Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 10, 1929 -- “Talksies - The management of Rohs Theater announces the formal opening of the new talking picture at the show house on Walnut Street beginning Monday afternoon, Oct. 14. The feature for the opening will be Fox Movietone Special ‘Salute’ with George O’Brien and Helen Chandler in the leads. Also a Fox Movietone newsreel and “Dixie’ Paramount song cartoon.

  • Marissa Dawn Heimlich

    Marissa Dawn Heimlich

    Marissa Dawn Heimlich was born to Nathan and Mary Furnish Heimlich of Cynthiana on Nov. 2, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Ky. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by her brother Calvin and sister Resa.

  • Road crews ready for wintry weather

    State, county and city road crews are preparing for Mother Nature’s last punch during a week of winter weather.

    “Our crews work until we get the roads in the best possible condition,” said Nancy Wood, public information officer for the Department of Transportation (district 6).

    Wood said crews began salting state roads Monday night.

    “They treat the primary routes first, then move on to secondary roads,” Wood said, naming US 27 and US 62 as examples of primary routes.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • The good, the bad and the ugly of technology

    Like myself, I’m sure many people were the recipients of electronic gadgets and gizmos this Christmas.

    In fact, no one will probably read this column because we’re all still trying to figure out how to work the darn things.

    My niece had to show me how to open the laptop I received for my birthday and Christmas.

    She let me struggle for a couple minutes.

    “Kate, you open it from the other side,” Emma patiently said.

    She’s 10 years old.

    “Great, I’ve become my mother,” I thought in my head.

  • Campbell siblings recovering well from kidney transplant

    Two Harrison County siblings are recovering after a kidney transplant.

    As reported in the Dec. 24, 2009 edition of The Cynthiana Democrat, Corey Campbell, 19, was the recipient of a kidney from his sister, Amber, 18.

    “Everything went smooth,” Corey and Amber’s mother Jennifer said about the Dec. 29 kidney transplant. “The kidney started working immediately.”

    Jennifer said Amber was discharged from Cincinnati’s Children Hospital Medical Center last Friday.

  • Trash collection services make the switch

    Legacy Carting owner Todd Hopper was pleased with the way his operation had assumed the trash collection in Harrison County, until last Thursday’s snow.

    “It just wasn’t safe for our drivers to be on some of those roads,” Hopper said, noting that pick up should be back on schedule at this time.

    Legacy Carting was awarded Harrison County’s trash collection after under bidding Rumpke, which had been collecting county residents’ trash since 1992.

  • 3M awarded incentive package for expansion

    While Kentucky leaders continue to offer incentives to bring new industry into the state, one of Harrison County’s leading employers will receive an incentive for staying.

    “We’re just encouraged by the state support to help us invest in Kentucky and this plant,” said 3M plant manager, Ann Getting.

    The Cynthiana plant will receive an income tax credit potential of $2.5 million over a 10-year period after completing a planned $5.5 million project.

  • Commission ponders City Hall gym future

    Commissioners discussed possible plans for the City Hall gym during a Thursday afternoon meeting.

    “It is a very complicated issue as to what to do...” Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said. “We have an awesome responsibility here to the taxpayers to make very wise decisions about what to do with the gym.”

    Mattmiller said the recreation department uses the gym everyday during the winter.

    “We need a plan for this building and we need to know what we’re doing,” Mattmiller said.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Jan. 3 at 6 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 392, Daniel L. Tubbs, 24, Carlisle, driving a 2010 Hyundai Accent struck Jacqueline Eldridge, 42, Sadieville, driving a 1997 Mercury Villager.

    Jan. 5 at 11:56 a.m. -- non-injury, US 27 South, Latoshia M. Hensley, 19, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, struck Nancy Miller, 30, Paris, driving a 2006 Ford Freestyle.

  • Deputy turning in his badge

    After 22 years as a sheriff’s deputy, Friday will be Wayne Fryman’s last day.

    “I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything,” Fryman said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s been a joyful experience.”

    As he sat in the office he shares with deputies Steve McCauley and Terry Barnes, Fryman worked on his laptop, filling out an accident report.

    He did the same thing on his first day of work - Aug. 1, 1987.