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Today's News

  • Shawhan shooting leads to arrest

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A potentially volatile situation ended with no injuries on Tuesday morning when members of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police peacefully ended an hour-long armed standoff with a Harrison County man on Shawhan Road.
    Patrick Sturgill, 50, allegedly fired five shots from a hand gun at Crystal Kelley as she was leaving Sturgill’s home on Shawhan Road.

  • Havilandsville Painting
  • Clothing Closet Holiday closure

    Harrison County Clothing Closet
    holiday closing
    The Harrison County Clothing Closet, located at 202 W. Pleasant St., will be closed Dec. 6-Jan. 1.
    Bins will not be open for donations during holiday closings.
    Please hold donations and do not place bags outside bins or on the sidewalk. In an emergency call 859-588-0929 or 588-3115 and leave a message.

  • Tom Leach, “The Voice of the Wildcats”

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A small-town boy from neighboring Paris, Ky., has achieved his childhood dream and followed in the footsteps of the legendary Cawood Ledford and  his successor, Ralph Hacker, to become the “Voice of the Wildcats,” but has not forgotten his roots.
    Tom Leach, the radio play-by-play announcer for the University of Kentucky Wildcat’s basketball and football teams, began his career following the Bourbon County Colonels and the Paris Greyhounds.

  • Viewpoint pictures
  • Christmas... here again, and right on time

    The holiday season seems to come in the front door just as we push the last of the hoses and garden tools to the garage. And here it is again, right on time. We have the turkey and fixin’s behind us and now it’s time to settle in for the long, festive Christmas season.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Arrests, citations, warnings
    Nov. 28 -- Karen L. Myers, 41, was arrested on warrants for failure to appear from Harrison and Scott counties. She was also served two criminal summonses for Harrison County for theft by unlawful taking under $500.
    Nov. 29 -- Kyler L. Snapp, 19, was arrested on Old Lair Road and charged with possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and person 18-20 possession/purchase or having another purchase alcohol.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY
    SHERIFF’S REPORT
    CITATIONS
    Nov. 27--Dep. Joe Daniel served a complaint warrant from Harrison District Court to Britney Northcutt for theft by unlawful taking.
    Nov. 30--Dep. Joe Daniel cited Zachary D. Pollitt with criminal trespassing, 2nd degree; driving on a suspended license, 1st offense; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance; no registration plates and possession of marijuana.
    INCIDENTS

  • Viewpoint

    In just a few short weeks the news staff will be wrapping up 2017 with the top stories of the year.
    When former WCYN Coffee Break host Rick Chasteen was on the air, he and I liked to compare notes for the top stories of the year. Generally, we were pretty close.
    Admittedly, I had the upper hand because I had the entire year’s worth of Cynthiana Democrat’s to look back on. He had to do it by memory.
    That year in review will be published the first week in January.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT
    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Nov. 21, 2017
    CRIMINAL CASES
    Betty “BB” Asher, 1990, probation revocation hearing; probation violation - admission to allegations, probation revoked, 2 year sentence imposed.