Local News

  • Moss charges dismissed

    Charges against a Cynthiana teen have been dismissed in Harrison District Court.
    Josh Moss, 19, was charged July 4, in connection with the alleged throwing of a Molotov cocktail into the window of a West Pleasant Street home on June 21.
    Moss’ charges were dismissed Monday without prejudice, which means they can be refiled later.
    Also charged with the first degree attempted arson was Larry Nolen Jr., 22. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Harrison District Court on Monday, July 25.

  • Former KSP trooper’s truck vandalized, reward offered for arrest, conviction

    A retired Kentucky State Policeman is offering a cash reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalizing his truck.
    An initial vandalism report taken by Harrison County Sheriff Department Deputy Nathan Gasser was only two days old before an additional report was needed on a Dodge truck owned by former KSP trooper Kenny Jones.
    “I received a call on July 13 in regards to a vandalized truck on KY 3004,” said Gasser. “I met with the owner of the truck, Kenny Jones and observed the keyed marks on the vehicle.”

  • Frames ‘N Christian Things

    In business as Frames ‘N Things for 25 Years, Pat Terhune and her daughter Denise Lyons recognized a need for Harrison County.
    Now operating as Frames ‘N Christian Things, the store has taken on service to area churches and individuals for all things religious.
    Terhune said it wasn’t long after the announcement that Cynthiana’s Christian Bookstore would be closing that her daughter approached her about making sure area churches are able to get their study materials.

  • News briefs

    Choir registration deadline is Friday
    The registration deadline for the Licking Valley Singers Fall Session is Friday, July 22. All are welcome and there are no auditions required. For information or registration, contact Karen Bear, 234-4393.

    An address was incorrectly listed in a recent Records report from the Cynthiana Police Department. Police received a report that a marijuana plant was in plain sight at 119 Second St., Apt. 2.
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  • Paynter guilty of wife’s murder

    It has been nearly nine years since Lori Ross Paynter went missing.
    Her killer has now admitted that he murdered his wife.
    Daniel T. Paynter, 57, originally from Cynthiana, entered a guilty plea in a Hamilton County, Ohio, court last Wednesday, July 6.
    “He apologized to his family and to her family,” said Megan Shananhan, assistant Hamilton County prosecutor. “He said he wanted to give everybody closure.”
    Shananhan described Paynter’s apology as “shallow” and not heart-felt.


     Skylar Mullins, left, plays it cool when asked what his favorite cartoon was by Don Wynn, HMH senior management, during Monday’s 2011 Children’s Expo. Mullins was chosen Most Photogenic in the Little Prince class at the Harrison County Fair.

  • Ponce returns to county, seven-year warrant served

    A seven year old warrant was served after a Hispanic man is taken into custody on Monday by a Harrison County Sheriff deputy.
    In March 2004, Harrison County Deputy Nathan Gasser and Detective Paul Olin responded to a call on Robinson Renaker Rd. in reference to a domestic dispute.

  • Two pit bulls taken at shelter break-in

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has been called twice in the last 30 days to investigate stolen animals at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.
    On July 7, Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton was called by Assistant Animal Control Officer Paul Colson to come investigate a break-in and break-out of two pitbull terriers at the animal shelter.

  • Want to save big? SmartSource coupons coming back

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 21, The Cynthiana Democrat will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside the newspaper each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a Cynthiana Democrat subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Ewalt keeps local business local

    After 64 years of selling, cleaning and repairing fine jewelry, Russell Whalen has decided to turn over his shop to new business owner Steve Ewalt.
    Whalen’s, as it will remain in name, was opened by Whalen in October 1947. The shop made its final home on Main Street where it has served the public since 1957.