Today's News

  • Licking Valley Singers will be Singing in the Season

    The Licking Valley Singers will be bringing its first Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. with two performances on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
    There will be no Sunday performance for this session.
    All presentations will be held at Cynthiana Baptist Church. Tickets are $10 each and will be available at the door. However, there are also advance ticket sales underway. They may be purchased at JJ’s Sweets, Biancke’s and Ewalt’s Jewelry.
    The program is being directed by Karen Bear with accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart.

  • Chamber to hold open house

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will hold an open house Dec. 4, in sync with the Christmas tree lighting downtown.
    Coffee and treats will be available, director Tomi Jean Clifford said.
    Cynthiana-opoly boards also will be available for sale at $30 each, and Harrison County throws, $50, can be pre-ordered at the event.
    Attendees can also check out the chamber’s art wall featuring local artists’ work for sale.
    The open house will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chamber, located at the corner of Main and Pike streets.

  • Office closed for Thanksgiving

    The office of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, so that our staff may spend time with their families for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    The office will resume regular business hours beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m.
    The deadline for news will be Monday at 10 a.m. for the Nov. 27 Cynthiana Democrat. Advertising should be scheduled by 10 a.m., earlier if the ads require a proof. The Shopper will also be printing early with proof deadline set for noon Tuesday, Nov. 24, and 10 a.m. Wednesday for no proof.

  • Cynthiana woman honored for her service to community

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    Jeannie Willis never learned to drive a car, but that didn’t stop her from getting around, and, according to many, making her way into the very heart of the Harrison County community.
    Willis, 86, was honored recently by the Democratic Women’s Club at its annual    Jefferson Jackson dinner for her work in the community, and her life spent volunteering, raising her family and caring for many in the area.

  • Mayor, rec director spar over grants for park development

    Becky Barnes,

    Cynthiana Mayor James Smith took Parks and Rec director, Darrell Baxter, to task over two unfulfilled park development grants totaling $117,500.
    At Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Smith said an article in The Cynthiana Democrat the previous week raised several questions for people of the community as well as rec board members. Smith went so far as to tell Baxter that one of his statements was “a fabrication of the truth.”

  • Teen charged with conspiracy to commit murder

    Becky Barnes,

    A former  Cynthiana teen, who has been living in Maysville has been arrested in Cynthiana and charged in a murder-for-hire conspiracy. A Cynthiana juvenile is also charged.
    According to court documents, Det./Sgt. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department arrested Robert T. Webber, 19, 413 Reynolds Drive, Maysville, Tuesday night about 10 p.m.

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  • Officiating basketball; it’s in the Hampton blood

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Way back in 1971, Doug Hampton was a young teacher and coach at Harrison County High School.  
    He was asked by the principal if he would mind refereeing a freshman basketball game at the school that evening. It paid $10 and would not take too long since it was a freshman game.
     It was a quick and easy 10 bucks so when he was asked to officiate a freshman tournament the next weekend, he jumped at the chance.  

  • Golf team holds awards ceremony

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County High School golf team was feted at the annual awards ceremony held last Thursday at the Cynthiana Christian Church.
    A meal was prepared for the attendees, which was followed by Coach Jason Crisp presenting awards.
    Five golfers were named Academic All State and six were honorable mention Academic All State.
    Academic All State golfers were: Anna Midden, Reese Asher, Clay Carpenter, Jake Jones and Ben Lemmings.  

  • Wrestlers hope to better last year’s good season

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Thorobreds hope to improve on what was a banner year in 2014-15 when they sent 13 wrestlers to the state finals.  
    Gone from last year are Clay Arthur, Noah Mitchell, Colton Mott, Sean Mullikin and Mark Taylor, so the Breds will have their work cut out for them.  
    Coach Luke Tucker and his staff of Josh Ashbrook, Mitch Mattox and Anthony Newby do have a veteran group returning, many of whom were state final participants last season.