Today's News

  • School district opts for 4 percent increase in taxes

    The Harrison County Board of Education voted unanimously last Thursday evening for a tax hike that will generate 4 percent more revenue for the district’s till.
    Board members approved setting the tax rate at 42.9 cents on real and personal property plus .1 cent exonerations for a total of 43.0 cents per $100 of assessed property. The district expects to receive $293,691 more revenue than last year.
    “There’s a financial clip we’re getting to face down the road,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson.


    As the engines rev coming into the last jump, many young, inspiring riders in the stands make a wish to one day have the same chance at living the dream one Harrison County teen is living.
    From the time he received his first battery-powered four-wheeler, Chance Beverly was hooked on riding.
    “You could not keep him off of it,” said Chance’s mother Tomi Sadler. “If he had thought about it I am sure he would have attempted to drive up and down stairs on it.”

  • Fleeing suspect tased when confronted with arrest warrant

    A routine arrest ended with a trip to the hospital following an electrical jolt Sunday, Sept. 2.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, an arrest warrant was issued for Edwin Cummins, 45, for Harrison County Family Court.
    Deputy Peak said the citation for arrest was due to Cummins alleged failure to satisfy his child support obligations.

  • School personnel salaries released

    The Cynthiana Democrat publishes school district salaries as a public service to its readers.
    In the coming weeks, salaries for city and county governments will also be published.

  • Taste of Harrison County is this weekend

    Cochairs of Taste of Harrison County claim this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.
    Possibly one of the most anticipated events in Harrison County will be going on this weekend.
    The savory smells of barbecue cooking mixed with the sweet aroma of famous pie recipes is enough to pull several hundreds of spectators into downtown Cynthiana for a taste of rich southern pride.

  • So, Sew working to preserve art of heirloom sewing

    Meg Ammerman is turning a life-long love for sewing into a business.
    Last week, she opened So Sew at 130 E. Pike St. above her family’s Smith Insuror’s agency.
    While she laughs about still honing her business plan, she knows that it will all be built around her love to sew and create heirloom designs.
    “Heirloom sewing is a lost art,” Ammerman said following the Friday morning ribbon-cutting for her latest endeavor.
    She has on display a few 100-plus-year-old children’s gowns as well as some of her own creations.

  • Rod Run winner

    Last week’s Cynthiana Democrat featured winners in various Rod Run contests.
    The adult winner of the Snappy Pizza Eating contest was omitted.
    Sam Pierce was the winner.

  • Harrison County School District salaries for 2011-2012

    David Adams    50,012.70
    Diana Adams    11,291.40
    Alice Allen        42,128.96
    James Allen        150.00
    Brad Allison        56,328.56
    Chris Anderson    52,568.46
    Paula Anderson    771.55
    Crystle Arnold    144.00
    Martha Arnold    23,846.33
    Perry Arnold        15,792.00

  • School Menus

    Sept. 10-14
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.
    MONDAY: French toast sticks w/syrup or cereal w/toast, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Toasted cheese sandwich or cereal w/toast, gogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Folded egg/cheese on english muffin or cereal w/toast, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Muffins or cereal w/toast, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • Soccer Breds win at Bourbon, drop a home match to Sayre Tuesday

    There were some similarities in the Thursday soccer match at Bourbon County and the home match Tuesday against Sayre.  
    Both scores were 1-nil after being scoreless at the half. In both games the Thorobreds started slow and after each game Coach Nick Hill was unimpressed with the results.