Local News

  • June 24 will be recognized as Ag Awareness Day in Harrison County

    Harrison County Cooperative Extension will join with the local farmer’s Market on June 24 to put the spotlight on agriculture.
    Ag Awareness Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flat Run Veterans Park.
    “I really want to educate the public about the impact agriculture has on our daily lives,” said Janna Cline, Harrison County Extension Intern.
    Several UK extension specialists will help with the awareness project as well as outside commodity groups such as the Kentucky Farm Bureau, Keeneland and the local 4-H and FFA.

  • Lee's Famous Recipe makes donation to HCMS Band

    Lee’s Famous Recipe sponsored a fundraiser for the Harrison Co. MIddle School band on Thursday April 13, 2017.  Middle school students with a little help from a few high school band students performed in front of Lee’s for a large audience.  Gary Whitney, owner of the Cynthiana Lee’s and general manager Carrie Livengood presented HCMS director Julie Lucky with a check for the bands efforts.

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt begins tomorrow
  • Currans appointed to state advisory council

    Sheila Marshall Currans, Susan Scott Steward, Dr. Ashima Gupta and Dr. Steven Compton have been appointed to the Advisory Council for Medical Assistance. Dr. Susie Jackson Riley and Gary Robert Marsh have been reappointed.
    Currans of Cynthiana, is a registered nurse and CEO of Harrison Memorial Hospital. She will represent women and serve for a term expiring April 15, 2020.

  • KSP traffic safety checkpoints announced

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district this month.
    These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes. During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance, seat belt and child restraint violations along with motor vehicle equipment violations.

  • Young Eagles and Safety Day is June 10

    The 18th annual Young Eagles and Safety Day will be held at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport on Saturday, June 10.
    Free flights will be offered to youngsters between the ages of 8 and 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    Since 1992, more than 2 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight, nationwide, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association.
    The Safety Day portion of the day’s activities is set aside for the community to come out and meet First Responders and view their equipment.

  • Correction

    A story in last week’s Cynthiana Democrat misidentified a woman sentenced for manufacturing methamphetamine. Brenda Prather was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and possession of methamphetamine precursor. Probation was denied in her case.
    Betty Prather, who lives at 208 Oddville Ave., was not involved in the illegal activity.

  • HCHS principal, Amy Coleman resigns

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Harrison County High School is in the process of searching for a new head principal, following the resignation of Amy Coleman last week.
    Coleman, 40, submitted her resignation to the Harrison County Board of Education following her appointment as the Professional Growth Effectiveness System coach at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington.
    She has been in the administration at the high school for 14 years, the last seven as the head principal.

  • Chalk it up

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Wylie Caudill and Alan Roque have a couple of interests in common.
    Caudill, 21, is a 2015 graduate of Harrison County High School and just finished his junior year at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Roque is a native of Nepal, the adopted son of Martin and the late Cynthia Smiley Roque and just completed his 8th grade year at Harrison County Middle School.
    In general, they both enjoy cartoon-like characters and specifically they both like the Pokemon character, Charizard.

  • Berry to host its annual festival this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The City of Berry is celebrating 150 years of being in existence as a city, and this weekend’s Berry Festival will highlight that milestone.
    The Festival will get underway at 9 a.m. and will last until at least 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 3.
    Berry city clerk Christine Philpot said that the Festival got started in 1982 and has been held annually, except for  a period of about five years in the early part of this decade.