Local News

  • Trooper Island Golf Scramble is June 23

    Kentucky State Police Dry Ridge Post 6 public affairs officer David Jones has announced that the third annual Lt. Terry Evans Memorial Trooper Island Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, June 23, at Eagle Creek Country Club in Grant County.
    Registration for the scramble begins at 8 a.m. and the scramble is set to tee-off at 9 a.m.

  • Blue Grass Energy awards 11 scholarships to area students

    Blue Grass Energy is to announcing the winners of its 2017 Scholarship Program. Eleven $1,000 scholarships are being awarded to graduating seniors served by Blue Grass Energy.
    Anna Arthur is the daughter of Allen and Allyson Arthur of Cynthiana. She is graduating from Harrison County High School.
    Nicholas Belen is the son of Robert and Rita Belen of Frankfort. He is graduating from Western Hills High School.
    Virginia Deaver is the daughter of Ron and Bhana Deaver of Berea. She is graduating from Berea Independent Schools.

  • State treasurer returns over $1,000 to Harrison County

    Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball returned $1,137.41 worth of unclaimed property to Harrison County during the first quarter of 2017. This initiative proactively searches for unclaimed property in three key areas: local government, schools, and charities.
    “I am a big believer in property rights,” Treasurer Ball said in a statement. “One of my favorite things to do in government is to return people’s property to them. It’s why the Unclaimed Property Division in my office is so important.”

  • Final weekend for The Odd Couple; auditions begin for Arscenic and Old Lace

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    With three more performances of The Odd Couple yet to be staged, the Rohs Theatre Company is already making plans for its fall production of Arsenic and Old Lace.
    The Odd Couple will conclude its six-show run this weekend, with three more performances.
    The curtain will be raised at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night, and at 2 p.m. for a Sunday matinee.

  • Kendalls get leukemia diagnosis within two months of each other

    Becky Barnes,

    The chances of someone developing leukemia are small; add to that two people in the same family, but not blood relatives, being diagnosed within two months of one another and it’s extremely unusual.
    Cynthiana Democrat writer and retired teacher/coach Lee Kendall was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia last June. Doctors confirmed that his sister-in-law, Debbie Dawson Kendall, had the same blood-borne cancer in August.

  • Did You Know

    HMH dedication and open house
    Harrison Memorial Hospital will hold its Dedication and Open House on Friday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the Harrison Memorial Hospital front entrance.
    Tours of the new facility begins at 4 p.m. across from the MRI entrance.
    Light refreshments and gifts will be provided.

    Homemaker’s Community Day is May 12
    The Harrison County Extension Homemaker’s Community Day will be held Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Cynthiana courthouse lawn.

  • The Wooks open summer concert series Friday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Summer Concert Series kicks off another year of Friday night entertainment this weekend in downtown Cynthiana.
    A well-respected new-age bluegrass band, The Wooks, will be the headliner tomorrow night, May 12.
    The Harrison County High School Jazz Band will get the night started, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by The Wooks.
    The venue for the Summer Concert Series will remain the same as last year, directly in front of the Justice Center   on Court Street.

  • P&Z encourages regulations to streamline private cemeteries in the county

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission director Bonnie Skinner appeared before the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, seeking their blessing on a planning commission text amendment relating to cemetery regulations in the county.

  • 18 indictments result from May session of grand jury

    Becky Barnes,

    A Harrison County grand jury returned 18 indictments in its May session last week. Charges were primarily for drug-related offenses. However, there were also theft and burglary charges as well as other infractions.
    Steven Thornberry, 22, Cynthiana, was indicted on charges stemming from March 13, 2017.

  • Family seeks answers for missing woman

    UPDATE: Tanya Poe has been located.

    The 33-year-old former Cynthiana woman who had not been seen or been in contact with her family since February has contacted her family.

    Diane Sanders, Poe's mother, said she telephoned after several people told her that her family was anxious to have contact with her. She has been living in Lexington.

    "It's been a blessing with so many people helping," Sanders said Friday morning, wishing to thank all who were involved in the search.