Local News

  • Spooky BooWow parade Oct. 30

    This Halloween is for the dogs.

    No, really.

    The local Xi Beta Beta sorority will host the Spooky Boo Wow Howl-o-ween parade on Saturday, Oct. 30, around the old courthouse.

    Dog owners are encouraged to dress themselves and their pets in costumes, said member Kelly Kendall.

    Owners will be able to register their pooch for judging.

    “There will be prizes for different categories,” Kendall said.

    Registration is $5 per dog, with proceeds benefiting the Harrison County Humane Society.

  • Academic Briefs

    HCHS Site-Based Council

    There will be a special Harrison County High School SBDMC meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. in the HCHS library.

    Harrison County High School’s next regularly scheduled SBDMC meeting is cancelled due to Election Day.  The SBDMC will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. in the HCHS library.


    Leith to teach in Thailand

  • Court says yes to funding for Berry Data Center

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court chose its annual meeting in Berry Tuesday to make another six-month financial commitment to the Berry Data Center.

    While the motion passed to pick up the $28,400 tab, three magistrates voted against the proposal.

    “A kid in Kelat should have the same opportunities as a kid in Berry,” said magistrate Bradley Copes prior to his “no” vote. “Education should be up to the school board; information should be the library. The fiscal court is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of this county.”

  • Mill Creek bridge repairs to begin

    Maintenance will begin on Mill Creek bridge, KY 36 at mile point 12.607, on Monday, Oct. 18, and continue through Monday Nov. 8. KYTC District 6 will be conducting the bridge maintenance project. Crews will be working from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Traffic signals will be in use. Motorists should look for lane closures and equipment, especially eastbound.


  • Weekend was busy for Harrison County

    The weekend was a busy one for Cynthiana and Harrison County, starting with Friday’s Thorobred football game in Pendleton County.

    On Saturday, downtown was hopping with the 3rd annual BBQ Cook-off.

    Saturday night featured Farm Fest at the fairgrounds.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat for photos and stories about the many events.

  • Candidates respond to local issues

    Meet the local candidates on the pages of The Cynthiana Democrat.

    This week’s print edition of the newspaper will feature responses from candidates for city commission and fiscal court, as well as the mayor and county judge-executive positions.

    Each candidate was given the opportunity to answer a few questions generated by the news staff.

    See all their answers and reactions to specific community concerns in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.


  • Stolen ATM recovered on Peak Lane

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department recovered a stolen ATM, coin machine and juke box over the weekend, leading to two arrests in northern Kentucky.

    Deputy Tuan Kreer said he was called to Peak Lane around 10 a.m. Saturday after someone discovered the machines along the side of the road.

    “They were pried open,” Kreer said Monday morning. “All the money was gone.”

  • Former employer remembers accident victim

    Results of a Cynthiana Police Department investigation into the tragic death of 74-year-old Sylvia Fight, who was killed as she walked through the cross walk at Walmart, have been turned over to the Commonwealth Attorney to determine if charges should be filed.

    Fight was leaving Walmart last Friday when she was struck by an SUV, driven by Lauren Watts, 24, who police said was in the process of moving to Cynthiana.

    Sgt. Wilbur Gross said Watts told police she did not see Fight as she drove through the cross walk just after 10 a.m. on Friday.

  • Store manager robbed Saturday

    An assistant manager at First Stop was allegedly robbed Saturday morning as she was taking a deposit to the bank.

    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said the woman, whose name is not being released by police, left the store at Locust and Pleasant streets about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. She had the cash deposit in the passenger’s seat of her vehicle and the windows down.

    Two men stopped her as she passed Elm Street, reached in and took the money bag.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Nationally recognized taxidermist brings talent to new home

    “It’s like paradise,” Joe Millham said from his new home, situated on top of a hill where Harrison, Bracken and Robertson counties meet. His home also serves as his taxidermy shop -- Mountain Rest Taxidermy.

    Joe and Carol Millham purchased their 138 acres on Moore Road three years ago. Carol saw the falling down building then, but not again until she moved here from Upstate New York a month ago.