Local News

  • Taste of Harrison County is next weekend

    The annual Taste of Harrison County will be held next Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. downtown around the old courthouse lawn.

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Lions Club, the event will include over 50 arts, crafts and retail booths, along with a food court and an expanded kids’ area.

    Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by local music and dancing groups.

    In conjunction, the True Classic Car Club Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Flat Run Veterans Park.

    Registration for the car show is $12.

  • Arrests expected in tagging incidents

    Police are expected to make arrests this week of an adult and two juveniles in a recent “tagging” spree in Cynthiana.

    Cynthiana Police have been called to four incidents over a two-day period beginning Tuesday, July 13.

    A CPD spokesman said the new viaduct, which is under construction on U.S. 27 North, was the first target. Graffiti was spray painted on the bridge and construction equipment was vandalized.


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

  • Sidewalks grant held up by federal requirements

    It’s been over a year since the city received the Safe Routes To School grant and the first slab of concrete has yet to be laid.

    “Basically, we’re on a stand still with this project,” administrative assistant Dave Kennedy told the Cynthiana City Commission at its special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    A $247,000 federal grant administered by the District 6 Transportation Department, the Safe Routes To School project intended to build and improve around 7,000 feet of sidewalk leading from town to the Hilltop.

  • Driver thrown from vehicle in Tuesday crash

    A man is in fair condition at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following a Tuesday afternoon wreck at the intersection of US 27 South and US 62 West.

    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Tuan Kreer, Susanne Fizette, 29, was traveling southbound on US 27 around 2:30 p.m., driving a 1999 black Toyota 4Runner, when she struck a white 1988 Ford F150 driven by Sherley Saunders, 66.

    “The truck was turning from 62, heading north on 27,” Kreer said.

  • Nichols named assistant principal at high school

    Harrison County High School has a new assistant principal and Jenny Nichols has her dream job.

    “It’s a dream come true,” Nichols said Friday afternoon.

    Formerly a social studies teacher at HCHS, Nichols will fill the vacant assistant principal position following Amy Casey’s hire as head principal.

    “I still can’t believe it’s true,” Nichols said, smiling. “I’m just giddy about it...”

    Behind Nichols’ desk in her new office, the senior class motto is written on her window.

  • Local girl sings, dances her way to WEG stage

    When the World Equestrian Games kick off this Saturday, one Harrison County youth will be dancing and singing right in the middle of it all.

    Alexis Lanza, 11, will be one of 150 kids from across the Bluegrass to perform during the WEG opening ceremony.

    “They told us there are going to be a whole lot of people there,” Alexis said Monday afternoon.

    Over 30,000 spectators will fill the stands at the Kentucky Horse Park for Saturday’s star-studded ceremony.

    Country singer Wynonna Judd will be among those performing.

  • Wastewater collection improvements on tap for Berry

    The city of Berry is considering updating its wastewater collection and treatment system due to continual maintenance and outdated equipment.

       There was a public hearing at Berry City Hall on July 8 to discuss the next steps of the process.    Mayor Ken Abner said the community has been cooperative and supportive of the proposed project.

  • Casey takes lead as new high school principal

    After serving two stints as interim principal at Harrison County High School, Amy Casey is dropping the “interim.”

    Casey, 33, was named head principal last Thursday to fill the position vacated by Jim Schmidt. She will assisted by Bow Switzer as well as a second assistant yet to be hired.

  • Webb trial set in Bourbon County

    Accused murderer Bass Webb will be back in a Bourbon County courtroom in May.

    Webb is charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to run over two jail officials at the Bourbon County Detention Center on July 31, 2009.

    Webb is also charged with murdering Bryia Runiewicz in her Harrison County home earlier that same day.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Burn ban issued for Harrison County

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett issued a burn ban which went into effect Wednesday morning.

    Barnett said under recommendation of Chief Charles Carson of the Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department, the ban includes all of Harrison County. However, he said some areas of the county are in worse shape than others.

    “The northern part of the county is really bad,” Barnett said. “There have been a few grass fires. With no rain in the forecast, this is a precautionary move.”