• Criminal justice reform in Kentucky

    (Joint Op-ed by Gov. Matt Bevin and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. John Tilley)


    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky – one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned. 

  • Grayson Jenkins to headline 3rd Summer Concert Series tomorrow

    This Friday night downtown Cynthiana will be hoppin’ with the third concert in the downtown summer concert series presented by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce. 

    Local artist Matt Simpson will be the opening act at 6:30 p.m. Grayson Jenkins and the Resolutions will perform at 7:30 p.m.   

    We encourage everyone to come downtown early, grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant, shop our local downtown shops and make an evening of it. 

  • Special summer treat plus local touch

     How fortunate we are in our community that we have a group of delightful folks who every week bring delicious, homegrown vegetables and fruit to market at very reasonable prices. Several years ago my husband and I sold at a Farmer’s Market in Paris. It was fun, lots of hard work and not a particularly good way to make money.

  • Viewpoint


    What’s it mean to you?

    We’ve seen a renewed passion in Cynthiana in recent months. 

    And, the good is beginning to overshadow the bad. Certainly, Cynthiana and Harrison County have their problems. There’s still a terrible drug/heroin problem eating away at our young adults, but even that seems to be lessening.

    Perhaps I’m looking through rose-colored glasses and seeing what I want to see.

  • Sen. West on the Fourth of July

     The Fourth of July gives us all a chance to reflect on our country and to take pride in our nation’s enduring principles. It is the day on which the Declaration of Independence was ratified by exemplary visionaries who dared to create a new form of government and new laws for a new people. For the first time it was decided that every person is born with certain God-given rights and that government should have no powers of its own other than those granted to it by the people.

  • Frankfort Focus with Rep. Tom McKee

    FRANKFORT – While the calendar tells us that summer technically began last week, the truth is that it feels like the season is halfway over by the Fourth of July, since that is roughly the mid-point between the end of one school year and the start of the next.

  • Main Street’s Community Clean-up is July 9

    Mark your calenders, Cynthiana Main Street’s Community Clean-up day is just around the corner. On Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Main Street will be hosting its fourth Community Clean-up day.
    If you have a green thumb, please come on down to the Court House and lend your expertise. We will be focusing on weeding the flower beds all around town.  

  • Viewpoint

    In my lifetime, I suppose the most significant political occurrence would have to be the Watergate Scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
    Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward pieced together a seemingly inconsequential burglary of the Democratic National Party headquarters at the Watergate Office building and eventually tied that to Nixon’s White House staff, leading to his resignation.

  • Connersville School 1939-40
  • Pick-a-Project: Crape Myrtles . . . we can do it

    Would you come with me as we wander down memory lane for a few lines?
    Do you remember way back when Harrison High School decided to add football to its sports offerings? Do you remember that the team consisted of high school boys who had, for the most part, never played football, and a coach who had never coached football? Do you also remember that there was no expectation that this team could do very well?
    And that was O.K., they were young and inexperienced and it could take years for Harrison County football to reach any level of success.