Today's News

  • Church News

    Set sail for Outrigger Island™ Vacation Bible School. It will be a week of nonstop action as you learn how to live God’s unshakeable truth.
    VBS will be held at Cynthiana Baptist Church for children age three through fourth grade are admitted free from June 25-28 from 6-8:15 p.m.
    In this one-week adventure, you will hear Bible stories, participate in cool crafts, motivating music, eat snacks at the snack shack, and play games at Recreation Reef.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, June 7
    HMH Blood Drive. June 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    FRIDAY, June 8
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, June 8 for the Ebenezer Church Program at 1 p.m.

    MONDAY, June 11
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Monday, June 11 in Hinton at 3  p.m.

    TUESDAY, June 12

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  • Hemp connects Kentucky’s past to its future

    This week Americans celebrate Hemp History Week. Here in Kentucky, we know industrial hemp is a crop that connects our past to our future.
    A quick survey of the crop’s history proves it is time for us to make our own mark on hemp history and allow it to flourish.
    The history of the United States is entwined with hemp’s history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are believed to have grown hemp on their farms.
    In the 1800s, Speaker of the House and later Sen. Henry Clay grew hemp on his farm in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

  • Viewpoint

    Looking back, it seems that Cynthiana and Harrison County must have been on auto pilot. We just soared through the day to day business and never gave thought to the fact that our little slice of heaven was stalling out.
    However, in the last couple of years we have gained momentum and are ready to lift our wheels off the ground.
    I’m so excited about the prospects for our community.
    There have been many events that have held us together these past years and have kept our name out there.

  • Recreation Department Games
  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Baseball Hall of Fame to induct new class, June 23

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony Saturday, June 23 in the Elks Building on Oddville Avenue.  
    The event will begin with a “get acquainted” session from 4 to 4:45 followed by a meal.  The ceremonies will start promptly at 5:30. This year’s inductees are Steve Chasteen, Dwayne Browning, Eric Asbury, Jim Swinford, and Pythias Russ.  

  • Kentucky Stampede finishes 2nd in Summer Mountain Classic

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Bella Persinger pitched two consecutive shutouts and combined with Owyn McCoy for a third as the Kentucky Stampede finished second in the Summer Mountain Classic in Estill County last weekend. 

  • Josh Ashbrook named HCHS wrestling coach

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Harrison County High School has named 2008 graduate Josh Ashbrook as head wrestling coach replacing Luke Tucker who resigned last month.  Ashbrook had been Tucker’s assistant since 2013.  

  • Old time fun with my brothers

    I saw a picture the other day in a magazine that showed a forest scene with a creek running beside some green fields. The caption said something like yesterday’s iPad or something to that effect. 
    Afterwards, I was writing about the Cynthiana/Harrison County Baseball Hall of Fame those combined to make me nostalgic. I began to think about days long gone.  Some were more recent memories than others. 
    Jim Swinford spurred this on a little when he asked if I would be his presenter for his induction to the Hall of Fame.