Today's News

  • City seeking input on broadband satisfaction

     The City of Cynthiana is partnering with the Bluegrass Area Development District to assess citizen’s satisfaction with their internet service.
    According to Mayor James Smith, a survey is available, on-line, for business owners, and a separate survey for residential customers The survey can be accessed at the city website homepage at, www.cynthianaky.com. A  hard copy of the survey can be picked up at the city office, downtown, during regular business hours.

  • Rohs will roll out the red carpet for movie premier in Cynthiana

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Appropriately, a national movie premiere will take place at the historic, and possibly haunted, Rohs Opera House on Saturday, March 30.
    The horror-genre movie, Rosa Leigh, will be screened for the first time in downtown Cynthiana, complete with limousines bringing in cast and crew members to the ‘red carpet’ that will be rolled out.

  • Burden makes year-end report of Main Street Program

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court, due to the unexpected absence of County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett, tabled several items on Tuesday night’s agenda.
    “Alex had a procedure on one of his toes, due to an infection he contracted, while on a cruise, a couple of weeks ago,” explained court secretary Melody McClure. “He’s not supposed to put any weight on the foot for 6-8 weeks, but of course he said he would be in next week.”

  • The show must go on

    Eleven students from the Harrison County High School Band were selected to participate in the KMEA District 7 All-District Band.
    These students, ranging from freshmen to senior, were selected based on the results of a live audition held in January. The concert was held at George Rogers Clark High School, in Winchester, on Saturday, March 9.
    The snow experienced in the region on Friday almost cancelled the event. In fact, the Friday rehearsal session was cancelled.

  • Gasser ready for spring’s big push

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Danny Gasser routinely works upwards of 100 hour a week, in his landscaping business, Gasser Landscaping Service, especially when warmer weather hits.
    Therein lies the rub for the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award winner as Businessperson of the Year.

  • Fourth grade student is making a difference

    Becky Barnes,

    Shortly after Molly Coleman received her crown for Miss Harrison County Fair Pre-Teen, she began a mission to make things right with the world ... well at least with Harrison County.
    Molly saw a letter to the editor in The Cynthiana Democrat asking for donations for the Harrison County Food Pantry.
    It was that letter that spurred the spunky brunette into action.
    “No one should ever be hungry,” Molly told her mother Pamela.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, March 14
    Bingo For Adults. Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m.  at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Prizes will be household items. Space is limited. Pre-registration is not required. Participation is on a first come basis.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, March 14  at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Church News

    Spring is right around the corner and along with it comes March Madness in Kentucky. We will be kicking of the infamous basketball playoff season with a Pancake Brunch on Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our church in Berry, Ky. The cost will be $5 a plate and will include three large pancakes, two pieces of sausage and two pieces of bacon. Milk, coffee, tea, and orange juice will be available at the church.

  • Grace Notes

    One Ash Wednesday, a priest told a story about an old man, a great sinner, who boasted that he had sinned so much that only the pope himself could absolve him.
    So, he went to the pope to confess his sins.
    The priest who was telling the story paused and asked a little boy in the congregation, “What do you think happened after the man’s sins were forgiven by the pope?”
    The boy answered, “He sinned more!”

  • Viewpoint

    Have you ever heard it? “Who me? I don’t have an accent.” I thought that for years and with good reason.
    My mother, living in Appalchia in what seemed to her exile from her beloved Bluegrass country, cringed at hearing the flat i, string of prepositions and words so old they had to be snatched straight out of some Elizabethan myth. Being an English teacher and a writer, those sounds seemed to her foreign and not at all educated.