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Today's News

  • County shows slight growth

    We’ve grown a little. Not by leaps and bounds mind you, but certainly a respectable increase.
    Since the 2000 Census where Harrison County recorded an 18,250 population, we’ve experienced a 3.27 percent rise to 18,846, according to statistics released this month.

  • Meth lab defused

    A suspicious backpack found on Leesburg Farm Lane has Harrison County Sheriff’s Department investigating a meth manufacturing operation.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser was called to investigate a suspicious backpack that was found in Leesburg Estates Monday, March 28, around 10:30 a.m.

  • ‘We are family’

    A small community store with a big heart. Nancy Walker, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year honor said it’s the personal touch that has kept the family business afloat.
    Nancy Walker and her mother, Lois Judy, still find themselves busy with  Eastside Pharmacy customers that are looking for more than prescriptions.
    “We are family down here,” said Walker. “We know the people that walk through our doors and we treat them with the utmost respect and make them feel welcomed.”

  • Pony Parade
  • Lions Club Auction underway

    The 54th annual Cynthiana Lions Club Charity Auction started Monday, March 28, and will continue through Thursday, March 31. It is being broadcast over WCYN and Cable Channel 6. Bidders can also view it live a www.aiscomputer.com.
    Numerous items have been donated and will be up for bid beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. To place a bid, call 859-234-9742. All proceeds from the auction stays in Harrison County for projects supported by the Cynthiana Lions Club with eye sight preservation as the club’s primary concern.
     

  • Faith-based film needs extras

    Local couple Ed and Betsy Smith are calling for volunteers to be extras in faith based film “Undeserved,” Saturday, April 2.
    The extras will be nonspeaking parts and act just as background bodies during a scene that will be shot at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. Shooting will take place in the morning or early afternoon.
    If interested in becoming an extra, please contact the Smiths at 235-0225 or edwardbetsy@bellsouth.net.
     

  • ‘Our Town’ is coming soon

    “Our Town” will be staged April 29 through May 1 at the Rohs Opera House, 133 E. Main St. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating and $8 at the door. Reserved seats are available at Teabeary’s on Main Street.

  • Much-debated Medicaid issue closes with solution from Representatives

    FRANKFORT – After nearly two months’ worth of work, several weeks of intense debate and a long day on Thursday, the Kentucky House of Representatives finalized the legislative session’s most pressing issue: Closing a sizeable deficit in Medicaid.
    Our approach was a little different, but the end result accomplished what we wanted, which was to keep the solution within the healthcare program and not needlessly cut millions of dollars out of our classrooms, our local governments, our veteran services and dozens of other state agencies.

  • Activities center grant in quandary

    Cynthiana City Commissioner Billy Grayson termed a proposal with Wedco to build an activity center adjacent to Flat Run Veterans’ Park ideal.
    However, that ideal situation may be changing.
    At a special meeting Monday, commissioners heard from Mayor Steve Moses that Wedco is stepping down as fiscal agent in the grant application process.
    Moses said the grant application was due March 14. When Wedco bowed out, the city was given time to build its Healthy Communities grant application.

  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of tobacco farmers whose contracts were allegedly not upheld

    Two Harrison County tobacco farmers are looking to gain their losses through a breach of contract, class action lawsuit.
    The Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati law firm  of Strauss & Troy filed a class action lawsuit in Harrison County against Universal Corporation “Universal Leaf North America,” according to a press release sent by Strauss & Troy attorney Jack Gatlin.