Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Amanda Michelle Hausberger, July 14, daughter of Martin Clay and Angela Carol Hausberger; Zachary Wayne Lutes, June 16, son of Eddie Wayne and Rebecca Lutes; Alexis Grace Million, July 18, daughter of Nathan Bruck and Cheryl Lynn Million.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Feb. 25, 1869 -- “We have learned from the president of the Covington and Lexington Railroad, that he will build a platform from Pike Street, next to the Smith House, to the depot. A good proposition and a good improvement.” (This would have been a great proposition and improvement. The Smith House remains.)
    * Log Cabin, May 6, 1898 -- “They are worth 10 cents, but Biancke’s is making the finest of ice cream sodas with fruit flavors for only 5 cents.” (2013 - and still going strong - Biancke’s! Congratulations!)

  • Sawflies strip dogwood foliage

    One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly. We had planted over a hundred white pine seedlings over 30 years ago and after a decade or so we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another. Daddy charged me with inspection duty. Looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Arrests, citations, warnings
    Aug. 2 -- Chelsea C. Allison, 17, was cited for no operators license, failure to maintain insurance (non-owner), and license to be in possession while traveling West Pleasant Street.
    Aug. 2 -- David L. Buckler, 23, was issued a citation at South Poplar and West Pleasant Street for failure to maintain insurance (owner).
    Aug. 2 -- James A. Lewis, 32, was arrested on South Poplar Street for fleeing/evading police-second (on foot) and criminal trespassing-third.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    Aug. 5 – At 3:11 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on KY 392 five miles from town. Megan Bryant was traveling on KY 392 when she rounded a curve and over-corrected causing her to travel over an embankment.
    Aug. 3 – At 9:30 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on Twin Creek Road six miles from town. Ralph Baldridge was traveling on Twin Creek Road when he met Stephanie Mastin at a bridge and struck mirrors.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Aug. 6, 2013
    Clifford Smith Jr., 1950, arraignment; 2 counts trafficking in controlled substance-first degree-first offense, persistent felony offender-first degree; not guilty plea entered, discovery order entered, motion to dismiss set.
    Rhonda Yarnell, 1976, arraignment; 3 counts burglary-second degree, 3 counts theft by unlawful taking, persistent felony offender-second degree; not guilty plea entered.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Aug. 5, 2013
    Estate of David Doyle, motion hour; order entered.
    Estate of Everett Himes, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Nellie F. Holland, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Christine Ingram, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Inge L. Ritchey, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    In re: Trust of Charlene A. Craycraft, probate hearing; order entered.

  • Harrison Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Aug. 7, 2013
    Rhea Sheree Stanfield vs. Keith Patrick Bills, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Paula Wiglesworth Roland vs. Timothy Lloyd Roland, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Amy Susan Adams vs. Norris Allen Adams, motion hour; agreed order entered.
    Stephen W. Estep vs. Hannah G. Brock, motion hour; passed to be re-noticed.
    Tracy Carol King vs. Michael Anthony King, motion hour; (motion for appointment of guardian ad litem), sustained.

  • Taking a leap of faith

    So the time to say farewell to family, friends and all of the Democrat readers has come.

    I’m sure in our small community, rumors of me leaving the Democrat and Harrison County for that matter, have made their way into several conversations in the past few months.

  • Law enforcement stepping up DUI efforts

    It’s difficult to relate to a national story unless it directly affects us.

    For the families and friends of the nearly 10,000 people who die every year in the United States as a result of drunk driving, the story is painfully real.