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Today's News

  • Here’s the 411

    It’s been a over a month since the 411 service was launched and Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said it has yet to be used.

    “Nobody’s using it,” Johnson said Monday afternoon. “I don’t think people really know how to use it.”

    The 411 system allows the dispatch center to receive anonymous internet and text messages.

    The dispatch center then relays the message to the appropriate authorities.

    “It’s just nice to have more eyes and ears to benefit the community,” Johnson said.

  • Kyler Allen Switzer

    Kyler Allen Switzer

    Kyler Allen Switzer was born to Jonathan David Switzer and Brandy Jett on June 19, 2009, at Georgetown Community Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. and 15 oz.

  • Suspect confession

    Looking back, Carol Banks said she can now see where something was building to a tragic end.

    Banks was a childhood friend of Bryia Runiewicz, 31, who was murdered Friday in her home on New Lair Road.

    Banks, who lives down the hill from Runiewicz in the Suburban Trailer Park, woke to find police and media vehicles all around her friend’s home. She ran the short distance between their homes to be met by police in Runiewicz’s driveway inside the yellow crime scene tape.

    They confirmed her fears.

  • Caden Luke Davis

    Caden Luke Davis

    Caden Luke Davis was born to Brandy and Scott Davis of Leetonia, Ohio on Sept. 8, 2009 at Salem Community Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.

  • Dog Gone Wild - Chapter 1

    My golden opportunity! My chance to shine! My time to show my family that I’m a warrior, a champion, a real sportsman, uh, sportsdog!

    I’m sorry, I should introduce myself. I’m Mr. Dogwood, but my friends and family call me Woody. (Sometimes I’ll hear “Dogwood” if I’ve made a knucklehead decision or if my parents are trying to get my attention.) Anyway, I’m a black and tan miniature wiener dog who lives in the great state where I was born – Kentucky. That makes me “Woody, The Kentucky Wiener.”

  • Helton faces more charges

    Charles Helton, 53, who was last week arrested on multiple charges was released, then arrested again, and now, released again.

    According to Cpl. Walter Tapp, Helton was first charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000 in connection with allegations of over $500,000 of property taken from TI Automotive/Bundy Tubing.

    Helton, a 25-year employee of  TI/Bundy, was also charged Friday with another count of receiving stolen property over $10,000 after police located a storage building at Brannock Acres on Oddville Avenue.

  • Apply fertilizer to maintain a quality lawn

    To maintain a quality lawn, you should apply fertilizer every year.  Watch the newspaper for additional articles about lawn care in the coming weeks. 

    Test - Don’t Guess

  • Summer fun wasn’t scarce in Harrison County

    Perhaps it was a stupid assumption, but I thought my first summer here at The Cynthiana Democrat would be slow, hot and uneventful.

    I had visions of sipping ice cold lemonade through a hot pink straw, while I tanned on a lounge chair at the side of a crystal blue pool.

    Awww... I can almost smell the chlorine.

    Reality, it seems, can be a slap in the face.

    My bright green agenda and the weekend plans it often holds soon became filled with festivals and events.

  • H1N1 on the rise

    Flu season usually begins in November.

    This year, with the outbreak of the H1N1 virus, flu season has come months earlier.

    “We have 15 people a day coming through the emergency room with flu-like symptoms...” said Harrison Memorial Hospital director Sheila Currans.

    Currans said 25 individuals have tested positive for H1N1 this month.

  • Ballpark property vandalized

    Charges are pending against three juveniles and one adult, who were allegedly involved in the recent defacing of property at River Road Park.

    Cynthiana Ptl. David Powers said a black permanent marker was used to write profanities and draw illicit pictures on picnic and scorers’ tables, benches, trash cans, playground equipment and the concrete walks last Wednesday night.

    He said he is still trying to get a true assessment of the damages because of the work that has to go into making repairs.