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Today's News

  • Taylor Katherine Florence

    Taylor Katherine Florence

    Taylor Katherine Florence was born to Seth and Lindsey Florence of Cynthiana on June 15, 2009 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Kay Conner; maternal great-grandparents are Julian and Peggy Gray and Bill Conner and the late Edna Conner.

    Paternal grandparents are Deeann Ruppert and Rick Florence.

  • McKee’s yea vote for racinos wasn’t enough

    The proposal that many thought would redeem the horse industry in Kentucky and return it to the national status once held, has been defeated by Kentucky law makers.

    State Rep. Tom McKee, who represents the 78th District that includes Harrison County, said Tuesday that he voted in favor of the expanded gambling at race tracks.

    However, that vote was in vain because the bill never made it out of the Senate committee.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    June 21 – At 6:50 p.m., Dorothy Preston, Brooks Street, reported that her vehicles were vandalized with multiple scratches on each one.

    June 24 – At 1:58 p.m., Thomas Hill of Ken’s NewMarket, Church Street, reported that a man and a woman came into the store and each cashed checks; one for $321.78 and one for $314.23. Both checks were written on Fikeco with a forged account at Farmer’s National Bank.

  • Cynthiana Arts Council to host ART Walk for July 24-25

    The Cynthiana Arts Council is busy planning a Regional Art Festival called simply the ART Walk. This exciting two day event is scheduled for July 24 and 25.

    The Art Walk will offer something for every age to enjoy. There will be an evening stroll with sidewalk musicians, refreshments, and other live entertainment.

  • Leith to perform in Switzerland and Scotland

    Ted Leith, son of Tom and Anna Leith of Cynthiana, is one of four drummers from the United States who flew to Europe this week in order to perform with the internationally known percussion ensemble based in Basel, Switzerland called Top Secret Drum Corps.

    Top Secret is a precision drum corps with 25 drummers and flag bearers which are famous for performing a precise, energetic and demanding six-minute routine, mostly militaristic in style with upbeat touches such as drumstick juggling, a drummer’s duel, and flag twirling.

  • Fabulous Fourth happens on the fifth

    Hundreds of people gathered on the Hilltop Sunday night to take part in the Fabulous Fourth festivities.

    The Rotary Club’s games and entertainment as well as the fireworks show had to be postponed from Saturday night to Sunday due to inclement weather. However, attendance was not dampened by weather on Sunday.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat in print for photographs of the night’s events.

  • Child porn indictment issued for Cynthiana man

    Robert Ray Butler, 38, of Cynthiana, Ky. was indicted June 4 on child pornography charges.

    The indictment alleges that in May of this year, Butler received  and possessed visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

  • Westside teacher and principal thanked for their compassion

    To the editor:

  • Commissioner focuses on positive city improvements

    It is an interesting phenomenon that negative information and comments always get more attention than the positive. As a people, we just seem to dwell on the negative. As Grandma used to say, “bad news travels fast.” Surely we have heard a lot of negatives about our city over the past few years, and certainly, some of it is deserved. Nonetheless, it is my belief, that this would be a great time to highlight some positive accomplishments of the City of Cynthiana.

  • Allison claims Cynthiana Idol2

    Before Johnathan Allison begins any performance, he says a prayer.

    And nothing was different Friday evening, when Allison performed during the Cynthiana Idol 2 finals at Rohs Opera House.

    He was named the winner not long after, taking home the title, a percentage of the event’s ticket sales ($250) and now has the opportunity to open for future Rohs concerts.

    “I was a little nervous - but not much,” Allison said about his Idol debut.