Today's News

  • John Kevin Blackburn

    John Kevin Blackburn was born to Kevin and Autumn Blackburn of Cynthiana on Nov. 25, 2013 at St. Joseph East Hospital.
    He weighed 10 lbs., and is welcomed by his brother Isaac Ross.
    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Brenda Weber of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ruth Hatton, the late Charles Thomas, and the late Edward and Dolly Weber.
    Paternal grandparents are Ross and Peggy Blackburn of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Carl Ross and the late Peggy Blackburn, and the late Chester and Ida B. Prebble.

  • Project Linus Blanket workday planned

    The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus invites the community to participate in a blanket workday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at the First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Road, Georgetown.
    During the workday, volunteers will turn finished quilt tops into completed quilts, make no-sew fleece blankets and more. There will be something to do for any skill level – from those who don’t sew to experienced quilters.

  • Whalen-Leathers plan June wedding

    John and Gerry Whalen of Cynthiana announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Mackenzie Whalen, to Blake Richard Leathers, son of Gregory and Cheryl Leathers of Louisville.
    The couple met while working as rock climbing instructors for Eastern Kentucky University.
    Whalen has a Bachelor’s degree in Learning and Behavior Disorders and English Education and is pursuing a Master’s degree as a Reading and Writing Specialist. She is a teacher at Harrison County Middle School.

  • Orchard care starts now

    As summer fruit begins to ripen, or should I say rot, the calls start coming in.  
    Home orchardists in Kentuckiana are at wits end as they watch their apples, peaches and pears do little more than fall from the tree in a spotted, bruised or petrified state.  
    Managing orchard trees isn’t for the hands-off gardener; it takes effort to have healthy productive trees and that effort starts now.

  • Harrison County schools closed for the rest of the week

    Harrison County School will be closed the rest of this week.

    Harrison County assistant superintendent David Case made the announcement at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26.

    Roads in the northern part of the county are snow-covered with subzero temperatures coming.

  • Superintendent evaluation process undergoing a major change

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer



  • Withers named associate provost of undergraduate education

    Benjamin C. Withers, who has led the University of Kentucky Division of Undergraduate Education at the interim level, has been named the associate provost for undergraduate education. He officially took over the position Feb. 1.
    The announcement was made by Provost Christine Riordan at the recommendation of the search committee, led by Scott Kelley, and consisting of the following members:
    Associate Professor Ruth Beattie, Department of Biology;
    Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives Trisha Clement, Residence Life;

  • Celebrity chef and Kentucky artist join Project Playground for ‘Beat the Boredom’ series

    Project Playground fundraiser promises to combat the winter blues with its upcoming “Beat the Boredom” series.
    The “Beat the Boredom” series of events features two unique experiences and will raise funds for local playground equipment.
    On Saturday, March 1, a Yoga + Celebrity Chef event brings Chef Brigitte Nguyen – as seen on Food Network, Cooking Channel and Kentucky Proud Kitchen – to Cynthiana.

  • Local college stages campus lockdown drill

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    City police and sheriff’s deputies helped carry out a lockdown drill at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community College last week. The drill was meant to clarify security procedures in case a shooter is reported on the campus or in the educational building.
    Similar lockdown drills are being run at all five Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) sites, said Jeff Stevens, director of safety and security at all of the college campuses.

  • Ten jury trials set next week in Harrison Circuit Court

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Ten jury trials are scheduled for next week, according to Harrison County court records.
    The jury trials are all set  for Tuesday, Feb. 25, and are subject to change.
    Janet Hall was named in two separate jury trials. She previously entered not guilty pleas to two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, drug unspecified.