Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * TEMPUS FUGIT - How remarkable that this July 2015 the steadfast volunteers of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will celebrate 21 years of preserving and sharing the history of this special community.
    * Since you are reading this special column today, you perhaps are a faithful reader of many years. The first Museum Musing was published as a promotion in The Cynthiana Democrat shortly before the museum actually opened on July 22, 1994.

  • Reunions

    Descendants of George Allen Clark Sr. and Mary Ann Howard Clark will hold their family reunion on Saturday, July 25 at the home of Marsha Clark Martin in Mt Sterling, Ky.
    A potluck buffet will start at 12:30 p.m. For directions call Dorothy at 859-608-1173.

    The annual Earlywine reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 2 at Blue Licks State Park, at the small shelter by the mini golf course and playground.

  • Summer insects suck and chew on plants

    The insect world has countless sucking and chewing pests.  
    One of the most difficult questions to answer, and I get asked it often, is “what’s eating my plant?”  
    It could be a chewing beetle, or caterpillar; or it could be a sucking spider mite, bug or aphid, among many, many others. The current heat adds an additional component to the problem … many insects love this sort of disagreeable weather and can multiply more rapidly as a result.
    There are a couple of indicators of the type of pest problem you may have.  

  • USDA accepting more farmland for wildlife habitat in Kentucky

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director John W. McCauley announces that an additional 1,100 acres of agricultural land in Kentucky is eligible for funding for wildlife habitat restoration.

  • Phase I Program begins July 27

    The Harrison County Ag Development Board (Phase I) reminds all farmers that the sign-up for the 2015 Phase I program will begin on Monday, July 27. The applications can be picked up at the Harrison County Extension Office and all applications must be returned to the Extension Office no later than Friday, Aug. 14 at 4:30 p.m.
    Available programs are similar to previous years. You can go on line at www.agpolicy.ky.gov and observe all the programs and rules you can participate in. If you have any questions give our office a call at 859-234-5510.

  • Work Force Development
  • Museum Treasure Hunt
  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding July 13, 2015
    Estate of Lemuel E. Arnold Jr., probate hearing; will admitted, bond approved.
    Estate of Johnnie Coffey, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Ann Bee Sorrell, probate hearing; order entered.
    In re: Cheryl Denise Bell, probate hearing; order entered.
    Howard Fryman Jr. vs. Malinda J. Fryman, court trial; passed.
    Capital One Bank vs. Daniel S. Gates, motion hour; default judgment.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding July 21, 2015
    Tonjanika Anderson, 1976, motion hour; assault-first degree (amended), tampering with physical evidence, criminal mischief-third degree; guilty plea entered on all counts;  motion withdrawn,  5 year sentence pretrial diversion, 124 days.
    Tonya Applegate, 1982, sentencing; 2 counts assault-second degree, intimidating a participant in legal process; 15 year sentence imposed, probation denied.

  • Harrison Family Court

    Judge Heather Fryman
    presiding July 15, 2015
    Robert Lynn Shanklin vs. Sandra Shanklin Coy, review; (motion to amend prior order), motion granted.
    John G. Allison vs. Miranda L. Hurst, motion hour: (motion for appointment of guardian ad litem), GAL appointed.
    Joseph Daniel Murphy vs. Amy Suzanne Murphy, domestic; testimony taken, agreement by both parties.
    Ernest Lee Boggs vs. Dawn Renee Reynolds, case management conference; agreement pending, re-notice as needed.