Today's News

  • Local man charged with sending sexual text messages

    A Harrison County man has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/sex offense.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Keith Grob, 39, was arrested on Feb. 6 accused of sending unlawful text messages to a minor, where he allegedly tried to get her to engage a 16-year-old girl in illegal sexual activity.
    Grob, a former employee of Eastern Kentucky University, was scheduled to appear in Harrison County District Court on Feb. 20, for the pending charges.

  • Newsom Avenue man shot during argument

    A Cynthiana woman is in jail and her husband is in the hospital after she allegedly shot him Saturday night.
    Kerrie Alvarez, 39, was charged with first degree assault, domestic violence, after she allegedly shot her husband during an argument at their Newsom Avenue home about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
    Javier Alvarez was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Saturday night where he remains in fair condition.

    More on this story will appear in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Prayer vigil held for Chesnut family

    The cold wind that blew through Cynthiana Sunday evening made it difficult to keep candles lit during a prayer vigil for the Chesnut family. However, there was no shortage of warmth as friends, family and strangers gathered to support the family that had lost two small children in a Wednesday afternoon fire.
    The funeral is being held today (Monday) in Winchester for Rachel and Jacqueline Chesnut. The girls died from injuries received in the fire that burned their home on Oddville Avenue last Wednesday.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS: Leaders set goals to rid state of prescription drug abuse

    FRANKFORT – One of the biggest issues this legislative session – stopping prescription drug abuse – took a major step forward early last week, when Governor Beshear and House and Senate leaders voiced their bipartisan support for plans to take quick action.
    There is no doubt that something needs to be done.  We are seeing far more Kentuckians die from prescription drug overdose than on our highways, and our rate of abuse is well above the national average.

  • Time is truly how to say ‘I love you’

    Isn’t it amazing how our significant others sometimes put their agendas aside to put a smile on our face?
    This week is, if you ask me, the biggest excuse for couples to blow money on one another that should be saved.
    Valentine’s Day. I never really understood it and now that I am married I have grown to dislike it.
    For the record, my wife does not require me to purchase a dozen roses and chocolate-covered strawberries.
    Instead, she gets a bigger kick out of me leaving her alone to watch her reality television for the night.

  • Church briefs

    An open house for free clothing closet will be held at Central Faith Center (CFC), Ky. 36 East (Millersburg Pike), on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. Refreshments available.
    For more information or directions call 859-234-8481.

    A Healing Prayer service will be held March 4 t 3 p.m. at Helena United Methodist Church, 6481 Helena Rd, Rte. 324 off Hwy 11, Mays Lick, Ky.
    Everyone is invited to come and experience a time of music and prayerful fellowship.


  • What, me willing?

    Last week we had communion at my church, and I didn’t get to be a server.
    I’m not sure why not, although I’m pretty sure it was nothing personal. It’s highly unlikely that the person who makes the list up looked at my name and thought, “We don’t like her anymore. Ha ha ha.”
    Whatever the reason, I didn’t make the servers’ list for that week.
    When I got the email news that I had been cut, I was shocked. After all, I’m the Saturday-night-grape-juice/bread-over-on-the-left-side-of-the-sanctuary girl!

  • I can make anyone love Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts need a PR make-over, no one seems to like them. Old varieties have been greatly improved from those forced on you as a child.  
    Equally, cooking methods probably can stand some updating from the warm, mushy, bitter Barbie-doll-sized cabbage; don’t boil them to death, try instead some quick roasting underneath the broiler.  

  • Conservation breakfast planned for Feb. 17

    The Harrison  County Conservation District along with the Natural Resource and Conservation Service will be hosting a Conservation breakfast meeting on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Cooperative Extension Office.
    This program will be extremely informative for all Harrison County landowners to become better aware of the programs available to assist them with their farm operations. Even though this meeting is geared towards our county landowners, all county residents are welcome to attend. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the program will take place from 8-10 a.m.

  • Academic briefs

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College has recognized the following students from Harrison County who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the 2011 Fall Semester. 
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
    BCTC’s Dean’s List honorees for fall 2011 are: