Local News

  • Hunting opportunities available to persons with disabilities

    A former Georgia hunter has taken his passion for the outdoor life and given back to those who deserve the most.
    Robin Gassett and his wife Ellen have been taking their love of hunting and sharing it with those who are sometimes forgotten.
    “Our goal is to give those who want the chance to hunt an opportunity to make a life-long memory,” said Robin Gassett.
    Robin and Ellen are co-owners and operators of the Licking River Outfitters.

  • Law enforcement recovers some stolen property

    Following a recent rash of thefts in Harrison County, law enforcement has had a break.
    On Thursday, Nov. 18, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department received a tip from Scott County Police that an irrigation wagon matching the description of one that had been taken from Neil Ishmael’s Harrison County farm had been found in Scott County.
    The next day, another irrigation wagon was recovered. This one belonging to Jeremy Burden, also of Harrison County.

  • Family thankful for new home

    A Harrison County family has something for which to be extremely thankful this week... a home.
    Susan Pike, Ricky Hughes and their four children were awarded a Cynthiana-Harrison County Housing Assistance (formerly Habitat for Humanity) home on Sunday.
    They have been renting the home since June. However, on Sunday, the family became homeowners.

  • Police arrest man three times in three weeks

    He’s been arrested three times in the last three weeks on charges ranging from theft to drugs.
    Zachary D. Pollitt, 21, was arrested Monday night on charges of possession of a controlled substance and prescription drug not in proper container.
    Cpl. Walter Tapp alleges that Pollitt is attempting to buy illegal prescription drugs, which has been the reason for his three-week crime spree that began on Oct. 29 when he was charged with alcohol intoxication.


    Estill Barnett of the Cynthiana Public Works department and Michael Knipper worked early Tuesday morning vacuuming leaves on Church Street before the rain began. Leaves that are raked to the curb are collected on the same day as the trash schedule.

  • 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.