Today's News

  • Engagements

    • Marilou Kate Brunker to Garrett Donald Stovall, will be united in marriage in a spring wedding. Formal invitations are being sent.

    • Samantha Jo Gaunce and Travis Lee Fryman will marry at Connersville Christian Church at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2010. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

  • Slade has vision for town and Cynthiana City Commission

    To the editor:

  • Cheerleaders heading for state competition

    The Harrison County Cheerleaders are on their way to the state after winning the 10th Region Medium Division title Sunday at Harrison County High School. 

    The event, which was postponed from Saturday, had schools in five different divisions demonstrating great skill and determination in a two-and-one-half-minute cheering exercise.

    Judges from over Kentucky, excluding the 10th region, witnessed some outstanding shows of balance, technique and over all cheerleading talent as they made the decision as to which squads would advance to the state.

  • Cynthiana police officer suspended

    A Cynthiana police officer is suspended after a private employee hearing with city commissioners Thursday afternoon.

    Joe F. Warden was charged by Chief Ray Johnson for failing to stop at an intersection and colliding with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call on Dec. 26, according to the city’s final order of disciplinary action.

    The final order was read by city attorney John Lair following Thursday’s hearing.

    Warden will be suspended without pay for 16 days.

    He is scheduled to return back to work on Saturday, Feb. 6.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Jan. 18 – At 12:50 p.m., a report was made from Walmart of two juvenile girls using a stolen credit card to purchase a computer and two phone cards. The cards had allegedly been inside a purse stolen from the Georgetown Bowling Alley. Items purchased with the cards totaled over $1,000.

    Jan. 19 – At 8:30 p.m., police were called on a domestic situation on Pike Street between a man and his ex-mother-in-law and ex-wife.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Jan. 23 at 7:21 p.m. -- injury, Salem Pike, Mikal L. Hicks, 25, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer.

    Jan. 20 at 12:15 p.m. -- non-injury, Poindexter Road, Wesley B. Northcutt, 32, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Ford struck a parked vehicle.

    Jan. 26 at 1:40 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 East, Michael A. Curtis, 42, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Chevrolet 2500.

    Jan. 22 at 5:34 p.m. -- injury, Ky 392, Justin K. Hobbs, 17, Carlisle, driving a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

  • Harrison County Schools in review...

    As I reflect on the progress of our school system over the last two years, I would like to take this time to highlight some of our successes and to list some of our challenges. I use the term “our” because the education of our children is our responsibility. Education is not only a job for the faculty, staff and administrators of this district. Education is the responsibility of all of us. This is true whether we are parents, siblings, neighbors, members of this community or one of the students being taught.

  • FFA Alumni meeting is set for Feb. 18

    An FFA Alumni organizational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County High School ag classrooms.

    “For those that are not familiar with the FFA Alumni, it works very much like a booster club...” FFA advisor Todd Brannock said. “Alumni help out with scholarships, aid in various FFA activities and also help judge events, but it will definitely not be limited to just those activities...”

    Brannock said the group is not new to Harrison County.

  • Grand jury will hears cases Tuesday

    The Harrison County grand jury will meet in its regular monthly session on Tuesday.

    Jurors will hear witness testimony in six cases that have been bound over for their consideration for indictments.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story.

  • Museum preserves history

    To the editor:

    One of the most satisfying aspects of restoring or building something is to show it to others and share their enjoyment.

    The crew that works and has worked at the old theatre on Walnut Street has had the satisfaction of doing that for you. It is a unique community project.

    They have had the pleasure of mixing with people of common interests, enriching their lives by developing something without thought of personal gain.