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Today's News

  • Police rescue woman from river Friday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana woman was rescued from the South Fork of the Licking River by Kentucky State Police and Cynthiana Police officers on Friday, June 17, around 11:30 a.m. after she jumped from the Pleasant Street bridge.
    A witness told Ptl. Shannon  Clem of the Cynthiana Police Department that Tina Maybrier was sitting on the bridge wall. The witness asked if Maybrier was all right and told her not to jump. However, before the witness could get to her, Maybrier had jumped into the water.

  • Local woman charged with importing heroin

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    State, county and city law enforcement made an arrest Tuesday, June 14, following several months of investigation.
    Detectives and officers with Kentucky State Police DESI-East, KSP Post 6, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Cynthiana Police Department, and KSP K9 conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 27 North near Kelat, which resulted in the arrest Kathy Callahan.

  • Harrison County Relay for Life is Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 19th annual Harrison County Relay for Life celebration for cancer survivors and those who succumbed to the illness, will be held this Saturday, June 25, on the Hilltop at Ingles Stadium, from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m.
    Fourteen teams have joined forces in this year’s event that is titled “Festival of Hope” to raise funds that will be given to the American Cancer Society.

  • Police meet Running Man Challenge with zombie flare

    The Cynthiana Police Department was attacked by zombies last Thursday. At least that’s the call that went out to Scannerland. CPD officers, with the help of some local zombies, met the Running Man Challenge head on. The Running Man Challenge has gone through police departments across the country.

    The video, which is available for viewing on the Cynthiana Police Department's facebook page, was directed and filmed by Derek Bradshaw of Lexington, with assistance from Josh Judy of Cynthiana.

  • Lake finds her niche in NOLA

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tropical storm Colin ripped through the gulf coast, crossing Florida and making its way up  the Carolinas a couple of weeks ago. Residents of those areas are somewhat used to the weather that comes during “hurricane season.”
    Count 1991 Harrison County High School graduate, and current New Orleans resident, Merry Lake as one of those people. She was visiting her home town when Colin threatened the Gulf Coast.

  • Commission disagrees on performance bond need for Handy House salvagers

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The demise of the Handy House was once again a contentious topic at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    City and county attorneys, John Lair and Bradley Vaughn, drafted a contract for Salvage Nation, who has been hired to take down the Handy House. The contract called for a $25,000 performance bond.
    However, Commissioner Billy Grayson wanted the bond requirement taken from the contract.

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt - Week 4
  • Planning commission endorses solar ordinance

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission adopted a new zoning ordinance draft and forwarded it to the Cynthiana City Commission and the Harrison County Fiscal Court for approval.
    A German-based solar energy company is looking to open a solar energy “farm,” complete with several hundred or more solar panels somewhere in Kentucky.

  • Coming Home Cynthiana and Fabulous 4th next weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Next weekend promises to be full of activity as two different events will be held, celebrating the Fourth of July.
    The annual Fabulous Fourth Celebration will be held at Flat Run Veterans Park on Saturday, July 2, beginning at 2 p.m.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Rotary Club, The Fabulous Fourth will culminate with the always-popular fireworks display at dusk.

  • Fillies perform well in East-West games

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Macy Martin and Jami Davis joined Coach Christine Garnett on the East team for the annual East-West All Star softball games played last weekend at Georgetown College.  
    One unusual thing that was added for the Harrison County trio was that Christine’s dad, Charlie, was one of the umpires for the event.  Charlie Garnett along with Steve Chasteen had just returned from umpiring in the state championships in Owensboro and Garnett lent a hand or two to the all star program.