Local News

  • Harrison County teen in serious condition

    A Harrison County teen is in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a Sunday evening wreck on KY 32 West.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley’s report, Jordon Kurz, 17, was airlifted to UK after he apparently lost control of the 1999 Cadillac Deville he was driving.
    He ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
    The report also states that speed may have been a factor in the accident, which occurred at 9:40 p.m.

  • Election day is Tuesday

    Polling places will open in less than 24 hours.
    Tuesday at 6 a.m. voters will begin making their selections for local, state and national offices.
    Anyone with questions about their voting sites should call the Harrison County Clerk’s office at 234-7130.
    See the results in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Gunshot kills Harrison teen

    Grief counselors were at Harrison County High School Monday following the death of a classmate.

    Nicholas William Cochran Wyatt, 15, was found dead at his home on Sky Lane about 8:20 p.m. Friday, according to Det. Nate Moore of the Kentucky State Police.

  • Marching Thorobreds qualify for state semifinals

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds competed at Madison Southern High School in the KMEA State Quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 23.


    It’s been a long time coming, but local college officials are ready to move forward, despite the lack of a state funding commitment.

    The compromise is a scaled down version of the original expansion plan for Maysville Community and Technical College and to solicit the help of the community.

  • Graham finishes first again

    It was her third race in as many years… each one just a little sweeter.

    Mandie Graham ran her first race without knowing there was an awards program honoring cancer survivors and their placement in the race.

  • 10 years after ‘Survivor,’ Kentucky Joe says he would and could do it again

    By Bryan Marshall, LCNI News Service

    It’s been 10 years since Rodger Bingham went from a high school teacher from Crittenden to being known nationwide as “Kentucky Joe.”

  • Meth lab found in backyard

    A Cynthiana family had to go through a series of decontamination processes after finding a meth lab in their back yard Monday evening.

    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said his officers were called at 6:15 p.m. to 408 W. Pleasant St. where suspicious materials were discovered inside of a tent.

  • Academic Briefs


    Harrison County High School senior Samantha Lambert was recently awarded with a $5,000 Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship, which is one of the top awards in the program supported by Ford Motor Company Fund, for her work with local area veterans, volunteering at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington. She was one of only 12 students in the entire United States to get one of these scholarships.


    Harrison County High School science teachers and students unloaded boxes over fall break this week.

    Lots of boxes.

    Part of a 3M Foundation grant, science classes at the high school received $20,000 of equipment.

    “We were so excited,” said HCHS chemistry teacher and science department co-chair Jessica Smith.

    Earlier this month, Smith said, the boxes of flasks, balances and other equipment were delivered to her classroom, along with a human dynamics cart, an oven for drying chemicals and an up-to-code acid cabinet... just to name a few.