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.

  • Robinson Dam hazard tops community meeting July 11

    Harrison County’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team will host a town forum on Monday, July 11, with the dangers of swimming at the Robinson Dam as the topic.
    “I don’t think people realize how dangerous it is there. We are not even into summer yet and I know there will be another one,” said SAR Chief Ra’Jeana Craft following the weekend drowning of Steve Bell.

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt enters 5th week
  • Workers Compensation telephone scam hits Kentucky

    The Kentucky Labor Cabinet Department of Workers’ Claims has learned of a telephone scam in which individuals are told that they have been awarded workers’ compensation benefits and that those benefits will be released once a certain “tax” or “fee” has been paid. The caller may identify themselves as being a member of the “Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.”  

  • Records for week of June 30, 2016


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding June 21, 2016


    Jamie O’Connell, 1988, arraignment; bail jumping-first degree; guilty plea entered, sentencing date set.

    Jamie O’Connell, 1988, to enter plea; assault third degree-prisoner transportation officer, escape-third degree, fleeing or evading police-second degree (on foot), resisting arrest; guilty plea entered on all counts, sentencing date set.

  • The Walking Dead mural

    Sergio Odeith, acclaimed muralist from Portugal, began work on his mammoth Walking Dead-themed piece on the side of the Rohs Opera House, on Tuesday. After sketching the outline of what he invisions, he began filling in the mural on Wednesday. A full story on Odeith and the Rohs mural will appear in next week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • FSA acreage reporting dates released for 2016

    Harrison County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Janelle Gardner-Cox announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. Please pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates below for 2016.

  • Cynthiana woman arrested in Scott County on drug-trafficking charges

    According to a story that appeared in the Georgetown News Graphic,written by Kelli Stokes, a Harrison County woman was arrested on June 20, and charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree promoting contraband, excessive windshield/window tinting as well as having an outstanding warrant in Nicholas County for trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • MCTS/LVC hosting instant registration day on Thursday, July 14

    Change your life in an instant at Instant Registration Day at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College on Thursday, July 14.

    “If you have been thinking about starting or returning to college, you can take part in Instant Registration Day and be ready to start classes in August with just one visit to our college,” says Jessica Kern, Chief Officer of Enrollment and Student Services. 

  • Dr. Karl Schulstad retires after 22 years with Harrison Memorial

    On June 30, HMH General Surgeon Karl Schulstad, M.D., will retire after 22 years of practicing medicine in Cynthiana.

    “We are thankful to Schulstad for his service for more than two decades. His dedication to the community has been tremendous,” said Brian Mulberry, M.D., Chairman of the HMH Board of Directors.