Today's News

  • Mayor James Smith's State of the City Address, part II

    Good evening fellow commissioners, good evening citizens of the Maiden City.

  • Area narcotics task force makes substantial arrests Thursday

    Agencies assigned to the Bluegrass Narcotics Task Force (Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Cynthiana Police Department, Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office and Paris Police Department) and the Kentucky State Police began conducting narcotic investigations in Cynthiana, Harrison County. During the course of these investigations, detectives purchased and/or confiscated heroin, fentanyl, prescription narcotics and vehicles from suspects throughout the city and county. 

  • Citizen wants choice for local governments to put fluoride in water

    Becky Barnes,

    “It would be nice to have a choice,” Cynthiana Commissioner Lourena Judy told fellow members of the commission while introducing Cindy Batson at Tuesday’s meeting.
    Batson has been championing state government to amend its mandate for all water treatment facilities to add fluoridation to its public water systems.
    She claims that adding fluoride to the public’s water system is creating over-fluoridation.

  • Woods earns Farmer of the Year honor for life-long career

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    No one was more surprised than David Woods when he was announced by his daughter as the Farmer of the Year at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet in January.
    “I thought I was there because my son (Derick Woods) was supposed to receive an award for his business,” the 64-year-old farmer said. “I was totally surprised.”
    That night, his wife, Pam, had to nudge him after his name was announced.

  • Did you know

    Daylight Savings Time returns
    this weekend
    Daylight Savings Time will return on Sunday, March 11. So remember to forward your clocks ahead by one-hour on Saturday evening before going to bed.
    Eastern Standard Time will return on Sunday, Nov. 4.

    breakfast, egg hunt is March 31

  • School safety is priority, say officials

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County School District hosted a meeting of local law enforcement leaders, along with local government officials on Tuesday morning, March 6, concerning issues of school safety.
    In the wake of a series of school shootings, including one in western Kentucky and one in Florida, Harrison County Superintendent of Schools Andy Dotson felt it was necessary to share ideas on how best to avoid that kind of tragedy.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Dalton W. Lane Brumagen, Dec. 26, son of Tracey and Tina Brumagen; Bryson Alexander Pergram, Feb. 10, son of Kelsi Landrum and Zach Pergram; Debra Lois Webb, Feb. 13, daughter of Stephen and Jessica Webb; Donovan Rashon Walker, Feb. 26, son of Shon and Brandy Walker.
    FEMA approves Harrison disaster assistance aid for victims of the Feb. 6 EF-1 tornado.
    Harrison County Elementary schools to hold blood drive competition next week.
    Harrison County High School bowlers earn trip to state.

  • Neela Renee Farrell

    Neela Renee Farrell was born to Kevin William Ferrell and Shannon Wade Farrell of Cynthiana on Feb. 3, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 8 lbs., and is welcomed by her sisters, Kamber Shea and Hazel Raye.
    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Wanda Wade of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Betty Clifford.
    Paternal grandparents are Chris and Joan Farrell of LaPlata, Maryland; paternal great-grandmother is Carol Hancock.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 19, 1940 -- “The president signed the draft act Monday fixing Oct. 16 as registration day for young Americans not subject to compulsory military training. The new law requires that all who on Oct. 16 have attained the 21st anniversary of their birth and have not passed the 36th must register.”

  • Potato planting time

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes.
    I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.