Today's News

  • Academic Briefs

    Skills USA members

    place in competition

    Thirty-one members of the Harrison County ATC’s Skills USA club competed in regional competition at Bluegrass Community and Technical College on March 5.

    All the first place winners received a certificate for a free class, good for up to two years after graduation.

  • CAIP funds approved for Harrison Co. farmers

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves $320,000 in Harrison County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program at their February business meeting. The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association Inc. submitted a proposal to the Harrison County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.

  • Brunker appointed to fill school board seat

    The vacant Harrison County School Board spot has been filled.

    Mary June Brunker will be sworn in as the second division school board member (representing the Buena Vista/Eastside area) at Tuesday evening’s regular meeting.

    Brunker will replace Lucy Vanhook, who resigned from the board in November.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Grant brings iPods into the classroom

    Many Harrison County students already own an iPod.

    The technological device used by students for fun will soon find a place of its own in the classroom.

    “We’re bringing 21st century tools into the classroom,” said Harrison County Schools’ Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard.

    The recipient of a  $67,824 technology grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the school system will purchase 70 iPod touches and 17 Macbook laptops to be used at the Harrison County Middle School.

  • Church Briefs


    Antioch Mills Christian Church in Berry will sponsor an Easter Art Show on Easter Sunday, April 4. Participants can prepare a drawing or a painting with five different age divisions. Cash prizes for the winners will be awarded.

    All works should be based on Luke 23:26-49.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    March 4 – At 9 p.m., William Chambers reported that someone had slashed a tire on his truck while it was parked on Pike Street.

    March 2 – At 9:55 a.m., Estill Vaughn of Cynthiana Pawn and Jewelry reported the theft of jewelry, valued at $1,637.

    March 4 – At 2:31 p.m., Travis Cook, manager of Sav-A-Lot, reported a shoplifter in custody. According to the police report, Misty Turner was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting.

  • When it’s not all ‘fine’

    Everybody’s fine and everybody lies.

    That pretty much sums up the essence of life, doesn’t it?

    Last Saturday I watched the Robert DeNiro movie, “Everybody’s Fine.” DeNiro’s character, recently widowed Frank, has four adult children scattered across the nation whom he has invited home for the weekend. He wants everyone to sit at the table together, just like they used to. He wants to know that he was a good dad, that his kids love him, especially now that his wife is gone.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 18

    The Story of Maggie Delaney. Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Presented by the Harrison County Historical Society and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library in the library annex. The story of Maggie Delaney who was forced from Ireland, along with her family, who came to the American colonies as an Indentured Servant hoping to find a better life in the 17th and 18th centuries. Instead, she found sorrow and hardship as a “white slave” forced to serve whatever master bought her. (Recommended for ages over 12).

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    March 6 at 8:40 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Jonathan E. Shawver, 20, Frankfort, driving a 1993 Ford Mustang, struck Summer L. Rankin, 17, Carlisle, driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 M-300.

    March 8 at 6:10 p.m. -- non-injury, Second Street, Scott Goble, 23, Berry, driving a 1998 Toyota Camry, struck Danny Tackett, 59, Cynthiana, was driving a 1994 Ford F250.

    March 6 at 8:45 a.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Gilbert F. Crump, 76, Cynthiana, driving a 1993 GM 1500.



    It’s easy to feel affected by Toyota’s latest recalls that have affected 8.5 million vehicles.

    If you don’t drive a recalled Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra or VENZA, chances are you share the road with other drivers that do.

    In Washington, D.C., last Wednesday, Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda apologized to a U.S. Congressional Committee, saying “...I am deeply sorry for any accidents that Toyota drivers have experienced.”