Today's News

  • The nation’s educational system has lowered standards

    To the editor:

  • Vocational school budget is ‘the leanest in the history’ of system

    To the editor:

     It was my pleasure to participate in the KY Tech- Harrison County Area Technology Center’s annual fall steering committee meeting led by Principal John White. I want to thank businesses and school leaders who support career and technical education programs offered at the school.

  • Sanders struggles on back nine

    Junior golfer Eric Sanders was in good shape to make the cut at the Leachman Buick/Pontiac/GMC/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Championships on Tuesday at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    He was seven over par on the day with two holes to play, but finished with a triple bogey and double bogey for an 18-hole score of 84.

    “That probably won’t make the cut, but we’ll stay down here for another day, just to make sure,” said HCHS golf coach Jason Crisp.

  • BBQ cook-off winner will be announced

    A barbecue aroma filled Cynthiana downtown streets Saturday.

    Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County hosted its second annual Barbecue Cookoff at the courthouse lawn this past weekend.

    Four local cookers donated the food, with proceeds from the $8 all-you-can-eat plate going to Champions.

    For pictures from Saturday and to find out who won the competition, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report







    Sept. 21 at 5:06 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Starla E. Stone, 18, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Mazda 626, struck Shelly Lizer, 37, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Jeep Liberty.


    Sept. 25 at 12:13 a.m. -- non-injury, KY 36 West, William E. Crowe, 71, Cynthiana, driving a 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.


    Sept. 28 at 5:58 p.m. -- non-injury, Rutland Road, Jamie McKinley, 45, Cynthiana, driving a 1989 Mazda MX-6.


  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Oct. 8

    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment will meet Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Planning Commission Office at the Harrison County Courthouse, South Main Street. The meetings are open to the public.

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, Oct. 9

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Oct. 9 from 3-4 p.m. at Grand Haven.

    SATURDAY, Oct. 10

  • Clean up vegetable garden, plant a cover crop

    This year more then any other it will be important to clean up all that old vegetable debris.

    It was a wet season, so therefore, an active fungal disease season. We need to remove the old, dead debris to remove the disease from the vicinity. Pull up plants and rake away leaves once the plants have stopped producing.

  • Chapter 4 - Dog Gone Wild

    What should have been a two-hour trip took four hours! The path Chloe and I chose looked like a shortcut on the map. We didn’t take into consideration that the shortcut was a one-lane gravel road that had a speed limit of 35 miles an hour. I was getting restless! “Dad, we have been on this road for an hour and haven’t seen one single person, much less a police officer! Can’t we drive faster, say 50 miles an hour?” “Dogwood, the speed limit is 35.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Sept. 29, 2009


    Stephen L. Chandler vs. Rhonda Sue Chandler, domestic violence; order entered.

    Amelia Hope Nichols vs. Johnny N. Nichols, domestic violence; dismissed.

    Jessica C. Robinson vs. Kevin Shane Robinson, domestic violence; dismissed.

    Megan Elizabeth Hall vs. Paul Eugene Wilson III, domestic violence; dismissed.

  • Champions’ BBQ Cookoff is Saturday

    Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County will host its second annual Barbecue Cookoff this Saturday at the courthouse lawn.

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said at least six local cookers will be donating and preparing chicken, ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork.

    For $8 a person, Barnett said, you can taste everything and eat all you can.

    The proceeds of the event benefit Champions.