Local News

  • Caldwell County lands former HCHS principal

    Former Harrison County High School principal Jim Schmidt has accepted an assistant principal position at Caldwell County High School.

    “I’m anxious to be there,” Schmidt said during a phone interview Tuesday morning.

    Schmidt said his new position was finalized last Thursday.

    Schmidt served as head principal at CCHS prior to his three years as head principal at HCHS.


    For the complete story, see this week's print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Pleasant Street bridge closed for repairs

    The Pleasant Street bridge over the South Fork of the Licking River at the intersection of KY 36, KY 356 and KY 3016 will be closed the rest of this week and through July 31. However,  Travis Fryman, state road supervisor for Harrison County, said the bridge will be opened this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and will close again Monday and continue to be closed for the balance of the construction period.


  • Bigger, better is promised for this year’s Art Walk

    The second annual Cynthiana Art Walk begins tomorrow and Arts Council members are encouraging everyone to “Rock the Walk.”

    “It’s the community’s festival...” Art Walk coordinator and Arts Council president Karey Smith said. “We have so much that’s coming to this town, we’re going to burst at the seams.”

    The big difference between last year’s Art Walk and this year’s Art Walk, Smith said, is the size.

  • Academic Briefs


    Heather Lynn Carson graduated from Lexington Healing Arts Academy where she attended for massage therapy.

    Carson is the daughter of Jeff and Shirley Carson and the granddaughter of Peggy and Charles Carson.


    The Harrison County High School Site Based Decison Making Council will have a special meeting on Wednesday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library.

    The SBDM council will receive principal selection training from the Kentucky Association of School Councils at that time.

  • Dryden Road man airlifted after tractor accident

    A Harrison County man is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following a Sunday morning tractor accident off Dryden Road.

    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser, Leonard Hatch, 48, was driving a Kubota tractor up a hill, when the tractor flipped backwards.

    Hatch was airlifted to the Lexington hospital.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fair pageants begin the week

    Harrison County fair events continue this week.

    Tonight’s events include the baby and children shows, beginning at 6 p.m.

    The horse pull will begin at 7 p.m.

    Tuesday evening’s events will begin with the Miss Junior Pre-Teen Pageant at 6 p.m., followed by the Miss Pre-Teen Pageant, Miss Teen Harrison County and the Miss Harrison County Scholarship Pageant at 8 p.m.

    For pictures from this year’s Harrison County Fair, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fab Fourth is Saturday

    The Fabulous Fourth Celebration will be on July 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. on the Hilltop.

    Fireworks will start at dark.

    Concessions will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. selling food such as cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and hamburgers.

    There will also be kids’ activities such as a cornhole tournament, giant slide, blow-up bouncer and an obstacle course.

    There will be stage entertainment with a band, a flag presentation and the presentation of awards to the police and fire departments throughout the night.

  • Longest Day of Play is Monday at FRVP

    Monday will mark the summer solstice and the fourth annual Longest Day of Play.

    Hosted by the Community Health Partnership Wellness Subcommittee, the event includes booths featuring different physical activities for children ages two to 12.

    At each booth are volunteers from community businesses and organizations.

    “Each organization comes up with their own activity,” said chairman Mollie Smith.

    Smith said this year’s events will include at least 19 booths with such activities as badminton, the chicken dance and corn hole.

  • Academic Briefs


    Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., has awarded an educational scholarship to David Barnes of Berry, Ky.  Barnes will attend Bluegrass Community Technical College and then the University of Kentucky and plans to study crop science. He is the son of Jeff and Connie Barnes of Berry, Ky.

  • Academic Briefs


    Bradley Scott Muntz, son of Brad Muntz and Donna H. Muntz, graduated May 8 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in education. He will be teaching at Bourbon County Middle School this fall.

    Muntz was recently honored at a graduation celebration held at the home of his grandparents, Donald and Mary Russell Muntz.


    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,470 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2010 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 8.