Today's News

  • Orchids determined by the bloom

    Have you ever wondered what makes an orchid an orchid?
    Well, it is all about flower parts. In fact, most plants are categorized in the Plant Kingdom by their flowers.  For orchids, it is the fact that they have three sepals and three petals.  
    Many flowers have green sepals that protect the flower inside which cradles the bloom as it opens.
    You will understand this nuance if you have ever observed the slow transformation of an opening bloom.

  • HMH receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

    Harrison Memorial Hospital Laboratory, Cynthiana, Ky., has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.
    The laboratory’s medical director, Patrick C. Crowe, M.D. was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Harrison Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Department is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

  • Planning Commission
  • School Menus

     Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Cinnamon rolls, yogurt or cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Pancakes with syrup or cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Apple cinnamon muffins, string cheese or cereal, toast, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Jan. 24
    Kentucky Essay/Poetry/Artwork. Friday, Jan. 24 is the day to turn in African-American pioneers of Kentucky at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Jan. 24 at New Beginnings at 10:30 a.m.; Our Little Miracles, 11 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 3 p.m.; Edgemont, 3:45 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Jan. 25

  • Thursday will be another snow day

    Classes have been cancelled for Thursday, Jan 23, according to David Case.

    The call was made about an hour ago at 2:45 p.m. by Harrison County school officials. 

    Tomorrow was to be Rotary Career Day for some HCHS students. That has been rescheduled for next Thursday. 

  • No school Wednesday, Jan. 22

    There will be no classes in Harrison County, Wednesday, Jan. 22. Harrison County Assistant Superintendent David Case made the announcement about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

    Many county roads remain snow covered and temperatures are expected to drop to near 0 overnight.

    Case said school officials are hopeful that classes can resume on Thursday.

  • Former Cynthiana banker indicted on child porn charges

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    A former Cynthiana banker has been indicted in eastern Kentucky on child porn charges.
    Edgar N. Purdom Jr., 68, was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury on Jan. 10 on four counts  of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to a press release from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office.
    Purdom turned himself in at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department Monday afternoon.

  • No school today

    Classes in Harrison County have been cancelled for Friday, Jan. 17.

    David Case, assistant superintendent, made the announcement about 5:15 a.m. Friday morning. 

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    Jan. 4 -- At 2:51 a.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 62 West seven miles outside of downtown. Timothy Emberton of Lexington struck a guard rail and disabled an Enterprise Rental Car.
    Jan. 5 -- At 8:19 p.m., an injury accident occurred on KY 36 W 1.5 miles outside of town. Joshua Stanfield of Cynthiana was traveling east when a deer entered the roadway. In his attempt to avoid the deer, Stanfield struck its hindquarters and went over an embankment. The driver was transported to Harrison Memorial for treatment of injuries.