Local News

  • HCMS speech team takes third at Knott and Lafayette

    The Harrison County Middle School speech team traveled to Hindman, KY to take on 17 teams from the southeast in the Knott County Central High Patriot Classic Speech Invitational. The team had 12 members break into to the top six, plus one student won in the overall performance category.  The following students brought home trophies:

  • Economy affecting shelter population

    Allen Fryman likes animals.

    And, Fryman has an abundance of animals.

    As the county’s animal control officer since June, Fryman has been working to accommodate the 1,399 animals that have entered the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter this year.

    The shelter’s intake number is up from 1,124 animals last year.

    “We stay full most of the time,” Fryman said.

    On average, at least four animals enter the shelter each day.

  • Vaughn seeks to fill county attorney position in 2010

    Bradley K. Vaughn, assistant Harrison County attorney, has announced his candidacy for the office of Harrison County Attorney. Vaughn’s decision to run for county attorney follows the announcement by current county attorney, Charles W. Kuster Jr., that he will pursue the district court judge’s seat.

  • County receives four ramp construction bids

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court is ready to move forward with erecting a sign at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.

    Donna Williams, representing the sign committee, asked magistrates for an additional $2,000 to help with the costs of the sign and entry way.

    Magistrate Steve Moses said the sign will be located between the bridge and the pond. The money also includes concrete pads for park benches. Magistrates previously approved a $500 contribution to the effort.

    The City of Cynthiana will also be paying $2,500.

    In other business, the court:

  • Soldier killed in motorcycle wreck Tuesday

    A 24-year-old Fort Mitchell man is dead after a motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon.

    Alva Lorenzy Holland was driving southbound on New Lair Road at 3 p.m. when he lost control of his 2008 black Yamaha motorcycle and struck a car driven by Elizabeth Moore, 53, from Cynthiana.

    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross, Holland was transported by Brown’s Ambulance Service to Harrison Memorial Hospital but died en route.


    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat's print edition.

  • Davender indicted in local ticket scam

    A former University of Kentucky basketball player has been indicted in Harrison County on allegations that he sold bogus tickets to a local fan.

    The indictment alleges that Edward Davender, 43, Georgetown, sold the fraudulent tickets in May, June and August of 2004 to Dustin Rose. Davender is charged with three counts of theft by deception over $300 on each charge.

    “He was one of my heros when I was kid,” Rose said Wednesday morning.

  • Medlin thanks God, community for support

    Probably the best word to describe Larry Medlin is rugged.

    He’s an avid hunter, with the proof of his hunts adorning the walls of his home. He’s a former heavy construction worker-turned-road maintenance worker. He lives in his home on Eureka Road with his wife Donna and their three children.

    He’s his dogs’ best friend. And, he’s neither accustomed to being idle, nor does he enjoy just sitting.

    Medlin is not a small man, which has served him well in the most recent season of his life.

  • Christmas Angel tree helps makes wishes come true

    It’s Christmas time in Harrison County and there’s many angels on this year’s tree.

    Part of the Christmas Angels program, the Family Resource Center is hoping the community will help make wishes come true for over 500 children.

    “I think it’s very important for us as individuals to give back to those that aren’t as fortunate,” said Vicki Faulkner, assistant coordinator at the Family Resource Center.

    And the Christmas Angels program does just that.

  • City approves final vote on water rate increases

    The second reading of an ordinance increasing water rates was approved at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    Commissioner Amanda Moore asked how much the increase will be for an average household each month.

    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said the average household uses 4,500 gallons of water per month and will see a $2.17 increase on their water bill.

    Moore voted against the second reading of the resolution.

    Other business included:

  • Cooking school draws large crowd

    Nearly 700 people attended the Taste of Home Cooking School on Tuesday at Harrison County High School auditorium.

    The Taste of Home nutritionist Dana Elliot prepared seven recipes from the magazines holiday issue.

    The Cynthiana Democrat in partnership with The Cynthiana Lions Club and Ken’s NewMarket brought the show to Cynthiana.