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Today's News

  • Holiday greenery has meaning

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today.
    Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • Fleeing suspect halted by probation officers in Square parking lot Wednesday

    Timothy Peak, 21, will be spending his Christmas in the Grant County Detention Center and likely ringing in the new year in Fayette County Detention Center.
    During a mandatory visit to the Probation and Parole Office located in Harrison Square on Wednesday morning, Timothy was told that there were warrants out of Fayette County for his arrest.

  • Cynthiana traffic enforcement will be stepped up through the holidays

    While the holidays are a time for celebrations and festivities, state and local law enforcement are ever mindful of the hazards of drinking an driving.
    “Our goal is for everyone to have a wonderful time during the holidays, but also for everyone to have a safe and sober one,” said Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    In a campaign that began last Friday and will continue through Jan. 2, police will be participating in the state’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Accident Report
    Dec. 12 – At 7:35 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 27 N. Ginny Huffman was traveling on US 27 when she struck a deel.
    Dec. 12 – At 6:27 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Timothy Frederick was traveling on US 62 and struck a deer.
    Dec. 4 – At 2:58 a.m., an accident was reported on US 62. Elijah Whitson was driving on US 62 when he entered a curve and lost control causing him to hit an earth embankment and tree.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Dec. 2 – At 5:16 p.m., Rita Gill, New Lair Road, reported that seven of her checks had been used at various businesses in Cynthiana without her permission.
    Dec. 3 – At 3:52 p.m., Otis Hardy, Newsome Avenue, reported that his debit card was used without his permission and that a total of $337.68 had been withdrawn.
    Dec. 3 – At 10:09 p.m., police opened an investigation of a possible assault of an elderly woman in collaboration with Adult Protective Services.

  • Late Christmas shopping is for the birds

    Being a husband is tough!
    Normally when I start out a column with a statement like that, readers tend to sit back and get a laugh out of the paragraphs that follow, which tend to house some kind of funny story about my still-young married life.
    This however, has nothing to do with a funny story about Abby and I. In fact, it could be a true testament for all husbands during any special occasion, especially Christmas.
    I tell myself every year that I will not wait until the last second before I wrap up my Christmas shopping for Abby Jo.

  • Reunion stories are the best

    I love a good reunion story.
    A few years ago The New York Times ran a story about then-New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel and a young man named John Mathieson.
    Thirty-four years prior to Fassel and his wife Kitty meeting Mathieson they had been 19 and unmarried — and the parents of a baby boy whose birth and adoption they kept secret from all but their immediate families.
    And for 34 years, every April 5 the Fassels privately wished their baby boy a Happy Birthday, adding, “Wherever you are, we hope you’re OK.”

  • Church News

    CHURCH OF THE
    ADVENT
    Please join us at the Church of the Advent Saturday, Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. for a Family Eucharist or at 10:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve Mass with special music being presented.
    CYNTHIANA CHRISTIAN
    Cynthiana Christian Church, 202 N. Main St., cordially invites the community to their Candlelight Communion service, Saturday, Dec. 24 beginning at 11 p.m.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 22
    Historical Book Group. Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the book Boone by Robert Morgan. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.
    FRIDAY, Dec. 23
    Library Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed Dec. 23-26. The library will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m.

  • Browns square off with four suits

    Three civil action suits have been filed in Harrison Circuit Court by former Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown against his wife, Kay.
    In November, Jim Brown filed the three civil suits against his wife in Harrison County and she simultaneously filed for divorce in Johnson County.
    One of Jim Brown’s suits alleges that Kay stepped over the pre-nuptial line after he suffered a stroke on Dec. 23, 2008.