Today's News

  • 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.

  • Waitress realizes her dream

    When she was 15 years old, Mary Todd Seaman began waitressing at Biancke’s restaurant.

    She fell in love.

    “I’m buying this place one day,” Mary Todd said she told everyone. “They just kind of laughed at me.”

    Today, five years later, Mary Todd is the new owner of the Main Street restaurant filled with old Cynthiana High School class composites, regular customers, dark green tablecloths and conversation.

  • Post-season tournaments set for volleyball, soccer

    Three Harrison County fall sports teams will play their initial post-season tournaments next week, all on the road.

    The Fillies volleyball team will go into the 38th District Volleyball Tournament with the best overall record in the 10th Region, a 20-6 mark at press time. They played at home last night in a Senior Night match against Lexington Christian Academy and will host their week-delayed Fall Fling on Saturday.

  • Resturant Inspections


    July 14 -- Edgemont Manor, 100 percent.

    June 29 -- Adrenalyn, 91 percent, need covers/bulb shields on all lights in the kitchen area, need chemical test kit for three-way sink, all floor breaks or missing tile at the thresholds need repair, need thermometer in all refrigerators and freezers, all cleaning and maintenance equipment need to be stored away from kitchen/food prep area, need soap at all sinks, women’s restroom trash can needs lid.