Local News

  • Commissioner Moore to run for state post

    Cynthiana City Commissioner Amanda Moore (R), has filed for the republican nomination to represent the citizens of southern Campbell, Pendleton, Robertson, and Harrison Counties in the state House of Representatives (HD 78). 

    Moore is a mother of two children, Whitney (10) and Carter (4). She is married to Shayne Moore, a Georgetown firefighter.


    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for her full announcement.

  • Palmer to run for city commission seat

    John Matthew Palmer has announced his candidacy for Cynthiana City Commissioner.

    Palmer is currently residing on Battle Grove Avenue. He has one daughter, Shelby. Palmer is the son of Debbie Lemons Palmer and Gary and Delores Palmer. He is the grandson of the late Stanley T. and Louise Lemons and the late Kathleen B. Palmer.

    Palmer was born and raised in Harrison County. He is a 1992 graduate of Harrison County High School. He has worked in industrial and logistics facilities for the last 17 years.


    One might think Harrison County is home to this year’s winter Olympics, with yet another winter storm dumping several more inches of snow early this week.

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said he estimated that northern parts of the county had received 10 inches of snow by Tuesday.

    While Barnett said on Tuesday that county roads are now “passable,” Monday morning’s road conditions prompted him to issue a state of emergency for the county.

    “The roads at that time were just in horrific shape,” Barnett said.

  • Incumbent Fritz seeks re-election as magistrat

    Incumbent candidate William Fritz has filed for re-election for Harrison County District 6 magistrate. This includes Westside and Connersville voting precincts. He will be seeking  his second term.

    He is married to the former Charlene Parsons and they have two daughters, Beth (Jimmy) Withers and Leslie (Nick) McCarty. They have four grandchildren, Daniel and Katie Withers, and Nicholas and Matthew McCarty.

    Fritz and his wife attend Unity Christian Church, where they have been members since childhood.

  • Keith enters race for seat on city commission

    Mayor Jack Keith has announced that he has submitted the appropriate paperwork to be a candidate for the Cynthiana City Commission. Keith was first elected to the city commission in 2005. He was reelected two years later. As a result of the resignation of Mayor James A. Brown, Keith was voted in as mayor in May 2009. He has served in that capacity since that time. While Keith states he does not wish to run again for mayor, he is still vitally interested in the welfare of Cynthiana.


    For his complete announcement, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Stephens enters race as sheriff candidate

    Shain Allen Stephens has announced his candidacy for Harrison County Sheriff.

    Stephens, 44, is a life-long resident of Harrison County and a Democrat.

    He and his wife, Rebecca, to whom he has been married for 21 years, have three children, Tiffani, Madison and Owen.


    See his announcement in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Bathalter enters race for judge

    Robert E. “Bob” Bathalter has filed to run for District Judge for the 18th Judicial District, which includes Pendleton, Harrison, Nicholas, and Robertson counties.

    Bathalter was born and raised on a small farm in southern Campbell County, Ky. He moved to Pendleton County in 1970, where he and his wife, Donna, now live. He is the step-father of Jim Barnard of Hebron, Ky., and Jordan Pinkston of Charlotte, N.C.

  • Change to guilty plea precedes Monday jury trial

    A 34-year-old Cynthiana woman changed her plea just days before a jury trial was to be held in Harrison Circuit Court.

    Carrie Sievers entered a guilty plea to eight counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument on Feb. 4.

  • Palmer seeks re-election to Senate

    State Sen. R.J. Palmer II, D-Winchester, citing a strong record that includes education reform, economic development and expanding highway infrastructure filed for re-election today.

    Palmer, who represents the 28th Senatorial District that includes Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Harrison, Montgomery and Nicholas counties, is beginning his ninth year of service in the Kentucky State Senate. He has served in the senate since 2001.


    See his full announcement in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Tapp on ballot for transportation officer

    Walter Tapp has filed as a candidate for Harrison County Jailer/Transportation Officer.

    Tapp was born and raised in Harrison County. He graduated from Harrison County High School in 1982. He then went on to graduate from Eastern Kentucky University Police Academy with 400 hours of training. Tapp is Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) certified. He continues to update his training every year.

    Tapp is a corporal for the Cynthiana Police Department, where he has been employed for the last 21 years.