Today's News

  • Deadline for DCP is Nov. 26

    New federal legislation now allows farmers and landowners of farms with 10 or fewer base acres the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP). On Oct. 13, 2008, President George W. Bush signed a bill that made amendments to the 2008 Farm Bill.


  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Nov. 6, 2008


    Estate of Danny Wayne Dennie Jr., settlement; inventory filed.


    Marvin D. Debruler, 1979, review; dismissed without prejudice.

    Jonathan L. Dorton, 1978, continued first appearance; flagrant non-support; dismissed without prejudice.

    Angel Ponce, 1987, review; paid.


    Barbara Brierly, 1969, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.

  • Mulch leaves beneath trees

    Leaf raking is a fall rite that only children enjoy, it seems. Once we rake the piles they enjoying undoing it all in one jump. I propose a new approach that makes us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. Raking leaves is passé; instead let them stay where they fall, beneath the canopies of your trees.

  • Arena closing after 17 years; family recalls its history

    To the editor:

    On Sept. 21, 1991, 17 years ago, the C&W Horse Show Arena held its first show. The show was sponsored by the Cynthiana Jaycees with a wonderful response. One hundred horses came to take part in the show classes, games, and running events for all ages.

    This was the beginning of a fun filled adventure that has produced many wonderful memories for us.

    We met people from all over Kentucky and into Ohio, watched children learning to ride and showing their horses. Now we see those children’s little ones riding.

  • Maroon and White Madness this Tuesday

    Harrison County High School’s winter sports teams will be unveiled to the public this coming Tuesday night on the Hilltop as Maroon and White Madness has been revived after a multi-year hiatus.

  • Political sign clean-up project underway at LVC/MCTC

    The Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College and the Cynthiana Recycling Center are partnering for a post-election campaign.

    The goal is to encourage the residents of Harrison County to take down election signs and recycle them for a better use.

    “One of the common concerns in this year’s commissioners race was the physical conditions of the city and its lack of eye appeal,” said LVC’s Karey Smith. “This is something that citizens can directly contribute to in an environmentally conscious approach.”

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Oct. 22, 2008


    Roger Kent Hutchison vs. Deanna Gayle Hutchison, motion hour; (motion for show cause), order entered.

    Tonya Lynn Minton vs. Walter Minton Jr., review; (review for entry of orders), entered Oct. 16.


    Leslie Denise Baker vs. Donald Gene Baker Jr., domestic violence; order entered.

    Jacqueline Eldridge vs. Wendell Ray Eldridge, motion hour; (motion to amend prior order), order entered.

  • Darnell rejoins Democrat news staff

    Harrison County native Kate Darnell has returned to Cynthiana and will be assuming news writing duties at The Cynthiana Democrat.

    Darnell, a 2004 graduate of Harrison County High School, graduated in May from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism (news editorial).

    “I’m excited and ready to get my hands dirty,” Darnell said of her new position.

  • HCHS baseball team to get new uniforms

    The Harrison County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to partially fund new baseball uniforms for the high school baseball team.

    Harrison County High School Athletic Director Lee Kendall asked the board for $2,250, which will fund half of the 30 new uniforms.

    Kendall presented board members with a graphic of the proposed uniform.

    “It’s been at least ten years since the baseball team’s gotten new uniforms,” said Kendall, explaining that high school teams are placed on a rotation to receive new uniforms.

  • Family photo can begin even before birth with HMH offering

    Those newborn baby pictures may become a second thought thanks to a new system in place at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    The radiology department has added another service for consumers - the 4-D ultrasound.

    The fourth dimension involves time, movement. With traditional 3-D imaging, said HMH sonographer Marilyn Wagner, the image had to be manipulated quite a bit to achieve the same effect which is standard with 4-D.

    “When you’re scanning, you actually see a live image,” she said. “You can see the baby move.”