Local News

  • KSP charges Cynthiana man with incest

    A Harrison County man was arrested on  Friday, Jan. 15 and charged with incest.
    Jeffery Morgan, 54, formerly of Indiana, remains in the Bourbon County Detention Center under at $10,000 cash bond.
    According to a press released from the Kentucky State Police, a complaint was made on Jan. 15 of the possible incest, which had allegedly occurred in Harrison County.

  • ‘I have a dream’

    Paula Smith was one of about 30 people who marched in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday. It was about 10 degrees when the marchers took off around 10 a.m. Monday.

  • Cynthiana man answers missions’ calling

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    When asked where he was from, Paul Waddelow responded, “I’m from all over.”
    And he would be correct.
    He was born to Harvey and LeAnn Waddelow in Zaire, Africa, both 14-year African missionaries.
    After his father suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, the family moved back to the states, to Illinois, when Paul was in the fourth grade.

  • HCHS coach allegedly choked, parent banned from school functions

    Becky Barnes,

    A Harrison County basketball coach was uninjured and his attacker has been banned from any school functions.
    According to Ptl. Shannon Clem of the Cynthiana Police Department, freshman coach Colin Duffie was allegedly choked by a player’s parent following a Thursday night practice on the Hilltop.
    The report, filed by Clem, states that two freshmen players were involved in an altercation during practice. The pair was separated by the coaching staff.

  • Freezing temps hamper firefighters’ efforts

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Tragedy was averted on Monday when two occupants of a home on US 62 west, escaped after a wood stove in the back of the house caused a fire.
    Brian Grayson and his companion, Rebecca Stephens, were awakened by two construction workers who saw smoke and flames coming from the back of the house as they were driving toward Cynthiana.

  • Chamber awards nominations sought

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2016  annual Chamber Awards Banquet.
    Award categories are: Public Safety, Healthcare, Educator, Citizen, Volunteer, Farmer and Business/Business Person of the year. Winners do not have to be Chamber members. Nominations are open to the community.
    Forms may be submitted online through a link on the Chamber’s Facebook page or picked up at Biancke’s Restaurant or the Chamber office and returned to 201 S. Main St. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 5.

  • Bridal Event coming Jan. 30

    The second Bridal Event will be held at The Prizing House on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 1:30 until 4:30.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Democrat, The Prizing House, White Dress and Going Places Travel, the Bridal Event promises to be one-stop-shopping for all potential brides and grooms.
    The Bridal Event will feature a fashion show of wedding gowns. At least 21 vendors will set up shop and be available to answer questions on all wedding-related issues, ranging from wedding cakes to possible honeymoon destinations.

  • Dr. King celebration is Jan. 18

    The annual Martin Luther King celebration will be held Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church.
    The March will leave Ebenezer United Methodist Church at 10 a.m.
    The guest speaker will be the Rev. Nathan Moore of First Baptist in Lexington.

  • Family restaurant opens on Walnut Street

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    “I wanted to fill a need that exists in Cynthiana for a family-style restaurant that offers more than just food,” Mindy Tindle said in a Monday interview at her just-opened Trindy’s Family Bistro, located at 216 Walnut.
    Her bistro offers a wide-ranging lunch and dinner menu, a full bar, pool tables and live acoustic entertainment on the weekends.
    Tindle, who lives in Georgetown, has been in the food-service industry since quitting Toyota about 11 years ago.

  • Ken’s NewMarket has grand re-opening

    Tomi Clifford, Chamber director; Stephanie Burden, Main Street director; Jason, Joel and Neal Techau, Stephanie Techau and Nancy Techau, Bonnie Teater, Chamber member; Trish Jenkins, Chamber member; Sheriff Shain Stephens; Mayor James Smith, Carol Higdon, Colleen Emery, Chamber members; and Shaun Brewer, Cynthiana Fire Department. In memory of their father, Ken Techau, the Techau brothers donned bow ties, which was part of the founding father’s daily attire when he opened the store with his wife, Sanna, in 1979.