Local News

  • Forum opens discussion about teen suicide


    Attendance for the “Understanding Teenagers” forum at Harrison County High School exceeded the expectations of its organizers and seemed to launch a community dialogue about what steps the community can do to address, and reduce, the incidence of teen suicide.

  • Rohs presents hit comedy for last weekend in April

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    James Smith, director of the upcoming new comedy at Rohs Opera House, invites everyone to meet the Turpins, a family that’s barely holding it together. A family so dysfunctional, it’s laugh-out-loud funny.

  • Runner charged with assault of officer

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    A Harrison County man remains in jail after being charged with assault of a police officer.
    Christopher Combs, 29, was arrested Thursday night after police were called to a fight on Fourth Street.
    According to Ptl. Joe Warden of the Cynthiana Police Department, Combs was one of the parties involved in the fight.
    When Warden advised Combs that he had an outstanding warrant from a Fayette County indictment, Combs jumped from the porch and began running from the area.

  • Did you know?

    Home and Garden Show next weekend
    Cynthiana’s Home and Garden Show will be next weekend at the Burley Marketing Coop on U.S. 27 North.
    The show will begin at  9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, and at 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Closing is at 4 p.m. both days.
    Admission is on non-perishable food item per person. All donations will go to the Harrison County Food Pantry.
    The show will feature nearly 70 booths as well as food and drink booths.

    KSP benefit for Trooper Island
    is May 10

  • Corrections

    In the story concerning Jimmie Rose’s 91st birthday in the April 10th edition of the Cynthiana Democrat, Rose was joined by members of his 1944 Olive Hill basketball team, not Harrison County.
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    In the fiscal court story, the MesoNet automated weather station is located at Robinson Dam, not near the border to Robertson County.
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    In the cutline for the car wreck at Flat Run Veterans Park, it was Cynthiana police, were incorrectly identified as Carlisle police.

  • Pinwheel Parade

    Taden Cracraft, Jonah Cockrell and Addlee Miles led the New Beginnings Day Care’s pinwheel parade last Wednesday in front of Harrison County High School. The parade was in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.

  • LV Singers’ anniversary performances this week

    The Licking Valley Singers will present its spring choral concert this weekend at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.

    This year’s concert will be an anniversary celebration presenting music from performances over the last five years and 10 concerts.

  • Grant County escapee gets caught on home turf

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Steven W. Price, who escaped from the Grant County Detention Center on Thursday, April 3, was captured Thursday night after an off-duty Cynthiana Police Officer recognized Price and called for an on-duty officer.

  • Prank call spurs middle school lockdown

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Harrison County Middle School went on security lockdown Thursday afternoon after a wild rumor spread that a convicted murderer had escaped and was seen on the premises.

  • City gives nod to Sunday liquor sales

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    In a three-to-one vote, the Cynthiana City Commission passed the first reading granting private clubs the option to sell liquor on Sundays.