Today's News

  • Malen Clay Pierce

    Malen Clay Pierce was born to Larry and Jamie Pierce of Cynthiana on March 27, 2014 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by his sister Makayla Rees Pierce.
    Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Laura Shields of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Bettye Marshall of Cynthiana and the late Harry Marshall, the late Malen and Lorena Shields of Mt. Olivet.

  • City appoints new E-911 director

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Some of the staffing issues that have plagued the E-911 dispatch are nearing a resolution, according to Cynthiana’s safety commissioner, Gary Brunker.

  • Memorial service planned for Ida Wright

    A memorial service will be held for Ida Wright, Cynthiana, who passed away on June 17, 2014, on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 12 p.m. at Hospice of the Bluegrass, U.S. 62 East.
    Parking available in the rear of the building.

  • Livestock losses may be recouped through FSA

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    The 2014 Farm Bill has opened the way for farmers to recoup some of their livestock losses due to weather calamities that have happened since October 2011.

  • The late summer lawn

    Summer splendor in the grass is being replaced by a fungus among us for some gardeners.
    I have seen some weird stuff out in the pastures this last week, likely due to the heat and rain. Mostly people like to blame dead patches in the lawn on grubs, but often fungal diseases are the culprit and the weather and our own maintenance habits contribute to the problem.  
    Despite the advice that fall is better than spring when it comes to fertilization, many people still do it which causes problems this time of the year.  

  • E-911 dispatchers need farm, livestock information

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    In an attempt to cut down on accident and emergency reports of livestock wandering in the roads, the Harrison County E-911 Telecommunicators are asking local farmers to update information on the farm animals they own.

  • Judge reports Cedarbrook plant in better shape than thought

    The sewer treatment plant at Cedarbrook still may have some life to it, Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett reported during the regular meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court  on Tuesday.
    Barnett said that he met with Roger Recktenwald, an environmental specialist with the Kentucky Association of Counties, and other professionals in the field to review the sewer plant’s condition earlier in the month.

  • Retirement reception for publisher is Thursday

    A reception to honor The Cynthiana Democrat’s retiring publisher, George Jacobs, will be held this afternoon at the Cynthiana Christian Church.

    The public is invited between 4 and 6 p.m. to stop by the church to visit with Jacobs and share a memory or two.

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  • Academic briefs

    Six 2014 graduates of Harrison County High School have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.