Today's News

  • A Kodak Moment With My Favorite Uncle

    I was 8 years old and visiting my favorite uncle in Charlotte, North Carolina. Uncle George had older twin daughters but no son. There is where I entered the scene. I was the nephew he loved to buy for and to spoil.
    On one particular visit we attended an exhibition baseball game featuring the 1954 Cincinnati Reds.
    Uncle George had a great idea. We would go early to maybe get some autographs. We did so and I received the autographs of Roy McMillian, Gus Bell, Wally Post, Ted Kluszewski, Joe Nuxhall, Johnny Temple and Reds manager, Jimmy Dykes.

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 20
    Boo Bunch Boogie. Thursday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for ages 2 through 2nd grade. Costumes encouraged but not required. Dancing, games, and crafts.

  • Church News

    Connersville Christian Church is having Bluegrass Gospel music on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Ward, Aaron, Cecil and Tim Jackson and friends. Free to the community. Come and enjoy an evening of Bluegrass Gospel and fellowship.

    Oddville Christian Church will be holding Bible Study on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Will start in Genesis and ending in Revelations.


  • Grace Notes

    This past week I got an email from someone who has emailed me before, always with thoughtful, thought-provoking comments.
    In this one he wrote, “Permit me to posit the following: Why not consider the word ‘Christian’ more as an adjective than a noun? That is, ‘I try to live a Christian life’ rather than tagging oneself with a label that could suggest a holier than thou attitude….”

  • Chamber director reflects on her first year on the job

    Last month marked my one-year anniversary as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. What a year it has been.
    I am so happy and blessed to be able to have a job that I love and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for the Chamber of Commerce and the community.
    When I took over in September of last year, we had 94 members. With over 15 new businesses opening this past year alone and a renewed sense of community, our membership gained momentum and increased to 146 members.  

  • Prosecutor's Perspective

    I am pleased to announce that the Prosecutors Advisory Council has approved funding to continue the rocket docket program in the 18th Judicial Circuit for fiscal year 2017.  
    Our Circuit is fortunate to be one of the select few rocket docket programs in our state.  
    This formal agreement between the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson County Attorneys’ offices will continue to help expedite the resolution of low-level/non-violent felony offenses.  

  • Viewpoint

    In less than a month, we will know the outcome of the last weeks, months and years of campaigning.
    Just hold on a little longer. It will soon be over ... or just beginning for some.
    As always, we are accepting candidate endorsement letters. However, the deadline is quickly approaching.
    The very last opportunity to submit a letter is before 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. Anything received after that will find its way to the waste receptacle.
    There are two remaining issues of the paper to publish those letters. The final print is Thursday, Oct. 27.

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 13
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Book Babies. Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Bring your baby up to 18 months old for a fun time reading, playing, and singing. Library time for our youngest patrons. Pre-registration is appreciated.
    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment. There will be no meeting of the Cynthiana Board of Adjustment this month due to no items on the agenda.

    FRIDAY, Oct. 14

  • Police nab 3 at meth lab

    Becky Barnes,

    Three people were arrested Tuesday night following the discovery of an active meth lab by Cynthiana Police officers.
    According to a Cynthiana Police Department spokesman, police received an anonymous tip around 10 p.m. of a strong chemical odor in the 300 block of Penn Street.

  • HCHS band earns grand champion title at Bellevue

    The Harrison County High School Marching Band travelled north to the Bellevue High School Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 8, and walked away as the grand champion.  
    “We have had success at this contest in the past,” said band director John Merz.  “However, the competition here changes every year. We were facing some new challenges and we were thrilled with our result.”  
    Since this is a Mid-States Band Association circuit contest, there were also bands from Ohio.