Today's News

  • Leave injured and orphaned wildlife alone

    Wildlife Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recommend people to leave wildlife alone that appear to be abandoned.
    People pick up seemingly abandoned wildlife with the best of intentions, but do more to harm the animal than to help it.
    As a general rule, wildlife do not make good pets and are not truly abandoned when found in the wild. White-tailed deer and other species of wildlife leave their young for extended periods of time each day, only to return and take care of them.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: John Thomas Combs, Nov. 3, son of Rebecca and Shawn Combs; Layla LaQuesta Davis, Feb. 19, daughter of Natasha Teana White and Darri JaWayne Davis; Mallory Anne Fryman, March 9, daughter of Billy and Monica Fryman.
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum has moved to its new location at 122 S. Walnut St. in the old Rohs Theatre building.

  • Prepare houseplants for outdoors

    I am feeling optimistic about our springtime weather and am as anxious as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors: my gardenia looks terrible in the dining room and the jasmine down stairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days; those days are coming, just be slow about the transition from indoors to out.  
    Nothing compares to the restorative powers of the great outdoors: more light, warmth, higher relative humidity and rain water, this is what all our indoor plants are longing for.   

  • Lakes to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Sue Carrol Moberly Lake and Robert Stewart Lake will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8. They were married at Union Baptist Church on April 8, 1967.
    They have two daughters, Meredith Lake of New Orleans and Katherine Lake of Cynthiana.
    The photo of Robert and Sue was taken in 1967 at the home of Louise and Robert Lake on Republican Pike. Croquet was quite a sport then.

  • PSC ends state low-income subsidy for wireless phones

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is revamping the state program that provides assistance to low-income telephone customers and refocusing it on meeting the needs of the mostly elderly and rural customers who rely on landline phones.
    In an order issued, the PSC said that it is faced with a choice of sharply increasing the surcharges that all phone customers pay to support the Lifeline program or reducing the subsidies offered by the program.
    “What is clear is that the program cannot continue in its current form,” the PSC said.

  • Barr fights for Kentucky horse industry jobs

    Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06), the Chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus,  introduced three bills that would make simple reforms to the tax code to encourage greater investment and participation in Kentucky’s signature horse industry.  These reforms are needed to reflect the realities faced by participants in the horse industry and to provide a level playing field between equine investments and other forms of investments.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    March 23--Dep. Matt Royse served a bench warrant from Harrison District Court to Robert K. Pierce for failure to appear.
    March 23--Dep. Matt Royse served a bench warrant from Harrison District Court to Robert K. Pierce for failure to appear.
    March 23--Dep. Matt Royse cited and arrested James D. Bakay, Winchester, for reckless driving, DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to wear seat belts, failure to produce insurance card and no registration receipt.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    Case reports
    March 22 -- At 11:39 a.m., Stephanie Gifford reported that she suspected her Social Security number was used by someone else to file an income tax return.
    March 23 -- At 10:37 a.m., police were called to Walmart for a possible shoplifting incident. Kalesey L. Eary was detained and her purse was emptied. It contained over $88 in merchandise. She was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500, shoplifting.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Heather Fryman
    presiding March 29, 2017
    Asia Morgan Spenneberg vs. Randall N. Brown, domestic; re-issue.
    Sandra Pajersua Catalano vs. Joseph Nucaso Catalano, domestic and interpersonal violence; no one appeared, re-issue summons.
    Kayla E. McIntosh vs. Darrell L. Garrett, motion hour; new EPO with service.
    Sarah Anniemarie Corbin vs. Scott Russell Goble, domestic and interpersonal violence; re-issue summons.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding March 27, 2017
    Estate of Paul M. Peters, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Cathy Jane Richie, probate hearing; passed to be re-noticed.
    Estate of James Strong, probate hearing; will and codicil admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Mari Burgess vs. Toni Baucom Amyx, court trial; forcible detainer sustained.
    Southeastern Emergency Physicians vs. Michael Colemire, motion hour; default judgment.