Today's News

  • Cynthiana’s soldiers are stateside

    The 149th Vertical Construction Company has completed its most recent tour in Afghanistan and is now stateside in Texas, according to family members.

    Family and friends still have not been notified when the soldiers will return to Cynthiana. However, they are anticipating a pre-Christmas reunion.

  • Six defendants admit guilt

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    The nine jury trials that were originally set for Tuesday, Dec. 10, were dealt with prior to the trial date.

    Some of the trials were continued while other defendants changed their pleas to guilty, according to court documents.

  • High school choir gets a unique educational experience at Disney

    In addition to performing for visitors in Disney World’s Epcot Center last Friday night, two singers from Harrison County’s High School Choir made it through auditions to perform solo at the American Idol experience at Hollywood Studios Park on Saturday.
    The HCHS Choir escaped the oncoming winter weather when they left for Orlando on Wednesday afternoon. The timing could not have been better, Michelle Hassall, choir director, said.
    The high school choir took 30 singers to participate in the Disney Candlelight Processional at Epcot Center.

  • Beware of utility scam

    Last week, a Blue Grass Energy member received a phone call from a man claiming to be from Blue Grass Energy. The caller informed the member that his meter had to be changed and his power would be off for 72 hours. If he could pay $900 on a prepaid debit card, the process could be expedited.
    This is a utility scam that has been running in multiple states since the summer.

  • School Menus

    MONDAY: Sausage biscuit or cereal, toast, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: French toast sticks with syrup or cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Christmas waffles with syrup or cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: No School.


  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 12
    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment
    will not meet Thursday, Dec. 12 due to no items on the agenda. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Thanksgiving through the Holidays

    By Mike Barres
    Here we are between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanksgiving really applies to both.
    In Psalm 100, the psalmist reminds us to “Enter his gates with Thanksgiving in our hearts.” In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Paul says, “In everything give thanks.”
    Thankfulness helps us to see life in a brighter light. We often focus on our problems and what we “don’t” have. If we were to make a list, of all that we do have, for which we should be thankful, life would appear a lot better to us.

  • Church News

    Covenant Presbyterian Church will celebrate Christmas with a Christmas Candlelight service featuring music from “Classic Noel’s: Classical Masterworks with Christmas Carols” arranged by John Purifoy .
    Come join us on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.


    The Greenes will be in concert on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Worship Center, 103 Marshall Ave., Cynthiana.
    Everyone welcome and a free will offering will be received.

  • Daylight after the fog lifts

    Recently, a local church pastor stopped by the newsroom to talk about depression — his.
    He had just come through a second bout of it and thought it was important to tell people that Christians and Christian pastors are not immune to it.
    It’s not a character thing; it’s a chemical, brain thing, he said.
    He called his depression a “dark night of the soul.” It made him tired and unable to eat, doubtful of God’s love for him, although not God’s existence.

  • Dragging Cynthiana into the debate on International Chocolate Superiority

    For the most part, the European teenagers that my wife and I have hosted through EF over the last five years are not very demonstrative when it comes to expressions of national pride.
    We were told by our regional coordinators to expect this.