Today's News

  • Husband and wife win national contest

    Scott Keefer and his wife Kathy Yazell each won $1,000 in H&R Block’s national promotional contest. H&R Block is giving away $1,000 to 1,000 walk-in customers per day, in daily drawings, for 32 days. A total of $32 million will be given away as prizes during this promotion. The promotion began on Jan. 16 and extends to Feb. 19. Pictured, from left, are Scott Keefer, Kathy Yazell and Cynthiana H&R Block office manager Kathy Murphy.

  • Court OKs trial program at Shropshire Animal Shelter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to restructure responsibilities at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter on Tuesday night at its regular meeting.
    Erin Gaunce withdrew her resignation and will now be given the day-to-day responsibilities of running and overseeing the building proper.
    Allen Fryman will continue as the animal control officer, but will relinquish control concerning the upkeep of the facility to Gaunce.

  • McKee, West will have November opponents

    Becky Barnes,

    There will be a Republican primary election in Harrison County in May.
    Three candidates have filed for the 78th House of Representatives seat. Incumbent Tom McKee (D) will have no Democratic opponent. However, Mark Hart of Pendleton County, who ran against him in the last November will be back on the ballot with Republican opponent Sam Pierce.
    Pierce is a Harrison County magistrate.
    In November 2014, only 969 votes separated incumbent McKee from then-mayor of Falmouth Hart.

  • Sn’over winter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    All hands were on deck last weekend when the first major snow event of 2016 dumped eight inches or so on Harrison County.
    The state, county and city road departments operated at full capacity trying to keep all the roads passable.
    Kevin Florence, supervisor of the Harrison County State Road Department, said that he was pleased with the performance of his department.

  • Church News

    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.
    The kitchen will be open to the public the following Saturdays: Feb. 6 and 20. Hours for the free meals are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    For more information call Benny Northcutt, senior minister, 859-588-3800, or Justin Northcutt, 859-298-4034.

    The Elmarch United Methodist Church will have its 5th Sunday Hymn Sing on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.

  • Stepping towards grace

    Since my friend Mike has been sober, he’s taken me to one of his AA meetings every so often.
    I don’t struggle with alcohol, but I have my own compulsions and obsessions.
    It’s my opinion that every one of us is addicted to something and that those somethings can and do change, sometimes daily.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28
    Family Game Day. Thursday, Jan. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Drop-in anytime to play some fun games with your family.
    Women’s Book Discussion. Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. You may pick up a copy of the book from the children’s circulation desk.
    FRIDAY, Jan. 29

  • A prosecutor’s perspective

    As I sit here typing and watching the snow fall silently outside my window, I have a moment to reflect on the past year at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and think about what the future holds.
    It has been a busy and successful year for our office.  
    In 2015, our office obtained indictments in 253 new cases and closed out a total of 532 cases via sentencing, probation revocation hearing, or other final disposition. We have prosecuted a large number of cases this year, and most of them were drug-related.

  • Main Street News

    Last week I attended my first conference for Cynthiana Main Street. I traveled to Frankfort for three days to attend the Kentucky Main Street Conference.
    Unlike most conferences and seminars, this event was hands on. I set up a table in the Capitol Rotunda and spoke with legislators about Main Street. I was fortunate enough to meet with our own Rep. Tom McKee and attended an afternoon session.
    Many questions were asked about Main Street and I wanted to answer a couple of those for our community.
    Who is Main Street? What is the purpose of Main Street?

  • A job well done by city, county and state road workers

    I’m over winter. I’m ready for robins to sing and flowers to bloom.
    I’m even ready for hay fever.
    I’m not ready for another “snow event.”
    However, if it happens, I know that the road crews who cover Harrison County will have my back.
    They always do.
    From the time I got my drivers license to last week, they made sure the roads were clear.
    The most recent snow event was more scare than there. However, it did bring out the unsung heroes of Harrison County.
    I’m so proud of our road crews.