Local News

  • The Vault will open in downtown Chamber building

    When The Vault opens next week, Michele Chambers will have accomplished one of her dreams.

    “I’ve wanted to open up an ice cream shop,” she said Tuesday afternoon, “...I’ve just been too scared to do it.”

    Located in the Chamber of Commerce building on the corner of Main and Pike streets, The Vault will have much more to offer besides chocolate, vanilla and twisted soft serve ice cream.

    “Hopefully with the menu I have, people will come,” Chambers said. “It’s such a variety to pick from.”

  • Kentucky State Fairbears will visit Harrison County Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair’s mascots, Fairbear and Fairabear, will be visiting the Harrison County Fair on Sunday, July 12. Fairbear and Fairabear will be giving away pins, hugs, and information about the 2009 Kentucky State Fair. The state fair will take place Aug. 20-30, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

    Fairbear and Fairabear will return to the State Fair following their statewide tour, during which they plan to attend over 70 events.

  • Academic Briefs


    Joyce Carol Kelly was inducted into the Beta Alpha Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Maysville Community and Technical College on April 12.

    Kelly, Mount Olivet, is majoring in pre-law and is the daughter of John and Judy Conley and the late Terry V. Mattox of Cynthiana, and is married to Larry E. Kelly of Mount Olivet.

  • Deputies’ pursuit ends in arrest

    A Harrison County man is behind bars after leading sheriff’s deputies on a Friday evening chase.

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley said Friday’s chain of events began when dispatch received a 5:12 p.m. call about a hit and run accident at the intersection of US 62 West and Smith-Martin Lane.

    Charles Brooks, 32, was traveling westbound on Wornall Lane, when he allegedly crossed US 62 West, hitting a 1992 Saturn, driven by Juan Hernandez, 32.

  • Former concert promoter remembers ‘King of Pop’ as being ‘very nice’

    While the world lost the “King of Pop” last Thursday, Peggy Rogers lost an acquaintance.

    “The thing about Michael I remember the most is his sweetness,” Rogers said Monday morning.

    A concert promoter for Dick Clark, Rogers was responsible for filling the 10,000 concert seats for various vocal groups, including the Jackson Five.

    “We had an exclusive on the Jacksons and we were doing all their shows,” Rogers said.

    At the time, Michael was 12 years old.

  • Relay for Life raises $65,000

    Friday’s Relay for Life netted $65,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    “I was tickled,” said co-chair Kathy Brown, who noted that the Harrison County Relay for Life goal was $66,000 for 2009.

    She said money is still coming in and they have until Aug. 31 to reach the goal.

    “We had a good night,” she said.

    New co-chairs for next year’s event will be Carol Ann Doyle and Leandra Jenkins.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story as well as photographs.

  • McKee’s yea vote for racinos wasn’t enough

    The proposal that many thought would redeem the horse industry in Kentucky and return it to the national status once held, has been defeated by Kentucky law makers.

    State Rep. Tom McKee, who represents the 78th District that includes Harrison County, said Tuesday that he voted in favor of the expanded gambling at race tracks.

    However, that vote was in vain because the bill never made it out of the Senate committee.

  • Cynthiana Arts Council to host ART Walk for July 24-25

    The Cynthiana Arts Council is busy planning a Regional Art Festival called simply the ART Walk. This exciting two day event is scheduled for July 24 and 25.

    The Art Walk will offer something for every age to enjoy. There will be an evening stroll with sidewalk musicians, refreshments, and other live entertainment.

  • Leith to perform in Switzerland and Scotland

    Ted Leith, son of Tom and Anna Leith of Cynthiana, is one of four drummers from the United States who flew to Europe this week in order to perform with the internationally known percussion ensemble based in Basel, Switzerland called Top Secret Drum Corps.

    Top Secret is a precision drum corps with 25 drummers and flag bearers which are famous for performing a precise, energetic and demanding six-minute routine, mostly militaristic in style with upbeat touches such as drumstick juggling, a drummer’s duel, and flag twirling.

  • Fabulous Fourth happens on the fifth

    Hundreds of people gathered on the Hilltop Sunday night to take part in the Fabulous Fourth festivities.

    The Rotary Club’s games and entertainment as well as the fireworks show had to be postponed from Saturday night to Sunday due to inclement weather. However, attendance was not dampened by weather on Sunday.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat in print for photographs of the night’s events.