Today's News

  • Academic Briefs


    Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., has awarded an educational scholarship to David Barnes of Berry, Ky.  Barnes will attend Bluegrass Community Technical College and then the University of Kentucky and plans to study crop science. He is the son of Jeff and Connie Barnes of Berry, Ky.


    I held close to many assumptions before I became a reporter.

    Assumption #1: Police officers spend their time eating donuts and drinking coffee.

    Assumption #2: Firefighters pass the work day by  posing for calendar shoots and playing with Dalmatian dogs.

    Unfortunately, as a society, we have painted these pictures of law enforcement officials that are not true.

    Whenever anything bad happens in Cynthiana (think car accident, house fire, person trapped on a roof, etc.), I tend to see the same people.

  • Rolling and Wrapping-Forage Field Day

    On July 5, a High Moisture Haylage field day will be presented on the farm of Greg McCauley. Michelle Simon, UK summer intern, will be presenting information on wrapping haylage at the correct time to increase the quality of the product, information on new possibilites for producers, and information on hay temperatures and curing time. Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky Forage Specialist, will be the guest speaker.

  • Succulents looking good this summer

    These are the summers that I am glad I have maintained a growing succulent collection for outdoor containers. 

    It has been dreadfully hot this year and spending all my time watering containers is not my idea of fun.  

    If we removed the Ohio Valley humidity factor, this summer would be like a Zone 9, Mediterranean climate with pop-up thunderstorms. 

  • Reunions

    CLASS OF 1960

    Harrison County High School Class of 1960 will have its 50th reunion on July 17 with social time from 5-6:30, dinner at 6:30 at the Cynthiana Country Club. For more information call 859-234-1306.


    The Morrison reunion will be held July 10 from 11 a.m. to ? at the Scott County Park in the outdoor shelter. Bring a dish, drinks, etc., and enjoy a day of memories. For more information call 234-8746.


  • Kudos to River Road Park board, director and employees

    To the editor:

    Harrison County Recreation Board of Directors and its Director Rick Chasteen, along with their employees of River Road Park, deserve recognition and commendation for their outstanding efforts in revitalizing the baseball fields and facility. Not many weeks ago, the park’s renovation was stricken with nature’s effects and it was doubtful that activities could begin in a timely manner. However, with hard work and dedication of park employees, and many Harrison County citizens, the youth baseball and softball programs were able to begin on time.

  • Saying thanks: It’s a good thing

    I will always believe that ‘thank you’ goes a long way.

    In my office at The Cynthiana Democrat, on the bulletin board beside my 2010 content improvement plan, a Harrison County school calendar and a piece of paper listing phone numbers for city commissioners, there’s an array of ‘thank you’ notes.

    I keep each one I receive.

    And on days when a little pick-me-up is much needed, I look no further than those cards that remind me why I do what I do.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    June 23 at 12:20 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Ann L. Witajewski, 58, Cynthiana, driving a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.

    June 22 at 6:10 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Della J. Gallagher, 48, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier.

    June 20 at 1:40 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1054 South, Jerry Faulkner, 46, Berry, driving a 1999 Chevrolet 1500.

    June 20 at 11:46 a.m. -- injury, Robinson Renaker Road, Victoria R. Brockmeyer, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Toyota Echo.

  • Thorobreds’ Head Coach thanks community for support

    To the editor:

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding June 7, 2010


    Tiffany Smiley, 1979, theft by deception-include cold checks under $500; dismissed.


    Tara L. Tucker, 1978, other hearing; paid in full, bench warrant recalled.

    Benjamin C. Ritchie, 1981, receiving stolen property up to $500; now indicted on this charge in Circuit Court, District Court charge dismissed without prejudice.

    Jeffery T. Adams, 1972, show cause/deferred payment; costs and fees paid in full.