Today's News

  • Playing soul catch-up

    In a story told by Rabbi Kushner, a group of tourists on an African safari hired several native porters to carry their supplies for them. After three days the porters announced they needed to stop and rest for a day.
    They didn’t appear to be tired, so the tourists asked why the need to stop. The porters said, “We are not tired, but we have walked too far too fast and now we must wait for our souls to catch up to us.”
    I totally get that. I run and run and work and life zips by and my soul gets left behind in the dust.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 8
    Northside Council. The Northside Elementary Site Based Council will meet Thursday, March 8 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.
    AppalSeeds Program (Heirloom Tomato Seeds). Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. This program is for adult patrons age 16 and older.  Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 45 registrants.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • School Menus

    March 12-16
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Pancakes and bacon or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Cereal choice w/toast and jelly, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Pancakes sausage wraps w/syrup or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • Kentucky Bank parent announces dividend

    Kentucky Bancshares, Inc., parent holding company for Kentucky Bank, announced today the quarterly dividend to shareholders.  The payout will be 23 cents per share, up from 22 cents for the previous quarter.  This payment will be made March 30 to shareholders of record March 20, 2012.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Feb. 27, 2011
    Estate of James Brandenburg, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Kenneth Taylor Burns, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Betty Courtney, motion hour; order entered and bond approved.
    Estate of Gladys McNees Haley, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Larkin Leroy Price, probate hearing; order entered.
    Ford Motor Credit Company vs. Kristy G. Bartram, motion hour; order entered.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.

    Feb. 26 – At 7:08 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on New Lair Road. Shannon Cheek was traveling on New Lair Road and her vehicle was struck in the side by a deer.
    Feb. 28 – At 6:15 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Danille Schwartz was traveling on US 62 when she hit the deer.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Feb. 16 – At 9:54 p.m., police were asked by Blake Niman to check a gun registration to see if it was clear. The serial number was that of a stolen weapon. Police checked back through the last owners and traced it to Falmouth where it had last been checked. That owner said it had been cleared then.

  • Restaurant/Food Service Inspections

    Feb. 7 -- Fastmax Kocolene, food service 100%; retail 100%.
    Feb. 8 -- Speedway, food service, 98%, no towels at hand sink, items stored in sink, temperature logs; retail 100%.
    Feb. 8 -- Ken’s NewMarket, deli 93%, egg storage in walk-in, miscellaneous items in/around prep areas-all cleaning supplies need to be stored away from food, meat/cheese slicers, no test strips for sanitizer, temperature logs record cold/hot, labeling, gloves, sanitizing buckets and cloths; retail 100%.
    Feb. 9 -- Galactic Alley, 99%, stir sticks storage.

  • Supplies needed for victims of tornadoes

    Some Cynthiana and Harrison County residents are preparing to send relief to the storm-ravaged areas. It was 15 years ago that Harrison County was hit by a devastating flood. In the aftermath, there was an outpouring of help from across the state and country. Now it's time to pay that forward.
    Westside Elementary and Frames n Christian Things are planning a supply drive for West Liberty tornado victims. Items can be dropped off at Frame n Christian Things, 160 S. Walnut St., or at Westside Elementary School by Friday.

  • Storm shelter available for today's storms

     The Cynthiana Elk’s Lodge is offering shelter to anyone during predicted bad weather, March 2, 2012.

    According to the National Weather Service, several severe storm, including possible tornadoes, are predicted to hit areas close to Lexington this afternoon and into the night.

    The Cynthiana Elk’s Lodge is currently allowing anyone without proper severe weather security to take shelter in the basement of their lodge.