Today's News

  • 50 years ago ...

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    It was 1969, and Bill Talbott was living the good life. He had just finished high school. He had a good job, working for the government. He lived in a nice city.
    But just a year later, Talbott’s life was turned upside down.
    “When somebody tells me to go to hell, I tell them I’ve already been there,” the now 64-year-old said.

  • Cooking school coming Nov. 12

    Becky Barnes,

    A Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Cynthiana for a one-night show.
    Cynthiana Democrat ad manager Trish Jenkins said this year’s show, which will be Thursday, Nov. 12, will again be a treat for all who attend.
    There will be goody bags for all ticket holders, as well as door prizes provided by area businesses and local and  national sponsors, she said.

  • Griggs returns as city commissioner

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    With a lead of a little more than 100 votes, Jada Walker Griggs will remain Cynthiana city commissioner after Tuesday’s general election.
    Griggs garnered 542 votes from Cynthiana voters, while runner-up Josh Jenkins brought in 437 votes.

  • Scott County man found trapped in car days after going missing

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    An elderly Scott County man was found in Harrison County in a wrecked vehicle at least four days after being reported missing.
    Wilbur Harrod was found Oct. 28 in his car off the side of the road and over an embankment on White Oak Pike, Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy Paul Olin said.
    The sheriff’s office received the information on the missing man on Saturday, Oct. 24, Olin said.

  • Annual meeting of the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association to be held Nov. 17

    The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will have their annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    During the event you will enjoy a special steak dinner prepared by a few of our members. Following dinner there will be a business meeting with several items discussed. Following the business meeting we will be giving out door prizes from several merchants in the area. The program should be enjoyable and we hope you will come and enjoy the evening.  

  • HMH’s laboratory department receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

    Harrison Memorial Hospital Laboratory in Cynthiana, Ky., has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.
    The laboratory’s medical director, Patrick C. Crowe, M.D. was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Harrison Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Department is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Oct. 26, 2015
    Estate of Hilda Sue Hicks, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Bettie D. Livingood, probate hearing; will proven, order entered.
    Estate of Sylvester Wayne Williams, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Karletta W. Hicks, probate hearing; passed.
    Jordan L. Barce, 1993, arraignment; theft by unlawful taking under $500; dismissed.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Nov. 3, 2015
    Darrell Benton, 1983, arraignment; burglary-second degree, theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000, criminal mischief-third degree - guilty plea entered, 7 year sentence imposed, probation denied; persistent felony offender-first degree - dismissed.
    Bernard Corbiere, 1962, sentencing; trafficking in controlled substance-first degree, first offense; 5 year sentence imposed, probation denied.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Oct. 10 -- At 11:33 a.m., police arrested Billy T. Sanders, who was suspected to have robbed a Kentucky Bank in Paris. Cynthiana Police and Kentucky State Police joined in the search for Sanders, who was reportedly at his residence at 437 W. Pleasant St. However, police were unable to locate the subject at his residence. He was found and taken into custody at River Road ball park.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Oct. 21 -- At 4:59 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 62, 12 miles east of Cynthiana. Brian W. Jett of Mt. Olivet reported that he was traveling east on 62 when he came over the hill just before the Claysville Store and saw a car waiting to turn left into the store. He said that he slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting the vehicle, and his vehicle went into on-coming traffic and struck a westbound vehicle being driven by Alton Mitchell of Brooksville.