Today's News

  • Motorists are encouraged to prepare vehicles for winter travel

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) encourages motorists across the state to prepare their vehicles for holiday travel and winter weather.
    “Motorist safety is our foremost concern,” said Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock. “Taking a few precautions now will help make holiday trips safer, and drivers will be better prepared should a cold weather emergency occur.”

  • BBB tips on the top holiday scams

    Scammers are busy this time of the year. Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash. Here are some tips from the BBB on scams to look out for.

  • CPD plans holiday crackdown to stop impaired driving and save lives

    Holiday party-goers, beware!
    To help save lives this holiday season, the Cynthiana Police Department is launching a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross said CPD’s officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, etc.  
    The special enforcement crackdown began Dec. 12 and will continue through Jan. 1, 2013.

  • Judge appoints attorney for Brown

    A public defender was appointed to represent Kay Brown in her criminal defense in Harrison Circuit Court Tuesday morning.
    Brown, who faces charges of financial exploitation of an adult (more than $300), first degree perjury and second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, asked for an appointed attorney and filed an affidavit of indigency Dec. 4.
    Judge Jay Delaney told Brown that if he appointed an attorney and she later decided to hire her own counsel, the new attorney would have to follow the trial schedule that the court set.

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  • Two Cynthiana farms join the American Angus Association

    Bluegrass Heights Farm and Sweet T Farm, Cynthiana, are new members of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.

  • Following in his father’s footsteps

    In 1964, Tom and Anoma Leith took their 12-year-old son to one of the first-ever organizational meetings of The First Federal Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps of LaCrosse, Wisc. Young Tom was asked to sign up for the instrument that he wanted to play. He signed up for the snare drum. Tom thrived in the environment, loved the competition and became a first-rate snare drummer, featured in front of thousands of fans that were discovering the excitement and unique entertainment at Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions.

  • Theme: 2012 IN REVIEW

    1. Come from an egg
    6. Bad-mouth
    9. Cargo
    13. Gem state
    14. Make a choice
    15. Move sideways
    16. Chocolate substitute
    17. Wade’s opponent
    18. *”The _____” moved to Chicago from NYC
    19. *GOP’s 2012 choice
    21. *Deceased singing legend
    23. Pock mark disease
    24. Boris Godunov, e.g.
    25. Chicken order
    28. Vegetative prickle
    30. Speed of play, pl.
    35. Like decorated cake
    37. Luau souvenirs

  • Harrison County receives funds for local 4-H program

    This week Harrison County 4-H Council will receive $244 from the Kentucky 4-H Foundation as part of the Tractor Supply Company (TSC) Paper Clover Campaign. The Kentucky 4-H Foundation will be distributing more than $14,000 to 45 County 4-H Councils.
    The TSC Paper Clover Campaign is a nationwide, in-store fundraiser that benefits 4-H programming at the local, state, and national levels.  During the campaign, TSC customers can support 4-H by purchasing paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout.

  • Academic briefs

    Bobby and Shawna Dailey of Cynthiana, and Bobby and Trena Frederick of Morehead, Ky., announce the graduation of their son, Bobby M. Frederick III from the University of California Los Angeles.
    After completing his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at University of Kentucky, Frederick was accepted into the Architecture and Urban Design graduate program at UCLA. In 2010 he received a Welton-Becket Fellowship for architectural design excellence. He earned his Masters of Architecture from UCLA during the June 2012 commencement exercise.