Today's News

  • 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.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Katherine Margaret King, 31, and Paul David Peterson, 27, married May 16, 2009.

    Donna Mae Hampton, 56, and Van Lloyd Robinson, 59, married May 19, 2009.

    Barbara Jane Helton, 28, and Marcelino Elotlan-Hernandez, 31, married May 20, 2009.

    Maria Lyne Kuster, 35, and Christopher Michael Collins, 41, married May 23, 2009.

    Mary Magdalene Morgan, 42, and Authony Wayne Baxter, 44, married May 23, 2009.

    Cheryl Marie Frederick, 21, and William Kenman Faulkner, 28, married May 23, 2009.

  • Property Transfers


    Ann Marie Juett Soult and Nigel Soult to DGS Development, LTD, Parcel 3 - 5.000 acres on Junction Pike, $7,500.

    DGS Development, LTD to Todd S. Reed, Brian H. Baer, Clarence M. Walton and Andrea J. Walton, Parcel 4, 59.153 acres of Hinton Road Farms, $103,000.

    Land Contract: Gerald Neace and Edward E. Brooks and Loraine Brooks, 2 acres on Beaver and Indian Creek Turnpike Road, $50,000.

    William B. Nichols to City of Cynthiana, 2 Tracts (Lots 5 and 7) in Clary Addition, $49,000.

  • HCHS student earns summer study opportunity overseas

    At 16 years old, Jordon Kurz has been preparing for his summer break long before the last day of class at Harrison County High School.

    A participant in the People to People Student Ambassador program, Jordon has been studying several Western European countries he will visit during a three-week period in July.

    “I’m excited to get to go places a lot of people haven’t been to,” Jordon said Monday afternoon.

    After an anonymous nomination and interview with a panel of judges, Jordon learned in February he was accepted to the program and trip.

  • Reunions


    The Richardson reunion will be held Saturday, July 11 at the home place on Peak Lane at 11 a.m. Meat and tableware will be furnished.

    For more information call 234-8880 or 289-2001.


    The descendents of Purnell and Ziporah Toadvine will have their annual family reunion and potluck dinner Sunday, July 19. It will be held in the fellowship hall of the Curry United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Tableware, drinks and ice will be furnished.

  • Burley Belles underway at CCC

    Nearly 70 ladies golfers from Kentucky have finished their first round in the 42nd Annual Burley Belles Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    The two-day, 36-hole medal play event got underway yesterday at the CCC and will conclude today.

    The tournament features five flights of golfers, based on established handicaps, with 13 golfers vying for the tournament title in the Championship Flight.