Today's News

  • Ross wins Joe Mooney Invitational with seven under total

    Georgetown College golfer and Harrison County grandson J.T. Ross won his first Joe Mooney Invitational Sunday with a seven-under score of 137.

    Ross took the championship flight by three strokes over Clay Ballard of Winchester and by four over former UK golfer Derrick Oldham. 

    Ross, the grandson of Dr. Roy and Phyllos Ross and James T. and Ann Swinford, shot a six under 66 on Saturday then withstood a charge from Oldham, who had a 68 on Sunday.

  • Harrison Circuit Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding June 1, 2010


    Commonwealth vs. Joseph Palmer, 1983, trafficking controlled substance-first degree, first offense; drug unspecified, probation granted, five years sentence probation for five years on conditions set; plus restitution.

  • Summer insects suck and chew

    The insect world has countless sucking and chewing pests. One of the most difficult questions to answer, and I get asked it often, is “what’s eating my plant?”

    It could be a chewing beetle, or caterpillar; or it could be a sucking spider mite, bug or aphid, among many, many others. 

    Our early heat wave this summer added an additional component to the problem…many insects love this sort of disagreeable weather and can multiply more rapidly as a result.

  • Realizing sin and embracing the joy of being forgiven

    When I was a kid, every Saturday morning I attended catechism classes at our local church.

    Catechism is a summary of principles of doctrine or fundamentals of a faith, often in question and answer form.

    Every Saturday morning I sat in a classroom and the teacher quizzed us on what we needed to know about our beliefs: Who is God? God is the Creator of heaven and earth.

    Who is Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ is the Son of God made man.

    I can still recite some of my catechism lessons from 40-plus years ago.

  • Dryden Road man airlifted after tractor accident

    A Harrison County man is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following a Sunday morning tractor accident off Dryden Road.

    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser, Leonard Hatch, 48, was driving a Kubota tractor up a hill, when the tractor flipped backwards.

    Hatch was airlifted to the Lexington hospital.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fair pageants begin the week

    Harrison County fair events continue this week.

    Tonight’s events include the baby and children shows, beginning at 6 p.m.

    The horse pull will begin at 7 p.m.

    Tuesday evening’s events will begin with the Miss Junior Pre-Teen Pageant at 6 p.m., followed by the Miss Pre-Teen Pageant, Miss Teen Harrison County and the Miss Harrison County Scholarship Pageant at 8 p.m.

    For pictures from this year’s Harrison County Fair, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding June 16, 2010


        Lisa Marie vs. Benjamin Ray Sr., domestic; uncontested final hearing, passed to re-noticed, order entered.

       Michael Harris vs. Deborah K. Harris, domestic; final hearing, pass to re-noticed, order entered.

      Jerry Allen Jones vs. Patricia Jean Jones, domestic; final hearing, test taken, decree entered.

       Nathan Wayne Arnold vs. Rhea Bills, review; agreement entered

  • Harriosn County Sheriff's Report




    July 1 at 8:31 a.m. -- non-injury, Lang Road, Jeff Northcutt, 34, Berry, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu.

    July 2 at 7:05 a.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Lee A. Grimm, 18, Cynthiana, driving a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro.

    July 1 at 6:30 a.m. -- non-injury, Rocky Springs Road, William Unger, 50, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Ford Ranger, hit a parked vehicle.

    June 23 at 12:09 p.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Swanda Williams, 34, Georgetown,  Ky., driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue.

  • Fab Fourth is Saturday

    The Fabulous Fourth Celebration will be on July 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. on the Hilltop.

    Fireworks will start at dark.

    Concessions will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. selling food such as cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and hamburgers.

    There will also be kids’ activities such as a cornhole tournament, giant slide, blow-up bouncer and an obstacle course.

    There will be stage entertainment with a band, a flag presentation and the presentation of awards to the police and fire departments throughout the night.

  • Longest Day of Play is Monday at FRVP

    Monday will mark the summer solstice and the fourth annual Longest Day of Play.

    Hosted by the Community Health Partnership Wellness Subcommittee, the event includes booths featuring different physical activities for children ages two to 12.

    At each booth are volunteers from community businesses and organizations.

    “Each organization comes up with their own activity,” said chairman Mollie Smith.

    Smith said this year’s events will include at least 19 booths with such activities as badminton, the chicken dance and corn hole.