Today's News

  • Marriage Licenses


    Madison Dee Hamilton, 19, and Corey Keaton Ward, 20, married July 10, 2010.

    Sarah Josephine Gaunce, 21, and Joshua Allen Whaley, 23, married July 17, 2010.

    Brandy Leigh Jewell, 36, and Wade Demaree Lemons, 33, married July 3, 2010.

  • Harrison golfers continue busy season

    The Harrison County High school golf teams’ busy season continues as the Breds squad played three matches and the Fillies team played two in the last four days. 

    On Saturday, the Thorobreds were in a 12-team tournament at Powell County where they finished eighth with a team total 334. 

    Eric Sanders led the way for the Thorobreds with an 80, followed by Charlie Ammerman and Anthony Shirley, who each scored 81. Shalyn Barnes wrapped up the scoring for Harrison County with a 92.

  • Humane Society’s annual auction/cookout is a success

    To the editor:

    The Humane Society of Harrison County wishes to extend appreciation to the area businesses, county employees and private individuals who helped to make our fourth annual auction/cookout at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter on July 24 our most successful event to date.

    Proceeds will be used for several spay/neuter programs as well as many other efforts to promote animal welfare in our county. Thank you to everyone who participated in this worthwhile fundraising activity.

    Members of the Humane Society for Harrison County


  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Aug. 10 at 2 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1032 East, Daniel L. Holman, 67, Lexington, Ky., driving a 2003 Toyota Tacoma.

    Aug. 7 at 11:50 p.m. -- non-injury, Salem Pike, Gerald Hill, 64, Cynthiana, driving a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder.

    Aug. 6 at 2:23 p.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Gary W. Doyle, 23, Mt. Olivet, driving a 1985 Chevrolet 4CC struck Robert S. Dunn, 60, Berry, driving a 1994 Dodge Power Ram.

  • New flood plain maps raise concerns

    A handful of the 120-plus property owners who received letters citing their possible inclusion on the newly revised flood plain maps attended Tuesday’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to voice concerns.

    Three representatives from the Kentucky Division of Water were on hand to describe the process for the new declarations as well as to explain what those residents can do now.

    However, it was noted that they could not make changes to the maps.

  • Births

    • McKayla-Marie Katherine Insko was born to Randall and Sarah Insko of Cynthiana on Aug. 12, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 3 oz.

    • Matthew Gage Campbell was born to Patricia Karen Campbell of Cynthiana on Aug. 4, 2010. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz.


    Before we know it, it will be that time of year again.

    That time of year when Harrison County kids trade in their days beside a clear blue pool for days underneath a black chalkboard.

    Beach totes will be swapped for backpacks and tall glasses of lemonade will be replaced with milk cartons.

    Cartoons will become something only viewed on Saturday mornings... and after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

    It’s back-to-school time.

    As we prepared the Back-to-School section here at the Democrat office, it was hard not to think about my own school days.

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Raegan Nicole Baldwin, June 23, daughter of Joey and Jennifer Baldwin; Caleb Mark Harris, Aug. 11, son of Jami and Jan Reeves Harris.

    Crews are working to replace 13,000 feet of waterlines (starting with Pleasant Street) in the northeast quadrant of Cynthiana. Elmarch Avenue will be the next target.

    County grant will allow for extended waterlines in the northern and eastern areas of the county. The project will serve 127 new customers. Total estimated cost is $1.02 million. A block grant has been applied for.

  • Property Transfers


    Coy Johnson and Shirley Johnson to Katherine G. Lake-Trustee, Coy Johnson and Shirley Johnson, property on Blackburn Road.

    Emma Jean Jenkins and Wilbur M. Jenkins to Bonnie Sue Sebastian, Parcel 2 in Harrison County, $15,000.

    Thomas Walton to Martin T. Jones, David Rossman and John J. McLean, Lot 4 - Section B-4 in Lake Arrowhead Land Development-East, $6,000.

    Jordan W. Davis and Kati Suzanne Davis to Christopher J. Arnold, property on Miller Street, $82,700.

  • Engagements

    • Meghan Elizabeth Rich and Corey Hinson Florence of Lexington to be married at the Oleika Temple in Lexington on Oct. 16, 2010 at 5 p.m. No formal invitations are being sent.

    • Samantha Hopkins and Travis Wright will marry at Fairlane Farm on Sept. 18, 2010.