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Today's News

  • ‘Dinner with David Sheely’ brings magic to Cynthiana

    Something magical happened in Cynthiana last Friday night. If we had stopped to think about it, we most definitely would not have predicted magic, but prediction or not there it was.

    We live in Cynthiana, a quiet little town, so most of the time when we want a fun night out, we get in the car and drive somewhere else. But last Friday and Saturday driving anywhere else was totally unnecessary.

  • Stolen ATM recovered on Peak Lane

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department recovered a stolen ATM, coin machine and juke box over the weekend, leading to two arrests in northern Kentucky.

    Deputy Tuan Kreer said he was called to Peak Lane around 10 a.m. Saturday after someone discovered the machines along the side of the road.

    “They were pried open,” Kreer said Monday morning. “All the money was gone.”

  • Birth

    • Noah Clay Simpson was born to Stevie Clay Simpson II and Rebecca Jean Simpson of Berry, Ky. on Sept. 7, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • Former employer remembers accident victim

    Results of a Cynthiana Police Department investigation into the tragic death of 74-year-old Sylvia Fight, who was killed as she walked through the cross walk at Walmart, have been turned over to the Commonwealth Attorney to determine if charges should be filed.

    Fight was leaving Walmart last Friday when she was struck by an SUV, driven by Lauren Watts, 24, who police said was in the process of moving to Cynthiana.

    Sgt. Wilbur Gross said Watts told police she did not see Fight as she drove through the cross walk just after 10 a.m. on Friday.

  • Looks like the Reds are in, but where is the crowd

    The Reds deserve better. They have put together a good season, winning the central division of the National League. 

    Some may say the central division is weak and whoever wins it will not have a chance in the playoffs, but that has never proven to be right.  Some say the Reds backed in as they have had less than a stellar couple of weeks at the end and only St. Louis’s collapse allowed them to win, but if that is the case, so what. 

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Samuel Henry Crump, Sept. 1, son of Lewis and Melinda Crump; Natalie Ann Crump, Sept. 21, daughter of Jessica Crump.

    The City of Cynthiana received a "Renaissance Kentucky" bronze distinction. The program started in 1997 as a way to recognize and help support Kentucky communities wanting to restore and vitalize their downtown areas. Over the past two years, $32 million dollars have been given to the communities for various projects who applied for the program.

  • As mayor, Moses will secure bright future for Cynthiana

    To the editor:

    In last week’s Cynthiana Democrat I read a letter written on behalf of Mark Mattmiller. The letter mentions an online poll that a local radio station announced Mattmiller as the winner. I can’t see how this shows a true sampling of the residence of Cynthiana since so very few even knew about it.

  • Fillies claim Senior Night win over St. Pat

    The Harrison County Fillies Volleyball team made an outstanding showing in the Ashland Paul Blazer Invitational last weekend. 

    The Fillies won three of five matches losing a heartbreaker in the finals to Franklin County in three sets. 

    The Fillies opened their pool play by losing a three-set match to Coal Grove Ohio 23-25, 25-19, 23-25. 

    They then rebounded with a two set victory over Boyd County 25-8 and 25-6. Boyd County finished the tournament with a 6-14 season record. 

  • Store manager robbed Saturday

    An assistant manager at First Stop was allegedly robbed Saturday morning as she was taking a deposit to the bank.

    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said the woman, whose name is not being released by police, left the store at Locust and Pleasant streets about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. She had the cash deposit in the passenger’s seat of her vehicle and the windows down.

    Two men stopped her as she passed Elm Street, reached in and took the money bag.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Second straight win for Royalty in Bee Creek Recycling Late Model Series

    After pulling away from a two-lap side-by-side duel with Jonathan Storms of Woodbine, Brian Royalty of Cynthiana, led the rest of the way to earn his second consecutive main event victory in the 50-lap feature at Corbin Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 18. 

    It was his third win of the year in the Bee Creek Recycling Late Model Series.

    Heading into the first turn on the third lap, Storms got sideways and his Storms Racing Chevrolet No. 16 was hit by the Leah’s Catering Chevrolet No. 22 driven by Mike Bargo of Corbin, who was trying to get past.