Today's News

  • Barnett seeks re-election to county judge position

    Alex Barnett has filed the necessary paperwork to seek re-election to the office of Harrison County Judge-Executive.

    He is currently serving his first term as County Judge Executive.

    Barnett lives on Mount Vernon Road where his family has farmed since 1790. He is married to Michelle and they have two children, Brandon, 17, and Ally, 14.

    Barnett said that during his first term as county judge-executive, he has worked hard to improve the lives of all Harrison County residents.

  • The Gift of Life

    It’s Christmas and Amber Campbell, 18, is giving her older brother, Corey, 19, a gift.

    And a kidney.

    “From the day of his diagnosis, she said she wanted to do it,” Amber and Corey’s mom Jennifer said.

    In April 2007, Brian and Jennifer knew something was wrong with their son.

    “He raised his pants legs and showed me his legs,” she said. “They were extremely swollen.”

  • School Menus

    Jan. 18-22

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: No School.

    TUESDAY: Chicken, biscuits, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, cinnamon rolls, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Pancakes with syrup, ham, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.


    MONDAY: No school.

  • Former residents charged in Pendleton drug bust

    Three former Harrison County residents were arrested Friday in Pendleton County in what officials there are calling a “trifecta” drug bust.

    “We’ve had marijuana busts and prescription arrests here and there, and even meth arrests,” said Pendleton County  Sheriff Craig Peoples. “But, we’ve never had all three at the same time.”

    Peoples said Sharon Barnes and her son and daughter-in-law, Tyler  and Stephanie Parrish Barnes, were arrested Friday around 2:45 p.m. following a week-long investigation.

  • USDA Livestock Disaster payments exceed $175 million

    Disaster Assistance for Livestock Losses

    USDA has made more than $175 million in disaster payments to America’s livestock producers after implementing two new programs in 2009, demonstrating USDA’s commitment to rapidly meeting the goals of Congress and providing farmers with timely and effective disaster assistance, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

  • Community choir regroups for spring performance

    The Licking Valley Singers will make music together again.

    Back following its Autumn Afternoon performance, the community choir is  gearing up for a spring performance and inviting additional members.

    “We are now opening it up to new members,” Licking Valley Singers director Karen Bear said.

    It was the positive response from the Licking Valley Singers’ debut last fall that prompted the future performance.

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

  • 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.