Local News

  • Moses, Barnett to lead local government

    Cynthiana and Harrison County governments will have some new blood to mingle with the old when the newly elected officials take over in January.
    Steve Moses, who currently serves as District 2 magistrate for Harrison County, will be taking over as mayor of Cynthiana.
    Moses defeated commissioner Mark Mattmiller 1,104 to 693 in the city’s 10 precincts.
    Moses will be taking the gavel from Jack Keith, who was appointed mayor when Jim Brown resigned.

  • McKee, Palmer retain state offices

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Democrats Tom McKee and R.J. Palmer were successful in their re-election bids to represent Harrison County in Frankfort.
    McKee was re-elected to the 78th District state representative seat by defeating Republican challenger Timothy Fairfield with 54 percent of the votes in the four counties. McKee captured 6,814 votes, which was 1,103 more than Fairfield’s district-wide tally of 5,711.
    In Harrison County, McKee garnered 3,638 votes to Fairfield’s 2,210.

  • Brunker claims school board seat

    The 2010 Board of Education battle for Division 2 was fought out by Mike Fisher and Mary June Brunker. Brunker claimed the title with 585 votes to Fisher’s 368 votes.
    “I love education and everyone should know that,” said Brunker in a phone interview. “This is not about me, this is about all our kids,” she said.
    “I want to say, ‘thank you voters for giving me the chance to walk the education journey with your children,” concluded Brunker.

  • Time change is Sunday

    It’s that time of the year again when we all get an extra hour of sleep.
    Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, as the majority of the United States will role its clocks back by one hour.
    Clocks should be changed at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
    Daylight Saving Time will resume in March of 2011 when clocks will spring forward by one hour.

  • Autumn Afternoon concert Sunday

    On Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m., The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir will be performing a variety of fun and familiar choral music for its Autumn Afternoon concert at the Cynthiana Baptist Church. The LV Singers will also be hosting ‘Formerly Known As,’ the A Cappella vocal group from Transylvania University as special guest performers.
    Tickets are $7 or $5 students and are available at LVC, Teaberry’s Gifts, or at the door the day of the performance.
    The Cynthiana Arts Council and MCTC/LVC are the sponsors of this event.

  • 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.