Local News

  • Handy House spared by commission non-vote

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

  • Darnell to compete in annual Championship Tractor Pull

    Former grand champions and a record number of women drivers will highlight the 47th annual Championship Tractor Pull sponsored by Syngenta. More than 70,000 fans will return to Freedom Hall Feb. 11-14 for the invitation-only four-day event. Held in conjunction with the 50th annual National Farm Machinery Show, the nation’s best drivers will compete for the Grand Champion title and a share of the $250,000 prize money.

  • Traffic safety check points for Thanksgiving week and December

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. 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 Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • City Commission votes to help bail out Senior Citizens Center

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    The Cynthiana City Commission voted Thursday afternoon to make a $10,000 donation to the Senior Citizens Center in an attempt to bail them out of fiscal purgatory.
    A request was made from the Commission on Aging for $25,000 loans from the city and county governments. The county voted in favor of the loan.
    However, commissioners agreed that giving the center $10,000 from the fiscal year budget ending June 30, 2014, and another $10,000 the following fiscal year, will serve the center best.

  • Wreck claims life of man and dog

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    A Harrison County man and his dog, a white husky, were both killed in a high speed truck accident that occurred three miles outside the city limits on Ky. 356 last Friday night.
    The body, identified as Kevin Robinson, 38, of Second Street in Cynthiana, had to be removed with the jaws of life from the cab of his truck at the accident, according to a report filed by Deputy Sheriff Tuan Kreer who was dispatched to the scene.

  • Local artist's style is "accident wanting to happen"

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    When asked to describe his style of abstract painting, local artist Ottis Tussey said that his style is “kind of an accident waiting to happen.”

  • Parks and Recreation host holiday concert at Cynthiana City Gym

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Tickets are now on sale for a holiday concert featuring Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys at the City Hall Gym on Saturday, December 6 starting at 7 p.m., said Darrell Baxter, director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Board.
    The concert is sponsored by parks and recreation, Baxter said, and is one of many holiday themed events that are scheduled throughout December.

  • First Call Family Feast

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    While many working families will enjoy time away from the office for the long Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of first responders and medical professionals who, by virtue of the needs of a community, spend the holiday on alert and on the job.
    With respect to all the law enforcement officers, hospital personnel and volunteers prepared to respond should an emergency occur, many of them have developed their own brand of Thanksgiving holiday traditions.

  • Handy House gets stay of execution

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    By a 3-2 vote, the Cynthiana City Commission approved a stay of execution on the future of the Handy House. But the vote was merely to table an existing motion to proceed with the building's demolition.


  • Correction

    A headline in last week’s Cynthiana Democrat may have been misleading.

     Former Blue Grass Energy director Larry Willis died at 7:38 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, while a patient at Morgan County Appalachian Regional Healthcare, according to a spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Corrections.