Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * City Record Book - Trustees meeting, Thursday, Nov. 3, 1859 - “Be it further ordained that it shall be the duty of the said Patrol or Police on duty at night for the time being to ring the Court House Bell at 9 o’clock p.m.

  • Annual contractor’s breakfast is Jan. 25

    The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting the annual contractor’s breakfast at the Harrison County Cooperative Extension Office on Jan. 25 starting at 8 a.m.
    The workshop session this year will be conducted by representatives from the Harrison County Conservation District, and Natural Resource and Conservation Services. The topic of this year’s workshop is focused on proper installation of various conservation practices and state cost share program signup information.

  • Everything I needed to know...

    “You don’t want to eat onions on Tuesdays because they make you sleepy,” said Thelma Taylor to a young journalism pup.
    Tuesday was and still is deadline day at The Cynthiana Democrat and if anyone knew the do’s and don’ts of deadlines, it was Thelma.
    She was the first woman to earn editor status for The Cynthiana Democrat and I know exactly how she did it. One word... caring.
    Thelma had a passion for Cynthiana and Harrison County and more importantly the people who make up that community.

  • Former editor bids farewell to ‘journalism mentor’ and ‘Cynthiana mother’

    By Herb Brock, guest columnist and former editor of The Cynthiana Democrat

  • Where the snow falls

    While no one knew that this winter would pack a white wallop in the form of four times more snowfall than this time last year, local salt stockpiles are in good shape.

  • ‘Copper King’ caught

    Drugs and a less than stable economy will drive any dishonest person to great extremes, even if they have to put great effort into it, according to local officials.
    Harrison County residents have found themselves checking the dead-bolt twice to ensure their houses have been locked up tight in order to keep people from taking precious metals from their walls.
    The scare may be over for now due to a recent arrest that labeled one man as an infamous, yet an unorthodox thief.

  • Community Choir accepting new members

    Community Choir enrollment deadline is Jan. 17.
    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir is gearing up for its spring session and seeks new members.
    No audition is required. The spring session is Feb. 3-17. Rehearsals are Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at MVC/LVC.
    To sign up or for more information, contact Karen Bear 859-234-4393

  • Tribble to be roasted Tuesday

    This past year, Harrison County lost one of the stalwarts of the local service unit of the Salvation Army with the death of Clarence Horn.  
    The chapter board has established the “Clarence Horn Humanitarian Award” and scholarship to honor and preserve the vision Horn provided in serving the people of the community.

  • Smile for the camera

    Everyone knows two heads are better than one and through the years bus drivers have discovered the same can be said for eyes as well.
    To keep up with the changing times, the Harrison County School District is looking into digital recordings of the bus rides to help crack down on behavior problems and bad bus driver decorum.
    “The bus driver can’t see everything so we depend on these cameras to be our second pair of eyes,” said Transportation Director Teresa Harp.

  • Commission reinstates take-home cruisers

    The Cynthiana City Commission reinstated the take-home fleet for police officers living within the city limits.
    “I am of the opinion that most people don’t break the law when the law is around,” said Gary Brunker, safety commissioner.
    Brunker added that another benefit to the take-home fleet is that officers won’t have to pick up their vehicles if there is an emergency.
    Vehicles will be assigned by the police chief according to seniority and at his discretion.