Today's News

  • Prime Time Family Reading Time to be offered at public library

    Reading has the possibilities of opening doors throughout ones journey through life. It can take you places you may never get to visit other than through the pages of a book, but it can also lead you to a career.

    Prime Time Family Reading Time will get underway at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Aug. 21. The six-week program is targeted toward needs-based families -- those with low literacy rates and low income.

  • Some plant distortions caused by witches' broom

    Sometimes the harder I try to understand the workings of nature, the more confused I get. I think I am finally working through the confusion in the case of witches broom, a distortion of plant growth where twigs, leaves or other plant parts are densely clustered together. My advice when gardeners question the odd formation is plant pathologists dont completely understand it but once its there, its thereprune it out and hope for the best; or remove the plant all together. Not very optimistic, I know.

  • Carl Logan Bowling - Birth

    Carl Logan Bowling was born to Chad and Nancy Bowling of Brooksville, Ky. on July 8, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by his sisters, Della and Alyssa.

    Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Herrington of Cynthiana and the late Della Jane Herrington.

    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Connie Bowling of Brooksville.

  • City residents target of scam

    Two elderly Cynthiana residents have been at the center of a scam that has netted the suspects over $14,000.

    Ptl. David Powers of the Cynthiana Police Department said a man and woman went into a home on Pearl Street on July 24 under the guise of measuring for insulation. Powers said the woman had been planning to do some home remodeling and had a large amount of cash in a lock box.

  • Property Transfers


    Drusilla G. Wiley and Marvin W. Wiley to Mary Lou Barnes, Drusilla W. Wiley and Marvin W. Wiley, Tevis P. Gray and Theresa Gray, 2 Parcels at 301 E. Pleasant St.

    Sole Ownership - Cash Deed for Kentucky: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Charles D. Foster and Kathy L. Foster, Lot 23 (188 Westland Lane), $45,001.

    Gary W. Mitchell and Geneva L. Mitchell to Edward Fizette, property on the corner of Pleasant and Poplar Sts., $70,000.

  • Reunions

    HCHS CLASS OF 1998

    The class of 1998 is holding their 10th reunion Sept. 13 at the Ramada Inn, 2143 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. Tickets will be $30 per person and $50 per couple. Invitations will be sent.

    We are looking for classmates. Contact Jennifer Brown Renaker at 859-588-1020, jenniferbrown12@hotmail.com with addresses, phone numbers or any other leads. Help us in finding the entire class.



  • Academic Briefs


    Joseph Scott Blanton and Kelsi Brown Strawzell, both of Harrison County, have attended the Governors Scholars Program.

    By participating, students have the opportunity to exchange ideas and discover different points of view while interacting with other students and learning new disciplines. The program is free to those who attend.

    Scholars spend five weeks on a college campus, participating in science, mathematics, humanities and the arts, co-curricular activities, community improvement projects, seminars and other activities.


  • Owen Christopher Chappel

    Owen Christopher Chappel was born to Leslie Ritchie and Chris Chappel of Louisville, Ky. on May 13, 2008 at Baptist East. He weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are B.J. and Diane Ritchie of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Dee Dee and David Chappel of Griffin, Ga.

  • District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding July 31, 2008


    Natasha Davis, 1983, other hearing; theft by deception-include cold checks under $300; dismissed with prejudice.-2 counts

    Joyce A. Herron, 1965, other hearing; theft by deception-include cold checks under $300; dismissed with prejudice.


    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding July 24, 2008


    Cynthiana Cash LLC vs. Jessica Lambert, court trial; judgment in sum of $350.36 plus court costs and sheriffs fee.

  • Pratt's sister indicted

    While police are continuing their search for escaped bank robbery suspect Jeffrey Pratt, another bank heist has occurred in neighboring Falmouth.

    Pratt's sister is also now facing charges for aiding his escape from Mt. Olivet.

    On Wednesday, Aug. 6, about 9:30 a.m., a man entered the Farmer's National Bank in Falmouth and demanded money.

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton said Kentucky State Police asked that his deputies review the video to see if they saw any similarities between Pratt and the bank robber.