Today's News

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    July 23 -- At 3 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on Boyers Chapel Road 10 miles west of Cynthiana. Donna E. Pitonack of Boyers Chapel Road, Sadieville, was traveling east. Upon approach to a narrow bridge, she saw a vehicle driven by Jimalee R. Fitzpatrick of Vine St., Sadieville, on the bridge and tried to stop but was unable to and the two vehicles collided.

  • Shame-based culture on the comeback

    When I was a kid, we used to sing the taunt, “Shame, shame, everybody knows your name!”
    I don’t remember who taught it to us, but we took great delight in singing it to anyone we wanted to shame and humiliate.
    I was a horrible child. I’m still horrible, but I clean up nicely and mostly refrain from pointing out people’s sin to their face in public.
    Still, what is it about us humans that we love to shame others?

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Aug. 1 -- At 9:36 a.m., police were called to Leawood Drive for a death investigation.
    July 28 -- At 1:41 p.m., Scott Osborne reported property damage at 201 Bridge St. from a shuttle bus that had pulled into the lot. Osborne told police that the bus ran over a streamer that was attached to the chimney. The chimney was damaged.
    Aug. 1 -- At 3:34 p.m., Kevin Wiglesworth, 216 N. Miller St., reported that a confederate flag that was attached to his residence had been set on fire.

  • Church News 8-13-15

    Elmarch Methodist Church will host a Bible School for one day only on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the 4-H fairgrounds. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon followed by a church potluck meal.


    Mt. Gilead Christian Church will hold its reunion on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the church. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish, socialize and enjoy the day.


  • School Menus

    AUG. 17-21
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Choice of: Breakfast pizza or cereal; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Choice of: Biscuit and gravy or cereal; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Choice of: Soft mini bagel with cinnamon Neufchatel cheese or cereal; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Choice of: Sunrise flatbread, cereal or Pop-Tart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • Patience, courtesy needed during road repairs

    If you have school-age children and didn’t know that school began on Monday, your kids are a bit tardy.
    As usual, the Cynthiana Democrat news staff headed out with cameras in hand to grab the first-day-of-school photographs on Monday morning.
    For the most part, we found the students attacking the day with as much gusto as a kindergarten child can on the first day of school.

  • Ford-Whalen plan August wedding

    Lauren Ashley Ford, Cynthiana, daughter of Rusty and Ragena Ford of Cynthiana, and Hank Whalen, Cynthiana, son of Cathy Caudill and Brad Whalen of Cynthiana, announce their forthcoming wedding.
    The ceremony will take place on Aug. 29, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in Lexington, Ky.

  • Chambers competes for the Miss Jr. Teen title

    Mercadees Chambers of Berry was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.
    Chambers learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviewing in the local Preliminary area. Chambers submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Preliminary Pageant Coordinator.

  • Reunions

    Descendants of Nicholas Corbin Marsh and Mary Holton Marsh held their annual reunion at the Elk’s shelter in Cynthiana on Aug. 2. The following were in attendance: