Local News

  • Freezing temps hamper firefighters’ efforts

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Tragedy was averted on Monday when two occupants of a home on US 62 west, escaped after a wood stove in the back of the house caused a fire.
    Brian Grayson and his companion, Rebecca Stephens, were awakened by two construction workers who saw smoke and flames coming from the back of the house as they were driving toward Cynthiana.

  • Chamber awards nominations sought

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2016  annual Chamber Awards Banquet.
    Award categories are: Public Safety, Healthcare, Educator, Citizen, Volunteer, Farmer and Business/Business Person of the year. Winners do not have to be Chamber members. Nominations are open to the community.
    Forms may be submitted online through a link on the Chamber’s Facebook page or picked up at Biancke’s Restaurant or the Chamber office and returned to 201 S. Main St. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 5.

  • Bridal Event coming Jan. 30

    The second Bridal Event will be held at The Prizing House on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 1:30 until 4:30.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Democrat, The Prizing House, White Dress and Going Places Travel, the Bridal Event promises to be one-stop-shopping for all potential brides and grooms.
    The Bridal Event will feature a fashion show of wedding gowns. At least 21 vendors will set up shop and be available to answer questions on all wedding-related issues, ranging from wedding cakes to possible honeymoon destinations.

  • Dr. King celebration is Jan. 18

    The annual Martin Luther King celebration will be held Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church.
    The March will leave Ebenezer United Methodist Church at 10 a.m.
    The guest speaker will be the Rev. Nathan Moore of First Baptist in Lexington.

  • Family restaurant opens on Walnut Street

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    “I wanted to fill a need that exists in Cynthiana for a family-style restaurant that offers more than just food,” Mindy Tindle said in a Monday interview at her just-opened Trindy’s Family Bistro, located at 216 Walnut.
    Her bistro offers a wide-ranging lunch and dinner menu, a full bar, pool tables and live acoustic entertainment on the weekends.
    Tindle, who lives in Georgetown, has been in the food-service industry since quitting Toyota about 11 years ago.

  • Ken’s NewMarket has grand re-opening

    Tomi Clifford, Chamber director; Stephanie Burden, Main Street director; Jason, Joel and Neal Techau, Stephanie Techau and Nancy Techau, Bonnie Teater, Chamber member; Trish Jenkins, Chamber member; Sheriff Shain Stephens; Mayor James Smith, Carol Higdon, Colleen Emery, Chamber members; and Shaun Brewer, Cynthiana Fire Department. In memory of their father, Ken Techau, the Techau brothers donned bow ties, which was part of the founding father’s daily attire when he opened the store with his wife, Sanna, in 1979.

  • Ruler Foods opens in Cynthiana

    Cynthiana’s newest grocery, Ruler Foods, opened last Thursday on U.S. 27 South in the former Food Lion building. Cynthiana Mayor James Smith and Ruler management and staff opened the store at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and special give-a-ways.

  • Absentee ballots available for Republican caucus

    Registered Republicans may apply for an absentee ballot for Kentucky’s March 5 presidential caucus. The caucus will be held at Westside Elementary School from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Voters who are unable to attend in person are permitted to vote by absentee ballot.
    The Kentucky Republican Party is handling all absentee ballots for this caucus.
    Absentee ballots may be procured in one of four ways:
    •By mail--write to The Republican Party of Kentucky, P.O. Box 1068, Frankfort, Ky. 40602

  • Stakelins’ beguiling beagles get KET air time

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Al Stakelin is an outdoorsman. When he was younger, he’s now 58, Stakelin enjoyed playing sports of all sorts.
    He was a regular when there was a basketball goal by the old city pool on the Hilltop in pick-up games.
    No longer able to play, he is now an avid hunter, fisherman, dog breeder and dog trainer.

  • Suspects ID’d in Nebo Road home burglary

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Two suspects in a burglary on Nebo Road on Jan. 5 have been identified, but their names are being withheld until after they are interviewed.
    “We received a tip on the two alleged perpetrators,” said Harrison County Deputy Sheriff Matt Royse on Tuesday.  “We can’t release their names until after we interview them.”