Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 21, 1939 -- “Formal opening of the new Moravan Apartments, just completed for Mrs. G. E. Moore and daughter of Devonia, Tenn., will be held Sunday afternoon. The public is cordially invited to visit the new building and inspect the many features of Cynthiana’s most modern apartment building.”

    * Norman Vincent Peale -- “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

  • Don't ban smoking in Cynthiana

    Smoking should not be banned from public places. It’s pointless to argue against it because the effects would be the same if you banned it.

    Companies will lose smokers’ money. Non-smokers may choose to leave a restaurant if they wish. If you ban smoking it wouldn’t matter to peoples’ health because it’s still in the air, no matter what. If it’s banned, people will go elsewhere to buy their cigarettes and local tobacco sellers would go out of business.

    In conclusion I believe smoking in public places shouldn’t be banned.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Dec. 3 – At 3:04 p.m., Paula Haney-Smith, Penn Street, reported that someone shot her window and front door with a pellet gun.

    Dec. 3 – At 9:19 p.m., Wesley Herrington reported a disturbance at his home on Third Street.

    Dec. 4 – At 9:54 p.m., police were advised of a domestic disturbance on Webster Avenue.

    Dec. 5 – At 10:10 a.m., Terry Wolford, Poplar Street, reported that someone took his bicycle from in front of his house.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 24

    Health Dept. Closings. The Health Department will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas. Also, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Years.

    Clerk's Office Closings. The Harrison County Clerk's office will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

    SUNDAY, Dec. 27

  • Top 10 stories of 2009 revealed in Yearbook

    It’s the end of 2009 and with that comes the declaration of the Top 10 stories of the year.

    Inside this week’s issue, those stories are revealed in our first Yearbook.

    The Yearbook is a compilation of photographs submitted by readers and from our photographers’ files of events that occurred over the course of the year.

    The top story of 2009 was the tragic murder of a young mother, Bryia Runiewicz.

  • Fillies fight for championship in Prestonsburg tournament

    In the weather-delayed tournament in Prestonsburg, it may be cold outside but it hasn’t affected the Harrison County Fillies. 

    The Fillies opened the tournament on Tuesday morning with a start-to-finish win over the Jenkins High School Lady Cavaliers 66-50. 

    The Fillies’ defense was the key to the victory as they forced 25 turnovers and had 16 steals for the game.

    The Fillies had a great team effort with senior Kaitlin Johnson leading the scoring with 14 points, including four threes.

  • Counseling program to assist breastfeeding moms

    Coordinator for WIC (Women, Infants, Children), Cathy Brunker is hoping to start a breastfeeding trend in Harrison County and the WEDCO district.

    “Our goal is to increase the percent of people breastfeeding,” Brunker said Friday afternoon.

    The first of its kind in the district, Brunker hosted training last week for new WIC peer counselors who will assist those WIC mothers choosing to breastfeed their infants.

    The peer counseling and training is part of WIC’s National Breastfeeding Program.

  • City moves ahead with legal action on Main Street property

    The burned out building at 213/215 S. Main St. is one step closer to being torn down.

    At last Tuesday’s meeting, the Cynthiana City Commission voted to proceed with litigation to obtain a certified order to demolish the property.

    Owned by William Ray Asbury, the building suffered extensive damage after a fire on Aug. 9, 2002.

    Lair said Asbury has not responded to letters, phone calls or notices of violation and citations issued by the city.

  • Property Transfers


    Charles Chatalian and Judy Chatalian to Toma J. Matott and Mickey J. Matott, 14.440 acres on Old Lair Road.

    Kay L. Faulconer and Brian Garnett Faulconer to Monica Tayor and Jason Miller, property at 319 Licking Valley Road (Lot 9 - Block A of the Licking Valley Estates Subdivision), $154,000.

  • No reruns, just books, books and more books

    I’m conducting an unscientific experiment this summer.

    No television.

    That’s right. I’ve turned over my remote control for a reading lamp and novel.

    I can’t say I’ve missed the nightly surf through endless titles of summer re-runs.

    I’ve always enjoyed reading, but just on a casual basis. I would get a book and read on it for a couple of weeks. However, sometimes I go on marathon reads. I have been known to still be awake trying to finish a book when my husband gets up for work at 5 a.m.