Today's News

  • Viewpoint

    As a former school teacher, I really didn’t look forward to having my yearly salary published in the newspaper.

    I knew I would receive some not-so-good-natured ribbing from my friends who were not teachers.

    Teachers hear it all the time.

    “You get two months vacation every summer.”

    “You get three weeks off over Christmas.”

    “You get a week off in the spring and one in the fall.”

  • Church News



    Cynthiana First United Methodist Church will hold a special service on Sept. 11 to honor, and show appreciation to, all Harrison County “First Responders,” along with their families. Their sacrifice and dedication in keeping us safe, and helping when we are in need, is unparalled anywhere.

  • Omaha, Omaha, Set, Hut, Hut…



    Although the weather is not quite there, football season is upon us. Fall colors and crisp air will soon be here. 

    With the heat index in the triple digit range I have found it too sweltering to work outside for long; dehydration and heat have become too strong of foes. I don’t know how I ever managed summer football practices or playing catcher for three baseball games over a single weekend. 

  • No worries, Jesus is in the boat

    It was a Monday, about a dozen or so years ago, the sky a brilliant blue, dotted with puffs of white, fluffy clouds.

    At that same moment, 600 miles away, a violent, deadly storm raged and ravaged the nearby Gulf coast states, it’s destructive power beyond my comprehension.

  • Bleacher installation at HCHS completed.

    The structural issues that delayed the completion of the Harrison County High School gymnasium project have been resolved. 

    Air conditioning and heating units were installed initially, along with new lighting for the gym. However, when it was time to install the new bleachers, it was discovered that the walls the bleachers were to be attached to were unsound. 

    Masons were brought in to stabilize those walls, which took about three weeks to complete. 

  • Multi-agency drug bust nabs 12

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    A multi-agency drug bust rounded up 12 alleged drug dealers, with up to 20 indictments made to the grand jury on Tuesday of this week.

    The Cynthiana Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police worked in unison to serve joint criminal complaints to those who were arrested on Thursday and Friday, last week.

  • Cow has triplets
  • Did You Know

    Taste of Harrison County is Saturday

    A Taste of Harrison County will come to downtown Cynthiana on Saturday, Sept. 10.

    The annual event, sponsored by the Cynthiana Lion’s Club, will open at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

    A total of 58 craft booths and nine food booths will surround the Old Courthouse on Saturday.

    A wide array of craft vendors will be on display, including those that include jewelry, wood carving, tobacco crafts, a miniature animal petting zoo, and many more. 

  • Transportation Cabinet warns of traffic issues for Harrison County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District Six. 

    Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following project in Harrison County:

  • KSP accepting trooper cadet applications

    The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its next Academyclass. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html