Today's News

  • FSA County Committee voting to begin Nov. 5

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency says ballots for the 2012 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters on Nov. 5. State FSA Executive Director John McCauley says FSA county committee allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs.
    “I urge all eligible farmers and producers, especially minorities and women, to get involved in their communities by voting in this year’s elections,” McCauley says.

  • Indian summer unfolding this autumn

    I heard the weather man mention Indian summer last night and it got me thinking about this old print my father had hanging in his office.  
    The two images were of a young man and his grandfather around a small bonfire; as the scene turns to night the smoke that arose from the fire reveals an image of dancing American Indians, the hay stacks in the distance become teepees and the verse that accompanies the print reads like a tale from a not so enlightened time: “Yep, sonny, this is sure enough Injun summer. Don’t know what that is, I reckon, do you?”

  • Resurfacing project begins Tuesday

    Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23, a resurfacing project will begin on portions of KY 356 (White Oak Pike), KY 982 (Edgewater-New Lair Pike) and KY 1032 (Colmansville Ridge-Berry Kelat Road)  in which traffic may be restricted to a single lane during daytime paving operations. Delays are possible. Watch for flaggers as well as trucks entering and leaving the highway. This resurfacing project is expected to be complete by Oct. 31.

  • Breds Soccer headed to state

    For the first time in the history of Harrison County Boys' Soccer, the Thorobreds have claimed the regional title and are headed to state.

    The Breds defeated Montgomery County, 2-0, on Saturday night to claim the regional title.

    They will play in the semi-state at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Boone County.

    It will cost $7 to get in and no passes will be accepted.

  • City Hall renovations will be finished in time for basketball season

    It’s the same, but different.
    It’s tagged the Cynthiana-Harrison County Sports Center, but for many it will always be City Hall.
    It’s a gymnasium, but it has a beautiful new hard maple floor.
    It’s a place to play basketball, but it also has floor locks to accommodate volleyball.
    There’s still green paint, but it’s new and clean and will also be covered under the goals by 12 feet of padding.
    There are new restrooms, not just remodeled old restrooms.

  • Keeping babies safe is goal of CFD program

    Every parent wants to make sure their newest arrival is protected.
    For nine months they have been safely tucked away in Mom’s belly and now they need outside protection.
    When they are in a vehicle, that protection comes in the form of a car seat.
    And, to ensure that car seats are being used at maximum safety, Cynthiana firefighters have gone through rigorous training for correct car seat installation.
    Specifically, Cynthiana has nine certified “child restraint system technicians.”

  • Curves of Cynthiana taking part in Breast Cancer Awareness

    Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Curves fitness centers in the U.S. will focus on raising awareness about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and early treatment of breast cancer.
    Because women can help reduce their risk for breast cancer by staying in good health, Curves clubs nationwide, including Curves of Cynthiana, are offering $0-joining-fee memberships Oct. 1-31 to new members who show proof of a mammogram performed within the last year or who donate $25 to The American Cancer Society (ACS).

  • Clifford to be added to UK’s HES Hall of Fame

    By Katie Pratt
    LEXINGTON, Ky., – Two former educators are the newest inductees into the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame.
    Joyce Crupper Clifford, Cynthiana, and Helen Anderson Shaw will be honored for their years of dedication to the betterment of their professions, local communities and the school during a recognition ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK’s campus.

  • Former band director to speak at HCHS alumni banquet

    Seven past graduates will be honored at the 2012 Harrison County Alumni Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3.
    The annual alumni banquet will be held at the Harrison County Cafeteria at 6 p.m., Nov. 3.
    This year’s guest speaker will be one of Harrison County High School’s most decorated leaders, former high school band director  Bob Gregg.
    Both Gregg and his wife Laura dedicated their lives to teaching and understanding music.

  • 3rd Spooky Boo Wow parade is Oct. 27

    Saturday, Oct. 27, will see the return of the popular family event that will bring out all sizes and shapes of ghosts, goblins, wieners and  witches.
    Yes, it’s time for the third annual Spooky Boo-Wow Howl-o-ween parade.
    Registration will begin at 11 a.m. on the lawn at the old courthouse in downtown Cynthiana. The canines and their owners will join a parade around the courthouse beginning at noon.