Today's News

  • News Briefs

    Santa letters requested;
    deadline is Dec. 8
    The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail again this year.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 14 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Friday, Dec. 8. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.

  • Flanery ends 50-year styling career

    Becky Barnes,

    After 50 years of standing behind a chair, holding a pair of scissors or setting color or a perm, Bonnie Flanery is ready to travel.
    Flanery, who owns The Hair House on Pike Street in downtown Cynthiana, began “doing hair” when she was 17 years old.
    At the time, there were no state requirements such as licensing.
    She said she started by styling hair for the women in church who wanted “up-do’s.”

  • Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8

    The annual Cynthiana Christmas Parade will meander through the streets of the Maiden City, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Cynthiana Main Street, this year’s parade will feature a variety of floats, classic cars, tractors, the award-winning HCHS marching band and, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be former HCHS football standout Teddy Taylor.

  • Red State BBQ grand opening

    Red State BBQ had its official Cynthiana grand opening last week. The first 15 people in line, received certificates good for one free BBQ sandwich per month, for the next year.

  • Entrepreneurs feeling HEAT with a little help from retirees

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority is turning up the HEAT on helping new entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running.
    Last March, Garnett Furnish, EDA director, formed a committee of former successful businesspersons to formulate plans to be proactive in encouraging new businesses to open in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    This new organization was named the Harrison Entrepreneurship Assistance Team, or HEAT.

  • Relay for Life Quarter Auction is Saturday at Elk’s

    Becky Barnes,

    This Saturday will mark the seventh year for Harrison  County’s quarter auction to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. It will also be the final year for co-chairpersons Jeni Valentine and Judy Faulkner to bring it all together.
    Valentine said the pair are looking to step back and let someone else take the lead.
    However, they want to step away with the biggest auction yet.

  • Kentucky Utilities announces it will phase out coal and continue transition to clean energy

    Kentucky Utilities announced recently that it will retire two of its three coal-fired units located at the E.W. Brown coal plant near Herrington Lake in Harrodsburg.
        Advocates including Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, and Kentucky Waterways Alliance have worked for years with local communities to curb dangerous air and water pollution from the plant.
        The groups plan to continue their legal fight to clean up coal ash pollution from E.W. Brown that threatens the health of Herrington Lake until proper action is taken by KU.

  • Fiscal court members remain skeptical about industrial bond for solar company

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    After hearing from two representatives of the proposed solar farm that will be located in western Harrison County, the Harrison County Fiscal Court tabled the issue, where Bluebird Solar was seeking the court to agree to sponsor a $100 million industrial revenue bond.
    Tim Eifler, a tax attorney representing Bluebird Solar, gave a presentation to the court, showing the tax revenue the court could expect to generate from the project over a 30 year period.

  • Ice skating in Cynthiana and Shop Small

    Have you ever been ice skating?
    Is this something on your bucket list?
    Well, guess what!
    Cynthiana Main Street has exciting news, we are bringing an ice skating rink to downtown Cynthiana. In December, we are hosting an Ice Skating Extravaganza.
    As you know, I am all for bringing people into downtown and offering things for kids to do. This year, with the support of several businesses and organizations, we were able to make this happen.

  • Viewpoint

    Many thanks to Betsy Smith for filling in for me during my latest health “issue.”
    Betsy is a talented writer and penned some really interesting articles!
    She has set the bar much higher for me...gee thanks, Betsy!
    Thanks also to my workmates and bosses at the Cynthiana Democrat for being patient with me while I continue to recover.
    It would have been very easy for them to simply replace me with someone else, and they didn’t do that.
    They have gone over and above the call of duty.