Today's News

  • Church News

    Cornerstone Assembly Full Gospel will hold a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 1 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at 101 N. Locust St. All donations will benefit the church. A singspiration will also be held at 6 p.m. with Max Murphy. Refreshments will be available.

    New Friendship Baptist Church welcomes Dr. Donnie Fox, president of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, at their fall revival. The revival will take place Sept. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.


  • School Menus

    Sept. 3-7
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: No School
    TUESDAY: Cereal choice w/toast and jelly or egg on muffin, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Pancakes w/syrup or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: Sausage biscuit or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.



    There are two telephone calls that a parent never wants to receive.
    A Harrison County couple say it has been their faith in God and a healthy prayer chain that has given them peace in the hours and days since receiving their call. Their son, David, was shot in Afghanistan, just seven weeks into a nine-month tour.
    The call came to John and Cheryl Chamberlin at 12:14 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.

  • Arson suspected in weekend hay fire

    Authorities suspect that arson is the cause of a weekend fire that claimed 120 rolls of hay on a White Oak Pike farm.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a fire broke out on the property of Bill Gates which is about four miles from townaround 3 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 26.
    The sheriff’s report states that a “young man” came to the residence of Gates around 3 a.m., to alert him that several rolls of hay located near the road were on fire.
    The Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department was called to put the fire out.

  • City OKs tax rate increase; revenue to be same

    With very little discussion, the Cynthiana City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 17.4 cent tax rate on every $100 of assessed real and personal property for property owners in the city.
    Last year’s rate was 17.1 cents on every $100 assessment.
    An example of the difference between the 2011 rate and the 2012 rate for city property owners is that if a home in Cynthiana was assessed at $100,000, the property owner paid $171 in 2011 and the owner will pay $174 on the $100,000 2012 assessment.

  • Harrison students better than average in ACT, graduation rate

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Much like Kentucky’s weather, if you don’t like where education is headed, just wait, it’ll change.
    For Harrison County, it has changed for the better, with HCHS students getting excited about their ACT scores and taking ownership in their results.
    Trent Dixon and Josh Godman are two HCHS seniors who know their ACT benchmarks and know what they need to do to score above those. If they don’t, they also know what that means.

  • Clarification

    In a previous article concerning the outbreak of bed bugs at Clifton Village  Apartments it was stated that the Housing Authority has had 25 cases of bed bugs since 2008.
    The 25 cases of bed bugs include all properties under the care of the Cynthiana Housing Authority and not just Clifton Village Apartments.

  • Human remains found at Nebo, court OKs UK dig

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court agreed to allow the University of Kentucky to start an archeological dig near Nebo Road after human remains were unearthed.
    During the Aug. 28, fiscal court meeting, County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett informed the magistrates of another setback of the Nebo Road project.

  • HCMS Summer Trip
  • Carnico Contre Dancers to begin new season Sept. 6

    The Carnico Contre Dancers begin their fall Thursday dance season on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., dancing at 238 E. Main St., next door to Edward Jones Investments, Carlisle.
    Community dances of England, New England and Appalachia will be taught and called by David Blair. Partners are not required and previous experience is not necessary. Clothing should be comfortable, loose and non-restricting. Shirts and shoes are required.
    Admission is $5 a night for adults, $2 for children six to 15, children under six are free. There will be no child care and must not run free.