Local News

  • Pretrial set for man charged in Nicholas accident

    Two Cynthiana men made their court appearances in Nicholas County last week on charges associated with a Feb. 19 accident.
    Not guilty pleas were entered by Dustin Lewis on 38 counts of wanton endangerment, DUI (first offense) and disregarding stop sign.
    A preliminary hearing was set for March 30.
    Lewis’ attorney is James Brannon of Paris.
    Joe D. Ashbrook, 23, entered into a diversion agreement on an alcohol intoxication charge. A review was set for Sept. 7.

  • This week's headlines

    Lance Phillips and Curtis Stillwell share the same life-threatening disease.
    Now, a year after their treatments, they share news of good health.

    Work has resumed on the U.S. 27 North viaduct. Workers will be concentrating on the approaches to the bridge as well as Church Street.
    Constuction is also slated to begin this summer on the bypass around Cynthiana.

    These are just two stories we are working on for this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Cynthiana woman killed in Tuesday wreck

    Eighty-nine-year-old Helen Florence was killed Tuesday morning when she apparently lost control of her car on U.S. 62 East and hit a tree.
    “She is one of the sweetest ladies you would ever want to know,” said long-time neighbor Mary Coy, who will remember Florence waving to her every morning they were outside.
    “She was just a wonderful woman and she will be missed,” Coy said, adding that Mrs. Florence was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren.

  • One Recovery

    Nothing on earth can compare to a mother’s love for her baby boy, and thanks to answered prayers and a miracle from above, Clayton is still here to experience that unconditional love.
    Clayton Arnold is your typical Harrison County 8-year-old boy. He is never too far from Mommy’s side, but always one step behind Daddy while on the job.
    Last Christmas however, proved not to be so jolly for Clayton, but instead the beginning of a journey that would have everyone he knew and loved living through a nightmare that seemed never ending.

  • Dr. Stephens is first recipient of Chamber’s newest award

    Fifty years and counting. That’s how long Dr. Don Stephens has served the medical field. Those years Stephens has tried to keep Harrison Countians healthy likely played a role in Stephens being presented the first-ever Chamber of Commerce Health Care Person of the Year.
    With his own little cheering section in the back of the room applauding vigorously, Stephens walked to the podium to accept the Health Care person of the year award at the annual Chamber banquet.

  • Plum Court man beaten, robbed Tuesday night

    Police are looking for three persons of interest following a Tuesday night armed robbery on Plum Court.
    Det. Alan Judy  of the Cynthiana Police Department said that at 10:45 p.m. a man at 107 Plum Court was robbed “of items on his person” by two men with weapons. A female suspect was also involved.
    Judy said the victim was beaten up by the men and received minor injuries.
    Police would like to talk to Tesa Nichols, Brian Fryman and Donnie A. Moore. Judy asked that if these people are located to call police at 234-7100.

  • Daylight Savings Time returns

    Just like a sunflower turning its head to catch the sun, we too have discovered a way to get more from the sun.
    Daylight Savings Time (DST) will take effect on Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m. So before you head to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.
    DST gives us the opportunity to enjoy longer spring and summer evening activities.

  • Kentucky author Abigail Keam to visit library

    Noted Kentucky author Abigail Keam will be at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. with her book “Death by a Honeybee.”
    It is the first in a mystery series to be penned by Keam.
    She is a real beekeeper and a 13-time winner of the Kentucky State Fair honey categories.
    Keam also sells honey at local farmers’ markets and is a member of the Kentucky Guild Artists and Craftsman and the Lexington Farmers’ Market Association.

  • Cynthiana woman in fair condition after Tuesday wreck on KY 1054

    Authorities say that talking on the cellphone was a major factor in a Tuesday afternoon wreck that resulted in a Harrison County woman having to be air lifted to UK hospital.
    A call came in to E911 around 2:10 p.m. on Feb. 8, for a possible injury wreck on KY 1054 between Robinson Road. and Dutch Chapel Road.
    “We arrived on scene and discovered a young woman pinned in a late 90’s model Nissan car,” said Harrison County Deputy Sheriff Steve McCauley. “The extent of her injuries were unknown, but she was conscious when we arrived.”

  • Two officers added to CPD roster

    Cynthiana will be adding two new police officers to the roster this spring.
    The two recruits are finishing their 18-week academy training in Richmond, but were home this week and riding with CPD officers for some hands-on training.
    Nathan Linville, 22, will graduate on April 22. The following month on May 20, Joe Daniel will walk across the stage.
    Linville, who is a Nicholas County native, has lived in Cynthiana since graduating from NCHS in 2007. He attended college studying computer science. However, it was Cpl. Walter Tapp who recruited Linville.