Today's News

  • Cedar Ridge program

    Local artist Herby Moore presented a program to the residents of Cedar Ridge Health Campus focused on his artwork. Pictured are two of the residents that Moore entertained. To the left is Vivian Wilson and next to Moore is Louise Richardson. The painting, titled “Moore’s Mill”, shows an old grist mill on the river in Claysville that thrived in the early part of the 20th century. The mill no longer exists, but Moore painted it based on information that he had uncovered.

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt enters 5th week
  • Workers Compensation telephone scam hits Kentucky

    The Kentucky Labor Cabinet Department of Workers’ Claims has learned of a telephone scam in which individuals are told that they have been awarded workers’ compensation benefits and that those benefits will be released once a certain “tax” or “fee” has been paid. The caller may identify themselves as being a member of the “Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.”  

  • Extension Leadership Event is July 7

    The Harrison County Extension Office invites the community to attend its annual Extension Leadership Event that will be held on Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. in the big barn at the Harrison County Fairgrounds.  This event is held to recognize leaders in Extension and community partners that go above and beyond to serve the citizens of Harrison County.

  • Birth announcement

    Kylie Layne Williams

    James Williams and Ashley Lehman of Stamping Ground, Ky., announce the birth of their daughter, Kylie Layne Williams.

    She was born on May 17 at Georgetown Community Hospital, and weighed 7 lbs., 13.5 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Sheila Hope and Luke Lilley of Berry, Ky., and Daniel and Bobbie Lehman of Lady Lake, Fla.

    Paternal grandparents are Lisa Williams of Winchester, Ky. and the late James H. Williams.

  • Reunions (June 30, 2016)


    The Richardson, Franklin, Ritchie reunion will be held Saturday, July 9, at the Richardson homeplace on Peak Lane.

    Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. Meat and utensils will be furnished. Bring a covered dish or drinks.

    For more information, call Dorotha White at 859-954-8337 or Vivian Richardson at 859-289-2001.



  • Dividing iris improves plant health, bloom

    We have all asked the question “why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc. In fact it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.

    For most of my herbaceous perennials I wait until early fall to do a good portion of my digging and dividing.   

  • Records for week of June 30, 2016


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding June 21, 2016


    Jamie O’Connell, 1988, arraignment; bail jumping-first degree; guilty plea entered, sentencing date set.

    Jamie O’Connell, 1988, to enter plea; assault third degree-prisoner transportation officer, escape-third degree, fleeing or evading police-second degree (on foot), resisting arrest; guilty plea entered on all counts, sentencing date set.

  • The Walking Dead mural

    Sergio Odeith, acclaimed muralist from Portugal, began work on his mammoth Walking Dead-themed piece on the side of the Rohs Opera House, on Tuesday. After sketching the outline of what he invisions, he began filling in the mural on Wednesday. A full story on Odeith and the Rohs mural will appear in next week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • FSA acreage reporting dates released for 2016

    Harrison County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Janelle Gardner-Cox announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. Please pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates below for 2016.