Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    July 24 at 3:40 a.m. -- non-injury, Robinson Road, Marty Ritchie, 41, Cynthiana, driving a 1994 Toyota SR5, struck a deer.

    July 23 at 7:45 a.m. -- injury, US 27 North, Felix G. Mesias-Gonzalez, 28, Lexington, driving a 1996 Chevrolet S-10, struck Jeremy W. Callahan, 24, Berry, driving a 1988 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer.

    July 27 at 4:24 p.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Ronald O. Hinton, 16, Carlisle, driving a 2001 Chevrolet 3500, struck Brian Carroll, 13, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 Kubota RTV900.

  • WEDCO health department receives grant

    The WEDCO health department in Cynthiana has been named a recipient of a Healthy Community grant distributed by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH).

    Three local health departments will receive grants from the DPH to help make their communities more conducive to healthy lifestyles, DPH announced earlier this week.

  • Peyton Mia Jolly

    Peyton Mia Jolly

    Peyton Mia Jolly was born to Daniel and Joanie Jolly of Mt. Olivet, Ky., on June 29, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • New Drivers


    Megan Grose, James T. Craycraft, Clay Darnell, Mary K. Petty, Nichollette L. King, Sydney Roberts, Rachel Ann Ward, Wesley Allen Roberts, and Paige M. Doyle.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    July 13 at 7:55 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 32 West, Jack E. Hollon, 21, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Volkswagen Passat.

    July 18 at 10:12 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 East, an unidentified driver, driving a 2009 Dodge Caliber. Driver and passenger left the scene of the accident.


    July 20 at 6 p.m. -- Joey Travis, Sadieville, reported property damage.

    July 13 at 4:15 p.m. -- Beth Cummins, 38, Berry, reported burglary, first degree, at her residence.

  • Jackson’s music was a soundtrack of memories

    I remember once in Mrs. Laura Gregg’s middle school chorus class, she looked at us adolescent students and asked, “What would your life be like without music?”

    It was a profound question that I still don’t think I can come close to answering.

    I thought about Mrs. Gregg and her profound question last Thursday evening as I watched tributes to the “King of Pop.”

    At the age of 50, Michael Jackson had died.

  • Mutton Bustin' popular event at this year's fair

    The Harrison County 4-H Fair ended Saturday with one of the most talked about events having occurred on Friday night.

    For the first time, Mutton Bustin’ was offered for children in a rodeo-style event that put youngsters atop a sheep.

    “It was a good fair,” said Cheryl Case, Extension agent for family and consumer science. “Nothing got rained out.”

    For photographs from this year’s fair, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • School district gets new calling system

    Harrison County parents can expect several calls from the school this year.

    For the first couple months of the school year, the Harrison County school district will try out a calling system that will allow the schools, teachers and coaches to contact parents through a phone call, text message and/or e-mail.

    Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard presented school board members with the details of the system at Friday evening’s school board meeting.

  • Breds soccer to begin season with five straight matches at home

    There’s no way to disguise the fact that the 2008 soccer year for the Harrison County Thorobreds was dismal.

    They finished the year with a 1-14 record. They were shutout nine times, including their last five regular season games and their district tournament loss to Montgomery County, 1-0. They began the season with seven straight losses, defeated Frankfort 1-0, then lost seven more games to wrap up the season. They scored only six goals all year, and never played a game when they scored more than once.

  • Cynthiana Art Walk this weekend

    The downtown streets of Main, Pike and Walnut will play host to the first annual Cynthiana Art Walk this Friday and Saturday.

    “You don’t have to be an art expert to enjoy this,” said Art Walk coordinator Karey Smith. “With the festival occurring both Friday and Saturday, folks can enjoy a date night Friday and bring the kids back for the fun on Saturday.”