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Today's News

  • Harrison County Fair begins this week

    The 2011 Harrison County Fair will begin Thursday, July 7, and last until Saturday, July 16.
    Not much has changed from last year’s fair agenda, but improvements are certain with a new public address system and new horse ring office.
    “For years now we have had numerous spectators tell us that they are unable to hear the announcer at the tractor and truck pulls,” said County Extension Agent Gary Carter. “They will have no problem hearing them this year with the new PA system.”

  • Work begins on by-pass bridge

    Walker Construction is wrapping up the U.S. 27 North viaduct and just getting started on a new five-span bridge that will cross CSX Railroad and the South Fork of the Licking River as part of the by-pass.

  • KDE and AdvancED team up to provide a Web-based improvement planning, management system

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has contracted with AdvancED®, parent company of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), to provide a Web-based school and district improvement planning framework and management system beginning in the 2012-13 school year.

  • Indictments issued in two separate shootings in Harrison County

    A four-count indictment has been issued against a Cynthiana man in the Memorial Day weekend shooting at Harrison Square.
    Jaron Michael Talbott, 20, has been in jail since the May 29 incident under a $25,000 bond.
    On Tuesday, a Harrison County grand jury formally charged  Talbott with two counts of second degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.
    According to the indictment, Talbott is alleged to have used a deadly weapon against Estill Barnett and Brittany Dennie, who were both shot with a firearm.

  • Ricocheting bullet hits 20-year-old in the eye

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that occurred Sunday around 4:30 a.m. on Blackburn Road in northern Harrison County.
    Michael Boswell, 20, was airlifted from U.S. 27 North after receiving a self-inflicted, accidental gunshot to his eye.
    KSP Lt. Tom Lilley said Boswell was shooting a small calibre pistol at an old refrigerator. The bullet came back and struck him in the eye.
    He was taken to UK Medical Center for a non-life-threatening injury and latest available information was that he was awaiting surgery.

  • Recreation Department Leagues
  • City, county, KSP discuss moving 911 dispatch

    Cynthiana Commissioners and Harrison County Magistrates are looking for ways to loosen the budget belt and cut unneeded expenses.
    While no decisions have been made as to how funds will be cut to keep budgets in check, the city and county held a special joint meeting on Thursday, June 30 to hear from Kentucky State Police on how they could provide 911 dispatch.

  • Paynter-Smiley to marry July 31

    Robert G. Paynter and the late Beatrice Paynter announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ann to Cecil Alan Smiley, son of the late Cecil and Mildred Smiley.
    All friends and family are invited to the open church wedding on Sunday, July 31 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

  • Reunions

    FRYMAN
    The Henry N. and LuMara Fryman family reunion will be held July 17 at Unity Christian Church on Hwy. 36 W. Cynthiana, Ky. Descendants include families of Edward and Nettie Fryman, Ottis and Minnie Fryman, Florence and Dove Wagner, Ada and Wilford Wagner, Clara and Orie Florence, Ida Jane and James Snapp.
    A potluck lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Cutlery will be provided. Bring drinks. Come and enjoy family, fellowship and food.

    NICHOLS

  • Museum Musings

    * City of Cynthiana, Ky. License Ordinance, Jan. 1, 1920 -- “For practicing or pretending to practice for compensation or reward, any of the arts of Hypnotism, Magnetic or Divine Healing, Faith Cure or Clairvoyance, per day, $50”