Local News

  • Kiskaden given 13-year sentence for 2016 stabbing

    Becky Barnes,

    A 13-year prison sentence was imposed on Sonya Kiskaden in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Kiskaden, 40, was indicted over a year ago for the stabbing of Teresa Barnes on April 5, 2016.
    Charges on which she was sentenced were second-degree assault and second-degree burglary.
    Kiskaden has remained in the Bourbon County Detention Center since her arrest on April 5, 2016.
    Judge Jay Delaney denied probation.
    Six other individuals were also sentenced.

  • Miss/Ms.Rod Runpageants Saturday at Rohs

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The 4th Annual Cynthiana Rod Run Beauty Pageant will be held as a part of the Crowns, Chrome and Cruise-in on Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Rohs Opera House.
    The pageants are slated to last all afternoon,  with the ‘Cruise-in’ starting at 5 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m., in downtown Cynthiana.
    According to Cynthiana Rod Run co-director, Tunya Adams, the first 100 cars to register at the cruise-in will receive a special dash placque.

  • Thomas honored by KSP for life-saving efforts

    Becky Barnes,

    Cynthiana Police Ptl. Jeff Thomas was recently on the receiving end of a citation. However, his was an honor for his life-saving efforts to bring a woman who had jumped into the river to safety and not for any violations.
    He has been a Cynthiana Police officer for nearly nine years, earning numerous awards for his service.

  • Harrison County School District retirees
  • Gov. Bevin appoints Jeremy Mattox as Circuit Court Judge for the 14th Judicial Circuit Division 1

    Jeremy Mattox, of Georgetown formerly of  Cynthiana, has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin as the 14th Judicial Circuit Judge, Division 1, serving Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties. He will replace Judge Rob Johnson, who was recently appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

  • Risners’ lease property where horses are kept

    According to an incident report filed by Dep. Robert Peak of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, on July 8, animal control officer Allen Fryman requested assistance at 131 Wiglesworth Lane, in reference to an animal complaint. Dep. Peak responded to that request.
    Upon arrival at the scene, Dep. Peak met with Donna Lusby who had previously told Fryman that someone had dropped off nine horses without the owner’s knowledge.

  • Annual NAACP Scholarship Gala planned for Aug. 19

    The 13th annual Cynthiana/Harrison County NAACP Scholarship Gala will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office, 668 New Lair Road on Aug. 19. The theme is “Standing Firm on the Principles of Life.”
    The guest speaker will be John C.K. Fisher, Northern Ky. Field Supervisor, Mistress of Ceremony is Benita Peoples.
    A social gathering will be from 6-6:30 and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. There will be special music entertainment during the meal.

  • Beware of wild animals, particularly bats, that may carry rabies

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern

    Though there isn’t a new Batman film smashing the box office this summer, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been filled with winged beast of the night.
    Reports of bat sightings have popped up in town’s all over Kentucky this summer and usually one would assume it’s not a big deal. However, this summer there have been multiple reports of Kentucky bats testing positive for rabies. Reports have been as close as Lexington and as far away as Harlan County.

  • Cynthiana Democrat scavenger hunt winner

    Max Koch, 9, was the winner of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper’s Scavenger Hunt. Max won $250 in gift certificates from 16 local businesses. Lauren Cordray of Harrison County watches Max and his three brothers on Thursdays and saw the Scavenger Hunt in the paper and thought it would be a fun activity for them to do. Max’s entry was drawn from entrees submitted. Max is the son of Anthony and Jill Koch of Harrison County and will be starting fifth grade at St. Mary School in Paris this fall.

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt concludes for the summer

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum Great Treasure Hunt has ended for the summer.
    For eight weeks, school-aged children have been invited to find an artifact that was published in The Cynthiana Democrat. Children who found the item were asked a number of questions about the artifact.
    This summer, there were 25 children who had perfect attendance. There were 87 students who were persistent pursuers, those who attended four or more of the eight weeks.