Today's News

  • Harrison County jurors to hear 11 cases in April

    Becky Barnes,

    As of press time, there were 11 jury trials scheduled in Harrison Circuit Court in April.
    On the docket for April 20 will be the family and friends who were allegedly involved in drug trafficking in the Corinth area and whose arrests were made on Dec. 19, 2017.

  • LVS spring concert coming April 27, 29

    The Licking Valley Singers’ spring concert is right around the corner. The LVS, under the direction of Karen Bear, with accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart, will have a two-day engagement at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    They will be performing a variety of songs under the umbrella of Songs in the Key of Life, Reflections on Humankind’s Indomitable Spirit.

  • Candidate forum will be April 14

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. a the Harrison County Extension Office.
    The forum will include all local candidates running for county offices in the upcoming May primary election.
    Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and will be asked questions from the audience.

  • Pension hit lessened for city by HB 362 passage

    Becky Barnes,

    It doesn’t appear that the City of Cynthiana is going to take nearly the hit that was anticipated for pension expenses.
    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said that House Bill 362 passed on Monday night and limits the increase that government’s must pay to their employees’ pensions to 12 percent over the previous year.

  • Hart expects Bevin veto of budget, tax reform

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Rep. Mark Hark fully expects Gov. Matt Bevin to veto both the new tax reform (House Bill 366) and the two-year biennial budget that was agreed to by the General Assembly and passed on to the governor’s office on Monday.

  • 44 years ago, tornado ravaged Harrison County

    Becky Barnes,

    While severe weather was in the forecast for Tuesday, April 3, many people were remembering another fateful spring day, April 3, 1974.
    Forty-four may seem an odd number for an anniversary awareness. However, Tuesday’s forecast added irony to the remembrance.
    Cynthiana Democrat staff member and Harrison County High School student, John LaBore, captured the iconic tornado photograph from the Hilltop as it ripped through the western area of the county.

  • HCMS Kentucky Music Educator’s Concert Band Assessment

    The 7th and 8th Grade Harrison County Middle School Band under the Direction of Julie Lucky performed at the Kentucky Music Educator’s Concert Band Assessment on March 22 at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington Ky. This 115 member ensemble from District 7 performed Autumn Reflections by Steve Hodges and The Adventure Begins by Matt Conaway. Three KMEA adjudicators scored their performance giving the ensemble straight Distinguished Ratings. Lucky proudly announces that only 17 middle school ensembles out of 44 scored straight Distinguished Ratings in our district.

  • Easter Bunny at Cynthiana Christian Church

    Photosby Lee Kendall
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Cynthiana Christian Church on Saturday morning to meet and greet children and adults of all ages. The children participated in an Easter Egg Hunt outside the church, as well.

  • Church News

    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.

  • Follow the instructions

    Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. Proverbs 19:2
    A study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that the instructions are confusing on the boxes of almost all over-the-counter cold medications for kids.  Researchers evaluated 182 parents as they read the directions and treated their children. Over 50 percent of the time, they got it wrong. 
    The researchers are recommending easier language with clearer graphics.