Today's News

  • A Legislative Perspective

    FRANKFORT – It may be quiet in the halls of the Capitol as 2011 draws to a close, but that is set to change early next week, when the General Assembly returns to kick off the 2012 Regular Session.
    Even-year meetings are always a busy time because of the budget, but another major task awaits us as well beginning January 3rd: redistricting.

  • 2011 was prosperous; looking forward to 2012

    I trust that everyone had a Merry Christmas as we look forward to a prosperous New Year.
    What does that mean? We all get those greeting cards that wish us well, but prosperous?
    Looking back on 2011, I have to think of some of what I would consider prosperous for Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    For instance, 2011 was the beginning of construction on the Cynthiana by-pass. It’s a state-funded project that is bringing millions of dollars to the area.

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  • Newberry joins the Deters law practice in Independence, Ky.

    Peter Canavan Newberry has joined the law practice of Eric C. Deters and Partners in Independence, Ky.
    Newberry, who serves as the city attorney for Berry and Carlisle, will be focusing on all types of construction law cases. He also provides legal services in matters of business, real estate, criminal, Constitutional, probate, corporate, family, employment and civil.
    He is licensed to practice law in Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
    Newberry can be reached at 513-608-4312 or peter.newberry@fuse.net.


    It was a well-deserved honor said local National Guardsman Jack True of the national honor bestowed on his unit last week.
    The 201st Engineer Battalion comprised of units from Cynthiana, Ashland, Olive Hill and Prestonsburg, were awarded the Valorous Unit Award Dec. 22, during halftime of the Kentucky vs. Loyolla basketball game.
    In March 2008, the 201st Engineer Battalion was sent to eastern Afghanistan to conduct route reconnaissance and area clearance operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, April 12, 1917 - “Snowy Easter Sunday (April 8) Easter Sunday opened with a cold rain which turned to snow before noon and continued until early evening. That night the ground froze, and on Monday the pavements were slick with a thin coating of ice. All thought of Easter finery went by the board and the few people who ventured out went about in winter garments, shivering and miserable.”

  • Marriage Licenses

    Brittany Nicole McCarter, 18, and Christian Payne Arnold, 19, married Nov. 12, 2011.
    Tiffney Nicole Martin, 28, and William Allen Jett, 41, married Nov. 19, 2011.
    Diane Lynn Sims, 44, and Jeffrey Allen Sanders, 43, married Nov. 12, 2011.
    Dee Anne White, 33, and Michael Brandon Abrams, 31, married Nov. 19, 2011.
    Heather Marie Shepherd, 21, and Andrew Peter Haynes, 51, married Nov. 19, 2011.
    Katelyn Nicole Soard, 18, and James Lee Friend, 21, married Nov. 21, 2011.

  • Jury trials set for January, February

    Several jury trials are scheduled to take place in Harrison Circuit Court over the next two months.
    Fifteen trials are on the docket for Jan. 11. However, plea agreements may be reached in some of them before their scheduled trial dates.
    Larry R. Nolen Jr. was charged with first degree attempted arson and third degree criminal mischief after he allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail into a home on West Pleasant Street on June 21.
    According to the September indictment, Nolen allegedly lit the wick, but the bomb failed to ignite on impact.

  • New Drivers

    Johnna Marshall, Katie Vickers, Morgynn McDaniel, Martin Dylan Edward, Tyler Green, Joshua R.J. Boggs, Kendra Leigh Arkenau, Logan Duncan, Carlee Cooper, John Michael McCauley.

  • Time Warner Cable increases coming, says mayor

    Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses said he has no control over the coming rate increases being levied by Time Warner Cable Company.
    Moses announced at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting that Time Warner letters will be going out after the first of the year divulging increases in basic and standard packages.
    He said the basic cable rate will increase from $17.65 per month to $18.95. The standard package will raise from $51.30 to $55.04.