Today's News

  • Cynthiana Rod Run

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer

    This year, when downtown is once again bombarded with an influx of classic and collectible cars, trucks and motorcycles for the Cynthiana Rod Run, there will be a revered race car among them. 

  • Chamber’s Hot Summer Night 5K, cookout planned

    Early registration is still being accepted for the Chamber’s 5K scheduled for July 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This is the second leg of the Triple Crown, but it is also open to all runners and walkers.

    This mid-summer tradition takes place out near Northside Elementary School and finishes with a cook-out, awards, and noisy camaraderie.

  • Cynthiana’s Katie Himes finishes in Top 5

    Katie Himes, Miss Kentucky United States, finished as fourth runner-up at the Miss United States pageant last weekend in Washington, D.C.

    Himes, daughter of Cathy and Bobby Himes, was named fourth runner-up behind the 2015 Miss United States Summer Priester of South Carolina, Miss West Virginia, Miss New York and Miss Louisiana. 

  • Slade opens Abstract Distractions to share her art sanctuary

    By Kelly McKinney, News writer

    Cynthiana resident Shelley Slade says art is a wonderful thing. It’s soothing, it lets people forget their worries for a while, and it’s something everybody can do.

    It seems that many in Cynthiana agree.

  • Saturday event to benefit leukemia patient’s family

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Last Christmas, while most people were enjoying being together with family, the McKinneys were finding out what it’s like to be under quarantine.

  • Steven Hill sentenced to 18 years for rape of child

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Steven D. Hill, 45, who changed his plea to guilty on sex charges that he violated a victim under 12 years old, was sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.

  • Heroin tops grand jury indictments

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Four out of the five people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday face charges related to heroin.

    Thirty-one-year-old Joshua Sexton was indicted on five counts, including importing heroin, as reported at the time of his arrest.

  • Yank out welcome mat to hate groups by giving bridge a new name

    Not long ago, the Klu Klux Klan visited Cynthiana. Mayor James Smith, County Judge Executive Alex Barnett and others did the right thing and sent them packing. But they will be back; and they’ll keep coming back until our community’s “Welcome” mat is gone.
    The mat I am referring to is the memorial bridge named after John Hunt Morgan. General Morgan was a traitor to the United States of America.

  • The scary things in life are definitely worth taking a chance on

    I’ve come to find out­—through lots of experience on the subject—that it’s usually the things that you’re a little scared to do that lead to something great.
    It’s happened to me plenty of times at work; I’ll approach a stranger and find an amazing story.
    Or I’ll have to talk to someone about a difficult topic, and find out they’re happy to talk about it. And we all know difficult topics are usually important topics, and make for stories important to readers.

  • Harrison Family Court

    Judge Heather Fryman
    presiding July 1, 2015
    Lora Judy Carpenter vs. Robert Nash Carpenter Jr., domestic; testimony taken, findings and decree entered, case closed, remand from docket.
    Ashley Rae Myers vs. Donald C. Myers Jr., domestic; findings and decree entered, case closed, remand from docket.
    Ray Thomas Welch vs. Charlotte E. Welch, domestic; findings and decree entered, case closed, remand from docket.