Today's News

  • Assault indictment issued in April 13 shooting

    The Harrison County man who was charged in the April 13 shooting of his girlfriend's stepfather, now faces a two-count indictment.

    Catesby Bramel, 27, was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on charges of first degree assault and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

    The grand jury alleges that Bramel "intentionally caused serious physical injury to Jay Tackett by shooting him with a handgun."

    Bramel will be arraigned in Harrison Circuit Court on June 17 at 9 a.m. His bond is $10,000.

  • Museum Musings

    *Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 27, 1917 - Aunt Liz Smith passed quietly away, Thursday afternoon, Dec. 20 about one oclock, while sitting in a chair before the fire at her home on Church Street in this city. Had she lived until Jan. 7, she would have been 92 years old. Elizabeth Remington Smith was a daughter of the late Greenup and Sallie Hamilton Remington, of this city, and was born Jan. 7, 1826. She was one of a family of nine children, all of whom are now dead, except one sister, Carolyn Taylor of Kansas City, Mo.

  • Harrison County's grid Breds get started with summer ball

    There's a new sheriff in town.

    After 25 years with Ray Graham directing the fortunes of Harrison County football, a new era was begun earlier this week with Aaron Stepp taking the reins of the Thorobreds.

    Graham announced his retirement from public education, and with it turned in his whistle as Harrison County football coach, about a month ago. He will continue teaching and coaching, now in the private sector at Lexington Christian Academy.

    In his first summer workouts with his new team on Monday, Stepp had 35 or so players show up.

  • Public Record


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding May 19, 2008


    Estate of Richard L. Kuhl, probate hearing; administrator appointed, bond set with surety.


    Capital One Bank vs. Joe H. Anderson, motion hour; default judgment granted in principal amount of $2,688.77 plus post judgment.

    North Star Capital Acquisition LLC vs. Ryan S. Barkley, motion hour; default judgment granted in principal amount of $682.98 plus post judgment.

  • Running out of time to prune spring bloomers

    Do you have any unruly spring flowering shrubs? Well, now is your opportunity to get them cleaned up, in fact we are about to run out of time if we want to hold on to next years buds.

  • City plans for employee pay raises

    The Cynthiana City Commission approved the first reading of its 2008-2009 budget at Tuesday's regular meeting.

    The new budget contains a raise for all city employees with a range of 4.1 percent to 5 percent, depending on hourly wage. However, raises are still subject to change before the second and final reading of the ordinance at the next meeting.

    City clerk Charleen McIlvain said at a budget workshop last week that the raise schedule is basically the same as last year.

  • Public Record


    Mack Bailey and Nancy K. Bailey to Danny Roberts and Malinda Roberts, Parcel 1, 1 acre, on Richland Creek, $30,000.

    Deed and Consideration Certificate: Sara Noble and Ron Potts to Ronald A. Farrell and Carole Case, Tracts 2, 3, 4 on the Farms of Harrison County (1414 Hwy. 982), $260,000.

    James W. Goins and Aura Niko Goins to Leesburg Grocery, LLC, property in the village of Leesburg.

    Jess H. Burrier II and Kelli Burrier to Burrier Farm LLC, Parcel 2, 126.910 acres on Falmouth Pike (US 27).

  • Doing the Almighty happy dance

    We're doing the happy dance at my house these days.

    It started when, one day last week, I went to turn on the TV in the living room and it popped, which is never a good sound coming from a major appliance or electronic device.

    My husband had been pining for a flat-screen, high-definition TV for months and I've balked at the idea. Our TV was good enough.

    But that morning "good enough" became "dead." Later that day Barry called me at work and said, "Before you start screaming, hear me out."

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

  • Public Record


    May 22 -- Michael W. Brunker, 44, was cited on Main Street for no seat belts.

    May 24 -- Kayla Villasana, 18, was cited on Main Street for failure to wear seat belt.

    May 24 -- Steven R. Hardy, 21, was cited on Bridge Street for failure to wear seat belt.

    May 24 -- Daniel Cullen, 40, was cited on Bridge Street for having no insurance, reckless driving and failure to wear seat belt.

    May 24 -- James G. Smiley II, 18, was cited on U.S. 27 South for failure to wear seat belt and one head light.