Today's News

  • Cynthiana Police Department Report


    Case reports

    Sept. 10 – At 6:03 p.m., police received a call from the Red Carpet that an individual was assaulted and suspect information was provided.

    Sept. 15 – At 9:44 p.m., police arrested Christopher Hurst charging him with criminal mischief. During the process of the arrest, Hurst allegedly dented the rear quarter panel of Sgt. Eric Kendall’s cruiser while resisting arrest.

  • Managing droughty conditions

    It has not been a very forgiving summer when it comes to the heat, but what is of more concern to us now is the lack of rain. 

    Some are in the throes of a severe drought, others threatened soon to be put on the list.  If you are among them, I hope you have started to water because we are seeing some unfavorable conditions for newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials.

    So, how much is enough when it comes to water?

  • Nationally recognized taxidermist brings talent to new home

    “It’s like paradise,” Joe Millham said from his new home, situated on top of a hill where Harrison, Bracken and Robertson counties meet. His home also serves as his taxidermy shop -- Mountain Rest Taxidermy.

    Joe and Carol Millham purchased their 138 acres on Moore Road three years ago. Carol saw the falling down building then, but not again until she moved here from Upstate New York a month ago.

  • Fillies claim Senior Night win over St. Pat

    The Harrison County Fillies Volleyball team made an outstanding showing in the Ashland Paul Blazer Invitational last weekend. 

    The Fillies won three of five matches losing a heartbreaker in the finals to Franklin County in three sets. 

    The Fillies opened their pool play by losing a three-set match to Coal Grove Ohio 23-25, 25-19, 23-25. 

    They then rebounded with a two set victory over Boyd County 25-8 and 25-6. Boyd County finished the tournament with a 6-14 season record.

  • Marriage Licenses


    Emily Dawn Ware, 26, and Joseph Alan Payton II, 27, married Aug. 28, 2010.

    Melissa Joy Kraus Day, 47, and Norbert Leo Gruber Jr., 57, married Sept. 3, 2010.

  • Slade’s “can-do” attitude is needed for city commission

    To the editor:

    As the November election draws nearer, I find it overwhelming when considering my personal voting decisions. Among the list of capable individuals running for city commissioner, there is one candidate in which I can gladly cast my vote with complete confidence. Roger Slade gets my vote.

  • STAYING SAFE ONLINE: Students learn tips for the virtual world

    October is Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety Month and Harrison County schools are hoping to teach students and parents how to be good citizens in the virtual world.

    “It is important for both students and adults to realize that being a good digital citizen is vital in today’s society,” said Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard. “Not only are we citizens of the physical location in which we live, but because much of our communication now happens via the computer, we are also citizens of the world through virtual means.”

  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.

    presiding Sept. 16, 2010


    Carina F. Webb, 1970, other hearing; theft by deception-include cold checks under $500; dismissed on completion of diversion.

    Chris Webb, 1979, other hearing; theft by deception-include cold checks under $500; dismissed on completion of diversion.


    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.

    presiding Sept. 9, 2010


  • KSP, ATF, deputies find fugitive in Cynthiana

    Law enforcement agencies located and arrested a Bourbon County fugitive at a Harrison County residence last Wednesday.

    Jashuan M. Thomas, 29, was arrested at 205 Fifth St. at 2 p.m. on a federal warrant for drug charges.

    “He was wanted by the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives),” Sheriff’s Det. Paul Olin said Monday morning.

    Olin said federal and state law enforcement officials had been searching for Thomas following the June 18 drug bust in Bourbon County.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Alleged shooter indicted

    Just over two months after a domestic disturbance left a Cynthiana woman recovering from a gunshot wound, her alleged attacker has been indicted.

    Sandra Southwood, 42, allegedly went to her ex-husband’s home on Confederate Drive on Friday, July 30, and began firing shots at the ex-husband, Charles Southwood, and his girlfriend, Amber Florence, as well as firing at the neighbor.

    Southwood, who has been in jail at the Grant County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond since the incident, now faces a nine-count indictment.