Today's News

  • 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.

  • Grand jury indicts 12 in November session

    Becky Barnes,

    The Harrison County grand jury met on Nov. 7 and returned 15 indictments against 12 individuals.
    Glen Neace, 41, faces a six-count indictment on charges stemming from an Oct. 8 incident investigated by Det. Justin Jett of the Cynthiana Police Department.

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  • Former Cynthiana man sentenced to life in prison

    Rocky Ashby, formerly of Cynthiana, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction in Taylor  County for murdering his former girlfriend in July 2016.
    Tara Simpson Lamer of Campbellsvile was shot twice in the head by Ashby, against whom she had previously filed emergency protective orders. Lamer had also told officers that she had been held in Georgetown against her will and that Ashby had threatened to kill her.
    According to Channel 18 News, Ashby can seek parole after serving 20 years of his life sentence.

  • Sunday event to help Eden’s family

    Becky Barnes,

    When Baby Eden Todd Carter was born on July 1, 2017, she was a little jaundiced, but nothing that caused concern for the doctors. However, in just a few short weeks, the concern became real.
    At just a little over a month old, Eden became very jaundiced.
    Her parents, Chris and Ashley Coppage Carter, who are from Harrison County and living in Lemoore, California, with Eden’s big sister, Ivy Blair, noticed one morning in mid-August that Eden’s eyes were yellow.

  • Church News

    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions are open to the public and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070. You may also find information on the facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.


  • In spite of it all, trust and rejoice!

    By Tim  Teater
    Cynthiana Christian Church

    “Make a joyful noise unto Jehovah, all ye lands. Serve Jehovah with gladness: Come before His presence with singing.” (Psalms 100: 1-2)  
    Make…serve…worship…with a joyful noise…with gladness…with singing.  
    Violent atrocities in our public gathering places and homes make that hard this Thanksgiving. Maybe one of my blessings can help. I thank God for it, every day.

  • Grace Notes

    One day last week I visited with the family of Jeremy, a 14-year-old teen who battles Tourette syndrome.
    Not only is the entire family battling the baffling neurological disorder that causes Jeremy to involuntarily and often violently move parts of his body and involuntarily make vocal sounds, but they are also battling the unkindness of people.
    People don’t understand and so they judge him, is how Jeremy’s 10-year-old sister Jamie explains it.