Local News

  • Local man serious after being dragged by truck

    A Harrison County man is still recovering after he was dragged by his vehicle Monday, July 15.

    Paul Sparks, 77, was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center following a single vehicle accident in his driveway on KY 1032.

  • Brown trial set for five days


    A five-day trial has been scheduled to hear the criminal case against Brenda Kay Brown in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Sunrise man charged with area thefts


    The Kentucky State Police and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a string of burglaries occurring in the Sunrise area.

  • News briefs

    An Evening with the Arts is July 27
    The Evening With the Arts is back and with it comes two opportunities for the general public to experience words in both written and oral forms.
    On Saturday, July 27, nearly a dozen authors from across the Bluegrass State will converge on Cynthiana’s Pike Street from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

  • Applications reviewed for county positions

    Applications have been collected and are now being evaluated for both the Parks and Recreation director and assistant animal control officer positions.
    Vacant county positions were the bulk of the conversation at Tuesday’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting.
    During the committee reports, Magistrate Frank Henson explained that 13 applications were submitted for the vacant director’s position and that interviewing will begin either this week or next.

  • Woman who allegedly attacked her neighbor arrested

    After serving five days in jail for burglary and retaliating against a participant in a legal process, a Cynthiana woman has been released.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross said charges were the result of incidents that occurred within a matter of minutes.
    According to Gross, on July 2, Stacy Slade reported to police that her upstairs neighbors at 104 Cromwell Alley were drinking on the balcony above her and that someone had urinated off of the balcony.

  • Clarification

    Photographs that appeared in last week’s Cynthiana Democrat for the renaming of Water Street to Louis Stout Way were taken by Alice Allen. The event took place on June 22 to coincide with the Cynthiana High School Alumni weekend.

  • Segway funding in place for Cynthiana Police Department

    Soon a new type of patrol will be moving through the streets and sidewalks of Cynthiana.
    It was announced at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission that funding has been received to make the Segway project a reality.
    Ptl. Nathan Linville began seeking donations for the project less than two months ago. The cost for each unit is about $7,700.
    Pledges as of Tuesday amounted to $7,320.
    Initially, Linville said he would like to be able to get two units for Cynthiana.

  • Avi’s Ovenart is going to the dogs

    A local baker will turn his attention from tasty sweet treats to table food for man’s best friend.
    Avi Bear, owner of Avi’s Ovenart, has brought joy to nearly every local occasion with his rich, creamy desserts for the past several years.
    However, Bear’s talent and passion for cooking some of the most sought after deserts can no longer be limited to  just humans.

  • City gives EDA director 60-day contract

    Ousted Economic Development Authority executive director Darlene Bussell was given a 60-day reprieve at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission.
    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted on June 11 to end its contract with Bussell as the EDA director.
    However, on Tuesday, following a 90-minute closed session, the commission agreed to continue to pay Bussell’s salary at her current rate.
    Prior to the executive session, Mayor Steve Moses allowed visitors to speak on Bussell’s behalf.