Today's News

  • Following his father’s treads


    It’s not easy losing to the young gun... but Clay Darnell doesn’t mind being the young gun.

    Some have won their respective county fair beauty pageants or class spelling contest in the fourth grade.

  • Honoring Dr. King

    The annual Unity March was held to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday morning. A large crowd turned out to  honor King’s birthday and 

     his “dream.” The march began at Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Locust Street and concluded with a gathering at St. James AME Church on Pleasant Street.  

  • Peoples named new Extension agent for Harrison County

    Taking over the Family and Consumer Science Services through the Harrison County Cooperative Extension will be a new role for Lexington resident Benita Peoples. However, she is no stranger to “new.”

  • Commissioner says better pay needed to retain police officers

    Cynthiana’s Commissioner of Public Safety Gary Brunker said Tuesday that the resignation of a Cynthiana Police officer really bothers him.

    No. 1, he said, Ptl. Joe Daniels is a good officer. Secondly, he is leaving for a $9,000 increase in pay.

  • Court ponders courthouse options

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court remains stumped on the issue of when and where the Harrison County Clerk’s office should be moved to.

    Once again the fiscal court has mixed feelings about the issue of what to do with the clerk’s office.

  • Southside donates to Animal Shelter

    Southside Elementary students collected items for the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in lieu of exchanging girts at Christmas. The donations were delivered to the Animal Shelter last week and the students and animals were treated to some “TLC.” The donations came from the students in the fourth grade classes of DeAnna Murdock, Tyler Hartzel and Judy Clevinger.

  • No women allowed, says recreation board

    The Harrison County Recreation Board has voted to not allow women to play in this year’s church basketball league.

    According to Recreation Director Rick Chasteen, the basketball league was meant to only include men due to several factors including safety.

  • Blue Grass Energy sets new management roles

    Blue Grass Energy announces three organizational changes, effective immediately. Barry Drury, district manager, has been named Vice President, Energy Solutions; Robert Farmer, district manager, has been named Vice President, Operations; and Carol Higdon, district manager, has been named Vice President, Member Services. 

  • Swinford honored as recipient of Horn Humanitarian Award

    The Harrison County Service Unit of the Salvation Army honors local legend Jim Swinford with the third annual Clarence Horn Humanitarian Award and provides for a scholarship award for an 11th grade Harrison High School student.

  • Share your photos and stories with readers

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    It’s a given that there will always be the records and obituaries, births and weddings, sports and church items. But what would make your Cynthiana Democrat a better read?
    The news team is always looking for feature stories on people who make a difference in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    Don’t be shy or think that your story is not newsworthy!
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