Local News

  • Westside student spends summer improving outdoor classroom

    While most students can’t wait to leave school for the summer, Kevin Barnett, 10, spent a good part of his summer break working at school.

    A fifth-grader at Westside Elementary, Barnett worked throughout the summer to clean and improve the school’s outside classroom.

    “We came out here during CATS testing and we saw there was a bunch of glass around,” Barnett said Monday. “...It didn’t look good... I just didn’t like how it looked.”

    And so Barnett changed it.

  • Academic Briefs


    Midway College is pleased to announce the 2009 Spring Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must be enrolled full time and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.6 for the semester.

    Those Midway students from Harrison County making the Dean’s List were  Tamara Banfield, Melody Bills, Kimberly Furnish, Pamela Slone and Kimberly True.


  • Cynthiana author releases 22nd book, with help from her furry friends

    Dolores Harrison used to keep her stories in shoeboxes.

    Today, they’re found in 22 published books.

    “I’d just make up stories,” Harrison said.

    Harrison’s latest book, “Wild Strawberries” was released earlier this month.

    Harrison said that like her other books, “Wild Strawberries” presents a mystery that Harrison waits until the end to unfold.

    “I like a book that has a mystery in it,” she said.

  • Lightening claims Berry barn

    Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms sent one Berry barn up in smoke.

    “There was a big clap of thunder and the sky lit up,” said Barbara Kendall.

    Both Barbara and her husband James were at their residence off Renaker Ridge Road when the barn behind their house was struck by lightening around 2:30 p.m.


    See complete story in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Planning and Zoning to vote on zone change tonight

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission will vote tonight on a possible zone change at the Business Park.

    The zone change recommendation by the P & Z board would be the first step toward changing one lot of the Business Park from light industrial to heavy industrial.

    The zone change comes in lieu of the Economic Development Authority’s negotiations with United Propane Gas, Inc.

    The business, which would distribute propane gas locally and regionally, would be located on the lot closest to Connersville Pike.

  • Celtic music will be ringing at Rohs Sunday

    Cynthiana may be a far way from Ireland, but Celtic music won’t be hard to find in town Sunday.

    Co-sponsored by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library and the Cynthiana Arts Council, ‘The Muses,’ a Celtic folk art band will perform at Rohs Opera House this Sunday at 2 p.m.

    “They put on a great show,” said library adult programming coordinator Cindy Franklin. “This is for everyone... it’s a family fun event.”

  • Teens at UK in fair condition

    Three Harrison County teens are recovering after a Monday afternoon accident.

    The three boys were on a rough terrain vehicle (RTV) and traveling along the shoulder of U.S. 62. According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchison, Bryan Carroll, 13, was driving the Kubota RTV.

    Ronald Hinton, 16, who had a learner’s permit, was westbound on U.S. 62 in a 2001 Chevrolet 3500 one-ton truck pulling a flat-bed trailer.

  • Harrison County students head back to school Tuesday

    It’s back to school for kids in Harrison County.

    Harrison County schools will begin the 2009-2010 school year this Tuesday.

    St. Edward resumed classes last Friday.

    For pictures of Harrison County’s first day of school, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.


  • Circuit Clerks office recognized for outstanding support of organ donation

    Harrison County Circuit Clerk, Kathy Kearns’ driver’s licensing office is being recognized for its outstanding support of organ donation by the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life organ donor awareness program. 

    Since the inception of the Trust For Life program in 1992, circuit clerks’ offices around the state have asked Kentuckians to donate $1 for the promotion of organ donation awareness. Over the past 17 years, the circuit clerks have raised more than $6 million for the program.

  • Paris event will raise money for memorial scholarship

    Plans are underway for the second annual Travis Fryman Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser. The event will be held Aug. 8, at Legion Park in Paris, Ky.

    The event will have activities for everyone including a car/tractor show, various musical acts, food, a dunking booth, cornhole tournament, silent auction, children’s activities and a cruise in. The event is being held as a remembrance of Travis Fryman and to raise money for an on-going scholarship in his memory. The first scholarship was given in  March 2009 as a result of funds raised from the fundraiser.