Today's News

  • Move over Kentucky: It’s the law

    To the editor:

  • Births

    Serenity Skye Sutton

    Serenity Skye Sutton was born to Tabitha and Micky Sutton on Feb. 10, 2010 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz.

  • The gospel of Charlie

    (Editor’s note: This is an updated column from 2005, about a well-known and dearly loved local service dog that died this week. Charlie was a welcome guest at nursing homes and hospitals and marched in parades. This is a tribute to Charlie, who will be missed.)

    Joan Chipkar has one of those kind hearts that I only dream of having.

    She says there’s no such thing as a stray — dog or person — as long as she has four walls and a roof. She adopts them all, believing that all God’s creatures have a purpose.

  • Slade is the best candidate for Cynthiana City Commission

    To the editor:

    My letter today is in regards to the election for city commissioner. I would like to publicly express my support for one candidate in particular, Roger D. Slade. I think it is important that the community of Cynthiana has an outsider’s perspective concerning Roger Slade. I have resided in Cynthiana for just six years and Roger was one of the first few individuals that I met here. Roger was a very welcoming person, a true ambassador of a small town. His love and vision for Cynthiana was evident from the first day we met.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 25

    Benefit Concert featuring Chasen at the Deming High School gym on Thursday, March 25. Doors open at 5:30, concert starts at 7 p.m. Pre order tickets at (606) 584-7066 before March 20 - $8; at the door or after March 20 - $10. All proceeds go toward the Bill Emmons Burial Fund, Speed the Light, and Local Missions.

    Men's Book Group. Thursday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. The book "Animal Farm" by George Orwell is now available for pickup at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

  • Church Briefs


    Antioch Mills Christian Church in Berry will sponsor an Easter Art Show on Easter Sunday, April 4. Participants can prepare a drawing or a painting with five different age divisions. Cash prizes for the winners will be awarded.

     All works should be based on Luke 23:26-49.

  • New Drivers


    Kaitlin Whalen, Sarah K. Clinkenbeard, Ray Welch, Elizabeth Gilbert, John J. Hobson Jr., Joshua A. Beverly, Bethany L. Cox, Jared L. Buenrostro, Kandra D. Blair, Austin M. Roberts, Kyle J. Miller, Bailey Wiggins, Laken Reffett, and Macy Gasser.

  • Spring weed control starts now

    My friend Dee Dee keeps asking me about the best way to finally eradicate the creeping Charlie that has invaded her back yard. She is reluctant to use synthetic herbicides, or “poisons” as she puts it. 

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    March 8 at 7:35 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Cherie L. Ankeny, 49, Cynthiana, driving a 2009 Honda CRV, struck three deer.

    March 11 at 4:38 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 982 West, Ryan Hamilton, 28, Cynthiana, driving a 1994 Buick Century, struck Elijah Carter, 30, Cynthiana, driving a 1990 Buick Park Avenue.

    March 16 at 5:05 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1054, Gary W. Beckett, 50, Berry, driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan.


  • Phase 1 sign ups to begin Tuesday

    The Ag Development Board announces the beginning of sign-ups for 2010 Phase I programs. The period will begin on Tuesday, March 30 and conclude on Monday, April 19. This will be the only application period.

    The application process will include answering questions concerning your farming situation. After all applications are in, each application will be graded based upon a key which is established by the Ag Development Board.