Today's News

  • New tanning and furniture businesses open downtown

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    There are two new local businesses in town, Samson and Ma’s and Cyn City Sun.
    Samson and Ma’s furniture store opened a week ago in Bridge Street Plaza at the corner of Bridge and Walnut streets.
    The owners are Rob and Heidi Samson and Rob’s mom Judy Arrosmith, hence the name Samson and Ma’s.
    “(The store is) family-owned and operated,” Samson said.
    The three owners and the Samson daughter, Hailey Faith, are from Fleming County and drive to Cynthiana to work at the store.

  • Mailbox tally at 104

    Authorities say the mailbox destruction in Harrison County has halted since intense investigation has continued.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, the final total of mailboxes destroyed or damaged during a nearly week long run is 104.
    “As far as we can tell, 104 mailboxes have been linked to one group of individuals’ night time idea of fun,” said Peak. “Since Wednesday, June 13, we have received no additional reports of mailbox damage.”

  • Academic briefs

    Bellarmine University has named students to its dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following local residents were named to the dean’s list:
    Cynthiana resident Cliffton Snider, a senior who is majoring in exercise science, and previously attended Harrison County High School

  • Radcliffe selected to participate in Kentucky Ambassadors of Music Tour of Europe

    On June 25, more than 200 outstanding student musicians will gather at the University of Louisville for five days of rehearsal and performances prior to departing to seven European countries for a 16-day tour.
    Ellen Ratcliffe, Cynthiana, has been selected for this honor. Radcliffe plays clarinet and has been a member of the Harrison County High School music program, directed by John Merz.  
    She is the daughter of William Ratcliffe and Rebecca Hutchins.

  • Campbellsville University honors teachers throughout Kentucky for excellence in teaching

    By Joan C McKinney, Campbellsville University
    News and Publications coordinator and
    Ashley Bolton, studnt news writer
    Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, congratulated 167 teachers from 63 school districts throughout Kentucky as they received the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award Saturday, May 12, on the CU campus.


    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Katie and Desmond Himes are spreading awareness about bullying to schools across the state with their interactive Bully Bashers program and will be having their first Bully Basher benefit variety show at the end of June.
    Katie, who will be competing in the Miss Kentucky pageant, chose an anti-bullying platform in November and by April developed the idea into a full-fledged interactive program for children in schools.

  • HCMS Honor Roll award
  • City, county leaders discuss proposed Parks & Recreation changes Tuesday

    A special joint meeting was held between the city and county on Tuesday, June 19, to discuss and answer questions regarding a possible change in recreation.
    A presentation was given by Parks and Recreation developer Missy Lutz, which outlined a proposed solution to many unanswered issues regarding recreation in Harrison County.
    During the presentation, Lutz, along with other members of the board, outlined the structure of a new Parks and Recreation plan for Harrison County.

  • Missionary’s plans turn into survival mission

    As winter turned to spring last year, Debbie Haley was making plans for a summer mission trip to Guatemala.
    Her plans, however, were different from God’s plans.
    It was early spring when Haley decided to see her doctor because she said she just wasn’t feeling well.
    She couldn’t pinpoint her ailings, but she knew something wasn’t right.
    She went to her gynecologist in Georgetown and found herself on the fast track to UK’s Markey Cancer Center.

  • FSA now accepting county committee nominations

    Kentucky’s USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John McCauley, wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nomination began on Friday, June 15.