Today's News

  • Cynthiana to host version of Amazing Race

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    “How well do you know your town?” is the challenging opening line on the registration form for The Maiden City Pursuit.
    Mix a little Cynthiana Trivia Pursuit with the Amazing Race and you have the latest fundraising efforts of the committee for the Community Water Day.

  • Snow storm costs adding up

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    and Becky Barnes, Editor
    Harrison County has spent well over $100,000 to combat the near record-breaking snowfalls that occurred in the last three weeks, said Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett. But this winter has still cost the county far less than it did this time last year.

  • No foolin'. April 1 opening tentative for library

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    It could be opening as soon as April 1, and that’s no joke.

  • Court ponders Sheriff's proposal to add six new cars to fleet

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The Harrison County Fiscal Court tabled discussion on a proposal from Harrison County Sheriff Shain Stephens to obtain six new law enforcement vehicles through a lease-to-purchase arrangement.
    Stephens brought the matter before the county magistrates out of concern for the safety of his deputies and the ability of his office to efficiently respond to emergency calls, he said.
    “There is not a vehicle in the department that’s not in need of replacement,” Stephens argued.

  • Church News 3-12-15

    The members of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church invite the entire community,  particularly those seeking a church, to meet their new pastor, Greg Olmsted.
    He will begin preaching at Mt. Hope this coming Sunday.
    Olmsted and his wife, Marsha, and their son, Neil, will become Mt. Hope’s new church family.
    Come meet Brother Olmsted at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church on Ky. 32 West in Connersville. Sunday worship services begin as 10 a.m. with Sunday School and morning worship service starts at 11 a.m.

  • Fear no temptation

    Scripture Lesson:
    Matthew 6:13

  • Hope has been my thing, lately

    Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.

  • Community Calendar 3-12-15

    THURSDAY, March 12
    Berry City Commission
    will meet Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment will not meet this month due to no items on the agenda. The meetings are open to the public.

  • The fun and easy way to play ‘no-risk’ chicken

    Thanks to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC), R.A. Williams and the Harrison County Sanitation District, I have finally discovered the best and easiest way to play “chicken.”
    Make sure someone else pays the consequences if no one chooses to blink.
    On Tuesday morning, March 3, the Kentucky Public Service Commission called an official hearing where its commissioners could hear sworn testimony from all the key players in the Cedarbrook Package Sewer Treatment Plant drama.

  • Harrison County’s civil war heritage includes African-American soldiers

    Although Black History Month has passed, I thought the contributions of African American soldiers from our county should be recognized before the end of the Civil War Sesquicentennial in April.