Today's News

  • McCauley to celebrate birthday

    Nora McCauley will be celebrating her 96th birthday on Sept. 6 with her family and friends.

  • Grubs not always to blame for brown spots

    Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn we are quick to suspect a grub infestation.  
    This is not always the case though, in fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame than you realize. Some lawn care habits encourage disease and/or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.
    The most common disease for lawns around here is brown patch (which is sometimes blamed on grubs).  

  • Berry festival set for Sept. 19

    The City of Berry will be hosting a festival on Sept. 19 in the downtown area of Berry.
    Music guests include the Licking Valley Singers, Jarrod Biddle, The Joyful Messengers, Thunder Ridge, Bro. Carl Morton, Travis Cook and others.
    There will be food, crafts, games, baby show, little girls doll buggy show hosted by Katie Himes, Miss KY USA.
    Festival starts at 9 a.m. Come out for a great day of fun. Proceeds will be used to upgrade the Berry park equipment for the children.

  • Second in Estill Co.
  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Aug. 24, 2015
    Estate of Johnnie C. Arnold, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Linda K. Whitaker, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    Walnut St. Complex LLC (Mona Holman) vs. Rachel Kenney, court trial; forcible detainer sustained.
    Michael W. Babb vs. Ashlee Williams-Campbell, other hearing; no service, matter passed.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Aug. 10 -- At 4:06 p.m., police were called to Walmart regarding a possible shoplifter. Seth Smith of Walmart loss prevention, Billy G. Combs  Jr., entered the store and took two Streetfighter DVDs into the restroom and removed the containers. Total cost of the DVDs was $9.96. Combs was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500, shoplifting.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Aug. 21 -- At 7:25 p.m. a non-injury accident occurred on Edgewater Road South six miles south of Cynthiana. Robert J. Sparks of Michaels Drive, Alexandria, was driving west when he said an oncoming car forced him off the road. Evidence on scene indicated that Sparks’ vehicle left the right side of the roadway; Sparks over-corrected,  the vehicle crossed the road and left the road on the left side, then struck a wire fence and several wooden fence posts.

  • Community Calendar 9-3-15

    THURSDAY, Sept. 3
    Intro to Meditation and Yoga. Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. At 4 p.m. there will be a session for teens; at 6 p.m. there will be a session for adults. Instructor: Vishnudev Dan Holman.

    FRIDAY, Sept. 4

    Health Department Closed. The Harrison County Health Center will be closed in the afternoon on Sept. 4 for a meeting and on Sept. 7 for Labor day.

  • Church News 9-3-15

    For information on location and times of services call 859-954-1573, 859-954-0579 or visit wareagleministries.org.


    Berry Christian Church will hold a river baptism on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. Will meet at the church.
    For more information call the church office.


  • Judging is part of being Christian

    When I was a young man on Maryland’s eastern shore, the best job opportunity was working for Dupont, which was tough to get on with and to work for. They employed efficiency managers to track the time it took to complete a task and then used that to gauge (judge) your performance, or failure.  
    We live in a culture where judging is the norm, e.g. sports, pageants, school awards, promotions, etc.