Today's News

  • Holiday spices have tropical roots

    Considering how the quest for exotic spice fueled exploration in the 15th century it is no wonder that our favorite holiday flavors herald from around the world.  
    From Southwest India to Southeast Asia we find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace.
    True cinnamon comes from the bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, an evergreen tree native to Southwest India. This is the premium spice that is harvested just as new growth emerges from 2-year-old stems.  

  • Acreage reporting dates for 2014

    Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley announces that producers now have until Jan. 15, 2014, to report crops that have a Nov. 15, 2013, or Dec. 15, 2013, reporting deadline without paying a late-file fee. Crops under this waiver include wheat and native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying. The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not grant a waiver so producers need to consult their crop insurance agent for deadlines for insured crops.

  • HCHS Art Competition
  • Cynthiana Christmas Parade weekend is a timeless pleasure

    I’m pretty sure that this will be my 32nd year of covering Cynthiana’s Christmas parade.


  • School Menus

    Dec. 9-13
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: No School.
    TUESDAY: Pancakes with syrup or cereal with toast, orange juice or fresh fruit, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Cinnamon rolls, yogurt or cereal with toast, orange juice or fresh fruit, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Apple cinnamon muffins or cereal with toast, string cheese, orange juice or fresh fruit, choice of milk.

  • Fuss-free holiday dessert ideas

    (StatePoint) Between decorating your home and preparing the year’s most important meal, you may lose steam by the time you get to the sweet stuff.
    But creating holiday desserts that stand out doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. There are simple things you can do to give treats flair, without spending hours slaving away.
    Whipped topping makes a perfect fuss-free topping on special occasion pies, cakes and cookies, as well as everyday favorites like fruit, coffee and ice cream.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Nov. 25, 2013
    Estate of William Porter Boyle Jr., probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    In re: Shereen Wyn Freitag, probate hearing; order entered.
    McKinleys Automart vs. Lisa North, other hearing; order entered.
    Michael T. O’Connell, 1992, show cause hearing; attempt theft by unlawful taking; guilty plea entered, 90 days, probated, $100 and costs.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    Nov. 16 -- At 9:00 a.m., Mitchell Mattox reported damage done to the rear passenger side of his car. A cow is suspected.
    Nov. 19 -- At 2:48 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on U.S. 62 four miles outside of town. Matthew Campbell was making a left turn onto the highway and failed to see James Ritchie coming up the road.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Arrests, citations, warnings
    Nov. 21 -- Christopher A. Mattox, 26, was arrested on Fayette County warrants for failure to maintain insurance, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and no registration plate.
    Nov. 22 -- Rikki Asher, 22, was arrested on U.S. 27 South at Walmart and charged with theft by unlawful talking, shoplifting.
    Nov. 22 -- Geoffrey P. Fugate, 31, was arrested on North Walnut Street and charged with alcohol intoxication.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Nov. 21, 2013
    Megan Allen, 1984, motion hour; (motion to amend), motion granted.
    Richard D. Johnson, 1984, probation revocation hearing; admission to allegation, probaton revoked, 2 year sentence imposed.
    Hannah Fryman, 1981, probation revocation hearing; motion to revoke probation withdrawn.
    Matthew James Hensley, 1975, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to allegation, probation revoked, 3 1/2 year sentence imposed.