Today's News

  • Once you’re His, there’s no sin He can’t or won’t forgive

    ‘When I was about 10 I had gorilla legs, which embarrassed me horribly.

    Next to my fair-haired classmates who all had fine downy fuzz on their legs, I thought I stood out and that everyone thought I was as hideous as I considered myself to be.

    That was also in the olden days when girls weren’t allowed to wear pants to school, so I couldn’t hide my legs underneath a pair of jeans.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Sept. 18, 1856 - “Fair and Omnibus - I will run a regular line of Omnibuses to and from the fair grounds during the week of the fair-leaving town every 15 minutes and the grounds the same. Fare each way 25 cents - R. S. Hopkins.”

  • Building of Hassall’s house was a blessing for more than just family

    To the editor:

    There has been a lot of talk in town about the Hassalls selling their house. Some people are even concerned they are getting dollars out of it. I would like to share with you what I got out of their house.

    I got the privilege of working with all of the professionals and volunteers who gave of their time and money to work on it. I got to see the “best side” of my hometown, (businesses and public) who gave so much. I also got the satisfaction of helping give a deserving family a helping hand.

  • Poteet family thanks community after losing daughter

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 24, 2008, our 16-year-old daughter Kayla and our 15- year-old daughter Brandi were in a car accident with two of their friends. Our daughter Kayla did not make it and Brandi was seriously injured. It has been 6 months since the accident but we have not forgotten anything that anyone has done for us. We would like to thank everyone for all your calls, cards, support, love and prayers that we have received since that horrible day. The outpour that we received and still receive has been tremendous and we appreciate everything that everyone has done for us.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding May 20, 2009


    Sam Allen Irvin vs. Roberta M. Irvin, domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.

    Lee Eugene Lakes vs. Loretta A. Lakes, motion hour; testimony taken, order entered.

    Martha Gail Caswell Lizer vs. Joel Patrick Lizer, motion hour; testimony taken, order entered.

    Susan Renee Nickerson vs. William E. Nickerson Jr., review; order entered.

  • Census workers are verifying addresses in county

    It could be the result of heightened awareness after last week’s banking scam in Harrison County. Whatever it is, Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley is pleased that residents are calling in about a stranger in their neighborhood. However, it’s all on the up and up.

    McCauley said address verification has begun for the 2010 Census. Individual are canvassing the county recording addresses so that census questionnaires can reach every household next year.

  • Feix’s 20 years of Newbery participation honored on seal

    After years of reading books with Newbery Medal seals, Susan Feix will soon be reading books that will display a different seal - one honoring her.

    Also named the Newbery Medal winner for 2009, ‘The Graveyard Book,’ by Neil Gaiman, is the first young adult novel that will display the gold Susan Feix Legacy Award seal.

    “I was thrilled that they did that,” said Feix about the honor.

  • Drug dealers using prescription pipeline to Florida

    Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at the Cynthiana Christian Church.

    “Pills are the major narcotic that are killing people right now,” said Kentucky State Police Det. Brett Kirkland, who spoke at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Kirkland and Det. Lance Hutchison, with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Drug Enforcement Special Investigations task force, work in Harrison County and the surrounding area to get drug dealers off the streets and behind bars.

  • Grand jury issues two indictments

    Two Harrison County men were indicted during Tuesday’s grand jury session.

    Howard Stanley, 43, was charged with two counts of rape, first degree, and sodomy, first degree.

    The charges are for incidents, which allegedly occurred between May and October 1994.

    Stanley’s bail is set for $80,000.

    Steven Price, 20, was charged with burglary in the third degree, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

    On July 26, 2008, Price allegedly entered and stole property from the Claysville General Store.

  • Lowe’s donates tools to Harrison County ATC

    Lowe’s and Kobalt Tools in partnership with Skills USA are helping the next generation of skilled trade professionals at Harrison County ATC through their new Tough Tools for Cool Schools program.  Lowe’s is donating approximately $600 worth of Kobalt tools to the school as part of the new national program, which will total $300,000 to more than 500 Skills USA building trades and renovation programs across the nation for use in their classrooms.