Today's News

  • Academic briefs


    Randall Roberts has achieved the honor of being named to the Dean’s List at Kentucky Christian University for the Fall 2011 semester. The Dean’s List is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.99.
    Roberts is the son of Mike and Sheila Roberts of Cynthiana. He is a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School and majors in Music Education and Bible at KCU.


  • Academic briefs

    Morgan Brooke Razor, daughter of Bow and Lynne Switzer, has been selected by the University of Kentucky to represent UK as one of four applicants for the 2012 Truman Scholar program. Brooke is a Junior at the University of Kentucky studying psychology with plans to pursue a Juris Doctorate following graduation.  
    During her time at UK, she has worked extensively in the psychology department and was awarded a competitive research grant from the university.

  • 2012 burley tobacco buy-out payments

    The USDA Farm Service Agency has completed the payments for Harrison County’s 1,628 Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) contracts for 2012. Payments totaling $2,824,886 have been deposited into contract holders’ bank accounts beginning Jan. 19, 2012. TTPP contracts are paid through 2014. There are two annual payments remaining 2013 and 2014.
    For producers with grain bases, sign up for the 2012 Direct and Counter Cyclical (DCP) program began Jan. 23, 2012 with a deadline of June 1, 2012.

  • Police ordinance designed to help victims of thefts retrieve valuables

    In an effort to curtail stolen items from being destroyed before they can be claimed, the Cynthiana Police Department is proposing an ordinance that would set requirements for businesses dealing with pawned or recycled items.
    Chief Ray Johnson told Cynthiana City Commissioners Tuesday that in many cases stolen items taken in by brokers are melted down or otherwise destroyed before the owner even knows they are missing.
    The ordinance establishes a specific amount of time that pawned or recycled items must be retained before being resold or destroyed.

  • McConnell, Sims retire from FSA posts

    The Harrison County Farm Service Agency (FSA) has experienced many changes in programs they administer and the customers they serve. In November and December, the Agency saw its most noted change with the retirements of two employees Sandi McConnell and Barry Sims.  

  • Lutz announces candidacy for 78th House of Representative post

    Bryan Lutz announced his candidacy for the Kentucky State House of Representatives for the 78th district, which currently includes Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson counties and portions of Scott County.
    “My operating principle will be to work for smaller, yet more effective state government, real tax reform to lower the tax burden of all Kentuckians, and a real focus on bringing jobs to this area,” Lutz said. “We have to change the direction of losing jobs from this area to making this a business friendly district.”

  • Fill the Stands for the Fillies Jan. 31

    Harrison County High School Student Council, class officers and Youth Services Center are promoting a Fill the Stands for the Fillies Night on Tuesday, Jan. 31 as the Fillies Basketball team takes on Clark County. JV plays at 6 p.m. and varsity plays at 7:30. Come out to the Hilltop and help fill the stands

  • Legends’ caravan has Cynthiana stop

    The Lexington Legends’ annual pre-season caravan will stop in Cynthiana Tuesday, Jan. 31, as the team prepares for the 2012 season. The Legends, a class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, are members of the South Atlantic League.
    Legends baseball will be featured on WCYN’s Coffee Break,” 8-9 a.m. with host Doug Miller. The program will broadcast live from Biancke’s, 102 S. Main St., Cynthiana.

  • County considers criteria for bidding process

    Specifications are still up in the air for the county farm bidding process.
    Magistrate Bradley Copes, who serves as the farm facility committee chairman, informed the court that certain “specs,” would have to be outlined in the leasing agreement for the county farm in order to preserve its current condition.
    “The farm has been well cared for in the past few years and the last thing we want is for it to be mistreated,” said Copes. “We need to have a little say as to what can be grown there in order to keep it in its current state.”

  • DCP/ACRE signups start this week, end June 1

    USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, reminds producer’s enrollment for Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) began Jan. 23 and will run through June 1.
    “Farmers in Kentucky who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must do’ jobs,” McCauley said. “Producers should contact the local county office to set up appointments.”