Today's News

  • Reunions


    Joseph and Lydia Fleming Cummins were married in Bourbon County, Ky. in 1793 and lived at Antioch Mills in what is now Harrison County, Ky.  They had 13 children and 140 grandchildren. The family has grown to include many families and all are invited to attend. Call if you have questions.

    The reunion will be held June 19-21 in Effingham, Ill. Housing will be at the Comfort Suites Inn, 1310 W.  Fayette Dr., in Effingham, Call 217-342-3151 for reservations. Indicate that you are with the Cummins reunion when you call. 

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    June 7 at 3:40 a.m. -- injury, US 27 North, Daniel L. Westfall, 24, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 KIA Sportage.

    June 10 at 4:20 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, Joseph W. Williams, 19, Cynthiana, driving a 2000 Acura Integra GSR.

    June 11 at 12:30 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, William J. Howe, 27, Ortonville, Mi.  driving a semi-truck drove into the parking lot of bowling alley, tearing down telephone and cable lines.

  • Thief may steal items from grave, but can’t steal memories

    To the editor:

    On May 28, my husband would have been 67 years old. My children and their families put balloons on his grave and a stepping stone under the tree near his grave. We only left them a few hours because of the cemetery’s rules. I went back to take the balloons off and they had been stolen. The stepping stone stayed almost four days.

  • Controlling four-legged pests

    If you have a garden, chances are you appreciate nature in all its glory. But, sometimes nature gets in the way of our desires to cultivate. Deer browsing, rabbit munching, squirrel digging, mole trenching and resident vole feasting have all come up in the last two weeks. While I have no silver bullet for any of these problems I do have some practical approaches to offset the shared feasting on our gardens. 

  • Flowers on mother’s grave stolen Memorial Day weekend

    To the editor:

    I would like to address a problem we are having in our Battle Grove Cemetery. No, it is not with the caretakers. I know that sometimes we don’t agree with things, but there is no graveyard that I know of that looks as good as ours does all year round, even in the winter.

  • Sports Beat

    Chasteen calls state tourney

    Local resident Steve Chasteen was tabbed to umpire in his third KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament three weeks ago in Owensboro. This time, Chasteen was selected to be one of the four umpires given the task of calling the championship game(s).

    He called five games through the course of the 16-team, double-elimination tournament, and was assigned second base in the first championship game between Owensboro Catholic and Louisville Mercy.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Arrests, citations, warnings

    June 16 -- Kim Bussell, 24, was arrested on U.S. 27 South and charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting.

    June 16 -- Tyrone Wilson, 20l was arrested on Poplar Street on a warrant for failure to appear.

    June 16 -- Misty L. Blackaby, 27, was arrested on Locust Street and charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension.

    June 16 -- Bradley S. Walker, 26, was arrested on Court Street and charged with failure to appear.

  • Wright remembered for his dedication and compassion

    To the editor:

    Commonwealth Attorney Douglas R. Wright was a man of true compassion and strength. Working with Doug was both an honor and a privilege. Doug always searched for ways to ensure the protection of children and sought justice when kids had been victimized.

     Early in his term he committed himself to utilizing the multidisciplinary approach of investigating child abuse. It was in this capacity that our team at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center had the extraordinary experience of working alongside Doug Wright.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding June 2, 2009


    Eric Laye Thomason, 1980, probation violation hearing; probation violation; admits violation, probation revoked.

    Vernon Wilson Jr., 1963, probation violation hearing; probation violation; admits violation, probation revoked.

    Tyler Sumpter, 1987, probation violation hearing; probation violation; admits violation, to remain on probation, remain in jail.

  • Engagements

    •Derrick Hall and Jamie Ayler, Aug. 15, 2009 at Carrollton Christian Church in Carrollton.