Today's News

  • County judge thanked for assistance during ice storm

    To the editor,

    During the ice storm last week Millard Collins who is a diabetic was at my home and could not get home to get his medication. The doctor called him in a weeks supply but we could not get to Wal-Mart.

    I want to praise and thank our County Judge Alex Barnett. He went to Wal-Mart and picked the medication up and paid for it and brought it to my home. Thank you again.

    Geneva Roark

    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.


    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Jetson - Male GSD, 4 months

    Lucy - St. Bernard, senior


    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

    Two female, torti

  • Northside Elementary is placed on lockdown

    Northside Elementary school is on lockdown after the school received a letter in the mail of “questionable content” Thursday.

    The letter did not threaten any students.

    A note was sent home to parents Thursday afternoon explaining the situation.

    The letter, from principal Sharon Hill and Harrison County School superintendent Andy Dotson, says that authorities have been contacted about the situation and the school remains in lockdown as a safety precaution.

    School security officers were placed at the entrance of the school Friday.

  • HCHS December Students of the Month

    The Harrison County High School Students of the Month for December were, from left, Ashlyn Techau, sophomore, daughter of Neal and Stephanie Techau and Sara Moredock, senior, daughter of Lee and Wendy Moredock. Sponsor for December was McDonald’s of Cynthiana.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Feb. 5 – At 9 p.m., Kelly Sumpter reported a missing cell phone. She notified police later of the phone’s return.

    Feb. 6 – At 5:58 p.m., Shawn Gifford reported that someone entered his Newsome Avenue home and removed a 26-inch flat panel television, valued at $420. His daughter’s television was also moved to the middle of the room, but not taken.

  • Boy Scouts help remove debris from Battle Grove Cemetery

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 60 visited Battle Grove Cemetery and removed fallen limbs from the property, as a result of the ice storm. Pictured above are, from left to right, Jim Swinford, scoutmaster, Shawn Tobin, first class scout, Hunter Henson, life scout, and Jamison Brooks, eagle scout.

  • Sharing warmth

    Every day a child somewhere needs a renewed sense of security.

    He may be removed from his home for his safety. She may be ill and separated from her family. Perhaps their home burned to the ground, or the death of a loved one has left them yearning for the closeness of a hug.

    For years the Peanuts’ character Linus and his cloud-bearing blanket have been synonymous with security.

    Project Linus is a volunteer campaign designed to put blankets into the arms of need and to give back some sense of security.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19

    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The speaker will be Melissa Jurgenson who will discuss her new book, River Towns of Central KY.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS ‘white out’ set for Feb. 23

    On Monday, Feb. 23, the Harrison County High School will be hosting the boys’ and girls’ district basketball tournaments. The Fillies and Breds will be playing on Monday, the first night of the tournament.

    Pep Club sponsor Joe Nichols is urging as many people to attend as possible.

  • Lack of neighborly care proves for a "sad situation" during crisis

    To the editor:

    I really hope you print this letter. We all  have been going through a crisis in the past weeks. I have always had a full time job and was a single parent for 18 years.