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Today's News

  • Two men killed in Sunday crash

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two young men lost their lives in a single-vehicle accident in Pendleton County early Sunday morning.
    Issac Chambers, 26, Cynthiana, and Matthew Ramsey, 27, Pendleton County, were killed when Chambers apparently lost control of his vehicle in a curve on the Old LLL Highway, struck a tree then traveled backward into a fence and caught fire.
    Pendleton County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Dennie said the vehicle was only about eight feet from the roadway.

  • Are you ready for the 2017 eclipse?

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The first continent-wide  solar eclipse, exclusively in the US, since 1776 will take place on Monday afternoon, Aug. 21.
    Even though Cynthiana and Harrison County is well north of the “path of totality,” local residents can still expect anywhere from 91-96 percent coverage of the sun during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

  • A Day of Firsts

    Harrison County schools began classes on Thursday, Aug. 10. Kindergarten students at Northside Elementary had breakfast then lined up for their introduction to their classroom.

  • ‘Bish’

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    How many people do you know who have held the same job for 40 years?
    Of those, how many have the same vigor and love of that job today, that they had when they started?
    Dr. Larry Bishop is a winner in both of those categories.
    This month, “Bish”, as he is better known to his flock, will celebrate 40 years as the minister of the Cynthiana Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.)

  • KSP investigates fatal collision in Nicholas County

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal collision between a Jeep and a motorcycle on US 68 in Nicholas County.
    The collision occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday on US 68. Preliminary investigation revealed that Roscoe Howard, 58, of Carlisle, was operating a 2016 Jeep westbound on US 68. Douglas Barton, 58, of Cynthiana, was operating a 1999 Honda motorcycle and was on US 68 traveling eastbound.

  • Judge sentences seven on Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Seven individuals were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Heather Elaine Bailey, was sentenced to three years in prison on a single charge of flagrant non-support.
    Probation was denied and Bailey will have to serve her three years consecutively with charges in Johnson, Floyd and Madison counties.

  • City’s sewer bills to increase by $2 for residents

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana residents can expect about a $2 increase in their sewer bills.
    The Cynthiana City Commission voted unanimously to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would raise rates for industrial, commercial and residential customers.
    Mayor James Smith said the increase will allow the city to cover its $6 million sewer bond and allow for replacing at least 1,000 feet of the city’s infrastructure each year.

  • Gaunce assumes reins at Licking Valley Campus

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Monday marked the 15-year anniversary of the move-in date for the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College.
    MCTC Cynthiana campus began in 1988 and will be celebrating 30 years next year.
    For 26 of those years, Lori Gaunce and been working in administration doing one job or another.

  • 6th Rod Run coming to the streets Aug. 26

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 2017 edition of the Cynthiana Rod Run promises to be bigger and better than ever.
    More than 1,500  classic cars and motorcycles will line the streets of downtown Cynthiana on Saturday, Aug. 26, for the sixth annual Rod Run.
    Registration for the Rod Run will begin at 9 a.m. with many different events planned throughout the day.

  • Deputies end chase on Stringtown-Webber

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Scott R. Goble of Corinth is facing numerous charges following a high-speed chase that led police through two counties last Thursday, Aug. 10. This was the second chase for the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department in as many weeks.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Daniel was dispatched to Joe’s Place on KY 36 just a few miles west of Cynthiana at Poindexter. around 2:30 p.m. The initial call was for a stolen vehicle.