Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report



    Traffic Cases

    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.


    Sept. 30 at 5:20 a.m. -- Non-injury, Ky. 1054 South, Mary D. Beckett, 39, Berry, driving a 2000 Toyota Corolla.

    Sept. 18 at 6:10 p.m. -- Injury, Ky. 392, James C. Fryman, 26, Cynthiana, driving a 1987 Chevrolet S-10.

  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Oct. 13, 2008

    Traffic Cases

    Kevin H. Belleville, 1972, court trial, careless driving, guilty plea entered, $25 plus costs.

    Justin C. Wills, 1986, pretrial conference, speeding, guilty plea entered, $40 fine; no operator’s license in possession, guilty plea entered, $50 fine; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, guilty plea entered, $200 fine plus service fee and costs, 90 day license suspension, ADE school.

    Misdemeanor Cases

  • Mention of Welcome Wagon brought back joyful memories

    To the editor:

    This letter is in response to Mrs. Jean-Ann Kerr’s letter, which appeared in last week’s Democrat.

    I am one of Mrs. Emma Lou Wade, the Welcome Wagon lady’s, grandchildren. My Mamaw was a very special lady. In fact, she and my Papaw were wonderful people.

    It touched my heart to see that people, outside of our family, still remember her. I know how much she enjoyed doing the Welcome Wagon. She loved meeting new people, and she tried her best to make them feel welcomed.

  • Monroe Christopher Ogden

    Monroe Christopher Ogden

    Monroe Christopher Ogden was born to Rodney and Mae Ogden of Cynthiana on Aug. 19, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Rodney ‘R.J.’ Ogden Jr.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Inza Croft of Cynthiana and the late Monroe Neace; maternal great-grandparents are the late Corneilus and Martha Neace, Mayme Johnson and the late Hindman Johnson.

  • William Brayden Turner

    William Brayden Turner

    William Brayden Turner was born to Brice and Sunshine Turner of Shelbyville, Ky. on July 5, 2008. He weighed 8 lbs., and is welcomed by his sister, Sabreena, and brother, Johnathan.

    Paternal grandparents are Bill and Rosemary Turner; paternal great-grandparents are Frances Hill and the late Bill Hill, and the late Gordon and Louella Turner, all of Cynthiana.

    Maternal grandparents are Steve and Cathy Sahloss of Shepherdsville, Ky. and Tony Douglas of Waddy, Ky.

  • Prescription drugs dominate third summit meeting

    Kentucky’s prescription drug tracking system was center stage at the third drug summit, sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County last Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    Dave Hopkins, project manager for the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system (KASPER), spoke to the crowd about the program and about the state’s prescription drug issues in general.

  • Judge issues burn ban for Harrison County

    Harrison County residents are being told not to burn anything until the current weather patterns make a consistent change.

    On Monday, Judge-Executive Alex Barnett issued a total burn ban for the county, which exceeds the normal seasonal ban issued by the state.

    “The volunteer fire department has been making lots of runs on grass fires,” Barnett said.

    The ban covers all types of open burning county-wide. This expands the statewide regulation which prohibits burning within 150 feet of wooded areas between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • All-America Selections for 2009

    I’ve followed the All-America Selections for as long as I can remember. It was always a designation that my father trusted and we often trialed the plants in our own family garden the year prior to their introduction. Some of the more memorable plants include ‘Purple Wave’ petunia, ‘Magestic Giants’ pansy mix, and the ‘Profusion’ zinnias. Sure, there were memorable vegetables in the past but it seems as though the AAS is responding to the increase in vegetable gardening interest by including more vegetables then ever each year.

  • Citizens concerned with state of affairs

    To the editor:

    I am a concerned citizen of Cynthiana and I am writing because it is a shame that working people can’t get help but people who are not working can get help.

    I’m speaking particularly of people on welfare and other government stuff. If this town can’t help working people then working people shouldn’t have to pay taxes for people who don’t work.

  • Book fair returns to HCHS library

    The new librarian at Harrison County High School is bringing back something which has been gone for some time - a book fair.

    From Oct. 27 through 31, the library will be host to a Scholastic book fair and will have special events and expanded hours to go along.

    On Monday, HCHS is having parent-teacher conferences. Librarian Stacy Cawley used that opportunity to expand library hours from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

    That way, she said, “Parents have a chance to get in.”