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Today's News

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    Nov. 11 -- At 3:28 p.m., Brian Grayson reported that his building at 112 S. Walnut St. was burglarized and missing was electrical wiring, circular saw, scroll saw, saws all and fan.

    Nov. 11 -- At 3:31 p.m., Diane Slade, Culpepper Drive, reported that someone broke into her home and turned over a television and jammed a door.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 10

    Public Library. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 and will reopen Friday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m.

    HMH Blood Drive. Harrison Memorial Hospital will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at HMH.

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 11

  • Filing underway for local offices in 2010 election

    This week began the year-long countdown to next November’s elections.

    Candidates for state, regional, county and city positions were able to begin filing applications Wednesday with Secretary of State Trey Grayson and local county clerks, including Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish.

    “I’ve already had a lot of questions,” said Furnish Monday morning.

    As of Monday, she said one application had already been picked up.

  • I don't know beans

    The week prior to Thanksgiving, my church participated in a week of hunger.

    The plan was to eat only beans, rice and tortillas for five days to experience what a huge percent of people around the world eat all the time.

    Then we were to take the money we would’ve spent on food and donate it to help feed orphans in Haiti. In addition, after a shortened worship service, we would be dismissed early to go grocery shopping to buy food items to benefit local food pantries.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 12, 1928 -- “Coming to Cynthiana, Heffner-Vinson Stock Co., one week beginning Monday, July 16. Thirty five talented players with an entire new repertoire carrying their own 10 piece orchestra, with Jimmie Heffner, the south’s own comedian.”

    * Log Cabin, Sept. 10, 1897 -- “Moments are useless if trifled away, and they are dangerously wanted if consumed by delay in cases where ‘One Minute Cough Cure’ will bring immediate relief. -- VanDeren and Lydick Drugs.”

  • Mattmiller files for Cynthiana mayor

    Mark Mattmiller has announced his candidacy for the office of mayor for the city of Cynthiana.

    Mattmiller is currently serving the city as Commissioner of Public Finance and Public Property. He is the mayor pro tem for the board of commissioners as well. He has held these positions since January 2009.

  • Robbery suspect caught in Harrison County

    A bank robbery suspect was arrested just after noon on Friday following a crash at the Harrison County Business Park.

    William Vincent, 28, of Aurora, Ill., was arrested after he wrecked a black Mercedes SUV into a guard rail, then took off on foot toward a pond on U.S. 62.

    Vincent allegedly robbed the First Federal Bank on Sir Barton Way in Lexington at 11:27 a.m.

    Lexington Metro Police were able to track the vehicle  with a helicopter. He traveled onto I-75 and then to KY 460.

  • Christmas parade is Saturday at 4 p.m.

    Santa Claus will be coming to town Saturday.

    Floats, antique cars, fire trucks, the Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds, horses and Christmas cheer will fill the streets of downtown Cynthiana Saturday afternoon during the annual Christmas parade, beginning at 4 p.m.

    According to Chamber of Commerce director Pat Grenier, 12 groups will display floats in this year’s parade.

    Floats will be judged before the parade, from 3-4 p.m. at River Road.

  • Old Lair Road home burns

    An Old Lair Road home is destroyed after a late Thursday night fire.

    Three trucks and 15 county firefighters responded to 3908 Old Lair Road after an 11:30 p.m. call to dispatch.

    “When the first firefighter got on the scene, it was fully involved all over,” Chief Charlie Carson said about the flames. “It was an older house and once it got started, it went all over it...”

    The home was owned by Gerald Wade.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Miller to debut book this weekend

    Nathan Miller began writing when he was little.

    “It was at Eastside Elementary where I first remember putting humorous stories to paper,” Miller said.  “Around third or fourth grade things started to become somewhat sensible, I suppose.”

    Now, years later, one of Miller’s ‘sensible stories’ has made him a published author, a dream of his since he first put pen to paper.

    “I think everyone who likes to read or write at all would like to see their name on a cover,” Miller said.