Today's News

  • Be thinking about Operation Christmas Child this summer

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Make “Christmas in July” sales a bargain for your holiday giving this year. Summer sales are a perfect time to gather gifts for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

  • Bullet-proof glass to be added security measure at Harrison schools

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Harrison County Schools will begin installing an expanded security system during the next school year, which will include bullet-proof safety glass enclosures in school lobbies.

  • Inscription added to Caleb West’s Battlegrove monument

    The Harrison County Historical Society added some missing recognition last Thursday to an historic figure buried at Battlegrove Cemetery.

  • Community Action Council accepting nominations for two prestigious awards

    Community Action Council annually recognizes one outstanding organization and one individual who have each contributed to the prevention, reduction and elimination of poverty in Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and/or Nicholas counties.
    One business or organization will receive the Dr. Abby Marlatt Community Partner Award in recognition of an organizational commitment to creating and maintaining a fair, just, and livable community. Marlatt had been a member of Community Action Council’s Board of Directors since 1971.

  • Refugee pays it forward by serving in the US Army

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    When one imagines an American army veteran, it’s not likely that the image they see is that of Leon La. In fact, when he joined the army in his early 30s, there were only a few recruits in basic training that were even close to his age.

  • Academic briefs

    Georgetown College awards undergraduate degrees at spring commencement on Saturday, May 10.
    Receiving degrees were: Katherine Morris, Katelyn Sallengs and Emily Kendall, all of Cynthiana.
    Students who completed the semester at Georgetown College with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA have been recognized on the Georgetown College Dean’s List for spring 2014.
    Cynthiana students were: Emily Kendall, Katherine Morris, Nickolas Slucher, and Shelbie Wright.

  • Five Charles Tribble Conservation Scolarships Awarded
  • Portillo receives recognition at MCTC

    With dedication and hard work, Oscar Portillo graduated with an Associate in Arts degree and honors from Maysville Community and Technical College Licking Valley Campus.
    Portillo began his educational journey with a decision to get his GED in 2010 to further his opportunities.  Next, Portillo determined that it would work for him to attend the MCTC/Paris extension to work on his certificate in general business and AA degree.  


    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    A severe thunderstorm with wind gusts estimated at over 60 miles-per-hour lingered over Harrison County early Monday night, tearing down large tree limbs and damaging the roof lines of at least one Cynthiana business as well as a city utility building.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    Volunteers are need to build ramps for patients of Hospice of the Bluegrass. Materials will be supplied.
    Nick Clooney, candidate for Congress of the Fourth District, will be at Biancke’s Restaurant for a Town Hall party. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Harrison County Democratic Executive Committee and the Democratic Woman’s Club.