Today's News

  • S&R joins fight against heroin abuse

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Contrary to prevailing popular opinion, Jim Thaxton, coordinator of the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact Response Task Force (HIRT), argued Thursday evening that greater access to Narcan (Naloxone) for police, emergency personnel and families does not encourage people addicted to heroin.
    It may, however, be responsible for saving lives that the opiate is taking at an alarming rate, he said.

  • Cynthiana's first Bridal event is Saturday at The Prizing House

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Cynthiana’s first bridal show is coming to Cynthiana this weekend.

  • Democrat staff earns multiple state awards

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    The Cynthiana Democrat earned a first place general excellence in advertising at the 2014 Kentucky Press Awards last week.
    The newspaper’s advertising sales team and graphics designers teamed up for seven first place awards, seven second place awards, two thirds and two honorable mentions.
    The news team also earned a first place finish, a second place, four thirds and an honorable mention.
    The news contest was judged by members of the MDDC Press Association and the Florida Society of News Editors.

  • Harrison teen killed in Monday wreck in Pendleton County

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    A Harrison County High School senior died of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Pendleton County Monday. A second senior remains hospitalized at the University of Cincinnati.
    According to Pendleton County Sheriff Craig Peoples, Bradlee Beagle, 18, Cynthiana, was heading northbound on U.S. 27 about four miles south of Falmouth when the driver in front of him slammed on their brakes to avoid an animal.

  • New mayor opens dialog on imposing restaurant tax to fund Cynthiana tourism

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    When Cynthiana Mayor James Smith mailed a letter to restaurant owners in the city suggesting a 3 percent tax, those business owners showed up en masse.

  • Fairness Alliance makes plans to help addiction treatment

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Members of the Cynthiana Fairness Alliance are taking a proactive stance in the community effort to ebb the rising tide of heroin abuse in Harrison County.
    Following on the heels of the community meeting on heroin abuse sponsored last November by Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County,  Kellin Shepperd, a Berry resident and a Fairness Alliance member, took it upon herself to contact local and regional health care organizations about establishing a local drug treatment clinic.

  • Donating her birthday

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    When Lauren McNees hit the big double digit birthday on Jan. 9, her birthday wish was real simple and real unusual.
    “No presents.”

  • Last second basket gives Henry Clay 57-56 win over Breds Tuesday

    The large Harrison County crowd that attended the game Tuesday night at Henry Clay came away with the same thought.  
    The Thorobreds snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.  
    Harrison County, after trailing very early, led from the latter part of the first quarter until 2:55 was left in the game.  
    At that point, the Blue Devils took the lead 53-52.  Brock Jenkins then hit a three pointer to make the score 55-53 with just over two minutes to play.  

  • Fillies push Lady Camels, fall 42-38 Monday night

    The Harrison County Fillies trailed by as many as 10 points in the second half Monday night.  
    They rallied to cut the lead to one on two occasions but could not gain the lead in a 42-38 loss to Campbell County.  
    Free throws again played a large part in the Fillies loss as they made only four of 11 tries for the game.  
    Senior Whitney Gray, who led all scorers with 12 points, made all four of her free tosses and the rest of the Fillies were zero for seven.  

  • Two school records set in indoor meet at Mason County

    Senior Kassidy Cook set two Harrison County High School track records Saturday participating in an indoor meet at Mason County.  
    Cook won three events and finished second in one to lead the Fillies to a fifth place finish.  
    Harrison County took only a small group of athletes so team finishes are a bit misleading.