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Today's News

  • Shawhan shooting leads to arrest

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A potentially volatile situation ended with no injuries on Tuesday morning when members of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police peacefully ended an hour-long armed standoff with a Harrison County man on Shawhan Road.
    Patrick Sturgill, 50, allegedly fired five shots from a hand gun at Crystal Kelley as she was leaving Sturgill’s home on Shawhan Road.

  • Christmas parade is Friday night at 7 p.m.

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    “It’s going to be the biggest yet,” said Tomi Jean Clifford of Friday’s Christmas parade.
     So big, in fact, that a new route had to be created.
    Clifford said the parade out-grew the River Road set up area and moved last year to Flat Run Park. However, a mid-parade train passing through Cynthiana caused delays.
    Clifford is trying to avoid all of that this year.

  • Clerk warned of clone credit card

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two men were arrested in Cynthiana over the weekend after an alert store clerk determined that the customer’s credit card was a clone.
    Sgt/Det Justin Jett said dispatch received a call on Saturday, Dec. 2, from the Dollar General Store on U.S. 27 South. Two men had allegedly entered the store to make a purchase of a $400 gift card.
    When one of the men attempted to pay with a credit card, the clerk was given an alert that the card was a clone.

  • Furnishes earn state KFB Outstanding Young Farm Family honors

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Young farmers Ben and Katie Furnish of Harrison County became the first local farmers to be honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2017 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Adamses make Living Free option for many

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    Show of hands—who likes moving? Great. Now who likes moving during the holidays? Two years in a row?
    Jerry and Tunya Adams can tell you all about it. Without a doubt, the community-minded couple redefines the meaning of “dynamic duo.” As if heading up the Cynthiana Rod Run is not enough, they also oversee a local substance abuse program, Living Free of Harrison County.

  • Motorist rescued from car fire in Main Street lot

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    “She got very lucky,” said Cynthiana Fire Department Chief Ray Sanders, after Thelma Jean Debruler’s car burst into flames with her still in the vehicle.
    Sanders said that Debruler had just paid her water bill and finished some grocery shopping at Ken’s when she smelled smoke in her car.

  • Taylor trial is Thursday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A bench trial will be held in Harrison Circuit Court on Thursday for Martin Taylor, who was arrested in August 2016 on three separate incidents of impersonating a peace officer, unlawful imprisonment and wanton endangerment.
    According to earlier stories, Taylor allegedly pulled over motorists claiming that he was an officer of the law.

  • LV Singers to perform in Carlisle tonight

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    On Thursday evening, the Licking Valley Singers will travel to Carlisle for their first on-the-road concert.
    LVS will perform at 7 p.m. at Mozart Hall, which is located at 108 W. Main St. It is the Nicholas County Heritage Council’s restored center.
    According to Jerry Johnson, LVC member who serves as a Historical Society board member and curator, said many $10 tickets have been sold in advance. However, he anticipates that tickets will still be available at the door.

  • Havilandsville Painting
  • Clothing Closet Holiday closure

    Harrison County Clothing Closet
    holiday closing
    The Harrison County Clothing Closet, located at 202 W. Pleasant St., will be closed Dec. 6-Jan. 1.
    Bins will not be open for donations during holiday closings.
    Please hold donations and do not place bags outside bins or on the sidewalk. In an emergency call 859-588-0929 or 588-3115 and leave a message.