• For over a decade entomologists to the north have been monitoring a pest that has devastated ash tree populations. Michigan was the first see the drama unfold, and all told since active monitoring of the emerald ash borer, an estimated 40 million trees have been killed. 

    It was inevitable that the pest would move south despite active efforts to contain the pest through quarantines, voluntary and mandatory felling of ash trees and a campaign to prevent the movement of firewood out of infected areas.

  • The adult leafhopper is winged, pale green, wedge-shaped insect about 1/8 inch long. The pale green to yellow nymphs, are wingless, smaller than the adults, and very quick. Consequently they can remain unnoticed until the plants show “hopperburn.” Both stages feed on the undersides of leaves. They run when disturbed, moving quickly to the opposite side of the leaf or steam like a squirrel running around a tree trunk.

  • Evan Braxton Gann

    Evan Braxton Gann was born to Benjamin and Angel Gann of Cynthiana on April 17, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Dustin Ford Gann, and sister Chelsey Maria Gann.

    Maternal grandmother is Doris Adams of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Sammy and Sherry Gann of Cynthiana, and Lou Etta Wiglesworth of Sadieville, Ky.; paternal grandparent is Cleada Neal of Cynthiana.

  • •Sara Owen and Elia Pecorari, will wed in Lucca, Italy this summer.

    •Julie Hall Wiley and Justin Adam Rayborn will marry at Cynthiana Christian Church on July 25.

  • Sutton Ann Koch


    Sutton Ann Koch was born to Charles and Katie Koch on April 27, 2009 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Ky.


    She weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz.


    Maternal grandparents are Stephen and Ann (Gorey) Northam  of Jeffersonville, Ind.


    Paternal grandparents are Gus and Theresa Koch of Paris, Ky.; paternal great-grandmother is Amelia Koch of Cincinnati, Ohio.


    The 1959 graduating class of Harrison County High School will be having their 50th reunion on June 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    All classmates and friends who attended school with these members from 1947-1959 are welcome to attend.

    Call Charlene Dawson at 234-5316, or Brenda Anderson at 484-2392 to reserve a space.



    The Cynthiana High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 27, at the Elks Lodge. Classes honored are 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959.

  • * Cynthiana News, Sept. 18, 1856 - “Fair and Omnibus - I will run a regular line of Omnibuses to and from the fair grounds during the week of the fair-leaving town every 15 minutes and the grounds the same. Fare each way 25 cents - R. S. Hopkins.”

  • The most common form of plant propagation is digging and dividing which is best done in early spring before new growth or in the fall before plants go dormant.  Digging and dividing is great for herbaceous plants but those plants that are considered woody ornamentals do not divide as easily with a spade. In this case we can look to the technique of rooting out softwood cuttings from the mother plant. 

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: William Harold Claypool III, May 17, son of William Harold Claypool Jr. and Jennifer Roberts; James Garrett Fryman, May 10, son of Amy Wiglesworth and Robert Fryman; Morgan Faith Gant, May 17, daughter of Craig and Mara Gant; Sarah Rose Gauld, May 13, daughter of Donald and Kimberly Gauld; Zechariah Lee Gregg, May 17, son of Troy and Jackie Gregg; Parker Davis Sims, May 22, son of Heather and Kevin Sims; Mark Alan Sizemore, May 15, son of Mark and Sheila Sizemore; Jacob Tyler Thornton, May 18, son of Scott and Deanna Thornton.

  • Ashton Edward Allen Durbin

    Ashton Edward Allen Durbin was born to Crystal Kelly and Edward Durbin III of Cynthiana on April 29, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby Kelly and Debbie Kelly of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Jean and Frank Fitch and Janie and Jay Craig.

    Paternal grandparents are Susan and Edward Durbin Jr. of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Jean and Ethel Sparks and Ed and Sally Durbin.


    The Anness family reunion will be held Sunday, June 7 at Northside Elementary School. A potluck lunch will be served at noon.

    All friends and family are invited to attend.


  • * City Council, April 16, 1863 - “On motion, a committee consisting of F. Gray, T. J. Parrish and J. S. Frizell were appointed to purchase hemlock planks and contract for posts for a new fence for two sides (the south and west) of the graveyard. The said committee were instructed to report whether it is expedient to use any of the locust trees in the graveyard for posts and how many.”

  • Campbell Perrin McCann

    Campbell Perrin McCann was born to Codye Hill McCann and Robert Joseph McCann on April 5, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Barry and Carla Hill; maternal great-grandparents are Jane and J.R. Hill, and the late Louise and Carlos Perrin.

    Paternal grandparents are Dave and Anita McCann.

  • • Kellie Marie Stroud and Jerry B. Ritchie to marry Sunday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Journey Church.

    • Elizabeth Jane McGhee and Patrick Lee Butcher to marry July 18 at 3:30 p.m. at Antioch Mills Christian Church.

  • Tayana Destiny Williams

    Tayana Destiny Williams was born to Electra Nicole Feeback and William C. Williams on April 29, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Jashon Cater Lewis.

    Maternal grandparents are Rickie Feeback and the late Karen Sue Feeback; maternal great-grandparents are Lillian Pierce and the late Arthur Pierce, and Ann Williams and the late William Williams.

  • * Cynthiana News, Jan. 4, 1855 - “Maysville and Lexington Railroad - The Receiver, Eben Milton, Esq. Appointed by an order of the Fayette Circuit Court to take charge of the effects of the Maysville and Lexington Railroad Company, proceeded to the execution of his trust on Monday last, and on Tuesday that portion of the road lying between this city (Lexington) and Paris was leased by him to the Lexington and Covington Railroad Company. The extent of the lease is eight months.

  • For the past few weeks we have continued to see an escalation of disease identified as Target Spot in our float plant systems. In the past we have had little or no control of this and have encouraged producers to get the plants into the fields. Later in the season we see this disease show up in our crops and continually lose weight and production. Dr. Kenny Seebold, Plant Pathologist at the University of Kentucky, has worked to get an emergency label or Quadris in the greenhouse and on the float system. The following is an article that Seebold sent to the agents last Friday.

  • Memorial Day observance May 25

    The annual Memorial Day Observance will be held Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. The celebration to honor America and the sacrifices of many will be held on the Main Street Side of the County Courthouse. There will be placing of wreaths on the memorials, short welcome addresses from State Rep. Tom McKee, County Judge Alex Barnett, and Mayor Pro Tem Jack Keith and a keynote address by Lt. Col. Christopher Aycock, US Army. Aycock is a Battalion Commander from Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.


    The 1959 graduating class of Harrison County High School will be having their 50th reunion on June 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    All classmates and friends who attended school with these members from 1947-1959 are welcome to attend.

    Call Charlene Dawson at 234-5316, or Brenda Anderson at 484-2392 to reserve a space.



  • 10 years ago . . .

    Birth announced this week are: Katelyn Lane Haley, May 4, daughter of Deric and Lisa Haley.

    McDonald's announces its new Bagel Breakfast sandwich in three combinations.

    Concept Packaging makes plans for relocation to new industrial park on US 62 W., expansion in Cynthiana. Concept now has two locations in Cynthiana, White Oak Pike (former Bullard building), and on Riggs Avenue. The first development calls for a 150,000 sq. ft. building with a 100,000 sq. ft. expansion within two years. Construction should begin in the fall of 2000.