Today's News

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Kurt Dawson Fight, Dec. 31, son of Chris and Tammy M. Fight; Dakota Gene Knipper, Feb. 4, son of Mitchell and Donna Knipper; Gunner Keith Riley, Feb. 10, son of Patrick K. and Jill Kearns Riley.

    The Harrison County Middle School Site-based council will vote on dress code policy at their next meeting.

  • Blake Griffin Shadd

    Blake Griffin Shadd

    Blake Griffin Shadd was born to Crystal and David Shadd II on Jan. 9, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Feb. 10 – At 12:04 p.m., police were called to a domestic situation on Harrison Avenue.

    Feb. 10 – At 12:53 p.m., police investigated a report of domestic violence on Church Street.

    Feb. 11 – At 4:30 p.m., Hoyt Spence reported that someone got into his vehicle while he was inside Dr. Wright’s office and took his wallet, which contained over $200.

    Feb. 13 – At 1:30 a.m., police investigated a report of a fight between three females on Mill Street.

  • Webb returns to court tomorrow

    Bass Webb, the man accused of murdering Bryia Runiewicz in July, will be back in court tomorrow.

    Results from an evaluation at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in LaGrange will be presented.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Olin added to Harrison County Sheriff’s staff

    Nathan Olin, 36, said he is happy with his new job as a deputy at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

    “I was ready to try something different in the field of law enforcement,” Olin said.

    A 1992 Harrison County High School graduate, Olin’s law enforcement career first started in September 1998 when he began as a vehicle enforcement officer for the state of Kentucky, patrolling Harrison County and other neighboring counties.

    But now, he’s staying home.

    For more about Olin, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Breds advance in district play 57-51

    The Harrison County Thorobreds avenged a triple overtime defeat in regular season by defeating the Nicholas County Bluejackets 57-51 in first round action in District 38 Tuesday night. 

    Nicholas County had defeated the Thorobreds on Dec. 11, 83-78, in three overtimes which put an extra emphasis on this already do-or-die game. 

    The first period was a Jekyll and Hyde performance by each team as first Harrison County took a 10-2 lead only to have Nicholas County come back to within two at the end of the period, 12-10.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Feb. 13 at 3:05 p.m. -- non-injury, Dividing Ridge Road North, Franklin Kinney, 19, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer struck Sherry L. Brunner, 52, Sadieville, Ky., driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    Jan. 12 at 7:31 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 West, William T. McNees II, 48, Cynthiana, driving a 2005 KIA Sorrento struck an unoccupied parked car.

    Feb. 14 at 7:20 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 392, Dorothy D. Stanley, 41, Cynthiana, driving a 1993 Chevrolet Corsica.

  • Eight cases to be considered by grand jury tomorrow

    The Harrison County grand jury will meet tomorrow to review eight cases.

    Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller and assistant Commonwealth Attorney Michael Laws will present the cases for consideration of indictment.

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

  • Barnett brings home Region 7 state championship title

    Harrison County’s Brandon Barnett was the only state champion from Region 7, which is central Kentucky. 

    The Harrison County junior did his imitation of Rocky villain Ivan Drago, encouraged by Coach Mitch Mattox, and went for the blond hair style from the movie.

    Fortunately, he wrestled more like Rocky and brought home the state championship. 

  • Grandview Country Store opens

    On its opening day, Jan. 22, Grandview Country Store served over 30 customers.

    “I think it went very well,” Allen Yoder said.

    Along with his wife Sarah and their eight children, Allen said he was excited to open the bulk food store that sells baking supplies, snacks, candies, spices and deli meat and cheeses.

    “We just wanted to be here and supply the community with what it needs,” Sarah said Tuesday afternoon at the store located on US 27 North. nine miles from Cynthiana.