Today's News

  • Improving a community begins with each individual

    I’ve often times struggled with my role as a young adult in this county.

    So often, it seems disappointing to look at a place you convinced yourself was a perfect haven as a child, and to then come back years later, and find that like everything else, your hometown has its own set of flaws.

    So many times it’s easy to point out the faults of Harrison County, and not grasp how those weaknesses could be changed. Or perhaps sometimes we’re just not ready to take on that task that seems very overwhelming.

  • Homemaker Events

    Diabetes Cooking School Continues. March  26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. There is no cost.

    Learn to Make a Basket – Tuesday, March 31 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Kay Ragland will be teaching. Cost is $38.

    Harrison County Community Heath Fair – Thursday, April 2 from 7 a.m. – noon at the Harrison County Middle School.

  • Local scam investigated

    The Cynthiana Police Department is investigating what was termed a “scam”.

    According to Cynthiana Police Officer David Powers, a perpetrator claiming to be a representative of the Farmers National Bank has telephoned Harrison County residents. Residents are being asked for their debit and/or credit card number. It is not known whether any accounts at the bank have been accessed.

    It was also reported that customers of other Cynthiana banks were being called as well.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 9, 1939 - “H. R. Terry has sold the former Davied property on the comer of Pearl and Main sts. to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Barker. The house has been recently remodeled and has the appearance of an entirely new dwelling. All modern appliances have been installed and the place is one of the most attractive in the city. Open house held in the afternoon attracted more than 300 visitors to the building on Sunday.”

  • "Watch your words and hold your tongue"

     If I were God, I would create humans with rewind buttons on their mouths, or a 10-second delay device.

    We tend to say some really dumb things.

  • Blue Grass Energy scholarship due April 1

    Ten high school seniors served by Blue Grass Energy can win a $1,000 scholarship to aid them in furthering their education.

    Scholarship awards are based on financial need, academic achievement and extracurricular activities. Applications must be postmarked or brought to any BGEnergy office by Wednesday, April 1. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

  • Weed control tops checklist of spring garden chores

    There are various odd jobs to address in the garden once spring arrives. Well timed chores can help us improve the performance of some plants, control others and eliminate some. 

    Weeds are usually foremost on people’s minds as they make their way back to the garden each spring. 

    There is no magic bullet for weed control but we can take some common sense measures to devise an overall management plan. Diligence plays a role, as does timing and technique. 

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding March 3, 2009


    Gary Keith Mastin vs. Elizabeth Ann Rowe, motion hour; (motion to enforce order, motion to remand), remanded.

    Central Bank and Trust Co. vs. Adam Northcutt, motion hour; (motion to confirm report), approved.

    Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Timothy Jay Hill, motion hour; sustained order, deed approved.

    National City Mortgage Co. vs. Randall Lee North, motion hour; sustained order.

    Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Donna L. Cooper, motion hour; approved.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding March 5, 2009


    Tiffany M. Remer vs. Jeremy S. Brooks, domestic; agreed order entered.

    Robert Baker vs. Lenore Baker, motion hour; motions withdrawn, order.

    Tanya Bates vs. Jonathan Paul Taylor, motion hour; agreed order entered.

    Marlane K. Tumey vs. Dwayne Tumey, review; review held, prior orders remain.


    Rachel Beth Boone vs. Gary Wayne Gammon, other hearing; DVO expired, return bond.

  • "We all is self-righteous"

    In the newsroom we have a counter where people put doughnuts and cookies for everyone to share.

    Today someone set out a container of humungous cookies. Each cookie is 480 calories with 23 grams of fat. For those keeping score, one cookie is 12 Weight Watchers points, which is more than half my daily allotment.