Today's News

  • Property Transfers


    Roger Dale Matthews to City of Cynthiana, Parcel 1-E, 0.413 acres, $4,000.

    M.E. Northcutt and Goldie M. Northcutt to Commonwealth of Kentucky, for use and benefit of the Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, 1 Parcel- 4 Tracts at US 27/West Pearl Street: Parcel 225 - Tract A, B, C, and D; $3,800.

    General Warranty Deed: Melissa Jolly Miles and Christopher Miles to Amanda L. Switzer, property at 118 Oxley Ave. (Lot 9 - Block A - Unit 4-B of Sonley Heights), $110,000.

  • If it blooms before June 1, it blooms on buds set last year

    Yes, June 1 is the cut off date that officially marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that we know? Yes, if you want to prune properly.

    This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas and rhododendrons all were able to do their thing without a touch of frost or freeze.

    We deserve that from time to time, but in order to keep these shrubs in shape we need to prune them from time to time, as well.

  • City moves ahead with Westside project for redevelopment

    The Westside Redevelopment Project continues, commissioners were told at Tuesday evening’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.

    Lena Datko, a representative from CEDA/WJL, the firm the city is contracting with on the project to redevelop the west side of town, updated commissioners on the progress of the properties in the area.

    “Some have been easier to deal with than others,”ee^said Datko about the acquisition of some of the parcels of land.

  • Church Briefs


    Claysville Christian Church will host an Ice Cream Social at the church on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Music guests will be Three-for-One and the Marsh Family.




    The Harrison County Ministerial Association (H.M.C.A.) will meet Tuesday, May 5 at noon at Biancke’s Restaurant, located on the corner of Main and Pleasant street.

  • Dalton Lair Ewalt

    Dalton Lair Ewalt

    Dalton Lair Ewalt was born to Bradley and Elizabeth (Hedger) Ewalt of Berry, Ky. on April 9, 2009 at Georgetown Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Tammy Hedger of Berry.

    Paternal grandparents are Roger and Sue Fuller of Cynthiana and Robert (Goose) and Katherine Ewalt of Cynthiana.

    Great-grandparents are Edward (Shorty) and Iva Ewalt of Cynthiana, and Jack and Faye Mastin.

  • Tracksters finish second at Scott County meet

    The Harrison County Thorobred and Fillies braved the cold Saturday and had their best results of the season in the Scott County All Comers Meet in Georgetown.

    Both teams finished second in their respective meets, with host Scott County winning both meets convincingly.

    With eight teams participating in both meets, the Scott County boys piled up 211 points while Harrison County finished a distant second with 115. Franklin County was third, Paris fourth, Tates Creek fifth, GRC sixth, Sayre seventh and Dunbar eight.

  • Reunions



    The Buena Vista Alumni banquet will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m. All former students, teachers, alumni and friends are welcome.

    For reservations call Dorothy Slade at 234-5835 by May 12. Meal is $12.50 per person.



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

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding April 7, 2009


    LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee vs. Kevin R. Bell, motion hour; (motion to confirm report), approved.

    The CIT Group/Consumer Finance, Inc. vs. James Martin, motion hour; (motion to confirm report), approved.

    Fifth third Bank vs. Larry Pierce, motion hour; sustained default judgment.

    Chase Home Finance vs. James Finch, motion hour; (motion to confirm report), approved.

  • More police officers are needed to keep city safe

    To the editor:

  • Raggedy Ann Festival is Saturday

    If you plan to be in downtown Cynthiana on Saturday, don’t be surprised to see little girls in cotton jumpers with red yarn hair.

    It’s the time of year to celebrate a piece of Harrison County heritage.

    The annual Raggedy Ann Festival will jump out of the starting gate on Saturday at 8 a.m. with a 5K run.

    Following the race, at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony will be held along with the awarding of race trophies.