Local News

  • Adoption gives children, parents chance for journey together

    Every child deserves a chance, even if it’s their second one.
    It’s the traditional month of family gathering...Thanksgiving. There’s turkey and the trimmings, and in many homes, it’s the first trip home for college students.
    This month has another family side to it as well.  For the entire month, thousands of families will take extra time to give thanks to new members of the family.

  • County approves Handy House lease with historical society

    It’s time to move forward with the Handy House lease, that was the consensus of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.
    “This is a win-win for us,” said magistrate Bradley Copes of the lease agreement with the local historical society. “They’ll be happy and we can move ahead.”

  • HCHS Band’s season ends at Mid-State

    The Harrison County High School marching band traveled to Norwood High School in Cincinnati over the weekend to compete in the Mid- State competition.
    The band was one of 10 bands out of 28 chosen to participate in the finals.
    The Marching Thorobreds performed their repertoire and clinched the seventh place position.
    “It’s a bittersweet end to the year,” said band director John Merz. “We hate that it’s over, but we ended with a strong performance.”

  • Code enforcement tows away old vehicles

    Thirty-one inoperative vehicles have been towed from within the city limits this year. Wayland Quisenberry, code enforcement officer, told Cynthiana Commissioners Tuesday that total includes five recently removed from city property.
    In another matter, Richard Schwartz of the Cynthiana Fire Department presented five students with Fire Prevention Week awards. This award was given to students who completed a coloring contest. A student was selected from each elementary school to receive the award.

  • Retirement benefits in question for city police, firefighters

    Cynthiana police and firefighters hired since 2008 may not have been covered by hazardous duty retirement as they believed.
    During a special meeting of the commission last week, Ptl. Jeff Thomas presented a handbook given to him during orientation that implied one of the city’s benefits was hazardous duty retirement.
    Commissioner Amanda Moore said six employees were under the impression they had the benefit.
    City clerk Charleen McIlvain said she never told the new hires they would have hazardous duty retirement benefits.

  • Church begins program to help improve young readers’ skills

    Attention reading enthusiasts, Journey Community Christian Church would like to introduce to you a way to give back to the community using your bookworm skills.
    It’s called Whiz Kids. A literacy-based, one on one program geared toward helping  second and third graders hone their reading skills.
    “Not only are we going to help them read better,” said Whiz Kids coordinator Mary Gim Norfleet. “We intend to provide encouragement and full support to the kids”

  • Cynthiana residents collect gifts for America’s largest Christmas project

    Christmas is arriving early in Cynthiana, as The Christian Bookstore prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child.  Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts.
    Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, Cynthiana residents are helping send shoe box gifts this year to more than eight million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.  

  • Colemansville Store burglarized, one arrest

    Over the weekend the Colemansville store was victim to a burglary.
    The store was broken into between 3 and 5 a.m. Taken from the store were several thousands of dollars of merchandise, $1,000 in cash, a gun, beer and lottery tabs.
    Tony Markland was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. The investigation is on going.

  • Students show their support for breast cancer awareness

    Harrison County High School students raised over $1,300 for Hospice of the Bluegrass during October.
    The students celebrated their success with a Pink Rally Friday afternoon.
    Lisa Ramsey of Hospice accepted the donation and Mandie Graham, a breast cancer survivor, told her story.
    Students decked out in their pink to show their support. The junior class won the spirit award.

  • Kuster defeats Newberry, winning in two of four counties

    District judge appointee Bill Kuster held on to the 18th judicial seat by defeating challenger Peter Newberry in a closely watched race.
    Kuster won by 1,124 votes in the four counties that make up the 18th judicial district.
    The print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat incorrectly stated that Newberry carried three counties.