Today's News

  • Community support after loss of soldier is appreciated

    To the editor:

     As many people in our community know, Co. C of the 201st Engineer Battalion from Cynthiana is currently serving in Afghanistan.

  • Two new commissioners named in Berry; Carey takes board seat

    Berry residents elected two new members to the city commission and kept two incumbents.

    Melissa Lea and Mary Nichols will take places on the commission, with Lea earning 53 votes and Nichols, 34.

    Incumbents Donald Brown and Johnny Murphy were the two top vote earners, with Murphy’s 66 and Brown’s 55.

    Write-in candidate James House Jr., fell short of making the commission, with 29 votes.

    In other local and state races:

  • You can help toy drive

    To the editor:

    Sign up for the Community Christmas Project toys was very large this year. We feel sure with the community’s help we can plan a better Christmas for the children. You can make a donation of money or a new toy.

    Contact Charlie Carson, treasurer, 234-1689.

    Charlie Carson



  • Homemaker News

    Homemaker Dues are due now for new or renewing members. There are 13 clubs available active members. Mailbox members are $8. Flashlights are a free give away to everyone who joins. Consider giving a mailbox membership to a friend or shut in.

  • Puckett makes state with 5th place finish

    Senior cross country runner Ryan Puckett earned his fifth trip to the KHSAA State Cross Country Championship with a fifth place finish in the class AA regional meet held on Saturday at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County.

    Puckett and the other 63 men’s runners overcame the elements on a cold and windy day that were less than ideal for cross country running.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Connersville - Nettie Ahldering of Newport is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Burgess; Bro. George Ammerman was entertained by J. W. Hiten and daughter, Verne on Sunday; Mr. and Mrs. Will Furnish and children were Sunday guests of Ed Furnish and sister, Lizzie; Several of our young men have been called for Uncle Sam’s service; Mr. and Mrs. Porter Fields visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kearns on Sunday.”

  • Cynthiana guardsman killed in Afghanistan

    Daniel Wallace loved being in the military and helping others. He was a man of faith and he loved his family.

    “Danny is my fallen hero,” said his mother, Karen, through tears at a press conference on Nov. 5 in Frankfort.

    Wallace, of Dry Ridge, was killed on Oct. 31 in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by enemy forces.

    “Sgt. Daniel Wallace was a true patriot who willingly stood up and answered the call to serve his nation in a time of need,” Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Adjutant General for Kentucky, said.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Oct. 26 at 5:10 p.m. -- Barry D. Turner, 42, Cynthiana, was issued a criminal summons from Harrison District Court for failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.

    Oct. 27 at 9:46 a.m. -- Nicole Moore, 24, Cynthiana, was arrested on a warrant from Harrison District Court for criminal possession of a firged instrument second degree.

    Oct. 28 at 2:35 p.m. -- Kevin R. Dixon, 39, Cynthiana, was issued a citation for theft by deception including cold checks.

  • Thanks for the votes

    To the editor:

    I wish to say thanks to all of the citizens of Cynthiana for electing me to the City Commission on Nov. 4. Believe me, it made me feel great. I will work hard and will represent each and every one of you. Thanks again.

    Mark Mattmiller



  • Prune brambles now

    It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.  

    Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth. Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit. Repeat the same thing next year!