Today's News

  • Former residents charged in Pendleton drug bust

    Three former Harrison County residents were arrested Friday in Pendleton County in what officials there are calling a “trifecta” drug bust.

    “We’ve had marijuana busts and prescription arrests here and there, and even meth arrests,” said Pendleton County  Sheriff Craig Peoples. “But, we’ve never had all three at the same time.”

    Peoples said Sharon Barnes and her son and daughter-in-law, Tyler  and Stephanie Parrish Barnes, were arrested Friday around 2:45 p.m. following a week-long investigation.

  • USDA Livestock Disaster payments exceed $175 million

    Disaster Assistance for Livestock Losses

    USDA has made more than $175 million in disaster payments to America’s livestock producers after implementing two new programs in 2009, demonstrating USDA’s commitment to rapidly meeting the goals of Congress and providing farmers with timely and effective disaster assistance, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

  • Community choir regroups for spring performance

    The Licking Valley Singers will make music together again.

    Back following its Autumn Afternoon performance, the community choir is  gearing up for a spring performance and inviting additional members.

    “We are now opening it up to new members,” Licking Valley Singers director Karen Bear said.

    It was the positive response from the Licking Valley Singers’ debut last fall that prompted the future performance.

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

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 10, 1929 -- “Talksies - The management of Rohs Theater announces the formal opening of the new talking picture at the show house on Walnut Street beginning Monday afternoon, Oct. 14. The feature for the opening will be Fox Movietone Special ‘Salute’ with George O’Brien and Helen Chandler in the leads. Also a Fox Movietone newsreel and “Dixie’ Paramount song cartoon.

  • Marissa Dawn Heimlich

    Marissa Dawn Heimlich

    Marissa Dawn Heimlich was born to Nathan and Mary Furnish Heimlich of Cynthiana on Nov. 2, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Ky. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by her brother Calvin and sister Resa.

  • Road crews ready for wintry weather

    State, county and city road crews are preparing for Mother Nature’s last punch during a week of winter weather.

    “Our crews work until we get the roads in the best possible condition,” said Nancy Wood, public information officer for the Department of Transportation (district 6).

    Wood said crews began salting state roads Monday night.

    “They treat the primary routes first, then move on to secondary roads,” Wood said, naming US 27 and US 62 as examples of primary routes.

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

  • The good, the bad and the ugly of technology

    Like myself, I’m sure many people were the recipients of electronic gadgets and gizmos this Christmas.

    In fact, no one will probably read this column because we’re all still trying to figure out how to work the darn things.

    My niece had to show me how to open the laptop I received for my birthday and Christmas.

    She let me struggle for a couple minutes.

    “Kate, you open it from the other side,” Emma patiently said.

    She’s 10 years old.

    “Great, I’ve become my mother,” I thought in my head.

  • Campbell siblings recovering well from kidney transplant

    Two Harrison County siblings are recovering after a kidney transplant.

    As reported in the Dec. 24, 2009 edition of The Cynthiana Democrat, Corey Campbell, 19, was the recipient of a kidney from his sister, Amber, 18.

    “Everything went smooth,” Corey and Amber’s mother Jennifer said about the Dec. 29 kidney transplant. “The kidney started working immediately.”

    Jennifer said Amber was discharged from Cincinnati’s Children Hospital Medical Center last Friday.

  • Trash collection services make the switch

    Legacy Carting owner Todd Hopper was pleased with the way his operation had assumed the trash collection in Harrison County, until last Thursday’s snow.

    “It just wasn’t safe for our drivers to be on some of those roads,” Hopper said, noting that pick up should be back on schedule at this time.

    Legacy Carting was awarded Harrison County’s trash collection after under bidding Rumpke, which had been collecting county residents’ trash since 1992.

  • 3M awarded incentive package for expansion

    While Kentucky leaders continue to offer incentives to bring new industry into the state, one of Harrison County’s leading employers will receive an incentive for staying.

    “We’re just encouraged by the state support to help us invest in Kentucky and this plant,” said 3M plant manager, Ann Getting.

    The Cynthiana plant will receive an income tax credit potential of $2.5 million over a 10-year period after completing a planned $5.5 million project.