Local News

  • 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.

  • Academic Briefs


    Mother and son duo both finished college December 2008. 

    Joseph Allen graduated May 9, 2009, with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Kentucky State University.  He now resides in Frankfort working as assistant production manager for Kentucky State’s Land Grant Department. 

    Alice Allen will receive her Master’s of Arts in education with special education LBD with a 3.2 GPA from Georgetown College on Aug. 16, 2009.  Alice is the in-school-detention teacher for Harrison County High School.


  • Grand jury will meet Tuesday

    The Harrison County grand jury is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Aug. 4.

    Any indictments returned by the grand jury will be listed in Thursday’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Harrison County High School Fees

    Parents will receive a bill for student fees this year from the high school.

    HCHS is asking parents not to send money or blank checks with their students on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    Students will report to their homerooms on the first day of classes, where they will receive their schedules and forms that will need to be filled out and returned to school immediately.

  • WEDCO health department receives grant

    The WEDCO health department in Cynthiana has been named a recipient of a Healthy Community grant distributed by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH).

    Three local health departments will receive grants from the DPH to help make their communities more conducive to healthy lifestyles, DPH announced earlier this week.

  • Mutton Bustin' popular event at this year's fair

    The Harrison County 4-H Fair ended Saturday with one of the most talked about events having occurred on Friday night.

    For the first time, Mutton Bustin’ was offered for children in a rodeo-style event that put youngsters atop a sheep.

    “It was a good fair,” said Cheryl Case, Extension agent for family and consumer science. “Nothing got rained out.”

    For photographs from this year’s fair, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • School district gets new calling system

    Harrison County parents can expect several calls from the school this year.

    For the first couple months of the school year, the Harrison County school district will try out a calling system that will allow the schools, teachers and coaches to contact parents through a phone call, text message and/or e-mail.

    Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard presented school board members with the details of the system at Friday evening’s school board meeting.

  • Cynthiana Art Walk this weekend

    The downtown streets of Main, Pike and Walnut will play host to the first annual Cynthiana Art Walk this Friday and Saturday.

    “You don’t have to be an art expert to enjoy this,” said Art Walk coordinator Karey Smith. “With the festival occurring both Friday and Saturday, folks can enjoy a date night Friday and bring the kids back for the fun on Saturday.”