Today's News

  • Chamber director reflects on her first year on the job

    Last month marked my one-year anniversary as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. What a year it has been.
    I am so happy and blessed to be able to have a job that I love and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for the Chamber of Commerce and the community.
    When I took over in September of last year, we had 94 members. With over 15 new businesses opening this past year alone and a renewed sense of community, our membership gained momentum and increased to 146 members.  

  • Prosecutor's Perspective

    I am pleased to announce that the Prosecutors Advisory Council has approved funding to continue the rocket docket program in the 18th Judicial Circuit for fiscal year 2017.  
    Our Circuit is fortunate to be one of the select few rocket docket programs in our state.  
    This formal agreement between the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson County Attorneys’ offices will continue to help expedite the resolution of low-level/non-violent felony offenses.  

  • Viewpoint

    In less than a month, we will know the outcome of the last weeks, months and years of campaigning.
    Just hold on a little longer. It will soon be over ... or just beginning for some.
    As always, we are accepting candidate endorsement letters. However, the deadline is quickly approaching.
    The very last opportunity to submit a letter is before 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. Anything received after that will find its way to the waste receptacle.
    There are two remaining issues of the paper to publish those letters. The final print is Thursday, Oct. 27.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Oct. 13
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Book Babies. Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Bring your baby up to 18 months old for a fun time reading, playing, and singing. Library time for our youngest patrons. Pre-registration is appreciated.
    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment. There will be no meeting of the Cynthiana Board of Adjustment this month due to no items on the agenda.

    FRIDAY, Oct. 14

  • Police nab 3 at meth lab

    Becky Barnes,

    Three people were arrested Tuesday night following the discovery of an active meth lab by Cynthiana Police officers.
    According to a Cynthiana Police Department spokesman, police received an anonymous tip around 10 p.m. of a strong chemical odor in the 300 block of Penn Street.

  • HCHS band earns grand champion title at Bellevue

    The Harrison County High School Marching Band travelled north to the Bellevue High School Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 8, and walked away as the grand champion.  
    “We have had success at this contest in the past,” said band director John Merz.  “However, the competition here changes every year. We were facing some new challenges and we were thrilled with our result.”  
    Since this is a Mid-States Band Association circuit contest, there were also bands from Ohio.

  • ARTober Fest Featured Young Artist is just 10 years old

    Becky Barnes,

    At only 10 years old, the ARTober Fest’s Featured Young Artist has a talent beyond her years.
    Madison, which is shortened to Maddie by family and friends, Renaker inherited more than her fair share from the creative family gene pool.
    She is quiet and introspective.
    “One day I just got bored,” Maddie said of her first foray into painting. “I started doing it more and more and just better and better.”

  • McKee, Hart talk about state legislation’s affects on local government

    Becky Barnes,

    Democratic and Republican candidates for the 78th District House of Representatives faced off Monday night during a Tea-Party-hosted debate held at the Extension Office.
    The 78th District is made up of voters from Harrison, Pendleton and a portion of Scott counties.
    Incumbent candidate Tom McKee (D) and Pendleton County native Mark Hart (R) met on the stage at the Extension office for the second time in as many elections.

  • Commission candidates discuss issues facing Cynthiana

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Seven of the eight candidates on the November ballot for the Cynthiana City Commission were in attendance at the Monday night forum, sponsored by the Harrison County Tea Party, at the Extension Office.

  • Police nab 3 at meth lab

     Becky Barnes,

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