Local News

  • Old-time values helped to shape James Custard

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    James Wayne Custard lives his life with the values instilled in him by his parents and grand-parents.
    “Mom and Dad, and our grandparents taught all of us three things that served us well our entire lives,” Custard said. “You can always be honest, you can always be sincere and you can always be respectful.”

  • Son plans benefit concert to honor his late mother

    Becky Barnes,

    As with most children, Matt Taylor believes the sun came up each day just for his late mother.
    Now he wants to do something to honor her memory.
    Marjorie Taylor faced many health obstacles in her lifetime. She had a liver transplant when she was young. She had back surgeries. And, it was cancer that took her life on Oct. 26, 2016. She was 67.

  • St. Edward Celebrates Catholic School Week
  • Man swims river in alleged attempt to elude police

    Becky Barnes,

    Cynthiana Police Sgt. Michael Kiskaden is crediting the CPD K-9 Hano with the capture of a man who fled the scene of an accident at Walmart Tuesday night.
    A Georgetown man is in jail after he ran his truck into the Walmart building and fled on foot.

  • 324 lives saved through Kentucky Organ Donation in 2016

    “As we sat beside my 5-month-old son’s hospital bed, we begged God for a miracle. Smith had been fighting 24 hours for his life but, really, he had fought since birth. Smith was born with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia. The bile ducts in his liver were not formed correctly. Bile was trapped and quickly caused cirrhosis to his liver,” explains Smith Webster’s mom, Holly from Jefferson County.

  • Democrat staff earns 11 first-place Kentucky Press Association awards

    The Cynthiana Democrat earned 11 first-place awards at the The Kentucky Press Association’s annual awards banquet in Louisville last week.
    The contest was judged by the Georgia Press Association and was based on entries from October 2015 to September 2016.
    The advertising/graphics team received eight first-place awards, four second-place, and three third-place honors.
    They also were awarded a second-place general excellence, which is based on the number of awards garnered.

  • Lion’s Radio Auction slated for March 27-31

    The Cynthiana Lion’s Club Radio Auction is right around the corner. This year’s auction marks the 60th straight year the auction has been held locally. It will begin on Monday, March 27 and conclude on Friday, March 31.
    The auction will again originate from the studios of WHHS in the Harrison County Board of Eduction offices.
    WCYN and WHSS Cable 6 will carry the auction again this year. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 10:30 p.m., nightly.

  • Answer Book coming next week

    The annual Harrison County Answer Book will be inserted in next week’s Cynthiana Democrat (Feb. 2, 2017).
    The Answer Book is Harrison County’s most up-to-date compilation of local officials, organizations, annual events and services. The paper will be sold at a premium cost for just this one week to cover the costs incurred for production.
    Also, the Answer Book was scheduled to appear in the Jan. 26 issue, but due to equipment problems beyond our control, the book is being delayed by one week.

  • Chamber nominations due Jan. 30

    The annual Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce honors banquet is coming Feb. 23.
    Nominations are being sought for the seven areas of recognition. The deadline to have those nominations turned in is Monday, Jan. 30.
    They are looking to recognize 2016’s best health care provider, volunteer, farmer, business person, citizen, educator and safety official.
    The Thursday, Feb. 23 banquet will be held at the Extension office.
    The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is $20 per person. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 234-5236.

  • Museum visionaries will be honored Saturday

    On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m., the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be honoring three of its founding members as “Everyday Heroes.”
    The program will be held at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Main Street.
    Martha Barnes, Herby Moore and the late George Slade, who died in June 2005, will be feted during the special Museum program.
    A reception will follow the program at the library.