Local News

  • Cynthiana man charged with rape

    A 23-year-old Cynthiana man is being held at the Grant County Detention Center on charges of rape and tampering with a witness.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department said Danny Elvis Reed was charged on Oct. 8 with sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl for allegedly engaging in oral sex with the juvenile.
    Gross said further investigation indicated that there was also sexual intercourse and a warrant was served on Reed on Nov. 11 on the additional charges.
    Gross said the allegation of intercourse elevates the charge to third degree rape.

  • Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday

    The Harrison County Ministerial Association’s Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at on Sunday, Nov. 21, 5 p.m. at Cynthiana Christian Church. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Earl Litman. This event is a HCMA fund-raiser. All proceeds will be used to help those in need.

  • Deadlines for Thanksgiving

    The Cynthiana Democrat will  have early deadlines for the Thanksgiving issue.
    All news/editorial copy must be received at the office no later than 10 a.m. Monday.
    Advertising will follow the same Monday deadline.
    Our office will be closed Thursday so that our staff may spend the holiday with family.

  • Click It or Ticket local campaign funded for another year

    You may be thinking turkey, but state and local officials are urging motorists to think safety first.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department said the city was again awarded a state traffic safety grant, which enables the department to take part in state-sponsored campaigns with officers’ overtime.
    Gross said that specific attention will be paid through the Click It or Ticket campaign Nov. 15-28.
    He noted that while seat belt usage is still too low, recently released numbers indicate that more people are buckling up.

  • The gift of giving

    Christmas morning. You’re either watching your children tear through the gifts it took you all year to buy and wrap, only to provide 30 minutes of paper shredding fun or you’re setting back thinking of all the smiles you helped create to some of the less fortunate.
    Charles and Peggy Carson made up their minds over 30 years ago as to what would be going through their minds Christmas morning, and that was the 400 plus kids who would wake up to a real Christmas experience.

  • Harrison warrants are only a click away for officers

    No more outstanding warrants or waiting for confirmation that a warrant has already been served.
    Due to the latest technology, Harrison County is now part of a new electronic warrant system.
    “When it comes to law enforcement, Kentucky is pretty state of the art,” said Detective Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
    eWarrants, as it is called, is a relatively new electronic way of issuing warrants. This system is said to eventually do away with old paper warrants that often times get misplaced.

  • Keeping up with changes

    Nearly 100 women gathered last week for a session on how women’s education and financial responsibilities have changed in recent history.
    The Power of the Purse, sponsored by Kentucky Bank, was held on Nov. 10 at The Prizing House.
    Kentucky Bank marketing president Pam Slone was one of four speakers to address the audience of how women’s roles have changed so much in the past 10 years.

  • Woman drives into residence, twice

    A Cynthiana woman who allegedly left her three small children at home alone while she went to her mother’s house and got into an argument is in jail.
    Police arrested Jessica Contreras, 21, on Nov. 4 after witnessing her trying to leave her mother’s house on Miller Street.

  • Cynthiana’s Christmas parade is Saturday, Dec. 4

    The annual Christmas parade is just a little over two weeks away on Saturday, Dec. 4 and there is more to see this year than ever before.
    The Chamber of Commerce is introducing its theme and version of “Deck the Halls.”
    “We are encouraging not only everyone in the parade to be festive in their decorating, but the store windows around town as well,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pat Grenier.

  • BGADD awarded grants for police, fire equipment

    The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) has awarded $578,100 in State Homeland Security Grants to Bluegrass Area Development District  for the purchase of interoperable communications, hazmat equipment, and mobile data computers.
    “Homeland Security grants are a vital component in helping keep the Commonwealth safe and secure,” Gov.  Steve Beshear said. “They provide funds that enable our first responders to have the latest and best tools needed in their critical missions.”