Today's News


    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    There are a total of five Master Craftsmen Dry Stone Masons in the United States, and one of them lives in Harrison County.
    Cecil Aguilar, soon-to-be 40 years old, is an expert dry stone mason, one of a select few in the entire country.
    Dry stone masonry, very simply, is the craft of building structures with field stones, without the use of mortar to bind those structures together.

  • Broadway and Beyond tickets on sale

    Tickets are now on sale for the April 22 and April 24 spring performances of Broadway and Beyond, given by the Licking Valley Singers.
    Friday and Sunday performances will be held at the Cynthiana Baptist Church with the Friday night show beginning at  7:30 p.m. and the Sunday afternoon matinee at 2:30 p.m.
    The concerts will feature songs from a variety of Broadway plays, from the 54-member ensemble that is conducted by Karen Bear, accompanied by pianist, Dr. Beth Laytart. The Harrison County High School Singers will also perform.

  • Pierce withdraws as state rep candidate

    Sam Pierce, Harrison County candidate for the 78th District House of Representatives Republican bid, has withdrawn from the race.
    In a letter to the editor, which can be found on page 4, Pierce cited the recent death of his wife, as his reason for dropping from the race.
    Pierce, who serves as a Harrison County magistrate, officially withdrew on Wednesday, April 13.
    Republican candidate Mark Hart from Pendleton County will face Tom McKee, Democratic incumbent candidate from Harrison County on the November ballot.

  • Loaded car hauler slides off KY 36

    A car-carrier loaded with seven new Mercedes SUVs overturned on KY 36, 10 miles west of Cynthiana, on Tuesday morning, April 19. According to Deputy Sheriff Dean Hutchison, the driver, Jeffery Dell’aqua, of Harrison County, said that a deer crossing in front of his semi-rig startled him. His right front wheels left the roadway and he was unable to correct. He was heading to I-75 to deliver the automobiles to a dealer.

  • Kearns charged following Saturday shooting

    A Saturday altercation between two men led to a shooting that hospitalized one and sent the other to jail.
    According to a Kentucky State Police release, Gregory Kearns, 53, Cynthiana, was arrested following the 9:45 p.m. shooting.
    KSP received the call from Cynthiana E-911 that a shooting had occurred at 195 Windy Ridge Lane, which is near Connersville.
    When Tprs. Jack Gabriel and John Northern arrived, they found Kearns outside the residence with Thomas Canter inside. Canter had been shot in the left hip.

  • Community Clean-up Day, April 22

    On Earth Day, Cynthiana Main Street will be hosting its first Community Clean-up day this year.
    Once again, we have partnered with Bluegrass Greensource for this event. On Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., we are asking volunteers to come downtown and join in our efforts of cleaning up Cynthiana.
    As I have said in the past, we will be “Spring Cleaning.”
    This can include washing windows on vacant buildings, sweeping the sidewalks, picking up trash or any other projects that need attention.


    Some of you may have just finished watching “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” a cable television miniseries which detailed the so-called “trial of the century,” and you may be wondering what happens during a typical felony jury trial in Kentucky.

  • Don’t make me scream

    If I hear another person say, “There’s just nothing to do in this town”, I think I’ll scream.
    I’ve heard that for years, but have never deciphered what those people want, that Cynthiana doesn’t provide.
    Certainly, a city pool for use  all year, would be nice. But that can’t be the only complaint the nay-sayers have.
    What is there that these people so desperately want that isn’t offered in the Maiden City?

  • Church donates blankets to HMH

    The First Church of God in Cynthiana donated blankets to Harrison Memorial Hospital for the Project Linus project. The church donated 30 blankets to the project.
    Project Linus is a group of individuals who provide blankets to children through local fire departments, hospitals, health departments and more. Since 2009, the group has donated more than 1000 blankets for pediatric patients at HMH.


    United Airlines and Blue Grass Airport announce the addition of new daily non-stop service from Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Service will begin on July 1, 2016 and is available for customers to book immediately.