Local News

  • Did you know?

    Earth Day 5K and children’s walk
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is hosting two Earth Day activities on Saturday.
    A one-mile run for kids will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed at 9 a.m. with a 5K run/walk. Both events will take place at the Cynthiana Airport with registration to begin at 7:30 a.m.
    For more information, contact the Chamber office at 234-5236.

    Raggedy Ann Festival is Saturday
    The 10th annual Raggedy Ann Festival will be held at Flat Run Veterans’ Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Shoo bop do wha

    Bobby socks and pony tails, poodle skirts and tight-rolled jeans...

    We go together like
    rama lama lama
    ka dinga da dinga a dong
    remembered for ever like
    shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom
    Chang chang chang-it-ty chang shoo-bop
    That’s the way it should be
    Wha oooh yeah!

    ...The Licking Valley Singers and The Golden Age of Rock ‘n Roll.

  • VFW
  • New chef heads up Krubaloo’s at Cynthiana Country Club

    When Chef Clayton Lesak decided to leave the Mitchell’s Fish Market in Newport, he wasn’t looking for “just another job.” He was looking for “the right fit.”
    And, as the new chef at Krubaloo’s at the Cynthiana Country Club, Lesak believes he’s found that “fit.”
    Chef Clayton, 31, was formally trained at Keiser University’s Culinary Arts School in Sarasota, Fla.
    “I learned the fundamentals in culinary schools, but learned to cook working in restaurants,” Lesak said.

  • Community baby shower is Tuesday

    The second annual Harrison County Community Baby Shower will be held on April 24. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m at Westside Elementary. A community baby shower is an event for expectant parents and for parents of children from birth to 3 years old.

  • Decorators’ Showcase to benefit local ombudsman agency

    The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency (NHOA) of the Bluegrass, which includes Harrison County, will hold the 23rd Decorators’ Showcase at Highland Hall, a historic, privately owned home in Lexington. The house, located at 6208 Old Richmond Road, is one of the original Shelby Houses of Fayette County.

  • Deadline nears for candidate endorsement letters

    With an election on the horizon, The Cynthiana Democrat welcomes letters of endorsement for candidates of the 2012 election.
    The last date to publish candidate endorsements for the May 22, 2012, primary election is the May 10 issue. The deadline for that edition is Monday, May 4.
    Letters should be no more than 300 words. All letters must be signed and include a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. Letters will not be published unless the author can be reached during business hours.

  • Tax Day Rally
  • Cynthiana considers smoking ban

    A smoking ban for Cynthiana, that’s what is being proposed to the Cynthiana City Commission by members of the Harrison County Healthy Communities Coalition.
    Janie Whitehead told commissioners Tuesday that the indoor air pollution is 2.4 times higher in Cynthiana than in Georgetown where a smoking ban has been enacted. Cynthiana’s pollution level is also 2.6 times greater than Lexington’s.
    Whitehead said that as of March 1, 33 Kentucky cities have adopted a smoking ban for public and work places.

  • Kay Brown seeks judgment for half

    Kay Brown, estranged wife of former Cynthiana mayor and businessman Jim Brown, is seeking a judgment in bankruptcy court that would give her half of her husband’s holdings.
    The bankruptcy filing puts suits on hold that have been filed against her in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Kay Brown filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy suit in January 2012. That case was moved from a Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7, which turns all of the property over to a trustee and that trustee may sell some or all of the property to settle debts.