Today's News

  • School Menus

    Nov. 19-23
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Scrambled eggs with toast or cereal with toast, Gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: French toast sticks with syrup or cereal with toast, Gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Sausage biscuit or cereal with toast, Gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: No school.
    FRIDAY: No school.


  • Kay Brown arrested on charges in Harrison, Lawrence counties

    Brenda Kay Brown and her brother Roger Kirk were arrested Tuesday by Kentucky State Police on warrants issued as a result of indictments in Harrison and Lawrence counties last Thursday and Friday.
    According to information released by KSP Wednesday morning, Brown is alleged to have stolen and obtained several millions of dollars by various means including the obtainment of CD’s, monetary gifts, property transfers, and unauthorized purchases utilizing the assets of her husband, James Brown, for her personal financial gain.

  • Kay Brown indicted in Harrison County

    Brenda Kay Brown, estranged wife of former Cynthiana mayor Jim Brown, has been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Thursday, Nov. 8.
    Kay Brown faces a three-count indictment for financial exploitation of an adult (more than $300), first degree perjury and second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
    According to the indictment, bond for Kay Brown was set at $500,000.
    The first count alleges that between May 14, 2010, and Nov. 8, 2012, she “knowingly and willfully financially exploited James A. Brown...”

  • Blessing Ball

    Excitement and anticipation was in the air as guests stepped out onto the red carpet, greeted by cheers of well-wishers. This was the scene of the first “Blessing Ball,” hosted by Leesburg Christian Church, and held at the Prizing House on Friday evening.  
    Inspired by the Jesus Prom of Southland Christian Church in Lexington, this was an evening of glamour and celebration for individuals with mental and physical disabilities as the honored guests.  

  • Singers’ Fall Kaleidoscope will be Friday, Sunday

    The Licking Valley Singers Fall Concert is this weekend and you won’t want to miss it.
    Come hear a Choral Kaleidoscope of Songs you’ll know and want to sing along with… Spirituals, folk rock, swing, madrigals, novelty songs and more…
    The Singers will also be honoring veterans with a special Veteran’s Tribute as part of the concerts.
    Performances are Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Cynthiana Baptist Church, 212 E. Pleasant St.


  • McKee defends Frankfort seat

    In the four counties that make up the 78th House of Representative District, incumbent Tom McKee (D) carried three.
    Republican challenger Bryan Lutz captured Campbell County where 2,565  people voted in the race. Lutz garnered 1,529 of the Campbell County votes.
    McKee claimed his home of Harrison County 4,260 to Lutz’s 2,854.
    It was a tighter race in Pendleton County where 598 votes separated the two with McKee pulling in 2,993 to Lutz’s 2,395.
    In Robertson County, McKee claimed the victory with 624 votes while Lutz earned 309.

  • City commission incumbents reclaim posts

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    For the first time in several years, there will be no change in the Cynthiana City Commission.
    The four incumbent candidates earned voter support for their re-election bids.
    Billy Grayson, John M. “Jack” Keith, Roger Slade and Gary Brunker received the four highest tallies, holding off challenger Amanda Moore, who had also previously served on the commission.

  • Tobacco receiving station opens at old Cleveland Twist

    International Tobacco Trading Group and Golden Leaf announced the grand opening of a new receiving station for Harrison and surrounding county farmers.
    The seemingly impossible task of tobacco selling may have just gotten a little easier for Harrison County farmers through the opening of a new burley receiving station.
    According to Harrison County Agriculture Agent Gary Carter, tobacco crops in Harrison County are becoming harder to keep a tally on than ever before.

  • Firefighter Explorers Program gives glimpse of real-life heroes

    Cynthiana Firefighters are giving kids the opportunity to experience an life of a firefighter.
    Almost every child dreams of becoming something one day.
    Some like to dress-up like doctors and lawyers and role play in front of an audience of stuffed animals.
    Another popular childhood ambition, however, is to one day rush into a burning building and save the lives of families.

  • Crossword Puzzle


    1. Girder that looks like a letter
    6. *Largest North American deer
    9. *Methane release by a cow
    13. ___-__-la
    14. Actress ___ Thompson
    15. Ranee’s wrap
    16. Luxurious sheet fabric
    17. Opposite of guzzle
    18. Donor’s loss
    19. *Cause of African Sleeping Sickness
    21. *Dangerous delicacy
    23. Nada
    24. Rented on the links
    25. Distant
    28. Fountain order