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  • Veterans’ program at Battle Grove

    A Veterans’ Day program will be held at Battle Grove Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. This year Korean veterans will be recognized.
    This is a great opportunity for veterans and family members to get together with friends.

  • Hyatt joins Cynthiana Democrat news staff

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Harrison County’s Ben Hyatt is the newest member of the Cynthiana Democrat news staff.
    Hyatt, 23, has been hired to fill the recently vacated reporting position held by Kate Darnell Rash, who moved to Owensboro with her husband Andrew.
    Hyatt is a 2005 graduate of Harrison County High School  and a 2009 graduate of the University of Kentucky. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture with an emphasis on community leadership development.

  • Three arrested in purse snatching incident

    Three men were arrested in Bourbon County on Thursday following a violent purse snatching in Millersburg.
    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, a woman was confronted by two males wearing masks as she got out of her vehicle on Third Street in Millersburg.
    “The female victim was struck in the head with a blunt object and her purse was taken,” stated the press release.

  • Kurz injured following Sunday’s wreck

    A Harrison County teen is in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a Sunday evening wreck on KY 32 West.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley’s report, Jordon Kurz, 17, was airlifted to UK after he apparently lost control of the 1999 Cadillac Deville he was driving.
    He ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
    The report also states that speed may have been a factor in the accident, which occurred at 9:40 p.m.

  • Thorobred Band heads to Mid-State following state competition

    The Harrison County Marching Band traveled to South Oldham High School last Saturday to compete in the KMEA State 4A class Semifinals.
    Under the direction of Harrison County Band director John Merz, the Marching Thorobreds finished 14th out of 16th bands competing in the semifinals.
    Madisonville-North Hopkins went on to win the class 4A championship followed by Grant County in second, South Oldham in third, and rounding out forth was John Hardin High School.

  • Grand jury returns six indictments in Tuesday’s session

    On Nov. 2, the Harrison County grand jury issued six indictments.
    Elizabeth Bolen, 24, was accused of second degree burglary, when she allegedly entered the home of Mary J. Shelly.
    She was also charged with theft by unlawful taking of more than $500, but less than $10,000, from Shelly.
    Bolen faces a third count for criminal mischief in the third degree. The grand jury alleges that she knowingly destroyed or damaged Shelly’s property.  
    All offenses allegedly occurred on or about Aug. 23. Her bond has been set for $5,000.

  • Trio arrested in Bourbon County

    Three men were arrested in Bourbon County on Thursday following a violent purse snatching in Millersburg.
    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, a woman was confronted by two males wearing masks as she got out of her vehicle on Third Street in Millersburg.
    “The female victim was struck in the head with a blunt object and her purse was taken,” stated the press release.

  • Harrison County teen in serious condition

    A Harrison County teen is in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a Sunday evening wreck on KY 32 West.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley’s report, Jordon Kurz, 17, was airlifted to UK after he apparently lost control of the 1999 Cadillac Deville he was driving.
    He ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
    The report also states that speed may have been a factor in the accident, which occurred at 9:40 p.m.

  • Election day is Tuesday


    Polling places will open in less than 24 hours.
    Tuesday at 6 a.m. voters will begin making their selections for local, state and national offices.
    Anyone with questions about their voting sites should call the Harrison County Clerk’s office at 234-7130.
    See the results in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Gunshot kills Harrison teen

    Grief counselors were at Harrison County High School Monday following the death of a classmate.

    Nicholas William Cochran Wyatt, 15, was found dead at his home on Sky Lane about 8:20 p.m. Friday, according to Det. Nate Moore of the Kentucky State Police.