Today's News

  • Cynthiana Police Department


    Case reports

    Aug. 2 -- At 5:01 p.m., police were advised that a man was passed out in a vehicle inside the Battle Grove Cemetery. When police arrived, they found a syringe laying in the lap of Joseph Palmer, who told police he had just shot up with heroin. A green, leafy substance, suspected to be marijuana was found in the cup holder. Palmer was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital and then to jail.

  • Travel adds perspective


    Starting in June and for most of July, I was ‘on the road’ and one of my road adventures was a trip to Texas to visit my grandson and his wife. 

  • Local man charged with impersonating peace officer

    Becky Barnes,




    A Cynthiana man got to see law enforcement from a different perspective after he was arrested on multiple charges that originate with impersonating a peace officer.

    Martin Taylor, 69, was arrested Friday, Aug. 26, after he allegedly pulled over a woman he had followed into Cynthiana from Joe’s Bar on KY 36 West.

  • Property Transfers


    Timothy A. Shepard and Melissa J. Shepard to Reggie A. Cornwell and Jean M. Cornwell, Lot 5 - Section C of Todd Lane Subdivision, $216,000.

    Brendan D. Knoch to Daniel L. Knoch, property on Ky. 1842, $31,999.27.

    Beyond All Limits, LLC to Rachel Newby and Aaron Newby, Lot 2 - Unit 1 - Robynwood Heights Subdivision, $88,000.

  • Three busted on heroin charges

    Becky Barnes,




    Three law enforcement agencies teamed up last week for a Cynthiana drug bust.

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Cynthiana Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested three people, each on charges of selling heroin at 413 W. Pleasant St. on Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Two  of the three remained in the Bourbon County Detention Center as of Tuesday afternoon.

  • Viewpoint

    Elsewhere in the paper are some calendar reminders as they relate to the Nov. 8 general election.

    Those are dates from the Harrison County clerk.

    However, I have a couple more dates that will be important to candidates as they relate to the newspaper.

    We have always accepted candidate endorsement letters to the editor and that hasn’t changed.

    However, endorsement letters for a Cynthiana city commission hopeful from an out-of-county writer will not be printed.

  • Church News

    Harrison County


    Harrison County Sunday School Convocation will be held Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at Oddville United Methodist Church, Oddville, Ky. Refreshments to follow. Amanda from Ky. Home for Child and Youth will deliver update.

    All Harrison County United Methodist churches are requested to take up a special offering and brought to the convocation service to include their dues. These two amounts are to be placed in envelope with their totals on the outside of envelope.

  • A crown that will last forever

    If you are a sports enthusiast or Olympic nut like me, you were glued to your television set or at least trying to keep up with the results of events at the recently concluded Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 

  • Bumper sticker theology has its place



    On most days as I’m on my way to work I see a car with a bunch of bumper stickers on the back.

    There’s a “26.2” and a “13.1” sticker that means the driver is probably a marathon/half-marathon runner. Other stickers say things like “Easy does it,” “One day at a time” and “Let go and let God.”

  • calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 1 

    World Explorers. Thursday, Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. For families with children in Pre-K through 2nd grade. Each month at the public library we will explore a new topic. The first topic will be Art. Children and their families will be exposed to different art materials and artists through hands on activities. Pre-registration is encouraged and appreciated.