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Today's News

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    June 21 – At 3:35 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on KY 1842. Susan Chambers was traveling on KY 1842 when she struck a hay rake pulled by Jason Wiggens.
    June 20 – At 9:50 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on Brushy Fork Road. Karen Taylor was attempting to pull off the road and in doing so struck a mailbox and was also hit by an oncoming vehicle driven by Mark Smith.

  • Former player, veteran coach will send in first pitch with Little Leaguers watching

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    A routine errand turned into the opportunity of a lifetime for local baseball great, Brian Williams.
    He and his wife Regina Williams went to a Lexington Legends baseball game to pick up tickets to take the Little League A’s team, which Williams coaches, to a game.
    But before they could leave with the tickets, Brian received more than he imagined. He was offered the opportunity to throw the opening pitch at the July 17 game.

  • Property Transfers

    Melanie Reynolds to Joshua K. McGuire, property on Hinton-Corinth Road, $157,000.
    Quit Claim Deed: Anne Marie Cook to Raymond G. Cook, property on Richland Creek, $1.
    Tony Herrington to Todd H. Porter and Jennifer Porter, property on Leesburg-Connersville Road (Ky. 1842), $12,500.
    Jeremy D. Hamm to Joe G. Hamm Jr. and Pamela S. Hamm, property in Harrison County.
    Randy Northcutt and Tina Northcutt to H.D. Kelly, property in Harrison County, $3,000.
    Philip Richardson and Edith Richardson to Sharon Simpson, property on Republican Pike (Ky. 392).

  • New Drivers

    Michaela Smith, Braxton Clifford, Jordan Riley, Brandon Morris, Nathaniel Hyatt, Carsey Campbell, Douglas Smith.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 12
    Mini Hinged Book Box. Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Decorate a Mini Hinged Book Box: Paint, brushes and modpodge will be provided by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library (for patrons ages 16 and up). Pre-registration is suggested and preferred. Bring own artwork, pictures, etc.
    Let’s Glow Craft Program. Thursday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Listen to stories about fireflies and pretend to catch some in hand-painted Glow Jar. For ages 4 and up. Pre-registration is recommended.

  • New attractions at the fair

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    There will be a few new attractions at the fair this year, according to the county extension agent of agriculture and natural resources, Gary Carter.
    The fair will feature a new carnival this year from Kissel Entertainment.
    Carter said they decided to go with the new carnival because they guaranteed 16 rides and because they wanted to maintain the fair price.
    He said most fairs cost $10 to $12 these days where the Harrison County Fair is $8.
    Another addition to the fair will be a dog show.

  • A FABULOUS FOURTH

    he Cynthiana Rotary Club hosted the annual Fabulous Fourth at a new venue on Saturday night. The event was deemed a success with a large turnout for the festival and fireworks. There were games and slides for children. Above, toddlers climbed out of an inflatable.

  • Webb trial to begin July 18 in Falmouth

    The trial for a man accused of killing a Cynthiana woman nearly three years ago will begin in less than three weeks.
    A month has been set aside in Pendleton County Circuit Court for the murder trial of Bass Webb, July 18-Aug. 17, according to court documents.
    Webb was originally to stand trial in Harrison County in December 2011. However, Judge Jay Delaney ruled in favor of a change of venue seven days into voir dire or individual questioning of potential jurors.

  • Cool down at the park

    Cynthiana firefighters will be setting up a spray system at River Road Park from 1 to 3 p.m. every day through Friday and then again next Monday.
    Cynthiana fire chief Jay Sanders said they will set up a “fog pattern” and allow children to play in the spray to cool down.
    The summer feeding program is from noon to 1 p.m. and the cool down will begin following the feeding program.
    A decision for continuing the cool down will be made next week. Check our website at www.cynthianademocrat.com.
     

  • Firefighters aid Carlisle

    A downtown Carlisle fire last Friday afternoon sent firefighters from other counties across the jurisdictional lines to help battle the blaze.
    The fire started in a six-unit apartment building in downtown Carlisle on Locust Street. According to Carlisle Fire Chief Jim Biddle, the fire started when one resident believed she was fighting bedbugs by spraying rubbing alcohol onto her couch. The problem erupted when she reportedly dropped a lit cigarette on the alcohol-doused couch.
    Firefighters from Cynthiana and Harrison County were among the 10 assisting departments.