estate of Donald G. McDonald Jr., motion hour; order entered.


    Wayne ee^W. Fitzgerald vs. Seth Bowser, court trial; hearing held, forcible detainer granted, to vacate on or Dec. 15.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Dec. 16 at 7:55 p.m. -- injury, KY 1054 South, Sheena L. Perkins, 51, Cynthiana, driving a 1996 Ford Aerostar.

    Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. -- non-injury, KY 356, Chad E. White, 33, Cynthiana, driving a 2005 Jeep Wrangler, struck a deer.

    Dec. 16 at 8:05 p.m. -- non-injury, KY 1054 South, Joshua Carson, 20, Cynthiana, driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.

    Dec. 16 at 10:50 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Harold S. Simpson, 49, Lexington, driving a 2006 Toyota Tundra.


  • Fillies defeat Brossart

    The Harrison County Fillies basketball team salvaged an otherwise forgettable tournament at the Boone County Northern Exposure Tournament by nipping 10th Region foe Bishop Brossart in the seventh place game on Monday afternoon, 46-44.

    Senior guard Charley Hatfield split a double team and connected on a six footer with three seconds to play to break the tie and secure the win for Harrison County.

  • Back to the future: resuming county coverage

     With Donald Richie’s recent resignation and Kate Darnell’s hiring, it was time to re-evaluate the “news beats” for Kate and I.

    For years the city beat has been mine. In fact, at one time, I covered both city and county from their police and sheriff’s departments to their governing bodies.

    When I first began covering the Harrison County Fiscal Court, Judge Russell Stephens herded the eight magistrates into the back room of the courthouse. That room is now used as Judge Alex Barnett’s office.

  • Elementary principals present students' progress to board

    Eastside and Westside Elementary principals presented their annual site-base decision-making council updates to the Harrison County school board at Friday evening’s meeting.

    “It’s not perfect news yet,” said Eastside Elementary principal Richard Dycus.

    Using CATS testing scores from previous years, along with other test results, Dycus and Westside Elementary principal Jon Hoskins were able to present estimated  students’ scores for  the upcoming CATS tests.

  • Mayor Brown airlifted to UK after stroke

    Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown had a stroke on Christmas Eve and is recuperating at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    According to Jack Keith, mayor pro-tem, Brown was at home at the time of the stroke and was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital, then flown to UK. He said hospital staff has asked that he have no visitors at this time.

    Keith will serve as mayor in Brown’s absence at least until Dec. 31. The new commission, of which Keith is a part, will take over Jan. 1.

  • Poinsettias for the holidays

    The poinsettia has been a fixture in American homes as a holiday decoration for as long as most of us can remember. I think it is fair to say that it is considered the “official” Christmas flower. 

    The poinsettia is native to Mexico and has been cultivated for centuries. The Aztec cultivated it for medicinal and household purposes: red dye was made from the leaves and the milky sap that oozes from the woody stem reduced fever.