Today's News

  • Faulkner gets five years in prison

    Becky Barnes,

    Probation was denied for  36-year-old Martha Faulkner in Harrison Circuit Court on  Feb. 2 during her formal sentencing.
    Faulkner was convicted on four heroin-related charges, including importing heroin.

  • Watson recalls wanting to go back to Banneker

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Bonita Watson has an interesting take on the impact her generation has on young black people today.
    “Young people today, have no idea what older people have gone through for them to have the opportunities they have today,” said the 74 year-old Watson. “And then they often act like fools.”

  • Barnes’ retirement ends another career chapter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    After 10 years as the librarian at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library, Pat Barnes will retire on May 1, of this year.
    The library board is in the process of interviewing a slate of three finalists to replace Barnes.

  • Enhanced technical skills needed in the work force

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Technology is changing the landscape of nearly every aspect of life, none more so than industry.
    On Tuesday at the weekly Cynthiana Lions Club meeting, Terry McMichael gave a presentation concerning the lack of technical skills which potential employees have, and the steps that industries are taking to rectify that problem.

  • Court hears grant recommendations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Before the Harrison County Fiscal met in regular session on Tuesday, a public meeting was held to discuss wants and needs, dealing with a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant request, made through the court, on behalf of the Recreation Department.
    Leeann Lacey of the Bluegrass Area Development District, began the public discussion and soon turned it over to Darrel Baxter, recreation director for Cynthiana-Harrison County.

  • Judge continues Darby sentencing

    The 24-year-old Cynthiana man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol/etc. will not be sentenced until at least March 1.
    Harrison Circuit Judge Jay Delaney continued the sentencing phase following Darby’s guilty pleas.
    David Darby was charged following an accident which occurred on Jan. 31, 2014, on KY 36 West. Darby lost control of the vehicle while traveling in excess of 30 miles per hour above the speed limit.
    Darby was driving drunk when his passenger, Joshua Frank Fryman, was killed.

  • Church News

    Lenten Series
    The First United Methodist Church of Cynthiana will host a Lenten Bible study for adults beginning Monday, Feb. 15 at noon in the Sidney Haviland Room. Each session will last one hour. A luncheon meal will be available for $6.
    The study, “Give Up Something Bad for Lent” written by James W. Moore, will end March 21. Cost of the study materials are free for the first 25 registrants. The study is open to the public.

  • Lessons in caring

    Recently I spent time with some people who are homeless.
    I had met some of them while tagging along at the annual countywide housing count, which is another way to say homeless count.
    Every year, people who care go out and find the people who live in the woods or in their cars or sleep in abandoned buildings and get as much information about them as they can.
    People who care want to meet these people’s immediate and ongoing needs with tents and blankets and stoves, and also their long-term needs.

  • Main Street News

    The mission of the Cynthiana Main Street program is to help revitalize our downtown.
    It is our aim to help stimulate economic development and investment in downtown by encouraging cooperation and building leadership in our local business community.
    It is our aim to promote a positive image of our downtown by advocating and supporting its unique and distinctive qualities, as a great place to live, work, shop and invest in.
    With Main Street’s mission, historic preservation plays an important role in our revitalization.

  • Singing for our unsung heroes

    Hello, everybody. How are you doing with the proposal that each of us do one thing, big or little, to make our community better?
    If you have taken up this cause, I would love to know about it so I could share it with others. Often when a few step forward, more will follow.
    Send me an email, Bruce.Florence@kctcs.edu, or drop a note to the Democrat, and tell me if you have decided on ‘your one thing,’ or have already done your ‘one’ thing to make your community stronger, prettier, or more inviting for all of us.