Local News

  • Church break-in suspects indicted

    The three individuals accused of breaking into the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter on Jan. 17 and taking dogs, cats and pet food, have been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury.

    Husband and wife, Monique, 22, and  Timothy Watts, 24, and William Jackson, 30, were each named in three count indictments in the burglary.

    According to the indictments, the trio entered the shelter, took the animals and damaged shelter property.

    Bonds for each of the three is set at $2,500.

    For more indictments, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • WKU journalism student to serve as summer intern

    The Cynthiana Democrat is welcoming a summer intern who will be spending 10 weeks at the newspaper shadowing news and editorial staffers.

    Mary Barczak, 20, of Richwood in Boone County, started this week and is looking forward to covering the news.

    Barczak is a Western Kentucky University junior, whose primary interest is in feature writing. She serves as the city editor of the award-winning college publication, The College Heights Herald, and is looking for a career as a backpack journalist.

    “I want to go anywhere and every where,” Barczak said.

  • PTO officer charged with theft

    A Northside Elementary School PTO treasurer was charged Tuesday on a multi-count indictment for theft of funds from the organization.

    According to Michael Laws, assistant commonwealth attorney, Stacey Harney, 41, is charged with theft by unlawful taking $500 or more and nine counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Clifford to address 214 students in Class of 2010

    The Harrison County High School Class of 2010 will be the first to graduate at the newly constructed Harrison County Athletic Complex.

    Graduation coordinator Jenny Nichols said 214 seniors are expected to graduate next Friday evening, with the ceremony beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    The main entrance of the complex will open at 6 p.m. with a ticket being required for admission.

    Addressing the graduating class will be former HCHS principal Joyce Clifford.

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more information about graduation.

  • Journey Medical Mission sees 14 on opening night of free clinic

    The doors of Journey Medical Mission opened for the first time last Thursday evening and when those same doors closed later that evening, 14 Harrison County residents had received  free medical treatment.

    “It was absolutely wonderful,” said clinic coordinator Jane Whitehead about the clinic’s first night. “Everyone was so grateful...”

    Whitehead said the evening was booked with appointments before the clinic even officially opened.

  • Four wrecks, 17 injured in weekend mishaps

    Rainy weather proved to be dangerous for Harrison County travelers this weekend.

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to four wrecks over the course of three days, with 17 individuals being transported to hospitals.

    For a complete list of those wrecks, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • PTO officer’s three-year sentence diverted

    The Northside Elementary School PTO officer who was previously charged with the theft of $10,000 from the organization’s funds, entered an Alford guilty plea to the 10 felony charges against her.

    Stacy Harney, 41, was indicted in March and charged with felony theft by unlawful taking and nine counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

  • Indiana couple injured in U.S. 27 North accident

    An Indiana woman is in fair condition at UK Chandler Hospital following a Thursday afternoon wreck in northern Harrison County.

    Nancy Hall, 70, was a passenger in the antique Austin Healy car driven by her husband, Thomas Hall, 72, when the vehicle left the roadway and flipped on the side of US 27 North.

    Sheriff’s deputy Nathan Olin said the couple was among several classic cars traveling in a line southbound on their way to a car show in Lebanon, Ky., when the vehicle in front of the Halls slowed down for a funeral procession coming northbound.

  • Second indictment comes from Montgomery woman's disappearance

    After Bass Webb was indicted last month for the murder of a Montgomery County woman, another man has been indicted in connection with the case.

    Jonathan French, 32, was indicted earlier this month in Montgomery County on a charge of tampering with physical evidence following the alleged murder of Sabrina Marie Vaughn.

    Vaughn was last seen in December 2003.

    Montgomery County police believe Vaughn was strangled by Webb, Vaughn’s former boyfriend.

  • Advertising staff earns state awards

    The advertising staff at The Cynthiana Democrat/Harrison Shopper won numerous awards as part of the 2010 Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers.

    The Harrison Shopper staff won the award for the best weekly total market coverage product.

    The staff also won second place in general excellence in the weekly class three division, which is for the largest weekly newspapers. The advertising staff has finished first, second or third in general excellence in nine of the last 12 years.