Today's News

  • Made in the shade

    It is strange, but true … people often refer to shade as a problem.  
    How many times have you heard of people desperately searching for that one magic thing they can do to get grass to grow underneath a pin oak?  
    Why can’t we just accept the fact that it just isn’t possible and move on to better things?
    And, there are lots of better things when it comes to shade.

  • Hair House moves to new location on East Pike Street

    Bonnie Kellione Flanery has relocated her Hair House business from Pike County to 114 E. Pike St.
    Her Pike County Hair House was in business since 1980. However, when her sons, Mark and Roger Kellione moved to Harrison County, she soon followed with her daughter, Kassandra Norman and her growing family.
    Norman works as a master stylist in the shop and will be joined by her brother, Jason, after he graduates from Lexington Salon Professional Academy.

  • Hampton’s in at family business

    Cynthiana son Brent Hampton has made a name for himself -- from his glory days on the Hilltop, playing football and baseball, to playing college football at Eastern Kentucky University and on to excellence as a college basketball official.
    Now, Hampton, 38, is coming back to his hometown and the family business with experience and a passion for Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    Hampton will be the newest addition to the Palmer Hampton Agency where he will be an insurance producer/agent.

  • HCHS band members participate in EKU Clinic

    The late February snow forced the annual Eastern Kentucky University Band Clinic to be rescheduled to the first weekend in May.  
    The spring weather allowed the 16 participating Harrison County High School band students to truly experience the “Campus Beautiful,” but the real beauty was in the music shared.  
    Band members Katie Smith, Draven Florence, Christopher Young, Cameron Blankenship, and Jason Dye were selected to perform with the “Maroon” Honor Band, which was conducted by HCHS Alumnus Charles M. Smith.  

  • HCMS Poetry Contest Winners

    By Gracie Turner

    Exhilarating, Breathtaking,
    With eyes that remind you of the stars.
    My gray shy,
    Beautiful without wanting to be.
    Quiet nature but a bright presence.
    Amazing and unforgettable,
    The ground that I stand upon.
    My infinity, My forever,
    My universe, My Love.



  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

  • Cynthiana native releases book relating story of soldiers in Triangle of Death

    Beth Wright Underwood says she is committed to telling the stories of American military members.
    In her recently released book, she tells the true-life tale of a Tennessee National Guard unit that found itself in the Sunni Triangle in Iraq -- an area known to military forces as the Triangle of Death. These soldiers used their skills to try to restore order while surrounded by urban warfare. They knew they had to succeed, or their families and neighbors would die.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Feb. 25, 1869 - “Cynthiana and White Oak Pike - We have been informed that money enough has been subscribed to build the pike from the church to the first gate at the fair grounds and that an effort is now being made to have it finished to the town. Let us have it by all means-and then let us have the bridge at the foot of Pleasant Street.”

  • Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi votes on new sorority guidelines

    Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met on Monday, May 4 at the home of Bonnie Teater. Eleven members answered roll call by telling their favorite family tree.
    Charlene Dawson, president, formally installed the new officers for the coming year. They are: Judy Judy, president; Cheryl Case, vice president; Kay Cox, recording secretary; Lois Judy, corresponding secretary; Pat Terhune, treasurer; Charlene Dawson, extension officer.

  • McKinney, Hehr to host June Cynthiana Chapter DAR meeting

    The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at the Harrison County Health Dept. on May 9. The meeting was called to order by Jayne Newman.
    The DAR Ritual, American’s Creed, Pledge of Allegiance, and the Preamble to the Constitution were recited, followed by singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
    We welcomed guests Sonia Smiley and children to our meeting. The guest speaker, Bill Blackburn, Chief Master Sargent ROTC Officer of Harrison County High School, was introduced. He gave a very informational presentation on ISIS.