Today's News

  • God's judgement requires no votes, no 'singing for your life,' no condemnation

    Although I consider myself current with pop culture, this is the first season I’ve watched “American Idol.”

    In years past I’ve seen the last 15 minutes of some of the final shows to see who wins, but not knowing who’s who, I didn’t really care one way or another.

    This season, mostly because I hate being left out of the water cooler conversation, I decided early on to watch every episode, from first auditions to finale, and I even hope to buy tickets to see the Top Ten Idol contestants when they go on tour this summer.

  • Sign-up date extended for DCP, ACRE programs

    USDA has extended the Sign-up deadline has been extended from June 1 to Aug. 14 for both the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the forthcoming Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. This action extends the sign-up deadline by 10 weeks to give producers ample time to decide whether to participate in ACRE or remain in DCP.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    March 29 at 12:54 a.m. -- injury, US 62 East, Lachanda L. Patrick, 18, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Ford Escort.

    March 27 at 10:15 p.m. -- non-injury, Shadynook Pike, Larry G. Woodruff, 44, Cynthiana, driving a 1984 Dodge Ram.

    March 29 at 9:32 a.m. -- injury, Ky 1842 North, Jason M. Miller, 32, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 PU struck a tree.

    March 29 at 11:33 a.m. -- injury, US 62 East, Kathy L. Smith, 28, Cynthiana, driving a 1996 Ford Explorer.

  • As legislative session ends, McKee reviews bills passed

    The General Assembly returned to Frankfort for one day late last week, formally ending what many agree was a positive and productive legislative session.

    These last one or two days are traditionally set aside just to consider vetoes the governor may issue, but since there was only a minor one that drew no objections, the House spent its time tying up a few administrative loose ends.

  • Federal Funding Available for Landowners

    The Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has received federal grant funding that is available to landowners to address water quality and improve farm operations within the South Fork Licking River watershed of Nicholas, Bourbon, and Harrison counties.  The funds were awarded by the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) through Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act.  These grant funds focus upon using a “watershed approach,” meaning that watersheds of high importance are selected with a goal of improving the water quality in these areas. 

  • Property Transfers


    David Nicholas Graham and Mandie Marie Graham to John W. Adams and Shirley B. Adams, Lot 2 - Block B of the Grandview Addition, $160,000.

    General Warranty Deed: Sheridan A. Burton to DGS Development, LTD, Tract 6 of Twin Creek Road Land Division.

    General Warranty Deed: Malcolm W. Feltner and Nora B. Feltner to DGS Development, LTD, Tract 4 of Junction Farms.

    General Warranty Deed: Terry Miller and Violet M. Miller to DGS Development - Tract 7 of Grand Development.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS wrestling banquet scheduled for April 19

    The Harrison County High School Thorobreds wrestling team will have its annual post-season awards banquet on Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office on New Lair Road. For more information and to make reservations to attend the banquet, contact Debbie Schmidt at 234-4793 or 235-1552.

  • Fifth-grader finds mistakes on Harrison County historical markers

    When Eastside Elementary teacher Jeff Kinney asked members of his history club to think about a significant Kentucky historical event, fifth-grader Joe Moss looked no further than Cynthiana.

    “I thought about the Battle of Cynthiana,” Moss said at Eastside Thursday afternoon.

    Moss, with 19 other members of Kinney’s history club, traveled to Frankfort Friday to showcase his exhibit on the Battle of Cynthiana at the annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society contest.

  • Change can't fill God-shaped void, says Berry resident

     To the editor:

  • Phase I Educational Meeting

    The Harrison County Ag Development Board (Phase I) is planning an Educational meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Harrison County Extension Center in the large meeting room.

    This meeting is to approve everyone who has applied for programs during the month long sign-up period in March.  These programs include: Forage Improvement, Genetic Improvement, Diversification, Sheep and Goat Diversification, Fencing, and Cattle Handling.  Everyone who filled out and application should attend this meeting for approval.