Today's News

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    1. Pocket bread, pl.
    6. Mele Kalikimaka wreath
    9. Hoofbeat
    13. Not dead
    14. Freddy Krueger’s street
    15. Sacagawea to Lewis and Clark
    16. Wrinkle-prone fabric
    17. Rap sheet abbreviation
    18. Tanks and such
    19. *Spongebob’s pal
    21. *Sullivan’s theatrical partner
    23. Fa, ____, la, ti, doh
    24. Daniel Defoe’s ____ Flanders
    25. Swindle
    28. Ready for picking
    30. Right before “camera”
    35. Fish eggs, pl.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 31
    Paper Crafting: Scrapbooking. Thursday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will create a title page and ending page for your scrapbook. Call the public library at 859-234-4881 to register.

    FRIDAY, Sept. 1
    Adult Programmer Outreach to Adult Activity Center. Friday, Sept. 1 at 9:15 a.m.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Sept. 1 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Belmont, 4 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Sept. 2

  • My CDL: Kentucky’s exclusive electronic method of receiving CDL documents

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Having launched My CDL - the Commonwealth’s document portal for commercial drivers – in May to maximize efficiency and improve customer satisfaction, the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing (DDL) is now establishing the My CDL portal as the exclusive electronic means of receiving paperwork from commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders.

  • City begins foreclosure action

    Becky Barnes,

    The Cynthiana City Commission is ready to move ahead with litigation that would foreclose on a Main Street lot. The property, owned by Billy Asbury, burned several years ago and was left as a vacant shell for many years.
    The city razed the building and now holds a lien for the cost of the demolition plus taxes. The lien is over $26,000.
    City attorney John Lair told the commission that the property would be sold at public auction at the courthouse.

  • Church News

    Steve Kinman will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service at Oakwood Baptist Church, Cynthiana, on Sunday, Aug. 27. Come worship with us.

    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.


  • gracenotes

    Last week my husband and I took a short trip to Winter Garden, a town not too far from Orlando.
    We went to the historic downtown district with its trendy businesses housed in restored storefronts from as far back as the early 1900s.
    A restaurant we went in was originally Cappleman Brothers Grocery Store, built in 1912.
    As my husband read the menu, I read about the history of the building -- the original brick, the gothic stained glass panels in the front window that came from an old Presbyterian church.

  • Eclipses, omnipotence, and faithfulness

    We have just witnessed a natural marvel, the total eclipse of the sun. It was amazing to watch the new coverage and the darkness that Madras, Carbondale and Hopkinsville witnessed.
    It was equally impressive to see the event unfold in South Carolina during a lightening storm. How can this event be described except with words like astonishing, amazing or unbelievable.

  • viewpoint

    Have you noticed all the beautiful Crape Myrtles blooming around town and in the county? Did you plant yours yet?
    Billy Grayson reported that he counted over 70 in the cemetery, and this morning as I drove through, I was amazed at how beautiful they are at a time of year when not a whole lot is blooming.

  • viewpoint

    Every time an event occurs in Cynthiana I’m left with the same speechless awe.
    I don’t think that anyone will deny that our little Maiden City has been dormant for several years. And it hasn’t been due to the complete lack of effort.
    However, whether the stars are now properly aligned, the right people are stepping up and the rest of us are enjoying the ride, it’s working.

  • Charges pending from 3-vehicle crash on the bypass

    Becky Barnes,

    Criminal charges against a Cynthiana man involved in a three-car accident are pending the outcome of toxicology reports, said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Lance Hutchison.
    Hutchison said he was dispatched to the Bypass between KY 352 and KY 32 around 5:15 p.m. Friday.
    According to Hutchison, James Reed Hope, 44, was driving a 1994 Honda Accord, and attempted to pass a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Brandon Brown of Paris.