Local News

  • Salaries for City of Cynthiana employees released

    July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011

    Alcorn, Jennifer    $6,527.32
    Barnett, Estill    $22,5S4.22
    Barrett, Gary    $25,907.92
    Batte, Dorothea    $20,693.97
    Bell, Justin    $27,033.29
    Bills, George    $12,216.11
    Blanton, Todd    $41,628.21
    Brooks, Douglas    $16.00
    Brooks, Kathy    $19,938.93
    Brunker, Gary    $4,400.88

  • Grand jury issues 14 indictments in Tuesday session

    A Cynthiana man was named in three of the 14 indictments returned by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Adam Asbury, 32, is accused of the Sept. 6 burglary at William Thomson’s, the Sept. 8 burglary at Gary Mitchell’s residence and at a dwelling belonging to Dermon King Jr. on Sept. 10.
    He is charged with three counts of third degree burglary, one count of second degree burglary, three counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500, two counts of second degree criminal mischief and three counts of persistent felony offender.

  • Marching Thorobreds to have community performance Oct. 18

    The Marching Thorobreds performed at the Grant County Competition last weekend and placed first in Class 4A. They placed well in finals amongst a very strong field of bands.  But, their recent success is not what has the band excited, it is what is to come.  

  • Harrison County’s payroll is over $1.8 million

    Salaries for the 91 employees on the payroll for Harrison County total $1,837,676.38. County salaries were obtained through an open records request for fiscal year 2010-11. Those salaries are as follows:
    Edwin M. Culbertson, $5,734.68;
    Bradley K. Vaughn, $27,459.41;
    Emery A. Fryman, $29,107.40;
    Donald T. Ware, $7,739.19;
    Thelma Campbell, $6,063.84;
    Polly C. Ware, $5,844.12;
    Dorothy Turner, $951.75;
    Susan A. Kendall, $5,841.85;
    Willard L. Turner, $54,575.80;
    Brenda L. Turner, $6,810.50;

  • Pay forward: Running errands for others

    Whether it is a trip to the grocery store or picking the dog up from the groomers, Carol’s Run-A-Bout Service  is willing to make the trip for those who are unable or too busy to get their errand list completed.
    A modern day nanny would not exactly describe Carol Prince’s business, more of a headache inhibitor or just simply call her someone who knows what it is like to need a helping hand.
    In April, Prince underwent a surgery that left her unable to drive and do the necessary chores around the house during her recovery.

  • Fisherman finds meth-pack on riverbank

    A backpack containing products used to manufacture methamphetamine was turned into the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Thursday, Sept. 22.

    According to Deputy Nathan Gasser, a man who claimed that he was fishing in the Licking River near the Waste Water Treatment Plant on KY 36 West came into the office and told the deputy that he had found a backpack with odd items inside it.

  • FOP pancake breakfast is Saturday

    The Fraternal Order of Police, which includes Cynthiana and Harrison county law enforcement, will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday at Cynthiana Christian Church to raise money for its annual Shop with a Cop.
    Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Tickets on sale now for Oct. 27 Taste of Home Cooking School

    Tickets are now available for the popular Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by The Cynthiana Democrat, the Cynthiana Lions Club and in cooperation with Ken’s NewMarket for $10 each.
    This year’s event will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Harrison County High School auditorium.
    Tickets can be purchased at the office of The Cynthiana Democrat, Ken’s NewMarket in Cynthiana, Paris or Flemingsburg, Maysville Community and Technical College, Harrison County Extension office or at  The Comforts of Home in Georgetown.

  • Annual festival is this weekend at Reed’s

    The annual Country Festival and Back Forty Nature Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 1, at Reed Valley Orchard near the Harrison-Bourbon line at 239 Lail Lane.
    There will be special entertainment beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through 5:30 p.m.
    The Bourbon County FFA will provide a petting zoo and sheep shearing demonstration. There will be craft and food booths offering sweet and savory items.
    Reed Valley Orchard is located off of Townsend Valley Road from U.S. 27 South.

  • Uncovering a gem

    It may sound like a slight-of-hand -- to raise $20,000 and get another $20,000; but it’s real and it’s generous.
    An anonymous donor has offered an initial $20,000 to the City Hall gym project with a possibility of an additional $20,000.
    Finance commissioner and gym project champion Billy  Grayson wants it all. He wants the gym to be a safe place for children to play and he wants the funding to see it through.