Today's News

  • Grayson Jenkins to headline 3rd Summer Concert Series tomorrow

    This Friday night downtown Cynthiana will be hoppin’ with the third concert in the downtown summer concert series presented by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce. 

    Local artist Matt Simpson will be the opening act at 6:30 p.m. Grayson Jenkins and the Resolutions will perform at 7:30 p.m.   

    We encourage everyone to come downtown early, grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant, shop our local downtown shops and make an evening of it. 

  • Special summer treat plus local touch

     How fortunate we are in our community that we have a group of delightful folks who every week bring delicious, homegrown vegetables and fruit to market at very reasonable prices. Several years ago my husband and I sold at a Farmer’s Market in Paris. It was fun, lots of hard work and not a particularly good way to make money.

  • Viewpoint


    What’s it mean to you?

    We’ve seen a renewed passion in Cynthiana in recent months. 

    And, the good is beginning to overshadow the bad. Certainly, Cynthiana and Harrison County have their problems. There’s still a terrible drug/heroin problem eating away at our young adults, but even that seems to be lessening.

    Perhaps I’m looking through rose-colored glasses and seeing what I want to see.

  • Saturday’s yard sale will benefit Water Day on July 16

    Becky Barnes,




    Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, the courthouse lawn will be filled with more than 20 vendors for a Community Events yard sale.

    Josh Jenkins, chairman of the Community Events Committee, said the yard sale is just one of the fundraisers to support its annual activities.

  • Muralist from Portugal is a busy man

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer



    Not one to be tied down, Sergio Odeith is now doing what he loves to do.

    The Portuguese-born artist, who just completed the huge mural on the Walnut Street side of the Rohs Opera House, is now 40 years old and has seen, and is seeing, more of the world than most anyone else.

  • Robinson Dam to top Monday forum

    Harrison County’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team will host a town forum on Monday, July 11, with the dangers of swimming at the Robinson Dam as the topic.

    “I don’t think people realize how dangerous it is there. We are not even into summer yet and I know there will be another one,” said SAR Chief Re’Jeana Craft.

  • City continues Handy House debate with new offer

    Becky Barnes,




    The Handy House debate is not over.

    It appeared that final plans were being made for the Handy House to be taken down by a salvage company. A contract was ready to be signed by the mayor on behalf of the Cynthiana City Commission and had, in fact, been signed by Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett.

    However, an 11th-hour proposal had the city commission stepping back.

  • Vickers-Brumley announce engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. David Vickers of Cynthiana, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ann Vickers, to Cody Barton Lisle Brumley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bart Brumley of Milford, Ky.

    Vickers is a dental assistant with Cynthiana Dental Center and a pharmacy technician with Walmart Pharmacy.

    Brumley is a field mechanic with Bevin’s Motor Company of Paris, Ky.

    A September wedding is being planned.

  • Powdery mildew common in summer

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  

    It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. 

    The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing and treatment before it takes hold.