Today's News

  • Candidate forum for city commissioners is Monday, Oct. 20

    Four seats are up for grabs on the Cynthiana City Commission. Eight candidates are each looking to fill those positions.

    To assist voters in the Nov. 4 election, The Cynthiana Democrat is hosting a candidate forum on Monday, Oct. 20, with the commission candidates.

    Seven of the eight candidates have committed to participate in the 7 p.m. event, which will be held at the County Extension Office on New Lair Road.

    Incumbent candidate Jimmy New will be unable to attend due to a family obligation.

  • Trick or Treat may be moved back to Oct. 31

    The Cynthiana City Commission will have a special meeting Monday morning to consider a proposal to move Trick or Treat back to Oct. 31.

    Commissioners voted Tuesday to move the children's night out to Saturday, Nov. 1, because of a possible conflict with high school football. However, the Thorobreds are playing out of town on Friday. There are more conflicts on Saturday night with Northside Elementary School's annual Fall Festival and Pee Wee football championship play-offs on the Hilltop.

  • Trick or Treat now Nov. 1

    In a ghoulish unanimous decision, the Cynthiana City Commission voted Tuesday to change Trick or Treat night to Saturday, Nov. 1.

    Commissioners previously set the Halloween tradition for Friday, Oct. 31. However, Mayor Jim Brown came to Tuesday’s meeting suggesting that a Friday night football game which he initially believed to be a Hilltop event, would interfere with children’s activities.

  • Honor Flights take WWII veterans to D.C. memorial

    Are you a World War II veteran? Have you seen the memorial to you in Washington D.C.?

    Are you familiar with the organization Honor Flight?

    If you are a WWII veteran, you’re eligible for a free, one-day trip to Washington D.C. to visit your memorial.

    It is the mission of Honor Flight to honor as many of these ‘ordinary people who saved the world’ by providing  them with an organized and expense-paid trip to visit their memorial.

  • Seven of eight candidates have committed to forum on Oct. 20

    The November General Election is fast approaching. While much media hype has been centered around the Presidential Election, there are important races on a more local level as well.

    One such race will be that of electing four Cynthiana City Commissioners. Only two incumbent candidates will be on the ballot. However, they will be joined by five new candidates. There is also one official write-in candidate who has filed the proper papers with the Harrison County clerk.

  • Five indicted on federal charges

    Five individuals from Cynthiana were indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court on federal bank robbery charges.

    The four men and one woman are facing charges relative to six bank robberies, four of which were in Harrison County, with a total cache of $36,000, according to a Tuesday press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.

  • Harrison District Court


    Estate of Ailene Brock, motion hour; motion overruled at this time.

    Estate of Albert Lee Johnson, motion hour; (motion to reopen estate), order entered.

    Estate of Everett Newby, motion hour; (motion to withdraw), motion to withdraw granted.

    Estate of Toby W. Ritchie, probate hearing; will admitted as self-proven, order entered.

    Estate of Luther L. Meeks, motion hour; (motion to set aside), order entered.


  • Reunions


    Anyone who had any connection with the Center Hill School is encouraged to attend the reunion, students, teachers, coaches, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, PTA members and maintenance workers.

    The reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon with a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. at the Bourbon County Park off East Main Street, Paris, Ky.


  • Church Briefs


    Cook Books - The Berry United Methodist Church cook books “Feeding the Flock” are in. Anyone wishing a book can contact a church member, Flower Depot, Touch of Charm, Ken’s Value Center on Lafferty Pike, or Sonja Olin at 859-234-8858 or 588-0311, at $10 per book.

     Bake Sale - Berry Methodist Church will hold a bake sale at the Cynthiana Wal-Mart on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., or when bake goods are sold out. Cook books will also be for sale along with ticket sales for a half of beef.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Sept. 17, 2008


    Robert Eugene Curtis vs. Dianna Sue Curtis, domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.

    Monica Lynn Seivers vs. William Harley Seivers, motion hour; motion withdrawn.

    Brian Thompson vs. Amanda Herrmann, motion hour; (motion to dismiss), dismiss upon motion of the Commonwealth.

    Debra Taylor vs. Leslie Tucker, review; (contempt hearing), order entered withdrawing and remanding.