Today's News

  • Davender indicted in local ticket scam

    A former University of Kentucky basketball player has been indicted in Harrison County on allegations that he sold bogus tickets to a local fan.

    The indictment alleges that Edward Davender, 43, Georgetown, sold the fraudulent tickets in May, June and August of 2004 to Dustin Rose. Davender is charged with three counts of theft by deception over $300 on each charge.

    “He was one of my heros when I was kid,” Rose said Wednesday morning.

  • Medlin thanks God, community for support

    Probably the best word to describe Larry Medlin is rugged.

    He’s an avid hunter, with the proof of his hunts adorning the walls of his home. He’s a former heavy construction worker-turned-road maintenance worker. He lives in his home on Eureka Road with his wife Donna and their three children.

    He’s his dogs’ best friend. And, he’s neither accustomed to being idle, nor does he enjoy just sitting.

    Medlin is not a small man, which has served him well in the most recent season of his life.

  • Christmas Angel tree helps makes wishes come true

    It’s Christmas time in Harrison County and there’s many angels on this year’s tree.

    Part of the Christmas Angels program, the Family Resource Center is hoping the community will help make wishes come true for over 500 children.

    “I think it’s very important for us as individuals to give back to those that aren’t as fortunate,” said Vicki Faulkner, assistant coordinator at the Family Resource Center.

    And the Christmas Angels program does just that.

  • City approves final vote on water rate increases

    The second reading of an ordinance increasing water rates was approved at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    Commissioner Amanda Moore asked how much the increase will be for an average household each month.

    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said the average household uses 4,500 gallons of water per month and will see a $2.17 increase on their water bill.

    Moore voted against the second reading of the resolution.

    Other business included:

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Nov. 23, 2009


    Estate of Mary L. Beckley, probate hearing; case transferred to Jefferson County.

    Estate of Raymond N. Crawford, probate hearing; amended petition granted, order entered, copy of will filed for court record.

    Estate of Jimmy D. Gard, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    Estate of Sandra B. Ritchie, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.


  • Cooking school draws large crowd

    Nearly 700 people attended the Taste of Home Cooking School on Tuesday at Harrison County High School auditorium.

    The Taste of Home nutritionist Dana Elliot prepared seven recipes from the magazines holiday issue.

    The Cynthiana Democrat in partnership with The Cynthiana Lions Club and Ken’s NewMarket brought the show to Cynthiana.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Dec. 2 at 8:12 p.m. -- non-injury, Silas Pike, David B. Cox, 34, Georgetown, Ky., driving a 2001 Ford F-350 struck a deer.

    Dec. 1 at 8:45 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, Ralph Rhody, 27, Georgetown, Ky., driving a 2001 Toyota Celica.

    Nov. 24 at 12:30 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Amanda I. Sanders, 22, Berry, driving a 1989 GM Sierra.

    Nov. 27 at 9:40 a.m. -- non-injury, KY 36 East, Donald R. Ritchie, 61, Cynthiana, driving a 2008 Toyota Rav 4.

  • Miller to debut book this weekend

    Nathan Miller began writing when he was little.

    “It was at Eastside Elementary where I first remember putting humorous stories to paper,” Miller said.  “Around third or fourth grade things started to become somewhat sensible, I suppose.”

    Now, years later, one of Miller’s ‘sensible stories’ has made him a published author, a dream of his since he first put pen to paper.

    “I think everyone who likes to read or write at all would like to see their name on a cover,” Miller said.

  • Cynthiana crowd greets annual parade

    The downtown streets of Cynthiana were red and green with Christmas cheer Saturday afternoon.

    The annual Christmas parade featured floats, antique cars and walking groups.

    Mt. Carmel Christian Church was named the overall float winner.

    For photos from Saturday’s parade, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Khloe has her freedom

    Until recently Khloe Fryman had no idea what treasures the top of the coffee table held. She couldn’t play with the television buttons like most toddlers or chase her brother down the hall. She didn’t know what it was like to stand on wobbly, tottering legs or to take a first step.

    A tumor on her spine that was discovered shortly after her birth, left the 17-month-old daughter of Ella and Erik Fryman paralyzed from the waist down.

    Khloe never knew what she was missing. She slithered through the house relying only on the strength of her chubby arms.