Today's News

  • Detecting a scam

    My father has frequently lamented the ole “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…” as a cue for me to see the obvious.

    So now, I find myself staring at endless e-mails claiming that I have recently inherited thousands of dollars or that I can acquire property overseas for a mere acknowledgement with my credit card numbers. Oh, and there was also the letter stating that I could receive a new roof for my house that came from California!

    They are all ducks!

    They waddle and quack and offer the unbelievable.

  • Indoor seed starting kits available with a heated mat

    My Christmas present this year was a great little seed starting kit equipped with a tray, green house top and heated mat. The heated mat is the special treat.

    In the past, the seed tray would sit in the not-so-convenient spot in front of the refrigerator where the heat escapes at the bottom. I am very excited about this new source of heat; I have had entire trays of peppers fail because the soil wasn’t warm enough. 

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding March 4, 2010


    Joshua Willoughby, 1983, review; flagrant non-support; arrearage now paid, case dismissed.

    William Florence, 1987, show cause deferred/installment payment; to pay in full today.

    Mary J. Gaunce, 1984, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.

    Charles A. Tucker, 1983, motion hour; (motion to destroy), order entered.

    Michael L. Westerfield, 1979, motion hour; (motion to destroy), order entered.

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

  • Academic Briefs

    Skills USA members

    place in competition

    Thirty-one members of the Harrison County ATC’s Skills USA club competed in regional competition at Bluegrass Community and Technical College on March 5.

    All the first place winners received a certificate for a free class, good for up to two years after graduation.

  • CAIP funds approved for Harrison Co. farmers

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves $320,000 in Harrison County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program at their February business meeting. The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association Inc. submitted a proposal to the Harrison County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.

  • Brunker appointed to fill school board seat

    The vacant Harrison County School Board spot has been filled.

    Mary June Brunker will be sworn in as the second division school board member (representing the Buena Vista/Eastside area) at Tuesday evening’s regular meeting.

    Brunker will replace Lucy Vanhook, who resigned from the board in November.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Grant brings iPods into the classroom

    Many Harrison County students already own an iPod.

    The technological device used by students for fun will soon find a place of its own in the classroom.

    “We’re bringing 21st century tools into the classroom,” said Harrison County Schools’ Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard.

    The recipient of a  $67,824 technology grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the school system will purchase 70 iPod touches and 17 Macbook laptops to be used at the Harrison County Middle School.

  • Church Briefs


    Antioch Mills Christian Church in Berry will sponsor an Easter Art Show on Easter Sunday, April 4. Participants can prepare a drawing or a painting with five different age divisions. Cash prizes for the winners will be awarded.

    All works should be based on Luke 23:26-49.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    March 4 – At 9 p.m., William Chambers reported that someone had slashed a tire on his truck while it was parked on Pike Street.

    March 2 – At 9:55 a.m., Estill Vaughn of Cynthiana Pawn and Jewelry reported the theft of jewelry, valued at $1,637.

    March 4 – At 2:31 p.m., Travis Cook, manager of Sav-A-Lot, reported a shoplifter in custody. According to the police report, Misty Turner was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting.