Today's News

  • Dig, Divide and Plant in Fall

    There is a strange emotional thing that happens to gardeners as the summer comes to a close. Our gardens look a bit ragged and are beginning to go dormant. By now my enthusiasm for gardening is replaced by my ambitions for what I want my garden to look like next year. It’s perfect timing, really, because fall in Kentuckiana is the best time to plant. No more droughts or 90 degree days.

  • Volleyball ends with successful season for Harrison Fillies

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team saw its highly successful 2008 season come to an end on Tuesday night after being eliminated from post-season play by 16th ranked Campbell County in the semi-final round of the 10th Region Tournament in Mt. Sterling.

    The Fillies fell behind early in the first game of the best-of-three series, 14-6, but mounted a comeback, before eventually losing 25-21. In the second game, the Camels flexed their collective muscles and dominated the Fillies, winning 25-8.

  • Breds take district title in OT game

    Prior to last Friday night, the Harrison County Thorobreds football team had never won an overtime contest. They had lost all four OT games they had been involved in, dating back to 1981.

    They are now 1-4 in games that were not decided in regulation time.

    On Friday night, the Harrison County defense came up big, time and again, and a Van Isaac 10-yard touchdown scamper sealed the win on the Breds first offensive play in OT to secure the Breds first district football title since 2001, beating visiting Franklin County, 13-7.

  • Readers sound off on election choices

    To the editor:

    I am writing this to urge all Cynthiana residents to vote for Mark Mattmiller for City Commissioner on Nov. 4. I have known Mr. Mattmiller my entire adult life and have worked closely with him at the high school.

    Mark Mattmiller is a very hard worker. He is presented with unusual problems almost daily and throws himself into them until they are solved. Mattmiller has a gift for getting people to work together to find solutions. He has a dedication to doing things the right way.

  • “Sportsman’s Night Out” this Saturday for local outdoorsmen

    Ducks Unlimited is branching out … at least in Harrison County.

    The national organization that is committed to preserving and protecting wetland areas that are the natural habitat for waterfowl, is spreading its wings and trying to appeal to all outdoorsmen.

    This Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club, the Harrison County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is beginning a pioneering effort in Kentucky by attempting to bring together all local outdoorsmen for a “Sportsman’s Night Out.”

  • Trick or Treat will be Oct. 31

    Cynthiana’s city commissioners voted to move Trick or Treat back to Friday, Oct. 31, after having set a new date for Nov. 1 last week.

    Commissioner Bill Doan said the front office at City Hall had received 42 calls after the commission’s decision to set Trick or Treat for Saturday, Nov. 1.

    Doan went on to move for the change back to Oct. 31 after Mayor Jim Brown declined to make a motion.

    “The decision was made a couple of years ago to keep it on Oct. 31 and I believe there was wisdom behind that decision,” said Doan.

  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Oct. 13, 2008


    Estate of William Arnold Vallandingham, motion  hour; (motion to re-open estate), order entered.

    Estate of Leonard V. Brandenburg, probate hearing; will admitted for record purposes, petition to dispense granted.

    Estate of David Doyle, probate hearing; will admitted for record purposes, petition to dispense granted, order entered.

    Estate of Julie A. Feeback, probate hearing; will admitted to probate as self-proved, order entered.

  • Thieves hit southwest area houses in early morning

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating three burglaries that occurred over the last week.

    Deputy Wayne Fryman was called out Friday to a home on Russell Cave Road where it appears tools were the target.

    According to Fryman’s report, James Riddell said the burglary had to have occurred sometime between 4:30 and 8 a.m.

    Thieves took power tools and hand tools, weed trimmers and chain saws.

    On Tuesday, Deputy Steve McCauley investigated two burglaries in the same area.

  • 21 homeless after Wednesday fire

    An early Wednesday morning fire has left 21 people homeless.

    Just after 5 a.m., Cynthiana 911 received a call from inside the home that the house at 107 Locust St. was on fire.

    Assistant Chief Charles Carson said he immediately sounded the second alarm for all off-duty firefighters when he saw the fire. He said from the front all that was visible was the smoke. However, when he went to the back of the home, he could see the fire.

    “I knew it was more than five of us could handle,” he said.

  • Lily Grace Martin

    Lily Grace Martin

    Lily Grace Martin was born to Beth Collins and Josh Martin of Cynthiana on Aug. 21, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Shannon Collins and Starla Hill of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Patsy Hill of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Kelli Martin of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Margie Gray of Cynthiana and Drew and Patty Martin of Paris, Ky.