Today's News

  • Viewpoint


    What’s it mean to you?

    We’ve seen a renewed passion in Cynthiana in recent months. 

    And, the good is beginning to overshadow the bad. Certainly, Cynthiana and Harrison County have their problems. There’s still a terrible drug/heroin problem eating away at our young adults, but even that seems to be lessening.

    Perhaps I’m looking through rose-colored glasses and seeing what I want to see.

  • Saturday’s yard sale will benefit Water Day on July 16

    Becky Barnes,




    Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, the courthouse lawn will be filled with more than 20 vendors for a Community Events yard sale.

    Josh Jenkins, chairman of the Community Events Committee, said the yard sale is just one of the fundraisers to support its annual activities.

  • Muralist from Portugal is a busy man

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Not one to be tied down, Sergio Odeith is now doing what he loves to do.

    The Portuguese-born artist, who just completed the huge mural on the Walnut Street side of the Rohs Opera House, is now 40 years old and has seen, and is seeing, more of the world than most anyone else.

  • Robinson Dam to top Monday forum

    Harrison County’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team will host a town forum on Monday, July 11, with the dangers of swimming at the Robinson Dam as the topic.

    “I don’t think people realize how dangerous it is there. We are not even into summer yet and I know there will be another one,” said SAR Chief Re’Jeana Craft.

  • City continues Handy House debate with new offer

    Becky Barnes,




    The Handy House debate is not over.

    It appeared that final plans were being made for the Handy House to be taken down by a salvage company. A contract was ready to be signed by the mayor on behalf of the Cynthiana City Commission and had, in fact, been signed by Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett.

    However, an 11th-hour proposal had the city commission stepping back.

  • Vickers-Brumley announce engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. David Vickers of Cynthiana, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ann Vickers, to Cody Barton Lisle Brumley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bart Brumley of Milford, Ky.

    Vickers is a dental assistant with Cynthiana Dental Center and a pharmacy technician with Walmart Pharmacy.

    Brumley is a field mechanic with Bevin’s Motor Company of Paris, Ky.

    A September wedding is being planned.

  • Powdery mildew common in summer

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  

    It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. 

    The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing and treatment before it takes hold.

  • Reunions


    The Richardson, Franklin, Ritchie reunion will be held Saturday, July 9, at the Richardson homeplace on Peak Lane.

    Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. Meat and utensils will be furnished. Bring a covered dish or drinks.

    For more information, call Dorotha White at 859-954-8337 or Vivian Richardson at 859-289-2001.

    HCHS CLASS OF 1996

  • Caroline Spencer Means

    Caroline Spencer Means

    Caroline Spencer Means was born to Brittane and Justin Means of Cynthiana on Feb. 4, 2016 at The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East.

    She weighed 4 lbs. and 7 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Lisa and Edmun Aubrey; maternal great-grandparents are Barbara and Odes Nash and Sylvia Northcutt.

  • TWD character mural completed on Walnut Street

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    The mural is finished.

    In a little more than five working days Portugese artist Sergio Odeith completed The Walking Dead-themed mural on the Walnut Street side of the Rohs Opera House.

    Odeith signed the mural on Saturday, indicating that he is finished with the project, which he began on the preceding Tuesday.