Today's News

  • Reunions


    The Buena Vista Alumni banquet will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m. All former students, teachers, alumni and friends are welcome.

    For reservations call Dorothy Slade at 234-5835 by May 12. Meal is $12.50 per person.



    The Cynthiana High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 27, at the Elks Lodge. Classes honored are 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959.

  • God knows our pain and has compassion for our suffering

    My daughter, Alison, is still laughing.

    Her 7-year-old daughter, Caroline, was out on the deck the other day hollering to her friends, “Yo! What up, homies?”

    Alison said she was both horrified and amused. “I don’t remember giving birth to a gangsta,” she said.

    I reminded her of the time we walked to her elementary school to see who her first grade teacher would be that year. The lists weren’t posted yet and she shook her head and said, “What a bummer.”

  • Kiskaden-Barnett plan May wedding

    The sons of Estill James “Eckie” Barnett and Rebecca (Becky) Kiskaden announce the marriage of their parents, which will take place on Saturday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m.

    The wedding will be held at their home on Morning Glory Road.

  • Honest ladies make sure purse is returned to rightful owner

    To the editor:

    Easter weekend this year proved to me that there are still good and honest people in this world. Late Saturday afternoon, April 11, I decided to go to Wal-Mart to get some lemon pie filling and crust for my niece’s birthday. I was informed it was her favorite pie. It also happens to be my husband’s favorite and Friday happened to be his birthday.

    There are three people I would like to thank; Doris, Sue and a lady whose name I do not know.

  • Smith brothers reach finals in Saturday’s competition

    By all accounts, the inaugural high school tennis tournament at the nearly brand-new Hilltop Tennis Complex on Saturday was a huge success.

    Six teams competed in boys and girls singles and doubles action in the Harrison County Open Tennis Tournament (HOTT), and also competed against extremely windy conditions.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    April 14 – At 8:44 p.m., police investigated a domestic disturbance and possible suicide attempt.

    April 15 – At 5:33 p.m., police were called to Water Street where Brent Lewis was allegedly struck by J.B. Asher over the payment of a cell phone.

    April 15 – At 8:11 p.m., a report was made to First Stop where Leon Commodore reported the theft of a bicycle.

    April 15 – At 9:40 p.m., police were called to Walmart/Subway where an assault was reported to have occurred.

  • Rejection of the ‘Veterans Park’ name is a stab in the back to veterans

    To the editor:

    Recently the Director of Homeland Security spoke of a study that indicated our returning military personnel were candidates for enlistment into the ranks of right-wing terrorists.

    As if this were not bad enough, our local city council and fiscal court have some members that do not want to name the Handy Farm park “Veterans Park.”

    The community that researched the naming of the park was bounced around like a ping pong ball at an Olympic tournament.

    I understand there is to be a welcome home celebration in May for our troops.

  • Church Briefs


    The Women’s banquet will be held Sunday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Claysville Christian Church. Don Arnold will be the guest speaker.



    Hour of Deliverance Chapel, 120 Second St., will be hosting a revival May 15-17 at 7 p.m.

    The Rev. Don Fryman of Berry Methodist Church will be opeing guest speaker on May 15 and 16.

    Earl Gross of Paris, Ky. will close out the revival. He will host the Sunday morning and evening services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Dakota Sky Pensinger, Jan. 26, daughter of Frederick and Lindiwe Pensinger; Autum Shea Asbury, April 28, daughter of Steven and Tara Asbury; Johnathan Derrick Crump, April 19, son of Donna McKinley and John Crump; Kelbee Makae Daltyn Gill, April 26, daughter of Jerry Ray Gill and Susie Snapp.

    The Housing Authority of Cynthiana will host a dedication ceremony of the Mecca Homes Police Substation at 304 Locust Street.

  • Martin perfect as Breds take 3rd in McDonald’s Classic

    Junior pitcher Jared Martin tossed the second seven-inning perfect game in school history last Thursday as Harrison County defeated Simon Kenton 2-0 in the first game of the McDonald’s Classic.

    “I was aware of the perfect game after a few innings, but didn’t really worry about it at all,” said Martin. “The first batter of the game hit the ball hard to left field, but they didn’t hit too well after that.”