Today's News

  • Did You Know

    Office closed
    for Christmas

    The offices of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, so that our staff may spend time with family during Christmas.
    Regular hours will resume Tuesday morning with a 10 a.m. deadline for news copy to be submitted.
    The same hours will apply for the following week of the New Year’s holiday.

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  • New commission prepared to step into new year

    Becky Barnes,

    The new Cynthiana City Commission is ready to take charge with the coming new year.
    At Tuesday’s meeting, the recently elected Lourena Judy took the oath of office with her term to officially begin at midnight Jan. 1.
    Incumbent commissioners -- Mark Mattmiller, Roger Slade and Jada Griggs -- re-affirmed their oath to the commission.
    Mayor James Smith noted that the first meeting of January (Jan. 3), the commissioners will decide department assignments.

  • NTI will allow at-home work during some snow days

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Every Harrison County School District student was given a packet of information to take home for instructional at-home use, last week.
    The district has enacted a new policy that will allow students to complete school work, for up to 10 days, when school has been called off due to inclement weather or any of a variety of different reasons.

  • County water manager retiring

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    After 38 years working at the Harrison County Water Association, Danny Northcutt is set to retire at the end of December.
    Northcutt began working for the HCWA, 11 years after graduating from Harrison County High School in 1967.
    “Right after high school, I began working at Bundy Tubing and stayed there for 11 years,” he said.

  • Drug trafficking target of round-up

    Local law enforcement joined with state and Bourbon County to serve 29 arrest warrants on alleged drug traffickers.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff Shain Stephens, the multi-agency round up resulted in numerous arrests in Harrison and Bourbon counties.
    Many of those arrested last week are alleged to have made drug sales in Cynthiana.
    The extensive undercover investigation concentrated primarily on drug traffickers bringing crack cocaine and other illegal rugs from other counties into Harrison County.

  • Harrison County schools begin Partners in Education program

    Harrison County Schools have always had generous partners within the community. Now a new program aims to give them the proper recognition.
    Partners in Education was recently established as a vehicle to make the community aware of the wide variety of businesses, civic groups and private donors who contribute to the education of the local youth.
    As part of the program, donors are asked to attend meetings of the Harrison County Board of Education where they are recognized, given a plaque and have their name placed on a permanent display at the board office.

  • Southside Elementary’s Christmas Project
  • Eastside and Northside students collected items for the animal shelter

    Eastside Elementary fourth grade students collected items to be donated to the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter for Christmas. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, Allen Fryman, animal control officer, visited the classrooms of Carla Hill, Sarina Gasser and Christine Newcomb with two kittens. The students also helped load the items on Fryman’s truck. Northside’s second grade students in Dorena Mullen, Debbie Case and Jennifer Gaunce’s classrooms along with Brandi Fleming’s third grade class also collected items for the animal shelter.

  • HCMS Basketball
  • Breds win over Grant County with big comeback, lose to Anderson County

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    On Friday night, the winless Harrison County Thorobreds invaded Dry Ridge to take on the Grant County Braves.  
    The Braves were sporting a spotless record on their home court going into the Friday night encounter.  It looked as if the Breds would head home with another loss when they found themselves trailing by 17 points late in the third quarter.