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Today's News

  • Welcome to Rat Finks Anonymous

    This morning I was morally outraged.
    Mad as a wet hen or a hornet — or maybe even a wet hornet.
    I had stopped to get doughnuts to bring in to work and saw a sheriff’s deputy make a right turn out of the drive through and then a left turn onto the street, violating not one, but two posted signs that say clearly “LEFT TURN ONLY” and “RIGHT TURN ONLY.”

  • Church briefs

    Autumn Afternoon concert Sunday
    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir will be performing a variety of fun and familiar choral music for their Autumn Afternoon concert at the Cynthiana Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m.
    The LV Singers will also be hosting ‘Formerly Known As’ the terrific A Cappella vocal group from Transylvania University as the special guest performers.
    Tickets are $7 or $5/student - available at LVC, Teaberry’s Gifts, or at the door the day of the performance.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Nov. 4
    Women's Book Group. Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
    Chili Fundraiser. Thursday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5 each for pickup, $6 each for deliver, within city limits. Call in order to 234-5801 before 10 a.m. or fax to 234-8137. All proceeds to benefit the Harrison County Senior Citizen and Adult Daycare Clients. Sponsored by the Senior Citizen Center.
    FRIDAY, Nov. 5

  • Agricultural Development Board invests $975 in Harrison CountyAgricultural Development Board invests $975 in Harrison County

    On Sept. 20th 2010, The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Licking River Valley Resource Conservation and Development for $975 in Harrison County Agricultural Development Funds for the promotion of area farms and agribusiness.
    The purpose of the project is to increase customer awareness of agricultural products and services available within Harrison county through the use of a brochure and map.  The map and brochure will list and show the locations of the services and commodities found in Harrison County.

  • Plant garlic now for 2011 summer harvest

    For most of us, garlic has become a cooking staple. You can give anything flavor by adding a little garlic to the recipe and you can grow it yourself if you have a little space in the back yard.  
    For centuries, garlic has been enjoyed for its culinary, medicinal and spiritual qualities, including fending off evil spirits and vampires and acting as an anti-bacterial. There was evidence of garlic in King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered so obviously the ancient Egyptians were growing it as far back as 2100 B.C.  That’s some serious culinary history.

  • Trio arrested in Bourbon County

    Three men were arrested in Bourbon County on Thursday following a violent purse snatching in Millersburg.
    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, a woman was confronted by two males wearing masks as she got out of her vehicle on Third Street in Millersburg.
    “The female victim was struck in the head with a blunt object and her purse was taken,” stated the press release.

  • Harrison County teen in serious condition

    A Harrison County teen is in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a Sunday evening wreck on KY 32 West.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley’s report, Jordon Kurz, 17, was airlifted to UK after he apparently lost control of the 1999 Cadillac Deville he was driving.
    He ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
    The report also states that speed may have been a factor in the accident, which occurred at 9:40 p.m.

  • Election day is Tuesday


    Polling places will open in less than 24 hours.
    Tuesday at 6 a.m. voters will begin making their selections for local, state and national offices.
    Anyone with questions about their voting sites should call the Harrison County Clerk’s office at 234-7130.
    See the results in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Gunshot kills Harrison teen

    Grief counselors were at Harrison County High School Monday following the death of a classmate.

    Nicholas William Cochran Wyatt, 15, was found dead at his home on Sky Lane about 8:20 p.m. Friday, according to Det. Nate Moore of the Kentucky State Police.

  • Marching Thorobreds qualify for state semifinals

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds competed at Madison Southern High School in the KMEA State Quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 23.