Today's News

  • HCHS student earns summer study opportunity overseas

    At 16 years old, Jordon Kurz has been preparing for his summer break long before the last day of class at Harrison County High School.

    A participant in the People to People Student Ambassador program, Jordon has been studying several Western European countries he will visit during a three-week period in July.

    “I’m excited to get to go places a lot of people haven’t been to,” Jordon said Monday afternoon.

    After an anonymous nomination and interview with a panel of judges, Jordon learned in February he was accepted to the program and trip.

  • Reunions


    The Richardson reunion will be held Saturday, July 11 at the home place on Peak Lane at 11 a.m. Meat and tableware will be furnished.

    For more information call 234-8880 or 289-2001.


    The descendents of Purnell and Ziporah Toadvine will have their annual family reunion and potluck dinner Sunday, July 19. It will be held in the fellowship hall of the Curry United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Tableware, drinks and ice will be furnished.

  • Burley Belles underway at CCC

    Nearly 70 ladies golfers from Kentucky have finished their first round in the 42nd Annual Burley Belles Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    The two-day, 36-hole medal play event got underway yesterday at the CCC and will conclude today.

    The tournament features five flights of golfers, based on established handicaps, with 13 golfers vying for the tournament title in the Championship Flight.

  • Church Briefs


    Central Christian Church youth is having a huge multi-family yard sale in the parking lot on Saturday, July 11 beginning at 8 a.m.

    The church is located at the corner of Second and Riggs Ave.


    Claysville Christian Church will sponsor a bingo on Thursday, July 2 at Biancke’s at 10:30 a.m.


  • Fabulous Fourth is Saturday

    The Cynthiana Rotary Club will host the annual Fabulous Fourth celebration this Saturday on the Hilltop.

    Held behind Southside Elementary, the Fabulous Fourth event will begin at 5 p.m. with games and booths for kids.

    Live entertainment will be provided by the Blue Collar Rebels Band.

    Hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, cotton candy, pizza, Avi’s pies, homemade lemonade and snow cones will be sold at food booths.

    The event will end with a fireworks display at dark.

    The Fabulous Fourth event is free to the public.

  • Longest Day of play held at Flat Run Veterans' Park

    The fourth annual Longest Day of Play was held Monday evening at Flat Run Veterans’ Park from 6-8 p.m.

    Hosted by The Community Health Partnership Wellness Committee, the event featured booths offering kids a variety of physical activities and games, including jump rope, tai chi, Jazzercise, dancing and badminton.

    Pictures from the Longest Day of Play can be found in this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    June 8 at 5:30 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Patricia A. Lanham, 60, Berea, driving a 2006 Infiniti M30, struck Rebecca L. Martin, 33, Cynthiana, driving a 2000 Audi A6.

    June 19 at 5:25 p.m. -- non-injury, Short Street, Walter L. Tapp (City of Cynthiana), 46, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria struck a fence post.

    June 16 at 10:57 p.m. -- non-injury, Blackburn Road, Harley Maupin, 23, Paris, driving a 2008 Dodge Caliber.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding June 3, 2009


    Brandy Leigh Jewell vs. James Edward Jewell, domestic; testimony taken, decree.

    Connie Ruth Langford vs. Hubert Wayne Langford, domestic; order entered dismissing case.

    Jerry W. Faulkner vs. Tressie Lynn Faulkner, review; decree entered.

    Rick A. Ball vs. Marion J. Martus, motion hour; motion withdrawn, order entered.

    David Wayne Slugantz vs. Paula Dean Slugantz, review; remand from docket.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 1929 - “Excursion - Cincinnati and return, via L & N - $2 (Further reduction for children), Sunday, Oct. 6, 1929 - Baseball Reds vs. St. Louis. Special train will leave Cynthiana 8:32 a.m., returning will leave Cincinnati Fourth Street Station, 6 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. Eastern Time). For further information consult Local Ticket Agent.”

    * Abraham Lincoln - “That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

  • New Drivers


    Robert Florence III, Carmen Johnson, Brandon Holbert, Brittany McCarter, Lydia Silcox, Gordon Turner, Brett Williams, Crystal Buckler, Katelynn Himes and Kimberly Bodine.