Today's News

  • Cemetery should be named ‘Pitiful Grove Cemetery’

    To the editor:

    A couple of weeks ago, I was called and asked by my friend to go to the Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry. We both have family and friends buried there. She said something was wrong with the maintenance of the cemetery and that I needed to check it out.

  • Sports beat

    HCHS Girl’s Golf practice underway

  • Reunions


    The annual Craig-Stewart-Cleaver reunion will be held Aug. 30 at Blue Licks State Resort Park. A potluck meal will be served at 1 p.m. at the lower shelter house.

    For further information call 859-234-9984.


    All former and present Harrison County band members, parents, instructors, and families are invited to attend the first Harrison County Band Alumni reunion.

    Tenative date is scheduled for the first home football game on Friday, Sept. 4.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding July 21, 2009


    Farmers National Bank vs. Robert A. Hudgins, motion hour; (motion confirming sale, taking credit and ordering deed), sustained order, deed approved.

    Duetsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Monty Ray Whitaker, motion hour; (motion confirming sale, taking credit and ordering deed), sustained order, deed approved.

    Khempco Building Supply Co. vs. Ledford Builders LLC, pretrial conference; removed from docket.

  • Better care is needed at Berry’s Pythian Grove Cemetery

    To the editor:

    On July 21, 2009, I received calls to observe the condition of Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry. I came in on Lafferty Pike and couldn’t see much wrong until I turned into the cemetery and my heart melted. I could not believe what I saw. I brought my camera to take pictures. In my view were weeds, milk weeds (one over six feet tall) and a view I have never seen before in this cemetery. As I went further, the weeds covered the names on the headstones, went over my ankles and some went over my knees. Why?

  • County resident impressed with commission candidates

    To the editor:

    The July 2, 2009 issue of The Cynthiana Democrat had an interesting article about the 13 letters of intent from citizens interested in filling the recently vacated Commissioner of Public Utilities position.

     I live in the county so I don’t really have a “vote” on this issue, but on the other hand, I am concerned about Cynthiana growing and improving, so I wanted to offer some thoughts about the article.

  • Scrimmage Success

    First-year Harrison County football coach Mark Carroll liked what he saw on Friday night as the Maroon Team and White Team battled to a 28-28 tie in the Maroon/White Game at Ingles Stadium.

    “I’d say we are about where we should be at this time of year,” said Carroll on Tuesday night. “A lot of guys saw action, it was exciting football to watch and there was a great crowd on hand for a scrimmage.”

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Aug. 3 at 5:25 p.m. -- non-injury, Wornall Lane, Carl W. Cooper, 59, Cynthiana, driving a 1997 Ford Ranger struck Heather N. Hutchison, 24, Cynthiana, driving a 2009 Mitsubishi.


    March 14 at 12 p.m. -- Charles Coy, 53, Cynthiana, reported a civil matter/dispute.

    Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. -- Nathan Wiglesworth, 53, Cynthiana, reported first degree burglary at his residence.

    July 31 at 9:45 a.m. -- Phillip O. McCarty, 59, Cynthiana, reported theft at his residence.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding July 22, 2009


    Mikel Heather Ruckman Beckley vs. Christopher Allen Beckley, motion hour; (motion for review), agreed order entered.

    John G. Allison vs. Miranda L. Hurst, motion hour; (motion for review), motion withdrawn.

    Gregory Allen Richie vs. Cynthia Dawn Richie, motion hour; (motion for review), agreed order entered.

    April Jane Taylor vs. Jeffrey Keith Taylor, motion hour; (motion for DNA), motion withdrawn.

  • Church Briefs


    Donations are being accepted for used toys and clothing for Antioch’s Clothing Closet designed to help out families in our communities that are in need.

    Youth services on each Wednesday night for K-12 from 7 to 8.

    Back-to-School lock-in for K-5 youth will be held on Aug. 14-15 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.  No cost and plenty of food and fun.


    Kenny Speakes will be a guest speaker at the Berry Christian Church revival Aug. 23-26.