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.

  • 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.

  • Judy is in career he knew he wanted as a teen

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Alan Judy knew when he was 15 years old that he wanted to be involved in law enforcement.

    For the last 12 years, Det. Judy has been serving the citizens of Cynthiana, first as a patrolman and now a detective.

  • Businesses beware of ‘Records Solicitation Form’ scam

    A direct mail solicitation that several Cynthiana businesses received last week is from an organization that Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes issued an alert about in early 2013. Her office alleges that the company may be perpetrating a scam.
    There is also an ongoing case in Louisville Circuit Court that the Kentucky Attorney General’s office filed against the company.

  • Butler man cited on 49 counts of animal cruelty

    The Kentucky State Police and Pendleton County Animal Control joined forces in the investigation of an alleged animal cruelty case in Butler.

    Larry Browning, 63, Butler, was cited for 49 counts of not disposing of animal carcasses (horses) within 48 hours by Tpr. Corey Rich. Additional charges are pending and may be issued by Animal Control Officer Scott Pracht.