Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, June 29, 1917 -- ‘Our Mac’ - “Ernest McIlvain, of Cynthiana, star fullback of the University of Kentucky Wildcats last year, and catcher of prominence on college and professional diamonds in Kentucky, has joined the United States Navy. During his two years at the University of Kentucky, McIlvain participated in many activities which shared honors with his great athletic glories. His performance in the Kentucky-Tennessee tie game in Knoxville, Thanksgiving 1916 gave him prominence.”

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Nov. 12

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    Adult Book Group. Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be 'Loving Frank' by Nancy Horan, about the affair between architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Martha Cheney.  Refreshments will be served.

    FRIDAY, Nov. 13

  • Property Transfers


    Phyllis Penick to Anna Cason, 2 Tracts in Berry, $15,000.

    Quit Claim Deed: Robert Hyatt Jr., William M. Hyatt, by and through Caryn Thompson, his attorney-in-fact, Johnny K. Hyatt and Shirley Hyatt to Helen Hyatt, property at 242 Wilson Ave., $49,122.

    Mike G. Brogli and Evelyn Brogli to Harrison County Water Association, Inc., property on Carl Stevens Road (Ky. 1743), $1.

    Quit Claim Deed: Cassie M. Harpel and Gerald R. Harpel to Gerald R. Harpel and Cassie M. Harpel, 29.63 acres at 231 Ky. Hwy. 36 W., $1.

  • Your election, your voice

    With an election for state, county and city positions less than a year away, The Cynthiana Democrat welcomes letters of endorsement for candidates of the 2010 election.

    The last date to publish a candidate endorsement is in the Oct. 21, 2010 issue. Those letters need to be received at the office no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Letters should be no more than 300 words. All letters must be signed and include a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. Letters will not be published unless the author can be reached.

  • Hunter Matthew Jones

    Hunter Matthew Jones

    Hunter Matthew Jones was born to LaChanda Patrick and Matthew Jones of Cynthiana on Nov. 2, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz.

  • Elijah Daniel Switzer

    Elijah Daniel Switzer

    Elijah Daniel Switzer was born to Eli and Susan Switzer of Cynthiana on Nov. 10, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

  • Youth Basketball on the Hilltop this weekend

    Basketball teams from the third grade to the eighth grade will invade the hilltop this weekend for the Hoopin at the Hilltop Youth Basketball Tournament. The tourney begins at 9:15 Saturday morning on three courts and expands to four courts at 12:30 when Harrison County’s third grade team meets Pendleton County at Southside gym. 

    Play will be at the high school and on two middle school floors in addition to the Southside gym. There are 10 games on the high school floor, 11 on each of the middle school floors and seven games at Southside, all on Saturday.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Nov. 3, 2009


    Chase Home Finance, Inc. vs. William Allen Butcher, motion hour; passed.

    Fifth Third Bank vs. Larry Pierce, motion hour; sustained order.

    Citimortgage, Inc. vs. Dwayne E. Tumey, motion hour; sustained order, deed approved.

    Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Penelope Allen, motion hour; approved.

    Morequity, Inc. vs. Walter H. Cooley III, motion hour; sustained order.

    Kentucky Bank vs. Caleb Spicer, motion hour; sustained order.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Nov. 4, 2009


    Rachel Ann Cooper vs. Jeffery Keith Cooper, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Lewis Mastin vs. Wanda Faye Hope, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Timothy Richard Smith vs. Charlotte Elaine Smith, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.

    Debbie Faye Perraut vs.; Donnie Ray Perraut, motion hour; (motion to vacate), motion granted, order entered.


  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Nov. 5, 2009


    Estate of Nettie Frances Feltz, settlement; final settlement filed.


    Billy H. Bevins, 1974, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.

    Harold E. Richardson, 1979, show cause deferred/installment payment; convert $100 fine to 20 hours community service.

    Charles A. Tucker, 1983, show cause deferred/installment payment; convert $100 fine to 20 hours community service.