Local News

  • Farmers to close Berry branch bank

    After nearly 40 years of service to the community, Farmers National Bank Berry branch will be closing its doors for good Dec. 30.
    According to Farmers National Bank Senior Vice President Bill Strohm, the board decided to close the Berry branch due to a number of factors.
    “The board has been considering this move for the past few months now,” said Strohm. “They finally decided to follow through with their decision and close the bank at the end of the year.”

  • Boo-Wow parade is Oct. 22

    Get your costumes ready. The second annual Spooky Boo-Wow Howl-o-ween Parade is coming Saturday, Oct. 22. Over 60 entries paraded through Cynthiana last year in the maiden pet costume parade.
    Registration begins at noon with the parade to follow at 1:15 p.m.
    Proceeds from the event benefit the Harrison County Humane Society. Watch for details in upcoming editions of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • NAACP Freedom Fund Gala is Oct. 15

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County NAACP will have its seventh annual Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Westside Elementary cafeteria.
    Donna Slone, assistant professor at Maysville Community and Technical College, Licking Valley Campus, will be the representing co-chair for the event.
    The Cynthiana branch has received much support in the past from numerous businesses throughout the community.
    “We say a big thank you for your support,” said Kenneth Newby, local NAACP member.

  • Medicare open enrollment event at library

    It is time, once again, to begin comparing Medicare drug plans that are being offered in 2012. For assistance with comparing drug plans, attend a Part D Enrollment Event at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Attendees should bring a Medicare card and a complete list of medications including the milligrams and quantity prescribed for each medication.

  • Salaries for City of Cynthiana employees released

    July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011

    Alcorn, Jennifer    $6,527.32
    Barnett, Estill    $22,5S4.22
    Barrett, Gary    $25,907.92
    Batte, Dorothea    $20,693.97
    Bell, Justin    $27,033.29
    Bills, George    $12,216.11
    Blanton, Todd    $41,628.21
    Brooks, Douglas    $16.00
    Brooks, Kathy    $19,938.93
    Brunker, Gary    $4,400.88

  • Grand jury issues 14 indictments in Tuesday session

    A Cynthiana man was named in three of the 14 indictments returned by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Adam Asbury, 32, is accused of the Sept. 6 burglary at William Thomson’s, the Sept. 8 burglary at Gary Mitchell’s residence and at a dwelling belonging to Dermon King Jr. on Sept. 10.
    He is charged with three counts of third degree burglary, one count of second degree burglary, three counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500, two counts of second degree criminal mischief and three counts of persistent felony offender.

  • Marching Thorobreds to have community performance Oct. 18

    The Marching Thorobreds performed at the Grant County Competition last weekend and placed first in Class 4A. They placed well in finals amongst a very strong field of bands.  But, their recent success is not what has the band excited, it is what is to come.  

  • Harrison County’s payroll is over $1.8 million

    Salaries for the 91 employees on the payroll for Harrison County total $1,837,676.38. County salaries were obtained through an open records request for fiscal year 2010-11. Those salaries are as follows:
    Edwin M. Culbertson, $5,734.68;
    Bradley K. Vaughn, $27,459.41;
    Emery A. Fryman, $29,107.40;
    Donald T. Ware, $7,739.19;
    Thelma Campbell, $6,063.84;
    Polly C. Ware, $5,844.12;
    Dorothy Turner, $951.75;
    Susan A. Kendall, $5,841.85;
    Willard L. Turner, $54,575.80;
    Brenda L. Turner, $6,810.50;

  • Pay forward: Running errands for others

    Whether it is a trip to the grocery store or picking the dog up from the groomers, Carol’s Run-A-Bout Service  is willing to make the trip for those who are unable or too busy to get their errand list completed.
    A modern day nanny would not exactly describe Carol Prince’s business, more of a headache inhibitor or just simply call her someone who knows what it is like to need a helping hand.
    In April, Prince underwent a surgery that left her unable to drive and do the necessary chores around the house during her recovery.

  • Fisherman finds meth-pack on riverbank

    A backpack containing products used to manufacture methamphetamine was turned into the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Thursday, Sept. 22.

    According to Deputy Nathan Gasser, a man who claimed that he was fishing in the Licking River near the Waste Water Treatment Plant on KY 36 West came into the office and told the deputy that he had found a backpack with odd items inside it.