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Today's News

  • Fifteen indictments handed down by grand jury

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fourteen people were indicted by the Harrison County Grand Jury on Tuesday, May 3, including two women involved in a downtown stabbing on March 30.
    Sonja Kiskaden was indicted on first degree assault charges and first degree burglary charges in the alleged stabbing of Teresa Barnes. Her bail was set at $100,000.

  • Potential property for CFD discussed

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In executive session at its meeting on Tuesday night, the Cynthiana City Commission agreed to allow Mayor James Smith to act on its behalf to negotiate with an un-named private land-owner to acquire property ear-marked as a site for construction of a new fire department.

  • In-person early voting with excuse for May Primary open across Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 29, 2016) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that in-person absentee voting for the May 17 Primary Election is open across the Commonwealth. All counties must allow in-person absentee voting at least 12 working days before the election.

  • Local artist chosen for Derby celebration

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free,” said Renaissance artist  and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti.
    Harrison County artist and sculptor Ben Mansur feels the same way, except his medium is wood, not stone.
    Mansur is one of 15 Kentucky artists, who will exhibit and sell their work during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, on the lawn of the Old State Capitol.

  • Restaurateur returns home with Jake’s Diner

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jake’s Diner opened in Cynthiana on April 24, and by all accounts, business is booming.
    Co-owner Larry White is returning to Cynthiana after 20 years and likes what he has seen so far.

  • News briefs

    Homemakers Community Day is Friday
    The Harrison County Extension Homemakers Community Day will be held Friday, May 6 starting at 9 a.m. on the courthouse square. Bake sale, plants and several vendors offering hand made crafts, soaps, embroidery work, and many other items.
    Lunch available from the Harrison County Cattlemen Association.
    Bloodmobile on site. In case of rain the event will move to the Presbyterian Church.

    MCC/LVC
    graduation
    ceremonies
    are May 9

  • New CPD officer sworn in
  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A legislative perspective on the General Assembly

      FRANKFORT – The General Assembly may have wrapped up its work on April 15th, but this year’s legislative session didn’t technically end until last Wednesday, when Governor Bevin signed or vetoed the final bills the House and Senate had sent to him before adjourning.
    The great news is that we now have a budget in place for the next two years that moves Kentucky forward while addressing the serious financial problems our state retirement systems are facing.

  • Downtown Business Tour set for May 14

    Did you know that Cynthiana is a Historical City? Cynthiana is a city worthy of preservation. We have Historic Buildings that are listed on the National Register for Historic Places. Have you ever wandered around town to notice the detail and history within these buildings? Well now is your chance.
    Cynthiana Main Street has partnered with Farmers Deposit Bank and Harrison County Relay for Life for a Cynthiana Downtown Business Tour on Saturday, May 14. Our goal is to promote awareness of and appreciation for historic places in our community.

  • Breds scalp Braves behind Arnold’s one hitter 6-2 Monday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Sophomore Dillon Arnold held Grant County to one hit Monday as the Harrison County Thorobreds defeated the home standing Braves 6-2. Arnold struck out five and walked just one as the Braves were retired in order in five of the seven innings. Grant County’s two runs came in the fourth when shortstop Hoyt Plunkett led off with a single and advanced around the bases on errors.  Centerfielder Damien Inggulis reached on an error and also scored an unearned run on a fielder’s choice.