Local News

  • Candidate filings for 2018 elections continue through Jan. 30

    Becky Barnes,

    Less than two weeks remain for candidates to file the necessary paperwork to be on the May 22 primary ballot or the November general election ballot. The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 30. All local and county offices are up for election in 2018.
    As of Tuesday, Jan. 16, the following had filed the required papers with Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish.
    •Douglas Miller, Commonwealth Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit seeking re-election.

  • Harrison Family Court selected to open some proceedings

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    All four counties that are a part of Judge Heather Fryman’s Family Court jurisdiction have been chosen as one of three Family Courts from Kentucky to participate in a pilot program that will “open up” the previously “closed” portion of many juvenile cases that she hears.
    “As soon as the Kentucky Supreme Court announced this pilot program, I immediately applied to be one of those pilot programs,” Judge Fryman said in an interview last week.

  • Investigators continue search for fire’s origin

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Members of the Cynthiana Fire Department, along with Cause and Determination Teams from both the Kentucky State Police and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms have been sifting through the rubble of what used to be Paula’s Restaurant on Walnut Street.
    On Sunday afternoon, Jan. 7, the two-story building that was occupied only by Paula’s Restaurant on the bottom floor, was gutted by fire.

  • Candidate announcement deadline is Feb. 5

    The Cynthiana Democrat welcomes announcements for candidates in the 2018 elections.
    The announcement is a one-time no-charge story that will appear in the paper no later than Feb. 8.
    Information and a photograph must be at the newspaper office no later than Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
    There is a 350-word limit to what should be a brief biography and include the candidate’s reason for seeking office.

  • Trindy’s hiring displaced staff from Paula’s Restaurant

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Mindy Tindle, owner and operator of Trindy’s Family Bistro on Walnut Street, has come to the rescue for the cook and wait staff who previously worked at Paula’s Family Restaurant.
    On Sunday afternoon, Paula’s Family Restaurant was destroyed as a fire gutted the entire two-story building owned by Hoss and Paula Wilson, where the restaurant was located.

  • More than 12,000 acres approved for hemp planting

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 225 applications from growers to cultivate up to 12,018 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2018. More than 681,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2018.

  • Grand jury issues 16 indictments in first session of 2018

    Five defendants from the family-affair drug bust that was made last month were among the 16 people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Jan. 2.

  • Rep. Hart receives committee appointment

    House Majority Leadership has appointed Rep. Mark Hart, R-Falmouth, to the House Standing Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs.

  • Magistrates want moratorium on solar farm licenses

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    With County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett absent, Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting was a brief one.
    Magistrate Brad Marshall was appointed chairperson by the court and presided over the meeting.
    Toward the end of the meeting, magistrates Larry Wells and Bradley Copes sought permission for the court to unilaterally and immediately enact a moratorium on solar farm licenses, until conditional use zoning restrictions can be implemented.

  • First baby of 2018 at HMH

    Paisley Sue Kiskaden was the first baby born at Harrison Memorial Hospital in 2018. She was born at 8:05 a.m. on Jan. 3 and was 19.5 inches long. She weighed eight pounds and one ounce. She is the daughter of Kayal Reyes and was delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke. As the first-born baby at HMH, Paisley Sue and her mom received gifts from HMH, the HMH OB Department, the HMH Auxiliary, the HMH Massage Therapy Department and Blanket Buddies.