Today's News

  • Phillips celebrate 65th year together

    John and Emma Phillips  celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary May 23, 2012. The couple, from Lees Lick have lived in Cynthiana their whole lives.

  • Northcutt-Philpot announce May 26 wedding

    Emily Beth Northcutt of Cynthiana, Ky. and Kyle Warren Philpot of Berry, Ky., announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Northcutt is the daughter of Benjamin and Mattie Northcutt of Cynthiana, and is a 2012 graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education.
    Philpot is the son of Kenneth and Linda Philpot of Berry, and is a 2010 graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Automotive and Diesel Technology. He is employed at Mechanic Masters in Paris, Ky.

  • Whitaker-Lanway to marry May 26

    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lanway of Bardstown, Ky., announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine, to Matthew Glen Whitaker, son of Glen and Vicki Whitaker, Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Cynthiana, Ky.
    Lanway is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry. She lives and works in Lexington.
    Whitaker, a Murray State University graduate, also lives and works in Lexington.
    The wedding will take place at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown on May 26, 2012. Invitations have been sent.


    In a Planning and Zoning story from last week’s Cynthiana Democrat, it was indicated that five acres would be required for all buildable lots in the county. However, the 5-acre requirement in the proposed P&Z regulations is for agriculturally zoned properties only.

  • Reunions

    The Northcutt family reunion will be held Sunday, June 3 at the Curry fellowship building on Upper Curry Road beginning at 12:30 p.m. Everyone welcome and should bring a dish to share.

    The Dailey family reunion will be at 11 a.m. June 10 at the Harrison County High School Cafeteria. Bring favorite foods and drinks. Plates, nakins, utensils, cups and ice will be provided. For any questions or directions call Harlene Welch at 234-3402.


  • Free fishing weekend June 2-3

    Kentucky’s Free Fishing Weekend, which began more than 30 years ago, offers youngsters and families an opportunity to try fishing at no cost on June 2-3.
    All anglers, both youngsters and adults, may fish without a license those two days. However, all anglers must still observe minimum size limits and creel limits.
    At several locations around the state, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has partnered with sportsmen’s clubs, parks departments or other government agencies to provide a variety of fishing events and activities for new anglers.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

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

    May 14 – At 11:07 a.m., a non-injury accident was report on KY 36. Herbert Hill was driving on KY 36 when he rounded a curve and lost control, causing him to strike a tree and plank fence before coming to a rest.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    April 26 – At 11:44 p.m., Janessa Jolly, Cynthiana, reported an assault that occurred on Main Street.
    April 27 – At 5:01 p.m., Seth Smith of Walmart reported that two females entered the store and concealed $112 worth of merchandise. Police cited Justine Sheats and Samantha Whalen for theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting.
    April 27 – At 7:58 p.m., police were called to a domestic situation in the parking lot at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • Harrison County District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding May 14, 2012
    Estate of Martin Clay Garnett, motion hour; motion granted.
    Estate of Troy Lee Gregg, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Eugene Patrick, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of William A. Bailey, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    Capital One Bank vs. Anthony F. Arvin, motion hour; default judgment.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding May 15, 2012
    Eric Griffieth, 1975, arraignment; receiving stolen property $10,000 or more - guilty plea entered; persistent felony offender-second degree - dismissed.
    Brent McElhaney, 1976, other hearing; motion withdrawn.
    Charles Brooks, 1977, revocation hearing; admission to allegations, 5 year sentence imposed, probation denied, restitution paid.
    Elizabeth Bolen, 1986, other hearing; admission to allegations, pre-trial diversion continued.