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.

  • Have your eggnog with a twist

    Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe
    Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes Glazing time: 10 minutes Yield: Serves 16 to 20

    Eggnog can be frozen if you don’t have time to bake the cake and the eggnog is in danger of going sour.
    To make the cake in a standard loaf pan, cut the ingredients in half (use 3 eggs), use a 5x9 or 4x8 loaf pan, and bake for about 50 minutes. It helps to line the loaf pan with buttered parchment paper. You’ll only need about 1/3 of the glaze ingredients.

    Ingredients Cake:

  • City to purchase water treatment pump under emergency order

    Becky Barnes,

    The Cynthiana City Commission has declared an emergency so that it may purchase a new pump for the water treatment plant.
    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said Tuesday that the filter back-wash pump is 50 years old.
    The water filtering system requires a back-wash every 80 hours.
    “Parts are no longer available for what we have,” Mattmiller said. “We have to get a new pump.”

  • Chamber Christmas parade will have new route

    Former Harrison County resident and current WKYT-TV news anchor Amber Philpott will be the grand marshal presiding over this year’s annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.
    The parade will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 and will begin from Flat Run Veterans Park at 7 p.m, the second straight year the parade has been in the evening.
    Once the parade gets underway, the route will include the following:
    •  Leaving FRVP, the parade will turn right on Oddville Avenue, and head into town.

  • Holidays are difficult for many

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    For most, the Holiday Season is a time of great joy, a time for families that may be separated by marriage, school or jobs, to reunite.
    However, for many, this time of celebration, instead, is a sobering and painful reminder of those who have passed away and are no longer with them in body.

  • Santa letters deadline nears

    Time is running out to get those letters to Santa printed.
    Once again, The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus with his mail.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 22 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 12. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.

  • Seven sentenced Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,

    Formal sentencing was held Tuesday for seven Harrison Countians who had previously entered guilty pleas to drug.
    Judge Jay Delaney was presiding in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Sticky fashion plates

    The Brooks Electric Thunderbolts won the youth division of the 3M-sponsored Post-It Note Fashion Show, held at the Rohs Opera House on Friday night. Katelyn Brooks, left, and her sister, Lucy Brooks were the winning ‘Angels.’

  • Teens charged in separate crashes

    Becky Barnes,

    Two Harrison County teens were arrested early Saturday morning in separate but related incidents. Both are facing felony charges.
    The first call started on Taylor Drive around 11:15 p.m. and ended minutes later on Battle Grove Avenue.
    Frank Lang, 18, Cynthiana,  who was driving a Dodge pickup truck, is accused of driving through two yards on Taylor Drive.

  • Cynthiana Fire Department offers Christmas tree safety tips

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Cynthiana Fire Department assistant chief Joey Nelson cautioned those who use freshly cut Christmas trees to make sure they are kept watered and moist.
    Last week, at the regular monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting, Nelson and several CFD firefighters staged a demonstration of what can happen if a spark ignites a dry and brittle Christmas tree.
    “It takes almost no time at all for a dry Christmas tree to catch fire and spread through an entire house,” Nelson said.