Local News

  • Faces of the Fair

    The Harrison County Fair was from July 8th to the 17th this year. It drew large crowds to its festivities such as the Poultry Show, the Tractor Pull, the Baby Show and Family Fun Night. There was also good food availble to be enjoyed such as fried pickles, funnel cake and snow cones. For more from the fair check out this week's Democrat.

  • Artist drawing on talent for struggling orchestras

    Joan Herndon tries to spend at least an hour each day practicing what she calls “dying arts.”

    She is a piccolo player for the Springfield Symphony and is also the creator of Sym-Funnies, which is a novelty cartoon business.

    Herndon began drawing when she was about 3 years old.

    She said doodling was “pretty much how [she] went through school.”

  • Journey Medical Mission opens May 20

    Harrison County’s free medical clinic will open its doors for the first time Thursday evening, May 20.

    Organized by a group of volunteers, Journey Medical Mission will offer health care needs to patients without insurance.

    Dr. Henry Norfleet will serve as the clinic’s medical director and Jane Whitehead will serve as the clinic coordinator.

    The clinic will see patients by appointment only every Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m.

    To schedule an appointment, call 235-0063. Leave a message and a clinic volunteer will call you back.

  • Two injured in Friday wreck on US 27 South

    A Friday night wreck sent two to the hospital.

    According to the Cynthiana Police Department draft report from Ptl. Michael Kiskaden, Kyle D. Caldwell, 18, was turning left onto US 27 from River Road around 10:21 p.m., when his car struck an oncoming truck driven by William E. Earlywine, 21, of Ewing, Ky.

    The report states that Caldwell failed to yield to the right of way when he turned onto the highway.

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

  • Caldwell County lands former HCHS principal

    Former Harrison County High School principal Jim Schmidt has accepted an assistant principal position at Caldwell County High School.

    “I’m anxious to be there,” Schmidt said during a phone interview Tuesday morning.

    Schmidt said his new position was finalized last Thursday.

    Schmidt served as head principal at CCHS prior to his three years as head principal at HCHS.


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

  • Pleasant Street bridge closed for repairs

    The Pleasant Street bridge over the South Fork of the Licking River at the intersection of KY 36, KY 356 and KY 3016 will be closed the rest of this week and through July 31. However,  Travis Fryman, state road supervisor for Harrison County, said the bridge will be opened this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and will close again Monday and continue to be closed for the balance of the construction period.


  • Bigger, better is promised for this year’s Art Walk

    The second annual Cynthiana Art Walk begins tomorrow and Arts Council members are encouraging everyone to “Rock the Walk.”

    “It’s the community’s festival...” Art Walk coordinator and Arts Council president Karey Smith said. “We have so much that’s coming to this town, we’re going to burst at the seams.”

    The big difference between last year’s Art Walk and this year’s Art Walk, Smith said, is the size.

  • Academic Briefs


    Heather Lynn Carson graduated from Lexington Healing Arts Academy where she attended for massage therapy.

    Carson is the daughter of Jeff and Shirley Carson and the granddaughter of Peggy and Charles Carson.


    The Harrison County High School Site Based Decison Making Council will have a special meeting on Wednesday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library.

    The SBDM council will receive principal selection training from the Kentucky Association of School Councils at that time.

  • Dryden Road man airlifted after tractor accident

    A Harrison County man is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following a Sunday morning tractor accident off Dryden Road.

    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser, Leonard Hatch, 48, was driving a Kubota tractor up a hill, when the tractor flipped backwards.

    Hatch was airlifted to the Lexington hospital.

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

  • Fair pageants begin the week

    Harrison County fair events continue this week.

    Tonight’s events include the baby and children shows, beginning at 6 p.m.

    The horse pull will begin at 7 p.m.

    Tuesday evening’s events will begin with the Miss Junior Pre-Teen Pageant at 6 p.m., followed by the Miss Pre-Teen Pageant, Miss Teen Harrison County and the Miss Harrison County Scholarship Pageant at 8 p.m.

    For pictures from this year’s Harrison County Fair, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.