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Today's News

  • BGE offers weather application for iPads

    Members of Blue Grass Energy now have access to the most up-to-date weather maps and storm alerts on their iPads.
    WKYT-TV (Channel 27)’s state-of-the-art FirstAlert DEFENDER radar recently became available through an application or ‘app’ that can be downloaded to iPads via a WKYT Weather app. The weather-specific iPad app is a first for any Kentucky television station.
    It’s available now in the iTunes app store, or it can be downloaded at www.wkyt.com/weather.

  • Harrison Circuit Court Clerk attends 2011 Circuit Clerks Summer College

    Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk Kathy Kearns participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Summer College held June 14-16 in Florence, Ky.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Driver Licensing, sponsored the event and provided training on fraudulent documents, driver education programs and services available through the Division of Driver Licensing’s field offices.

  • Kentucky State Fairbears coming to Harrison Co.

    The Kentucky State Fair’s mascots, Fairbear and Fairabear, will be visiting the Harrison County Fair on Sunday, July 10. Fairbear and Fairabear will be giving hugs and information about the 2011 Kentucky State Fair. The state fair will take place Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

  • Just an outsider’s point of view

    Saving money is what local politicians should seek out as their job description, but there is a fine line between saving and cutting at the wrong end.
    I am sure that citizens have heard rumor of the E-911 situation that has been brought to attention recently.
    Being present at the meetings and speaking one on one with local government officials, I have had the opportunity to gain some inside information that has helped me better understand the situation.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 7
    Women’s Book Group. The book for the month of July is The Drowning Tree by Goodman. Will be meeting Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    FRIDAY, July 8
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, July 8 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.

  • Should you be happy?

    A few weeks ago I was with a group of senior adults and asked, “How many of you would say, for the most part, that you’re happy?”
    Almost all of them raised their hands.
    I told them I’m mostly happy, too, although I would be completely, totally, 100 percent happy if my kitchen floor would stay clean, I had a flat stomach and if I could eat birthday cake with butter cream frosting every meal every day without feeling sick or getting fat.

  • Church News

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    Central Christian Church at Second and Riggs Avenue in Cynthiana is offering a class to the community each Thursday evening that stresses the fundamentals of Christianity based on caring for the poor, sick, and those in prison as described in Matthew 25.
    On June 30, an outreach team lead by Pastor Barry Wethington ministered to residents of Cedar Ridge as the rest of the class were gathered at Second and Riggs.

  • Two charged with arson in fire bomb incident

    Two Cynthiana men are at the Grant County Detention Center on charges of first degree attempted arson in connection with the Molotov cocktail that was thrown into a house on Pleasant Street.
    Larry Nolen Jr., 22, was arrested Friday, July 1, and Josh Moss, 19, was charged Monday, July 4.
    Ptl. Michael Kiskaden of the Cynthiana Police Department said other charges are pending further investigation.
    The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m.,  Tuesday, June 21, at 403 W. Pleasant St., while members of the David Linville family were sleeping.

  • U.S. 27 North, Benson Road resurfacing projects begin

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released plans for road improvements to take place over the next few days.
    On Friday, July 1, a resurfacing project will get underway on KY 1744 from KY 1032 to US 27 (0 – 2.2 mile marker).  Lane closures and flagging can be expected during daytime hours.
    Please watch for flaggers, traffic control devices and construction traffic entering and leaving the roadway.

  • Boyle County’s Grant Blevins runs away with Joe Mooney title

    For the second year in a row the Joe Mooney Invitational trophy is heading for Boyle County.  
    Last year J.T. Ross won the engraved silver tray and this year, just-graduated Grant Blevins took home the hardware. Blevins, who will play for Centre College next year, shot a seven under par 65 on Saturday and, after a long rain delay held up play Sunday, he came back with a five under 67 to win the contest by 12 strokes over second place Rus Whalen.