Today's News

  • Holiday spices from tropical plants

    Considering how the quest for exotic spice fueled exploration around the world in the 15th century, it is no wonder that our favorite holiday flavors herald from around the world. From Southwest India to Southeast Asia, we find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace.
    True cinnamon comes from the bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, an evergreen tree native to Southwest India.  This is the premium spice that is harvested just as new growth emerges from 2-year-old stems. It has a light brown color and the interior of the quills (the curled strips) consist of several layers.  

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Nov. 29, 2010
    In re: Becky Shanklin, probate hearing; order entered.
    Harold A. Trimpe, 1981, 2 cases, other hearing; flagrant non-support; bonded.
    Brenda L. Profitt, 1969, pretrial conference; theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting); 30 days in jail, probated, $100 and costs.
    Benjamin Brewer, 1983, preliminary hearing; flagrant non-support; probable cause found, bound over to grand jury.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    Nov. 23 – 7:45 a.m. A non-injury accident occurred when Janene Barry, 47, overcorrected, ran off the road and drove through a fence and struck a pole.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Nov. 12 – At 7:16 p.m., the parent of a Harrison County High School student reported that his daughter was inappropriately touched by another student while on a school trip.
    Nov. 14 – At 10:55 a.m., police were called to Speedway where a counterfeit $10 bill was reported.
    Nov. 15 – At 7:36 a.m., Travis Philpot, Fourth Street, reported that  someone broke into his vehicle and removed a black Jennings radio with blue knobs.

  • Property Transfers

    Kimbal D. Ford and Alycia L. Ford, Edward S. Ford III and Ragena Ford, Debra Gaye Ford Fischer and Greg S. Fischer, Lawrence H. Ford, Claude E. Smith and Mary E. Smith, Wood Monson Smith and Lavonda R. Smith to Roger A. Gasser and Brenda J. Gasser, 2 parcels on US 27 (Falmouth Road), $750,000.
    John Lair-Executor of the Estate of Mary Margaret Mynear to Jeffrey W. Fryman and Heather Fryman, property on Beaver Creek, $190,000.
    Warranty Deed: Ricky Allen Brown and Peggy Brown, Darrin Paul Brown and Michelle Brown to Anita C. England, property on Old US 27, $72,000.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 9
    Northside Council. The Northside Site Base Council will meet Thursday, Dec. 9 at 3:45 p.m. in the Northside library. The public is invited to attend.
    FRIDAY, Dec. 10
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 10 at Beacon at 10:30 a.m.; Our Little Miracles, 11 a.m.; New Beginnings, 11:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 2 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Dec. 11

  • Christmas parade was Saturday

    It was certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Cynthiana on Saturday. Snowflakes were falling and children wrapped in ribbons and foil rolled through town on the backs on trucks, wagons and atop horses.
    It was the annual Christmas parade!
    A large crowd braved the wintry weather to watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting the season.
    Watch for the pictures in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat as well as future slide shows on the website.

  • Donations being taken for burial of four people who perish in Berry fire

    Four people were killed in a tragic fire in Berry over the weekend.
    While positive identifications have not been made, it is believed the four people who perished in the fire are Nikki Pike and two of her four children, Cameron and Nicholas, and Pike’s cousin, Charles Tucker.
    The two children were each one of a set of twins. The surviving children were spending the night with a relative.

  • Website was built with readers in mind

    Have you checked out the Cynthiana Democrat’s new website?
    A few weeks ago, it was announced that it was coming. Now that it’s here, there are just a few things I want to point out.
    First of all, I urge you to make use of it. It’s a great improvement over the sites we’ve had in the past.
    With this site, you can interact. There is a place after each story for you to add your comments, well wishes to the subjects in the story or ask more questions.

  • Licking Valley Campus goes green for the holidays

    The holiday season may not be the time of year that most people think about energy conservation and recycling.  Let’s face it. Those are the hot topics we reserve for Earth Day, not Christmas.  
    Students, faculty and staff at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community & Technical College are working diligently to remind community members how important it is to incorporate ‘green,’ earth-friendly initiatives in your holiday.
    The campus is teaching by example.