Today's News

  • Rediscovering church

    Lately I’ve been fascinated by stories of people who grew up in church and now have abandoned the denominations of their youth, and sometimes church altogether.

    In a very funny memoir, “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress,” Rhoda Janzen writes about having to wear frumpy skirts, granny panties and doilies on her head and eating lots of potatoes.

  • Sports Beat

    Junior varsity and freshman football


    handle Grant County


    In a rare Saturday morning game, the Harrison County freshman footballers defeated Grant County’s rookie Braves by a 16-6 margin at Ingles Field.  


    A pair of touchdown runs by DeShon Talbott and an extra point run by quarterback Zach Royce put the points on the board for Harrison County, which had a shutout until less than a minute left in the game when an ill-advised pass was picked off and ran back 60 yards by the Braves for their only points.  

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Aug. 26 at 3:35 p.m. -- non-injury, Pughs Ferry Road, Thomas E. Hall, 47, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Ford F150.

    Aug. 27 at 9:59 a.m. -- injury, Ky 392, Lena C. Herrington, 66, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Mercedes Benz CLK 430.

    Aug. 28 at 9:55 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Gary D. Cunningham, 34, Berry, driving a 1983 Chevrolet Conventional Cab 4.

    Aug. 24 at 3:39 p.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Troy S. Burns, 44, Cynthiana, driving a 2004 AMF FLP hit a deer.

  • ELECTION 2010

    It won’t be long before we’ll be back in a voting booth this November.

    Several state, county and city positions will be on this year’s ballot, including seats for our state senator, state representative, county judge-executive, magistrates, mayor and city commission.

    To say it’s an important election would be an understatement.

    And so, here at The Cynthiana Democrat, we want your help.

    In local elections such as the upcoming one this fall, no one knows the candidates better than those of us who live, work and play beside them.

  • Engagements

    •Abby Switzer and Ben Hyatt to wed Oct. 10, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at Cynthiana Baptist Church in Cynthiana.

    •Kenneth James Tolle and Felicia Gayle Price to wed Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at RCC.

  • Crabgrass’s history reveals uses

    I heard someone lamenting their crabgrass the other day; they were convinced that this was the worst year ever.  Maybe so, but usually by this time crabgrass rears its ugly head and begins to creep through our fescue lawns, sneak into our cultivated beds and, when we’re not looking, reseed its self to ensure the continuation of the species.

    Sounds a bit sinister for a grass, I suppose, but it sure is difficult to control.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Aug. 25, 2010


    Allen Thomas Cunningham vs. Michelle Tod Cunningham, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Eugenia Marie Royalty-Fryman vs. David Earl Fryman, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Terrence Wayne Sheets vs. Karen Lee Sheets, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Nathan Wayne Arnold vs. Rhea Bills, review; agreed order entered, motion withdrawn for hearing.

  • Property Transfers


    Sole Ownership-Cash Deed for Kentucky: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Norcorp Enterprises and Investors, Inc., property at 207 N. Church St., $28,500.

    Quit Claim Deed: Michael G. Glascock to Robin W. Glascock, property on US 62.

    Quit Claim Deed: Hugh Mason Wilson to James William Wilson III and Elizabeth Ledlie Wilson, Tract 3 on Salem Pike.

    Community Trust Bank, Inc. to Carrie Elizabeth Wade, property at 9072 US Hwy. 62 E, $98,000.

  • Licking Valley Children’s Choir to begin in September

    This fall, Harrison County fourth, fifth and sixth graders will have a reason to lift their voices in song.

    “To sing in a choir is a different experience,” Kids’ College coordinator Karey Smith said.

    With the success of the adult Licking Valley Singers, Smith said the Cynthiana Arts Council and Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus are joining forces to sponsor the Licking Valley Children’s Choir.

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Katie Lynn Land, Aug. 18, daughter of Zack and Cheryl Land.

    Cynthiana Police Officer Walter Tapp has a new partner, Rex. Rex is a 15-month-old labrador retriever who is going through obedience training for crime prevention. He is being trained as either a passive or aggressive sniffer. A passive sniffer find results in the dog heeling then barking where the offending drugs might be. An aggressive sniffer will scratch or paw at the suspected location.