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Today's News

  • Peoples named new Extension agent for Harrison County

    Taking over the Family and Consumer Science Services through the Harrison County Cooperative Extension will be a new role for Lexington resident Benita Peoples. However, she is no stranger to “new.”

  • Commissioner says better pay needed to retain police officers

    Cynthiana’s Commissioner of Public Safety Gary Brunker said Tuesday that the resignation of a Cynthiana Police officer really bothers him.

    No. 1, he said, Ptl. Joe Daniels is a good officer. Secondly, he is leaving for a $9,000 increase in pay.

  • Court ponders courthouse options

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court remains stumped on the issue of when and where the Harrison County Clerk’s office should be moved to.

    Once again the fiscal court has mixed feelings about the issue of what to do with the clerk’s office.

  • Southside donates to Animal Shelter

    Southside Elementary students collected items for the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in lieu of exchanging girts at Christmas. The donations were delivered to the Animal Shelter last week and the students and animals were treated to some “TLC.” The donations came from the students in the fourth grade classes of DeAnna Murdock, Tyler Hartzel and Judy Clevinger.

  • No women allowed, says recreation board

    The Harrison County Recreation Board has voted to not allow women to play in this year’s church basketball league.

    According to Recreation Director Rick Chasteen, the basketball league was meant to only include men due to several factors including safety.

  • Blue Grass Energy sets new management roles

    Blue Grass Energy announces three organizational changes, effective immediately. Barry Drury, district manager, has been named Vice President, Energy Solutions; Robert Farmer, district manager, has been named Vice President, Operations; and Carol Higdon, district manager, has been named Vice President, Member Services. 

  • Swinford honored as recipient of Horn Humanitarian Award

    The Harrison County Service Unit of the Salvation Army honors local legend Jim Swinford with the third annual Clarence Horn Humanitarian Award and provides for a scholarship award for an 11th grade Harrison High School student.

  • Share your photos and stories with readers

    What would you like to see more of in your hometown newspaper?
    It’s a given that there will always be the records and obituaries, births and weddings, sports and church items. But what would make your Cynthiana Democrat a better read?
    The news team is always looking for feature stories on people who make a difference in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    Don’t be shy or think that your story is not newsworthy!
    Everyone has a story and we’d like to tell yours.

  • Church News

    Cooper to present program at Men’s Fellowship
    Donnie Cooper will present a program on his life-long hobby of collecting arrowheads at the quarterly Christian Men’s Fellowship gathering on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Cynthiana Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A meal will be served at 6 p.m. prior to the program. A free-will offering will be taken.

    WAREAGLE MINISTRIES
    Wareagle Ministries, Inc. is now open for services at 201 N. Second St., Berry.

  • Power of a soggy stamp

    Twenty years ago this year we had a devastating storm blow through our area that we call the No-Name Storm.
    I hadn’t thought about it in a while, but the other day a woman came into the newspaper office and mentioned it. She still lives in one of the hardest hit areas.
    When she left, I started thinking about that storm and its aftermath. For many people around here it was our area’s Hurricane Sandy or a mini Hurricane Katrina, blowing in and surprising everyone, wreaking havoc.