Local News

  • Ken’s new manager ready to take reins

    He got his motivation and leadership qualities from the Army, and now he is going to use them as the new store manager for Ken’s NewMarket.
    Greg Ludwig has been hired to replace Thomas Hill as store manager at Ken’s.
    “I have been here for 21 years now,” said Hill. “I started out as a carry out boy and worked up to store manager in August 2008. It is time for me to move on.”
    Hill said that he and his wife plan to start a business called M&T Cleaning Service, specializing in cleaning homes, churches and businesses.

  • Palmer elected Senate minority floor leader

    Sen. R.J. Palmer II, D-Winchester, has been elected Senate Minority Floor Leader by the Senate Democratic Caucus.
    “I want to express my sincere appreciation for the confidence entrusted in me by my fellow Democrat senators,” Palmer said. “With the position of Democratic Floor Leader comes a great deal of responsibility, which I plan to meet head-on. I look forward to working with all my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, members of the House and Gov. Beshear to address the challenges facing our Commonwealth.

  • 2011’s first baby at HMH arrives on Jan. 2 to Falmouth couple

    Harrison County’s first baby of 2011 waited until Jan. 2 to make his arrival.
    Colton Lee Glahn was born at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Harrison Memorial Hospital to Ashley and Mike Glahn of Falmouth.
    He was delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke and weighed 7 lbs., 9 ounces.
    Colton is welcomed home by his 1-year-old brother, Carter, who was born on Christmas day, 2009, a step-sister, Kinley, 9, and step-brother, Lane, 6.

  • Court agrees to give financial support to expansion project for MCC/LVC

    eld Jan. 4 to welcome the new fiscal court members, Frank Henson, Paula Taylor, Missy Lutz and Larry Wells.
    The main discussion of the meeting was to decide wether or not to donate money toward the Maysville Community College/Licking Valley Center Expansion Project.
    The court voted unanimously that donations should be worked into next year’s budget to help cover some of the costs for the expansion.

  • BGE offers Washington trip to juniors

    Each year, Blue Grass Energy sends 10 high school juniors to Washington, D.C., for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, at no-cost to the students.
    Since the late 1950s, more than 40,000 students from across America have participated in this unique program. Some of the youth tour alums have even gone on to serve in the highest ranks of government, including the U.S. Senate.

  • Webb claims innocence in court

    Faced with two murder charges, two attempted murder charges and now rape, Bass Webb has entered another in a long line of not guilty pleas.
    Webb appeared in Harrison Circuit Court last week for an arraignment on a first degree rape and persistent felony offender indictments that were handed down Dec. 7.

  • City gives nod to mixed drink sales

    Apparently uninhibited by a standing room only audience, the Cynthiana City Commission unanimously voted to approve liquor by the drink.
    After hearing public comment, Commissioner Mark Mattmiller made a motion to approve the second and final reading of an ordinance allowing certain restaurants to sell mixed alcoholic beverages.
    The motion was seconded by Amanda Moore.
    Many of the observers, but not all, were opponents of the issue.

  • A soldier’s welcome

    United States Marines Capt. Timmy Linville says bye to Afghanistan and Merry Christmas to friends and family.
    A surprise party was given for the returning Linville at Central Christian Church on Dec. 23.
    A 1997 Harrison County graduate, Timmy, 32, was recently deployed to Afghanistan, where he spent seven months helping piece together the troubled country.
    “This is home for me,” said Timmy during a phone interview. “It’s nice to see snow for a change instead of sand.”

  • News briefs

    Newspaper office closed Monday
    The offices of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper will be closed Monday, Jan. 3, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
    The office will re-open at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Derek Webber movie night rescheduled
    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation has been rescheduled from Dec. 16 to Dec. 30. Free admission. All donations are being put toward the Derek Webber Scholarship at Licking Valley Campus. Movie starts at 7 p.m. at Rohs Opera House.

  • Marine to Marine

    Author Ron Elliott takes notice of a Marine remembering a Marine.
    Franklin Runyon Sousley was born in Elizaville, Ky., in Fleming County in 1925.
    During World War II, Sousley was one of six men responsible for raising the flag on Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima.
    The book “From Hilltop to Mountaintop” depicts the life of Sousley, who was made famous by the unforgettable photo by Joe Rosenthal.
    Chapter 20 of the book tells the story of a fellow Marine, Tommy White, who took it upon himself to see that Sousley got the memorial he deserved.