Today's News

  • Sports Beat

    Breds, Fillies falter on the lanes

    The Harrison County Bowling Team dropped a pair of matches to visiting Clark County on Sunday at Galactic Alley.

    The Breds won the first two games of their match with the Cards, but dropped the next four, along with a fifth point for total pins.

    Zach Schneider rolled a 210 and Zack Gaunce had 188 as HCHS won that first game, 563-548, then Justin Fryman had 203 and Nick Marcum rolled 200 in the second game win, 579-578.

    It was all downhill from there for the Breds however, as the visitors won the last four points.

  • Alyssa Jo Rice

    Alyssa Jo Rice


    Alyssa Jo Rice was born to Bradley Aaron and Ashley Marie Rice of Cynthiana on Jan. 25, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz.


    Maternal grandparents are Susan Moore of Cynthiana, and David Moore of Lexington, Ky.


    Paternal grandparents are Donna and Chester Knipp of Cynthiana, and Floyd and Monica Rice of Cynthiana.

  • Recovery proves costly for county government

    The final bills aren’t tallied, but it’s looking like the snow and ice storm of 2009 is going to be costly.

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett estimated totals as of Friday were nearing $25,000.

    Salt alone is costing about $8,775 for 150 tons. Another 200 tons were ordered Friday at $58.50 per ton.

    The county used 300 tons of rock at a cost of $3,535. Add to that another $550 for equipment costs, such as chainsaws used in tree and debris removal.

  • Fillies continue to struggle

    The Harrison County Fillies continue their trend of playing well in spurts, but not well enough to seal the deal.

    Harrison County lost its fifth straight game, and 10th in their last 11, with a 53-38 decision to Pendleton County on Monday night in Falmouth.

    Pendleton County went on a 10-2 run in the second quarter to take the lead for good. Charley Hatfield led Harrison County with 14 points.

  • Property Transfers


    Edward Brooks and Loraine Brooks to Wesley A. Roberts, property on East Pleasant Street, $77,500.

    Connie Burden and Kenny Burden to Jarrod Stephens, 74.46 acres in Harrison County, $216,000.

    Warranty Deed: Barbara A. Watkins to Donald L. Shepherd, property on Fourth Street and Gillespie Avenue, Berry.

    Granville Jasper Creech to Mark Stubbs and Candy Stubbs, 66.65 acres on US 27, $90,000.

    General Warranty Deed: Joey McCarty and Regina McCarty to DGS Development, LTD - Tract 8, Grand Development.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12

    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Planning Commission Office at the Harrison County Courthouse, South Main Street. The meetings are open to the public.

    Adult Book Club. The group will meet Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.  at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Refreshments will be provided.

    SATURDAY, Feb. 14

    DAR. The Cynthiana Chapter DAR will meet Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at the home of Sarah Kinney.

    SUNDAY, Feb. 15

  • Love letters

    When Cynthiana native Rus Whalen takes the stage in Aeolian Hall Friday night, he’ll be combining many passions; Cynthiana, Rohs Opera House and community theater.

    “Theater has the power to bring a community together,” Whalen said Monday evening.

    A 2004 Harrison County High School graduate, Whalen recently graduated from Centre College where he double-majored in theater arts and economics. Living back in town, Whalen is currently employed at Kentucky Growers Insurance Company.

  • Firefighters save man sinking in Beaver Creek

    A trip to the mailbox for an Oddville man became a life-threatening endeavor last Wednesday afternoon.

    Operating a tractor, Robert Delano was traveling on Apple Lane toward his mailbox, when swift creek currents swept his tractor off the low-lying bridge and into Beaver Creek.

    With increased cell phone usage due to the snow/ice storm, Delano’s attempts to use his cell phone to call 911 failed. Delano dialed a friend in Mt. Olivet who was able to reach 911.

    Harrison County firefighter Doug Brooks responded.

  • Indictments issued for sex crimes

    Two Cynthiana men are back in the news following a Tuesday grand jury session.

    James Bandy, who was arrested last month on sex-related crimes, was indicted by the grand jury and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

    Bandy, 60, faces a nine-count indictment.

  • Ice/snow storms spur city emergency

    During a special meeting Thursday evening, commissioners voted to declare a state of emergency for the city of Cynthiana after the snow storm that hit the area Jan. 26-28.

    In the legal declaration, City Attorney John Lair read that downed trees and power lines had created a “hardship for citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County.”