Today's News

  • Siri saves Christmas

    By Gracie Robert

    The bitter wind shook the bells that were attached to the harnesses, filling the evening with melodious chimes. It seemed to mock us as we paced around the red sleigh in anxiety.
    “Oh gumdrops, this is bad. This is really, really bad,” I chattered. I could feel the panic swelling in my chest, making my throat burn and itch. The snow coated my eyelashes and dampened my mittens.
    Jack, Head Transport Elf, chewed on the end of his CandyCom which had lost signal fifty miles back.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    Case reports
    Nov. 17 -- At 11:58 p.m., police were called to 121 Vine St. where Kelsey Sumner and Cody Baker reported that a screen to one of the Windows had been pried open. They told police it appeared nothing had been taken from the residence.
    Nov. 18 -- At 1:34 p.m., police arrested Michael Manley following an investigation into a possible prostitution ring operating in Cynthiana. Manley was arrested at Flat Run Veterans Park and charged with prostitution.

  • No Mom AND Dad


    “Buzz, Buzz!” Snooze. 7 a.m. Morning. Christmas morning.
    She opens her door to go across the hall to find her brother sleeping silently. Out of the corner of her eye, she can see the gifts wrapped up under the tree. Wakes him up. Mom and Dad stand next to the tree, happy to see our tired excited faces.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    Dec. 15--Dep. Joe Daniel arrested James R. Hope on a charge of terroristic threatening, third degree. Lewis Mastin, Hope’s step-father, said that Hope threatened to kill him.
    Dec. 16--Dep. Joe Daniel served arrest warrants from Bourbon District Court to Tyrell Dumphord for non-payment of fines, failure to appear and a parole violation warrant.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Dec. 12, 2016
    Estate of Dorothy Murray, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Thomas Clay Stith, probate hearing, order entered.
    Estate of Arthur G. Vance, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Ellen Arnold, probate hearing; order entered.
    Brian A. Schimpler, 1990, other hearing; waive balance and remand.

  • Ellie the lost, yet, no so lost ... elf

    By Emma Gooden

    Oh boy, I’ve done it again… One mischievous act after another that leads me to putting myself into more and more trouble every time.
    My name is Ellie the Elf, otherwise known as Ellie the Envious, according to the sobriquet all the other elves gave me. No matter what, my curiosity always gets the best of me. From letting the reindeer out one Christmas to see what they’d do to the predicament I’m in now.

  • A Greatest Gift - The Gift of Life

    This time of year, the toy stores are crammed with loving parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents trying to find the perfect gift for their favorite little ones.
    It wasn’t long ago that James’ mom was praying she would have her son long enough make holiday memories. “James was born with a congenital heart defect that was very complex. They didn’t know of he’d even make it to birth,” explains his mom, Brittney Adkins.  “Thankfully, he was born on Aug. 24, 2015 and came out crying!”

  • A Child’s Christmas

    By Devin Miracle

    Start off the season with a big green tree. Chop, chop, chop, and down it comes. Thump! Scared for your life, you hide behind Mom. She tells you it’s ok as Dad puts the tree on top of the car. Mom has to go and help before he breaks something.
    On the way home, Christmas music is ringing through the car, singing all the way home.
    “The door isn’t big enough!” Mom yells. But Dad just keeps on pushing, causing the whole house to shake. The dogs are scared to death from the “earthquake.”

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    The holidays are a treasured time no matter where they are celebrated, but there is no doubt that they seem to be a little extra special here in the commonwealth.
    For one thing, there certainly is no shortage of things to do.  Close by, the Kentucky Horse Park has been featuring its Southern Lights Holiday Festival for more than 20 years, giving families a chance to see the park filled with numerous winter-themed displays.

  • Christmas Parade and Medallion Hunt winners

    Thank you to everyone who attended or participated in the 2016 Christmas Parade.
    It was one of the largest (and coldest!) parade’s to date.
    With 25 float entries and close to 100 units entered total, it was definitely a Christmas experience you didn’t want to miss.
    Due to the amount of entries, we had to alter the route to Flat Run Veterans Park to start instead of River Road.