Today's News


    To the Harrison County High School Thorobreds... now known as the 2010 State Baseball Champions:

    Wow! State champs!

    Congratulations on a job and season well done! All your hard work paid off, as you ended the season on a definite high note - claiming the title of Kentucky’s best!

  • School Menus

    Aug. 16-20

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Scrambled eggs, toast, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: French toast with syrup and powdered sugar, sausage links, grapes, orange juice, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Eggs, bacon, cinnamon toast, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Waffles with syrup, sausage, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Breakfast pizza, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

  • Fillies Volleyball opens season with loss to Powell Co.

    The Harrison County Fillies dropped a hard fought match Monday night to the Lady Pirates of Powell County, two games to one. 

    Powell County returned seven seniors and eight juniors from last year’s 17-9 squad and took revenge for the 2-0 loss handed them in the 2009 season by the Fillies. 

    The Lady Pirates won the first game in overtime, 24-26, as the Fillies led early, 5-2, but fell behind and fought to tie at 24 each before falling.

  • P&Z decision for Leesburg store expected at Monday's meeting

    Ned Tawasha’s proposed Leesburg store could be one step closer to construction if a site development plan is approved by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission at tonight’s meeting.

    Previously on July’s agenda, the issue was tabled upon a request from Leesburg residents and their lawyer, Hank Graddy.

    The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Department on Pike Street.

    For the meeting results, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding August 3, 2010


    John L. Longwell, 1945, sentencing; probation violation; sentenced to remain on probation under all previous terms.

    Ricky Mulwee, 1965, pretrial conference; trafficking controlled substance (first degree) first offense; dismissed.

    Bryan Fulz, 1980, pretrial conference; persistent felony offender-second degree; dismissed.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 30, 1950 - “Raging Blizzard - Snowdrifts in Rural Areas as High as 12 Feet - A raging blizzard Satuday night resulting in snow drifts as high as 12 feet in some rural areas, left Cynthiana and Harrison County locked in the heaviest snowfall since January, 1936. With the exception of the L & N Railroad all transportation facilities serving the city were brought to a standstill.

  • Kennerly to sign “Cynthiana” books during Art Walk event

    To the editor:

    In December 2009, “Cynthiana,” my pictorial history of the Queen City, was released by Arcadia Publishing. I’m thrilled to say it has been very well received and that I’ve had an incredible time reconnecting with family and friends who helped bring the book to life.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 5

    Women’s Book Club selection for the month of August is "Follow the River" by James Alexander Thom. The book is available for pick-up at the front desk at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will meet Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 6

  • The first lesson of marriage

    It’s official.

    I’m an old married woman and I’m now a Rash.

    Kate Rash.

    Despite the fact my name now sounds like a doctor’s diagnosis, I’m happy to be back home and back at the paper with a new husband and a new last name.

    I haven’t really written about Andrew (the brand new husband) in past columns, despite the fact we’ve dated the entire time I’ve worked at the paper and we’ve been engaged for the past year.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    July 15 – At 8:36 p.m., Frank Henson reported that someone had broken into his home on Bridge Street and removed jewelry.

    July 17 – At 7:16 p.m., police received information regarding a man who was allegedly coming to Cynthiana, armed with a firearm, to harm his estranged wife’s friend. Police stopped the man and confiscated a rifle and ammunition. No charges were filed.