Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, June 28
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be The Scent of Rain and Lightning. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.
    Historical Book Group. Thursday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.  Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.
    FRIDAY, June 29

  • Therapist receives training in ancient technique

    Touch of Health Massage Center is adding an ancient technique to its list of pampering and therapeutic massages.
    Although the tradition of MediCupping bodywork therapy, or simply called “cupping,” dates back to ancient China, Egypt and Greece, it recently just found its way to Cynthiana’s own massage center.

  • Citizens speak out about proposed smoking ban for Cynthiana

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    At the June 26 Cynthiana City Commissioners’ meeting, many citizens spoke about a smoking ban and about potentially dangerous playground equipment.
    Connie Webber spoke against the idea of a smoking ban. She read a letter to the editor she wrote to the Cynthiana Democrat.
    “I choose to patronize the smoking establishments as much as possible,” Webber said. “We can respect each others space and air, simply by distance and courtesy.”

  • Judge lifts burn ban

    After a weekend of wetter weather, Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett has decided to temporarily lift the burn ban.
    The call to lift the Harrison County burn ban, which was in its third week, came Monday morning after several hard rains made their way into the extremly dry area last weekend.
    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett did say that precaution should still be used while starting any fires in areas that may not have received as much rain as others.

  • Judge Exec burn ban through 6/28/12

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett has issued a burn ban effective now through 6-28-12.  Any questions can be referred to his office.

  • Smiser Road closed

    Due to the construction of the Cynthiana Bypass, Smiser Road off U.S. 27 will be closed.  Access for residents will still be open on the U.S. 62 end. However, there will be no thru traffic.
    Motorists are reminded that construction equipment  and vehicles are in the areas of U.S. 27, U.S. 62, KY 32, KY 356 and KY 36.

  • School projects on schedule

    Construction projects on the Hilltop are ahead of schedule.
    School officials said Tuesday that the unseasonable dry conditions this spring have made it possible for workers to move along with extensive improvements at Harrison County Middle School.
    “We’re confident we’ll be ok for the start of school,” said David Case, director of school facilities. “We’ve had very little rain so I think everything will be done on time or ahead of schedule.”

  • Auto Systems steals game from Rotary Monday 9-8

    The Rotary Club Little League team appeared to be anything but a team that had not won a game this season when they played Monday night.  
    In fact, the 0-19 Rotary team led by an 8-7 score going into the bottom of the fifth after tying the game at six each in the fourth.  
    After a one-two-three start for Rotary, Auto Systems took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on four straight one-out singles by Ben VanHook, Dalton Switzer, Dillon Gasser and Thomas Thompson.  

  • Summer basketball continues to impress as Breds go undefeated

    Basketball play continued last week as the Thorobreds played five games in four days winning all five while also winning a junior varsity match as well.  
    On Tuesday, June 12, the Breds traveled to the north and scrimmaged the Newport Wildcats of Coach Rodney Snapp.  
    The scrimmage consisted of six varsity quarters, all won by Harrison County and four junior varsity quarters. The Harrison County junior varsity won three of four quarters to win their match up.  
    Coach Larry Kendall, even though they won, was not pleased.  

  • Joe Mooney Invitational this weekend at Cynthiana Country Club

    The 6th Joe Mooney Invitational and the 49th Men’s Invitational will take place this weekend at the Cynthiana Country Club beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.  
    The tournament, which was named the Joe Mooney Invitational in 2007 after the death of the 97-year-old charter member, will feature many of the better golfers from the surrounding counties as well as Harrison County.  
    Joe Mooney had a passion for golf and the Cynthiana Country Club so after his death, Kevin Letcher suggested that the men’s tournament bear his name.