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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 3
    Women’s Book Club. The book for the month of March will be 3 Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Will be meeting Thursday, March 3 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the library.

    FRIDAY, March 4

  • Senior Cheerleaders

    Harrison County High School seniors Niki Whalen and Julie Henson finished their high school cheerleading careers when the basketball season ended Tuesday night.

  • Charges added to Southwood indictment

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Sandra Southwood, 42, who is accused of going on a shooting rampage on July 30 in Cynthiana’s Confederate Drive neighborhood, now faces two additional charges related to that day’s events.
    A Harrison County grand jury indicted Southwood on two counts of tampering with a witness.
    According to Tuesday’s indictment, Southwood, who has remained in jail since her arrest in July, has made contact with two of the parties she allegedly tried to shoot.

  • Webb trial in Montgomery on hold

    Montgomery County was to be the first of many trials for Bass Webb, who is accused in two murders as well as multiple other charges in Harrison, Bourbon and Fayette counties. However, an order on Jan. 31 put the Montgomery County murder trial on hold.
    Webb is due back in Montgomery County Circuit Court on May 13 for a status hearing.
    A pre-trial hearing is set in Harrison County for March 29. His trial for the murder of Bryia Runiewicz has not been rescheduled.
     

  • Blanton to be at LVC Thursday

    On Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m., Tony Blanton, associate dean of students and director of off-campus housing for the University of Kentucky, will be at the Licking Valley Campus on Webster Avenue.
    Blanton will be meeting with current and former students to discuss transferring college credits from a two-year college to a four-year college or university. He will also address off-campus housing needs for students who either cannot or do not wish to live in a college dormitory.  

  • Reed changes plea

    Danny  Reed, who was indicted in December on five counts of unlawful transaction with a minor and one count of tampering with a witness, entered a guilty plea to those charges in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Judge Jay Delaney set Reed’s sentence at three years and denied probation.
     

  • Wilson sentenced Tuesday

    Robert Wilson, who was facing 19 counts of theft by unlawful taking, entered a guilty plea in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    He received a five-year sentence with a pretrial diversion for three years.

  • School Menu

    March. 7 - 11
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Ham biscuits, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Pancakes/syrup, bacon, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Coffee cake, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs, hashbrown stick, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: Cereal, toast, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • Furnish family farming on CNBC

    Eighth generation tobacco farmer Brian Furnish makes sure that CNBC sees tobacco from the farmers’ point of view.
    Cigarette Wars, is an original documentary that was scheduled to air Wednesday, March 2, at 9 p.m. on CNBC. The documentary takes a look at the business, legal and illegal, as well as showing tobacco farming as a way of life for small town farmers.

  • New vet joins Brooks clinic

    Brian Steely likes all facets of veterinary medicine. He wanted to doctor small and large animals in equal doses.
    Before locating in Cynthiana, Steely was offered a position in Chicago with a small animal clinic, where he had gone to help a friend and fellow vet from school.
    He came to Cynthiana to interview with Dr. Mike Brooks and planned to go back to Chicago to round out his aid to his colleague. However, a winter storm that lasted most of the winter, held Steely in Kentucky and eventually back to Cynthiana.