Today's News

  • Bourne joins Harrison Memorial Hospital Neurology Clinic

    Harrison Memorial Hospital announces the addition of Chandre Sergent Bourne, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Bourne joins Dr. Maria Pavez, HMH neurologist, to expand neurology services. Neurology is the diagnostic evaluation, treatment and management of conditions related to the nervous systems (brain, spine and all extremities).

  • Harrison County Fiscal Court approves jail budget for 2018

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court approved the 2018 jail budget, as submitted by jailer Steve Slade, at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.
    The budget trims $3,200 off last year’s budget and comes in at $942,960. The bulk of the jailer’s office budget is a $655,000 expense earmarked for contracted housing expenses for inmates at other county or regional jail facilities, primarily the Bourbon County Detention Center.

  • Church Briefs

    Robinson Christian Church announces upcoming events.
    • Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Carnival, March 25 at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
    • Good Friday Service, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. A Eulogy for Jesus.
    • Resurrection Service, April 1 at 9:00 a.m. The Walking Dead.
    • Easter Breakfast, April 1 at 10 a.m.
    • Easter Service, April 1 at 11 a.m. Restoring The Heart Of Jesus.
    The church is located at 5213 Robinson Union Road, Cynthiana. Stephen Staggs is the pastor.

  • Learning lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic

    By Stuart W. Sanders
    Guest columnist
    One afternoon in May 1918, my 12-year-old grandfather was walking home from school in Louisville when he encountered a man from his neighborhood.
    Run home fast, the man said, your father’s dead.
    With this abrupt message, my grandfather sprinted home, tears streaming down his face. His father had died from “edema of the lungs,” which was brought about by complications from influenza.

  • School Menus

    March 19-23
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Bacon and toast or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Biscuit and gravy or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Sausage, egg and cheese slider or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Pancakes or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • 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