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Today's News

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT
    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Jan. 2, 2018
    CRIMINAL CASES
    Lathe David Al-Auquaili, 1996, sentencing; receiving stolen property under $10,000, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess - 2 year  and 1 day sentence probated 5 years with conditions.
    Deserae Allen, 1993, sentencing; theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000 - 1 year sentence probated 5 years with conditions.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    HARRISON FAMILY COURT
    Judge Heather Fryman
    presiding Jan. 3, 2018
    CIVIL CASES
    Kevin Len Coy vs. Tonya Renee Coy, show cause hearing; passed by agreement.
    Tonya Lynn Hill vs. Garrick Matthew Hill, 1981, motion hour; motion to transfer is granted, case is transferred to Franklin County.
    Cyndi Jo Adkins vs. Tammy Jo Oney Swinford, review; no parties present, temporary order shall be converted to permanent custody order.

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS
    General Warranty Deed: Nancy Ford Fennell to Finnell Investments, LTD, property located on Duckworth Road.
    General Warranty Deed: Nancy Ford Fennell to Finnell Investments, LTD, property located on the bank of Licking River, Harrison County.
    General Warranty Deed: Lee C. Fennell to Finnell Investments, LTD, property on the bank of the Licking River.
    General Warranty Deed: Lee C. Fennell to Finnell Investments, LTD, property on Duckworth Road.

  • Paula's Restaurant burns Sunday afternoon

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fifty first responders were on the scene in downtown Cynthiana on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 7, at a structure fire at the two-story building on Walnut Street that housed Paula’s Family Restaurant.
    “We got the call of a fire in progress at 2:55 p.m. and were on the scene in less than one minute,” said fire chief Jay Sanders of the Cynthiana Fire Department.

  • TOP 10 STORIES OF 2017

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Just before 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, shots rang out to the west of Cynthiana.
    The report was that a man had taken numerous shots at a helicopter that was checking the electrical lines. The pilot and passenger (George McMakin and Ted Clawson) were able to land safely and escape from the gunman by a responding Kentucky State Police helicopter. The KSP chopper was in Harrison County on a training mission and responded immediately.

  • Gaunce family purchases Drake, Whaley, McCarty Funeral Home

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Gaunce Corporation purchased the Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home from Carriage Funeral Services last week, and is in the process of taking over its new business venture.
    The Gaunce family currently owns the Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home in Carlisle. The husband and wife team of Brent and Emily Gaunce, along with Brent’s mother, Brenda Gaunce are the co-owners and the three are excited about expanding their business into Cynthiana and Harrison County.

  • Candidates begin filing for May primary election

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    With the filing deadline less than a month away, candidates are beginning to announce their candidacy for Harrison  County public offices. All of the city and county seats will be up for grabs in 2018.
    Some elections will get underway with the May 22 primary election. The rest will be finalized in November.
    The deadline to file papers with the Harrison County Clerk is Tuesday, Jan. 30.
    As of Thursday, Dec. 28, the following candidates have filed their papers:

  • Investigation Discovery (ID) to feature Pikeville, Ky. murder on ‘The Perfect Suspect’ series

    On Thursday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET, true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) will be retelling the murder of Susan Smith in Pikeville, Kentucky on its new series The Perfect Suspect.

  • Michigan, how you disappoint me

    The University of Michigan has many strong points including a fine law school.  But, in my memory, it has been a failure in the sporting world.  
    Who can forget Chris Webber calling time out in the NCAA Final Four when the Wolverines were out of timeouts? What major college team or high school team does that?
    Now the latest embarrassment, losing to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.

  • Wrestlers fifth at Tates Creek, Brent Hudgins now 26-0

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com