Today's News

  • Community Calendar 11-27-14

    The Office of The Cynthiana Democrat and The Harrison Shopper will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen Monday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

  • Being thankful in good and hard times

    It was this time last year I lost my sister to suicide as I was entering my first holiday season without my dad.

  • An annual Psalm of Thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    Every year at this time I sit down to compose a psalm of thanksgiving, my thanks and gratitude to you for another year that has passed.

  • Church News 11-27-14

    This holiday season we invite you to take a trip with us at the Oakland Christian Church, Pendleton County, 149 Oakland Church Road, Falmouth, Ky. Your trip will take you on an outdoor adventure to first century Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born.
    “Walk Through Bethlehem 2014” is Oakland’s holiday gift to the community. We invite you to bring the children to Oakland where they can discover the real side of Christmas.

  • Traffic safety check points for Thanksgiving week and December

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes.
    During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • KCTCS names new president of MCTC, to begin Jan. 1

    Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall has announced the appointment of Stephen Vacik, Ed.D., as the next president of Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC).
    Dr. Vacik has served as president of Colby Community College in Kansas since 2011 and his career at community colleges spans 18 years. Dr. Vacik is a former Academic Dean and Vice-President of Instruction at East Mississippi Community College and he previously held several faculty and administrative positions at Bevill State Community College.

  • City Commission votes to help bail out Senior Citizens Center

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    The Cynthiana City Commission voted Thursday afternoon to make a $10,000 donation to the Senior Citizens Center in an attempt to bail them out of fiscal purgatory.
    A request was made from the Commission on Aging for $25,000 loans from the city and county governments. The county voted in favor of the loan.
    However, commissioners agreed that giving the center $10,000 from the fiscal year budget ending June 30, 2014, and another $10,000 the following fiscal year, will serve the center best.

  • Wreck claims life of man and dog

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    A Harrison County man and his dog, a white husky, were both killed in a high speed truck accident that occurred three miles outside the city limits on Ky. 356 last Friday night.
    The body, identified as Kevin Robinson, 38, of Second Street in Cynthiana, had to be removed with the jaws of life from the cab of his truck at the accident, according to a report filed by Deputy Sheriff Tuan Kreer who was dispatched to the scene.

  • Local artist's style is "accident wanting to happen"

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    When asked to describe his style of abstract painting, local artist Ottis Tussey said that his style is “kind of an accident waiting to happen.”

  • Parks and Recreation host holiday concert at Cynthiana City Gym

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Tickets are now on sale for a holiday concert featuring Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys at the City Hall Gym on Saturday, December 6 starting at 7 p.m., said Darrell Baxter, director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Board.
    The concert is sponsored by parks and recreation, Baxter said, and is one of many holiday themed events that are scheduled throughout December.