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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 19
    Berry High School. The 1948 graduating class of Berry High School will gather for a luncheon at Biancke’s Restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.
    International Talk Like A Pirate Program. Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. For Pre-K through 5th grade.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Sept. 19 at Grandview Store from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Shady Lawn, 2:30-2:45 p.m.; Parkside, 3-3:15 p.m.

  • How our spirit got civilized

    In just over a week from now, on Sunday, Sept. 29, the First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana is going to celebrate its 195th anniversary. In five years, of course, the church will be celebrating its bicentennial, a major milestone for any church to celebrate.
    Earlier this week, I interviewed Bro. Mike Coppersmith and former Cynthiana Mayor Virgie Wells, who serves as the church historian, about the church’s history and to find out how the congregation planned to celebrate this event. It will be a feature story for next week, so be looking for it.

  • Score 'N' More
  • FFA mums available at HCHS

    By Morgan Bretland, FFA Reporter

  • Deputy director resigns from Parks and Recreation

    Jim Milam’s resignation as deputy director of Harrison County Parks and Recreation was officially accepted at the regular meeting of the department’s board Monday night.
    Milam said that he appreciated the time in which he served as deputy director, but that he felt it was time to move on. His resignation will be effective two weeks from this coming Friday, Sept. 13.

  • Fiscal court is ‘moving forward’ with plans to renovate old courthouse

    Renovation of the historic Harrison County Courthouse is moving forward.
    By a 7-1 vote, with Magistrate Bradley Copes the sole dissenting vote, the Harrison County Fiscal Court approved a motion to move forward with plans for the renovation of the courthouse.
    Renovations will be based upon design specifications submitted to fiscal court members last July.
    Discussion of the courthouse renovation was an added agenda item which Judge Executive Alex Barnett introduced following the conclusion of new business items.

  • Board wants more stringent law to deal with code violators

    Cynthiana Code Enforcement board chairman Mike Aldridge asked the Cynthiana City Commission to consider making its ordinance for violators more strict.
    “The frustrations are that we have dealt with the same people, the same homes and we’ve seen no progress,” Aldridge said.
    The code enforcement board recommended that fines for violations be increased from $25 to $50 for first offenses. Other fines would also be increased.

  • Homecoming Court
  • News briefs

    The fifth annual Writers’ Conference opening session will feature one of central Kentucky’s most outstanding journalists, Tom Eblen, Lexington Herald-Leader columnist.  The class, “Words in the Universe”  will begin Friday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. at the Licking Valley Campus.  

  • His biggest race was a run for life

    Michael May was the champion of a special race last spring. It was a race in which everyone was a winner and May was given the unique opportunity to express thanks to God for the life he was given by giving life to someone else.
    May was barely 3-months-old when he gave his parents the scare of a lifetime. He began having difficulty breathing, a result of a condition called hydrocephalus, and had to be airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital for emergency surgery that saved his life.