Local News

  • Expect changes at this year’s 4-H Fair

    It may just be the beginning of July, but the Harrison County Fair isn’t far away.

    And while the fair has been rooted in Harrison County for years, additional new events will debut at this year’s fair.

    “We want to give the community something to go to,” said Fair Committee member Jo Banks.

    The fair will begin on July 9 with all the livestock shows occurring that weekend instead of during the week, as in past years.

  • Asian Garden Buffet to open Thursday

    The waiting is over.

    At 11 a.m. Thursday, Cynthiana will welcome its newest restaurant – The Asian Garden Buffet.

    Three brothers will open their third restaurant in as many towns.

    Eric Dong, who will manage the Harrison Square business, is joined by his brothers Denny and John in their latest restaurant venture. The other restaurants are in Mt. Sterling and Louisville.

    See the complete story in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fire damages business storage building Tuesday

    A Tuesday morning fire damaged the Isaac and Wachter Roofing storage building on Locust and Pike streets.

    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, a fire broke out between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in the building that contained roofing materials, including shingles, pitch and tar paper.  The business is owned by Al Isaac and Mike Wachter.

    “It was one big mess,” Sanders said of the sticky and smelly conditions.

    He said the contents of the building were a total loss and the building sustained substantial damage.

  • Graduation, Moonlight Ball photos available for pickup

    Photos from Harrison County High School’s graduation ceremony and Harrison County Middle School’s Moonlight Ball are available for pick up at Richie Photography, 129 E. Pike St., Cynthiana.

    The graduation photos include the complimentary photo of each graduate receiving a diploma and the full class photos which were ordered before June 12. Other class photos should be in by Friday.

    Studio hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Other hours are available by calling 588-4705.

  • The Vault will open in downtown Chamber building

    When The Vault opens next week, Michele Chambers will have accomplished one of her dreams.

    “I’ve wanted to open up an ice cream shop,” she said Tuesday afternoon, “...I’ve just been too scared to do it.”

    Located in the Chamber of Commerce building on the corner of Main and Pike streets, The Vault will have much more to offer besides chocolate, vanilla and twisted soft serve ice cream.

    “Hopefully with the menu I have, people will come,” Chambers said. “It’s such a variety to pick from.”

  • Kentucky State Fairbears will visit Harrison County Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair’s mascots, Fairbear and Fairabear, will be visiting the Harrison County Fair on Sunday, July 12. Fairbear and Fairabear will be giving away pins, hugs, and information about the 2009 Kentucky State Fair. The state fair will take place Aug. 20-30, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

    Fairbear and Fairabear will return to the State Fair following their statewide tour, during which they plan to attend over 70 events.

  • Academic Briefs


    Joyce Carol Kelly was inducted into the Beta Alpha Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Maysville Community and Technical College on April 12.

    Kelly, Mount Olivet, is majoring in pre-law and is the daughter of John and Judy Conley and the late Terry V. Mattox of Cynthiana, and is married to Larry E. Kelly of Mount Olivet.

  • Deputies’ pursuit ends in arrest

    A Harrison County man is behind bars after leading sheriff’s deputies on a Friday evening chase.

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley said Friday’s chain of events began when dispatch received a 5:12 p.m. call about a hit and run accident at the intersection of US 62 West and Smith-Martin Lane.

    Charles Brooks, 32, was traveling westbound on Wornall Lane, when he allegedly crossed US 62 West, hitting a 1992 Saturn, driven by Juan Hernandez, 32.

  • Former concert promoter remembers ‘King of Pop’ as being ‘very nice’

    While the world lost the “King of Pop” last Thursday, Peggy Rogers lost an acquaintance.

    “The thing about Michael I remember the most is his sweetness,” Rogers said Monday morning.

    A concert promoter for Dick Clark, Rogers was responsible for filling the 10,000 concert seats for various vocal groups, including the Jackson Five.

    “We had an exclusive on the Jacksons and we were doing all their shows,” Rogers said.

    At the time, Michael was 12 years old.

  • Relay for Life raises $65,000

    Friday’s Relay for Life netted $65,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    “I was tickled,” said co-chair Kathy Brown, who noted that the Harrison County Relay for Life goal was $66,000 for 2009.

    She said money is still coming in and they have until Aug. 31 to reach the goal.

    “We had a good night,” she said.

    New co-chairs for next year’s event will be Carol Ann Doyle and Leandra Jenkins.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story as well as photographs.