Today's News

  • Academic Briefs


    University of the Cumberlands announces that two local students received diplomas on Jan 14.

    Fall 2009 graduates include:

    Julie Denise Dailey, of Cynthiana, KY, wife of Richard Dailey, received a Master of Arts in education; and Richard Wood Dennis, of Berry, son of Randall and Barbara Dennis, received a Master of Arts in teaching.


    Kelsey Young, sophomore, majoring in English Education, has been named to the Dean’s List at Berea College for the Fall 2009 semester.

  • ‘Commissioners’ Corner’ no longer found in Democrat

    To the editor:

    During the past several months, I have submitted to the Cynthiana Democrat several articles that referenced different concerns and actions of the city commission. These articles were printed under the title of ‘Commissioners’ Corner.’ I believe that they were read with interest by a large part of our population.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to continue to submit these pieces. The Democrat has a policy that since I filed for the position of mayor, they could not print these accounts. It might give me an unfair advantage.

  • Honor Roll



    The St. Edward Catholic School Honor Roll for the second quarter includes:

    Second Grade - All A’s

    Lucy Barry, Maria Furnish, Mynor Spence.

    Second Grade - A/B

    Noah Daily, Victoria Gasser, Eli Hargett, Grace Hughes, Bailey Lawrence, Emma McGee, Riley Switzer, Payton Walker.

    Third Grade - All A’s

    Clay Furnish and John Taylor Schreiber.

    Third Grade - A/B

    Kyle Barnes and Nicholas LaFleur.

    Fourth Grade - A/B

  • Engagements

    • Marilou Kate Brunker to Garrett Donald Stovall, will be united in marriage in a spring wedding. Formal invitations are being sent.

    • Samantha Jo Gaunce and Travis Lee Fryman will marry at Connersville Christian Church at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2010. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

  • Slade has vision for town and Cynthiana City Commission

    To the editor:

  • Cheerleaders heading for state competition

    The Harrison County Cheerleaders are on their way to the state after winning the 10th Region Medium Division title Sunday at Harrison County High School. 

    The event, which was postponed from Saturday, had schools in five different divisions demonstrating great skill and determination in a two-and-one-half-minute cheering exercise.

    Judges from over Kentucky, excluding the 10th region, witnessed some outstanding shows of balance, technique and over all cheerleading talent as they made the decision as to which squads would advance to the state.

  • Cynthiana police officer suspended

    A Cynthiana police officer is suspended after a private employee hearing with city commissioners Thursday afternoon.

    Joe F. Warden was charged by Chief Ray Johnson for failing to stop at an intersection and colliding with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call on Dec. 26, according to the city’s final order of disciplinary action.

    The final order was read by city attorney John Lair following Thursday’s hearing.

    Warden will be suspended without pay for 16 days.

    He is scheduled to return back to work on Saturday, Feb. 6.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Jan. 18 – At 12:50 p.m., a report was made from Walmart of two juvenile girls using a stolen credit card to purchase a computer and two phone cards. The cards had allegedly been inside a purse stolen from the Georgetown Bowling Alley. Items purchased with the cards totaled over $1,000.

    Jan. 19 – At 8:30 p.m., police were called on a domestic situation on Pike Street between a man and his ex-mother-in-law and ex-wife.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Jan. 23 at 7:21 p.m. -- injury, Salem Pike, Mikal L. Hicks, 25, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer.

    Jan. 20 at 12:15 p.m. -- non-injury, Poindexter Road, Wesley B. Northcutt, 32, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Ford struck a parked vehicle.

    Jan. 26 at 1:40 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 East, Michael A. Curtis, 42, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Chevrolet 2500.

    Jan. 22 at 5:34 p.m. -- injury, Ky 392, Justin K. Hobbs, 17, Carlisle, driving a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

  • Harrison County Schools in review...

    As I reflect on the progress of our school system over the last two years, I would like to take this time to highlight some of our successes and to list some of our challenges. I use the term “our” because the education of our children is our responsibility. Education is not only a job for the faculty, staff and administrators of this district. Education is the responsibility of all of us. This is true whether we are parents, siblings, neighbors, members of this community or one of the students being taught.