Today's News

  • Blue Licks to host fossil class

    Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is hosting a workshop on “Fossils of Kentucky” for guests who want to learn more about ancient fossils on Oct. 10.
    Paleontologist and interpretive naturalist Alan Goldstein will lead the class. Goldstein has worked at the Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, Indiana, since 1993. He has more than 50 years of experience and can help participants identify rocks and fossils in their collection. Guests are encouraged to bring items from their collection.

  • Twenty-two Kentucky artists to show at Breeder’s Cup Fest

    The Kentucky Arts Council will host Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival during the KentuckyOne Health Breeders’ Cup Festival, Oct. 28-31 at The Livery, 238 E. Main St. in Lexington.
    This curated shopping experience will feature fine art and craft by 22 top Kentucky artists, all of whom have either been juried into arts council programs or received grant funding from the arts council.

  • Brendyn Christopher Ritchie


    Brendyn Christopher Ritchie was born to C.J. and Brooke Ritchie of Cynthiana on July 30, 2015.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Terry and Angie McMichael of Cynthiana; paternal grandparents are Chris Ritchie and Kristin Ecklar of Cynthiana.
    Maternal great-grandparents are Rosalie (Leon) Tunks, Bonnie Shawler and Joe McMichael. Paternal great-grandparents are Brenda (Doug) McCauley, Betsy (Harold) Herron and Tickie (Sandy) Ritchie.

  • Harlan Louis Tucker


    Harlan Louis Tucker was born to Adam and Christina Tucker of Brooksville, Ky., on June 18, 2015.
    He weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz.
    Grandparents are Dennis and Tracy Fryman Tucker of Brooksville; great-grandmother is Betty Lyons of Brooksville.

  • The fight for birth control should have been won long ago

    Loretta Lynn shocked the world when in 1975 she came out with her song “The Pill,” which was pretty much an anthem to birth control.
    In a nutshell the song says “I’m done being a baby-making machine.”
    When the song came out, people everywhere talked about the evils of birth control: the promotion of casual sex, the “loosening of morals,” the perceived threat to the institution of marriage.

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  • Registered Nursing pre-admission dates announced

    MCTC Licking Valley Campus is again opening a brand new class for nursing candidates. The remaining dates for the mandatory pre-admission conference are as follows: Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Local author to visit from New York

    Alecia Whitaker Pace, formerly of Cynthiana, who has successfully become a published author living in New York, will be visiting and speaking locally. She will be at Down To Earth (129 E Pike) on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 2-4 p.m. This will be the only Cynthiana stop on her tour.
    The public is welcome and encouraged to visit with this hometown author.
    Whitaker has released three books, The Queen of Kentucky, Wildflower and The Road to You.

  • Playing it forward: Turley with a different ball on a different court

    Kristy Horine,
    Bluegrass Area Development District freelance writer

    It was a simple set up on a college campus sidewalk: a single table, a single man named Tony Mattingly, a single program called Career Track.
    The outcome of this quick one-on-one however, was far from simple. The outcome changed a man’s life. In return, he’s working to play that change forward.
    Meet Chris Turley, the 31-year-old new director of Workforce Services at Bluegrass Area Development District.

  • Ghoulishly good plans for Cynthiana in October

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    This October is all about the dead.
    The walking dead, the living dead and the spirits of the dead will invade downtown Cynthiana.
    Karey Riddell, director of the Cynthiana Main Street Program, said the eerie events will offer fun for everyone.
    “Cynthiana is dead, and it’s awesome,” she said.
    One way to connect with the ghostly atmosphere is by going on a ghost walk offered by Rohs Opera House.