Today's News

  • Christ honored today, on the anniversary of His death

    To the editor:

    Thursday, April 9, marks the first day of Passover.

    “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt… and the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you…” (Exodus 12: 12, 13).

  • Harrison County archers garner high ranks at state

    Harrison County archers recently competed in the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament held in Louisville and represented their community well. The middle school squad received their first ever top five finish in the state with a team score of 3,169. The team earned a fifth place finish out of 35 teams. Justin Barnes led the way for the boys with a 277 ranking him 19th in the state. Julia Landsberg led the girls with a 267 ranking her 26th.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    April 2 at 5:15 a.m. -- non-injury, Durbintown Road, Cecil R. Riley, 60, Berry, driving a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

    April 3 at 6:36 p.m. -- injury, Jones Lane, Jacob D. Burgess, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 1995 Toyota Tercel.

    April 2 at 5:30 p.m. -- injury, Old Lair Road, Nathan W. Arnold, 21, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota struck Gary Thornberry, 17, Cynthiana, driving an ATV.

  • Breds stay unbeaten in Kentucky

    The weather refused to cooperate and the Frank Shoop Classic this past weekend was aborted, but Harrison County managed to get two games in anyway, winning both and extending its winning streak to five straight games.

    Harrison County got the first night of the tournament in on Thursday night, defeating Conner 11-5 in the first game, with Estill County turning back Beechwood 13-9 in the nightcap.

    All of Friday night’s games were washed out by rain. Saturday’s games, and the tournament, was also canceled as the field was not playable until later in the day.

  • Museum Musings

    *Cynthiana News, May 25, 1854 -- “Passenger trains commenced running between this place and Covington last Monday. After today we are to have two trains per day, morning and evening. It has been urged by several prominent citizens of Harrison County that a Telegraph line should be made from Covington or from Paris to Cynthiana. Now that our railroad is finished and in operation, a telegraphic communication with commercial cities will be needed without a doubt.”

  • Wilson family thankful for help after fire takes house

    To the editor:

    Most of you already know that Thomas, D.J. and I lost everything we owned in a house fire on Monday, March 16. We have so many people to offer our thanks to.

    First of all, I would like to thank all those who called and reported the fire. We’d like to thank Brad Marshall and Joe (our mailman) for knocking on doors and windows to make sure nobody was home. Next, we want to thank the firefighters for all they did for us. Personally, myself, I want to thank Robert Newcomb for comforting me and giving me support when I needed it most.

  • The Masters, ‘a trip we will always cherish’

    Well, did you see my wife and me this past weekend?

    We were right there, along with about 50,000 other people, at the Augusta National Golf Course, site of the annual Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga.

    With tickets to the Masters as hard to find as hen’s teeth, Kelly and I stumbled upon two tickets to the Masters as a local friend who has gone for years, was unable to stay for the final two rounds of the four-round event. He asked if we were interested in meeting him in Augusta after the second round and then attending the Saturday and Sunday rounds.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, April 16

    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The speaker will be Charlene Wilson who will present a program about area one-room schools. She has done additional research and updated her program since last presenting it a few years ago. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    FRIDAY, April 17

    Harrison County 4-H Fashion Revue. Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County High School. The community is invited to attend.

  • Fillies sweep Bracken tourney

    On Saturday, the Harrison County Fillies started a new winning streak and won three straight games to capture the championship trophy of the Webber Farms/Bracken County Invitational Softball Tournament.

    After having their Friday night game rained out in the six-team tournament, the Fillies beat Mason County and Scott High in pool play, before besting Simon Kenton in the title game late on Saturday night.

  • Church Briefs



    On Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m. the Choir of Mt. Mission School at Grundy, Va., will be presenting a concert.

    Third through fifth graders will be going to the Air Force Museum Saturday, April 18. Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m.  No cost, but kids need to bring lunch.

    Friday, April 24, all the ladies of all ages will be treated to a tea at 6:30 p.m. followed with entertainment by Oakland’s Joy Bound group.