Local News

  • Correction

    In last weeks article ‘Commissioners want more cuts in budget,’ Commissioner Roger Slade should have been quoted in a rhetoric comment saying “We’re still $600,000 short on our wish list, where would that money come from, the reserve?”

  • Senior Citizens Center finances strapped by repairs

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    So far, 2012 hasn’t been a good year for the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center.
    The Senior Citizens Center faced hard times in January when temperatures dropped and the sprinkler system got water in it and flooded the entire front entrance of the center. And, that was just the beginning of their problems.
    Tracy Whitaker, director of the senior citizens center, said that because of a contract the center signed on the lease, they have to take care of all maintenance and insurance problems on their own.

  • An Evening with the Arts set for July 27 in downtown Cynthiana

    On the evening of July 27, downtown Cynthiana will be alive with music, art, dancing, drama, poetry, and the third annual Post-it® Note Fashion Show.
    If you enjoyed the Cynthiana Art Walk, mark your calendars to attend the first “An Evening with the Arts.”
    The Chamber of Commerce, Maysville Community College, the Rohs Opera House, and several other community businesses are organizing an arts festival that will bring artists from the community together for one night of arts celebration.

  • Thorobreds advance to region championship with 2-1 win Wednesday night

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won for the 30th time this season Wednesday night as they bested rival Bourbon County 2-1 in Mt. Sterling.  The win avenges, not only a loss earlier in the year, but also last year’s semi-final game which eliminated the then defending state champs.  Harrison County will face Bishop Brossart (24-12) who defeated last year’s region champ George Rogers Clark earlier in the evening 2-1 in eight innings.  The Breds defeated the Mustangs 10-3 when they met this year on May 16. 

  • 3 killed in 2 weekend wrecks

    Harrison County has added two more fatal wrecks to 2012, bringing the death toll to six so far.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a fatal wreck was reported on U.S. 62 Saturday, May 26, at 8:25 p.m., near the Oddville-Sunrise intersection.
    Raymond Wiedemer, 24, was driving a 1991 Toyota truck, when he entered a curve and lost control of his vehicle.
    Austin Quesenberry, 17 and Jeremy Jolly, 15, were passengers in the vehicle.

  • Dam repairs hinge on drop in river level

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Final stages in the repair of A. Keller Dam are ready to commence as soon as water levels are low enough for workers to finish laying the last few rocks and pour the cap.
    Billy Grayson, commissioner of public property and finance, and committee member, said the 1997 flood damaged A. Keller Dam, knocking rocks from the top of the dam and halting water flow.

  • Going to Batte

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Dorothea “Dottie” Batte will begin training to become the only female on the Cynthiana police force June 3 at an 18-week program at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Batte, who has lived in Cynthiana her whole life and graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Geology, has worked various jobs in town.

  • Grand Haven gets new director

    Grand Haven Nursing Home is now under the care of new administration director.
    Emily Williams, a native of Ohio County Ky., stepped through the doors to her new position on May 15.
    “I am very excited and nervous all at the same time to be here,” said Williams. “I have high hopes here and I plan on bringing 100 percent everyday to ensure the satisfaction of the employees, but most of all our residents.”
    Williams,25, earned her bachelors degree in Health Science in 2009 and later received her Masters in Public Administration.

  • Food Pantry donation

    Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper advertising sales representatives Pam Howard and Rebecca White recently presented Marilyn Wash, center, with a check for $468 for the Harrison County Food Pantry. The money was collected at the Cynthiana Home and Garden Show held last month along with numerous boxes of non-perishable food items.

  • Cancer survivors will be honored nationally June 3

    On Sunday, June 3, the American Cancer Society will join millions of Americans in honoring cancer survivors as part of the 25th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, organized by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.
    There are more than 11 million cancer survivors living in the United States, and it is estimated that by 2020 there will be some 20 million people living with a history of cancer.