Today's News

  • 86-year-old beekeeper ‘charms’ hives

    On summer nights, you can find Stella Martin and her bees, each on their own front porch trying to cool off.

    Martin said she likes to sit and watch the bees with her neighbor, Sara Dunham.

    “I like to know they’re alright before I go to bed,” she said.

    Martin, 86, said she used to go to Dunham’s house to  watch her neighbor’s bees and help her with them.

    She now has three hives of her own.

  • Budget shortfall expected for city

    The Cynthiana City Commission has passed a budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, but the commission admits it’s not exactly ideal.

    “Our revenues are down and because of unusual one-time expenses we anticipate, we are budgeting to spend more money than we are expecting our revenues to be...” Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said shortly before Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    The budget projects the city to spend $5,610,460 in the upcoming fiscal year, with generated revenues of only $5,337,289.

  • Faces of the Fair

    The Harrison County Fair was from July 8th to the 17th this year. It drew large crowds to its festivities such as the Poultry Show, the Tractor Pull, the Baby Show and Family Fun Night. There was also good food availble to be enjoyed such as fried pickles, funnel cake and snow cones. For more from the fair check out this week's Democrat.

  • Artist drawing on talent for struggling orchestras

    Joan Herndon tries to spend at least an hour each day practicing what she calls “dying arts.”

    She is a piccolo player for the Springfield Symphony and is also the creator of Sym-Funnies, which is a novelty cartoon business.

    Herndon began drawing when she was about 3 years old.

    She said doodling was “pretty much how [she] went through school.”

  • Journey Medical Mission opens May 20

    Harrison County’s free medical clinic will open its doors for the first time Thursday evening, May 20.

    Organized by a group of volunteers, Journey Medical Mission will offer health care needs to patients without insurance.

    Dr. Henry Norfleet will serve as the clinic’s medical director and Jane Whitehead will serve as the clinic coordinator.

    The clinic will see patients by appointment only every Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m.

    To schedule an appointment, call 235-0063. Leave a message and a clinic volunteer will call you back.

  • Two injured in Friday wreck on US 27 South

    A Friday night wreck sent two to the hospital.

    According to the Cynthiana Police Department draft report from Ptl. Michael Kiskaden, Kyle D. Caldwell, 18, was turning left onto US 27 from River Road around 10:21 p.m., when his car struck an oncoming truck driven by William E. Earlywine, 21, of Ewing, Ky.

    The report states that Caldwell failed to yield to the right of way when he turned onto the highway.

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

  • Caldwell County lands former HCHS principal

    Former Harrison County High School principal Jim Schmidt has accepted an assistant principal position at Caldwell County High School.

    “I’m anxious to be there,” Schmidt said during a phone interview Tuesday morning.

    Schmidt said his new position was finalized last Thursday.

    Schmidt served as head principal at CCHS prior to his three years as head principal at HCHS.


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

  • Pleasant Street bridge closed for repairs

    The Pleasant Street bridge over the South Fork of the Licking River at the intersection of KY 36, KY 356 and KY 3016 will be closed the rest of this week and through July 31. However,  Travis Fryman, state road supervisor for Harrison County, said the bridge will be opened this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and will close again Monday and continue to be closed for the balance of the construction period.


  • Bigger, better is promised for this year’s Art Walk

    The second annual Cynthiana Art Walk begins tomorrow and Arts Council members are encouraging everyone to “Rock the Walk.”

    “It’s the community’s festival...” Art Walk coordinator and Arts Council president Karey Smith said. “We have so much that’s coming to this town, we’re going to burst at the seams.”

    The big difference between last year’s Art Walk and this year’s Art Walk, Smith said, is the size.

  • Engagements

    • Tiffany Bussell and Joseph Williams to marry July 24, 2010 at Beaver Baptist Church.

    • Summer Lynne Allan and Rodney Leo Dryden to be married at the late Dr. Ed Ford’s home in Cynthiana on Aug. 14, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.