Today's News

  • Former judge sentenced

    Former Harrison County District Judge Wayne Fitzgerald, who found himself on the other side of the law, will be required to complete court-ordered diversion and pay back $4,151 to the Social Security Administration.
    He will not be serving any  jail time if all of the diversion requirements are met.
    Fitzgerald, who was indicted in June, entered a guilty plea to the charges of theft by failure to make required deposition.

  • Rural Harrison County gets broadband

    Shelby Broadband’s signal is now stronger than ever for rural Harrison County residents.
    Harrison County residents who often find themselves out of range for reliable internet service will no longer have to live in the dark ages.
    Shelby Broadband, stationed out of Simpsonville Ky, now offers fast, reliable wireless internet service for the majority of rural Harrison County.
    Through the use of seven water towers and one cell tower, Shelby Broadband is now capable of sending internet signals to a large portion of Harrison County.

  • Harrison Deposit to merge with Bank of Henderson

    Harrison Deposit Bank is merging with The Bank of Henderson, a Henderson, Ky., financial institution, if the proposal receives regulatory approval.
    In a Monday press release, it was announced that the transaction will be accomplished through a merger of the banks’ respective holding companies.
    Barry Hall, who is Harrison Deposit’s chairman and president, will retire at the time of the merger. He will be succeeded by Tonya Dryden, a veteran of the bank’s management team.

  • Sheriff’s Department hosting pill return day on Sept.29

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will once again host a pill return day on Saturday, Sept. 29, in an effort to discard unused medication.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, the issue of unused medication continues to play a large role in Harrison County crime.
    Not only are pills continually linked to home invasions in Harrison County, the improper discarding of medication also continues to be an issue.

  • General election is Nov. 6; clerk issues reminders of deadlines

    Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish has issued the following dates and deadlines to help voters prepare for the Nov. 6 general election.
    •Oct. 1 is the beginning of absentee voting for those who meet qualifications. Voters should go to the county clerk’s office to vote on a machine;
    •Oct. 9 is the final day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election;
    •Oct. 30 is the last day to request an absentee ballot by mail;
    •All write-in candidates should have their paperwork complete by Oct. 26 at 4 p.m.

  • City of Cynthiana Employee Salaries for 2011-12

    Jennifer Alcorn,     10,896.37
    Estill Barnett,     23,304.43
    Gary Barrett,     26,847.05
    Dorothea Batte,     26,427.14
    Justin Bell,     29,320.42
    George Bills,     15,688.92
    Todd Blanton,     53,950.67
    Gary Brunker,     8,933.52
    Virgie Burns,     37,029.02
    Morgan Cain,     4,293.36
    Charles Carson,     46,524.74

  • Using dowsing technique to determine melon’s ripeness

    Sometimes I’m left scratching my head and feeling like perhaps somewhere there is a camera filming my reaction to some silly situation.
    As I’ve said before, this is my second year growing a box garden in my backyard.
    Last year it was tomatoes and herbs. This year, tomatoes, watermelon and cantaloupe.
    I didn’t know what to expect when I planted the melons. Certainly not that they would overflow the box and stretch into my yard.
    But they did.

  • School Menus

    Sept. 24-28
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Hot ham biscuit or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Cereal choice or french toast sticks, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Scrambled eggs and biscuits or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Toasted cheese sandwich or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • Why church?

    Scattered throughout any community are tiny, struggling churches.
    Sometimes they’re invisible. If you blink while driving past them you’ll miss them. Or they’re eyesores — run down, weather worn.
    In my 20 years covering local religion for the newspaper, I’ve gotten to know the people at some of these little churches.
    I’ve attended their services and could count the people in the pews with two hands and not need a third.

  • Church News

    The United Methodist Church Scholarship Fellowship will be held at Boyd United Methodist Church on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. Your attendance and support is appreciated.

    Fairview Baptist Church in Kelat, Ky., will be hosting a fish fry with live music on Sept. 29 from 4 p.m. until ?  Entertainment will be provided by Damascus Road and Mr. Timmy and the Supper Table Gang.
    There will be fried catfish and swai served with bean soup and corn bread fritters, as well as a variety of desserts.