Local News

  • Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday on the Hilltop

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The 12th Annual Frankie Taylor Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Ingles Stadium on Saturday morning, April 15, beginning at 11 a.m.
    Frankie Taylor, who died on March 18, 2006,  was a magistrate on the Harrison County Fiscal Court and was known far and wide as a man who loved children and loved seeing them have fun.
    The annual Easter Egg Hunt has been held in his honor since his passing.

  • Bluegrass Greensource presents fourth annual Main Street Clean Sweep

    Main Street Clean Sweep will take place in Cynthiana on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Harrison County Court  
    House.Bluegrass Greensource provides volunteers an event t-shirt (as long as supplies last) bags, gloves, and litter grabbers. Individuals, families, clubs, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to volunteer, and may register at www.bggreensource.org/main-street-clean-sweep/.


    A story in the March 30 issue of The Cynthiana Democrat incorrectly identified Donald Herrington as being part of the fall drug round-up. Herrington was actually arrested following a traffic stop.

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum

    Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be closed on Friday, April 14 in observance of Good Friday.

  • Enter contest for a chance to win gift certificate prizes

    Make sure to check out the Easter ads that were in The Cynthiana  Democrat April 6, 2017, issue. Several of the ads contain scrambled words. See if you can solve the puzzles.  
    Cut out the ad, put your name and phone number on the entry blank and take the ad with the solved words to participating businesses. Each participating business has a registration box for your entry and a chance to win $80 worth of gift certificates from the various participating businesses. April 14, 2017, at noon is deadline to submit entries.

  • Field & Main Bank’s grand opening

    Field & Main’s chairman and CEO, Scott Davis, left, and Tonya Dryden, marketing president for Field & Main-Cynthiana, presenting a portrait to James Swinford of Swinford’s grandfather. M.C. Swinford was an attorney, former Cynthiana mayor and state representative. He was also founder and president of Harrison Deposit  Bank, which was located at Pike and Walnut streets, the former home of Field & Main Bank.

    Field & Main Bank opened in its new location on Feb. 21 and held a formal ribbon cutting on March 22.

  • City considers changes at Pike and Miller intersection

    Becky Barnes,

    The Cynthiana City Commission is re-evaluating the intersection at Miller and Pike streets after a recommendation from the state Transportation Cabinet to remove the stop light.
    Mayor James Smith said at Tuesday’s meeting that the state’s recommendation is the result of a traffic study that determined there was not enough traffic flow to warrant a light there.
    Smith made a motion to accept the state’s recommendation. Commissioner Roger Slade seconded the motion.

  • HCHS band earns top honors at KMEA

    On Wednesday, March 29, the Harrison County High School Band program, under the direction of John Merz, sent two performing ensembles to the KMEA Band Assessment held at the EKU Center for the Arts. The Concert Band and the Symphonic Band received overall distinguished ratings for their performances.  
    Each group received four scores – three judges critiqued their prepared performances while a fourth judge assessed their ability to perform a piece of music at first sight – and each of the four judges gave both groups the top rating.  

  • Crossfield is 2016’s Chamber Health Care Professional

    News Writer

    No one was as surprised as she, when Dee Crossfield was introduced by her friend, Dr. Amy Mashburn, as the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Health Care Provider of the Year.
    “I was totally surprised and stunned when we arrived the night of the awards banquet and I looked at the program and saw that I was the one being honored,” Crossfield said. “I really thought we were there to support Ryan Darnell for that award.”

  • Greggs named to Bandmasters Hall of Fame

    Becky Barnes,

    Bob and Laura Gregg have combined teaching careers of over 70 years and most of those have been in Harrison County.
    And while many believe they retired in 2012, they have never stopped giving to the Harrison County music programs.
    They still help prepare students for the spring assessments with the Kentucky Music Educators Association.