Local News

  • FOP pancake breakfast is Saturday

    The Fraternal Order of Police, which includes Cynthiana and Harrison county law enforcement, will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday at Cynthiana Christian Church to raise money for its annual Shop with a Cop.
    Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Tickets on sale now for Oct. 27 Taste of Home Cooking School

    Tickets are now available for the popular Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by The Cynthiana Democrat, the Cynthiana Lions Club and in cooperation with Ken’s NewMarket for $10 each.
    This year’s event will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Harrison County High School auditorium.
    Tickets can be purchased at the office of The Cynthiana Democrat, Ken’s NewMarket in Cynthiana, Paris or Flemingsburg, Maysville Community and Technical College, Harrison County Extension office or at  The Comforts of Home in Georgetown.

  • Annual festival is this weekend at Reed’s

    The annual Country Festival and Back Forty Nature Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 1, at Reed Valley Orchard near the Harrison-Bourbon line at 239 Lail Lane.
    There will be special entertainment beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through 5:30 p.m.
    The Bourbon County FFA will provide a petting zoo and sheep shearing demonstration. There will be craft and food booths offering sweet and savory items.
    Reed Valley Orchard is located off of Townsend Valley Road from U.S. 27 South.

  • Uncovering a gem

    It may sound like a slight-of-hand -- to raise $20,000 and get another $20,000; but it’s real and it’s generous.
    An anonymous donor has offered an initial $20,000 to the City Hall gym project with a possibility of an additional $20,000.
    Finance commissioner and gym project champion Billy  Grayson wants it all. He wants the gym to be a safe place for children to play and he wants the funding to see it through.

  • Test scores show improvement, but fall short of federal NCLB goal

    In what could well be the final year for No Child Left Behind evaluations, Harrison County showed improvement, but was not one of only 22 schools in the state that scored 100 percent.
    Harrison County was among the other 174 school districts that fell short of the federal government’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandate in the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT). These results were based on the scores from students tested last spring.

  • Open house is Sunday for heart cath lab at HMH

    Harrison Memorial Hospital will host an open house to show off the new Harrison Heart Cardiac Catheterization lab Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    To keep up with the endless growing and changes in medicine, HMH opened its newly equipped cardiac facility with the latest and greatest in technology with one thing in mind... the patients’ conveyance.

  • Talbott robbery charge dismissed

    A first degree robbery charge against 21-year-old Julius Talbott was dismissed in Harrison Circuit Court on Sept. 20. Talbott entered a guilty plea to fourth degree assault and was sentenced to 240 days in the county jail with credit for 174 days served. He was also fined $155 in court costs.
    Talbott was indicted June 7 after a March 30 incident.
    Talbott is a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School and a stand-out athlete during his high school years.

  • Correction

    An article that appeared in the Sept. 22 Cynthiana Democrat regarding an expansion at Maysville Community and Technical College’s Licking Valley Campus contained some incorrect information.
    It was the Maysville Community and Technical College administration’s decision to build the new Allied Health building that is now under construction.
    Enrollment for the nursing program at LVC will be offered every year.
    Also, a change in the estimated time of completion of the Allied Health building has been moved to mid-summer of 2012.

  • Apple Lane bridge closer to being replaced

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett announced to the fiscal court during its Sept. 27 meeting that the bridge located on Apple Lane may finally be replaced.
    “We may have the opportunity to replace the bridge located on Apple Lane with about 50 percent of the cost being covered by grant money,” said Barnett. “There is a lot of water that goes over that bridge and we need to make it safer for the school bus and those who live in that area.”
    The estimated cost of replacing the bridge is around $150,000 and will be 16 feet wide and 120 feet long.

  • Photo weekend planned at Blue Licks on Oct. 14-15

    Photographers who want to learn more about outdoor and nature photography should make plans to visit Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park Oct. 14-15, 2011.
    Tom Patrick of Georgetown, Ohio, will serve as the instructor for this weekend of fall photography. The weekend will start Friday at 6 p.m. with a discussion on techniques and equipment. Participants will spend Saturday taking photos around the Licking River and the park, for critiques and discussion later in the day.