Today's News

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    Feb. 15--Dep. Ilan Bear served a criminal summons from Fayette District Court to Brandon T. Sons, Georgetown, for theft by deception, cold checks under $500.
    Feb. 15--Dep. Ilan Bear served an indictment warrant from Pendleton Circuit Court to Brandon T. Sons for theft by failure to make required disposition of property, more than $500 but less than $10,000 and theft by deception, cold checks under $10,000.

  • Church news

    On Saturday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. the Berry Community Church in Berry, Ky., will have a Bingo fundraiser. There will be a $5 donation requested at the door. This will get one bingo card and a soup and sandwich meal.
    There will be prizes for adults and children, four coveralls for country hams and/or turkeys, and baskets for  chances that will also be available. The church is located at 104 Church Plaza, Berry.
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    Rummage Sale

  • Oh, that Jonah, Part 3

    So, this is the last time I’m writing about Jonah -- I promise. Maybe.
    It’s just that his story is so chock-full of things that smack me between my eyes.
    Last week I wrote about being inside the fish. This week, Jonah’s been spit out onto the shore, alive.
    My pastor said of this recently: “The grace of God spins you like a tornado, then it throws you out.”
    He added, “It throws you back in the fray,” back in the game, back in the battle.

  • High school juniors eligible for scholarship, photo shoot

    A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.
    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:
    How I will inspire others to do better.
    How education makes a stronger community.

  • Flora Shropshire birthday celebration

    The Humane Society of Harrison County invites the public to join them on Feb. 28, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in a day long celebration in memory of Flora Shropshire, the benefactor of the animal shelter.
    Flora, known as “Shroppie” to her friends, lived in Leesburg with her husband Harold. She lavished affection upon her pets being constantly surrounded by animals. She died in 1976 bequeathing funds for the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter because “my animals are the ones that greet me when I come home.”

  • Comments can be made at City Hall for splash pad grant

    Becky Barnes,

    The Cynthiana  City Commission held a public hearing Tuesday to gain public comment regarding a grant application for a splash pad at Flat Run Veterans Park.
    According to Leann Lacy, Bluegrass Area Development District planner, during the 30-minute window of the hearing, 36 signatures were collected.
    She said that if people could not make it to the hearing, comments will be accepted at City Hall located at the corner of Pike and Walnut streets or through her at llacy@bgadd.org.

  • HCHS Band returns to MSU Band Clinic
  • HMH Auxiliary earns Citizen of the Year honor

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    One of the least known and under-appreciated volunteer groups in the county was recognized at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Awards Banquet, last month.
    The 52 members who make up the Harrison Memorial Hospital Auxiliary were recognized, collectively, as the Citizen of the Year.

  • Phillips enters not guilty plea

    Amanda Phillips was granted permission to be near her biological son. However, the final say will come from the Cabinet for Families and Children.
    Phillips entered a not guilty plea in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday morning with her attorney, Patrick Nash, also present.
    The conditions of her bond was modified so than she could have contact with her own son, but still no contact with other minors.
    Following her not guilty plea, Judge Jay Delaney set the first pre-trial hearing for April 16 with a jury trial scheduled for May 23 and 24.

  • CPD social worker to pick up where police leave off

    Becky Barnes,

    The newest hire for the Cynthiana Police Department is not a police officer at all. In fact, when everything gets settled, Samantha DuBois will be working to reduce police involvement.
    DuBois is the new police social worker. She is tasked with finding help when help is needed.
    “I’m following up where a police officer can’t,” DuBois said last week of the newly instituted Angel Program.