Today's News

  • Did You Know

    Paxton Manly heads second  Summer Concert Series show Friday
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce sponsored Summer Concert Series resumes tomorrow night, June 10 in downtown Cynthiana.
    Pop musician Paxton Manly will be the featured performer tomorrow night, with his show beginning at 7:30.
    Manly and his band will be set up on the front steps of the new Justice Center.

  • Handy House issue resurrected

    Becky Barnes,

    Weeks after the Cynthiana City Commission made its final decision to have the Handy House dismantled and its remnants salvaged, a representative from the Kentucky  Trust for Historic Preservation wants a reversal of that decision.
    “My organization feels this would be a great loss to the community and sould be avoided in favor of our proposal,” said Eric Whisman, executive director of the Trust, regarding the demolition of the Handy House.

  • Owen, 98, likes to talk about her years in Cynthiana, Washington

    Becky Barnes,

    “Life was hard back then, but we survived,” said the spunky 98-year-old Mary Howk Owen.
    She said she already has her ticket for her 80th class reunion and plans to be there.
    Mrs. Owen is a resident of Cedar Ridge Health Campus, but don’t let the nursing-home stigma fool you. She goes out to the dining room each meal, goes to her beloved Cynthiana Christian Church when she can and enjoys telling about her life.

  • Grand jury issues seven indictments Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,

    Jamie O’Connell, who was first charged with escaping from a Harrison County Transportation Deputy in March, has been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on a bail-jumping charge.
    According to the indictment, O’Connell, 28, between May 5 and May 17, O’Connell removed her Kentucky Alternative Program’s ankle monitor and failed to appear in court for her arraignment on the felony escape charges.
    O’Connell’s bond was set at $5,000.

  • Garrison changes plea in drug-trafficking case

    Becky Barnes,

    Formal sentencing will be held July 5 for Timothy Garrison, who entered guilty pleas Tuesday to 13 charges made against him earlier this year.
    Garrison, 55, was arrested on Jan. 4 by Kentucky State Police during a traffic stop for failure to maintain his lane.
    Police said they found three tobacco cans in the front console of his vehicle containing a large amount of individually packaged paper bindles of heroin.

  • Paxton Manly heads second Summer Concert Series show

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce--sponsored Summer Concert Series resumes tomorrow night, June 10th in downtown Cynthiana.
    Pop musician Paxton Manly will be the featured performer tomorrow night, with his show beginning at 7:30.
    Manly and his band will be set up on the front steps of the new Justice Center.
    Originally from Elkhart, Indiana, Manly now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He has a four-octave range and performs in the style of Maroon 5, Train, John Mayer, Bruno Mars or any of several current or past big-name performers.

  • A lot has changed in the last 40 years

    Saturday will mark my 40th year with The Cynthiana Democrat.
    I like to think I have learned a lot during those four decades -- some about myself, but mostly about my community.
    Everyone has a story to tell. They may not want to tell it, but it’s there nonetheless.
    One thing I’ve always wanted to do but never made it happen was to knock on a random door, introduce myself and let the story unfold.

  • Church News

    Irvingsville Baptist Church will be having their Vacation Bible School June 20-24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Everyone and all ages are welcome.
    The church is located at 3652 Morning Glory Road.

    The United Methodist Scholarship Fellowship will be held June 12 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. Your attendance and support is appreciated.


  • Coppersmith leaving FUMC

    Greetings to the people of Harrison County,
    It seems like it was just yesterday that we arrived, and this is why it’s so hard to believe we have resided in Cynthiana just short of five years. When Sharon, Trinity and I first arrived here in Cynthiana, we got busy with the First United Methodist Church, and in the community which God placed FUMC.
    How excited we were to build relationships with you as we shared the Good News of Jesus Christ.

  • Experiencing the Holy yoga

    Experiencing the holy
    I love yoga -- pants.
    Soft, comfy, forgiving. They’re great to wear around the house or to bed. They’re especially great to wear before, during and after you stop at the store and bring home a vanilla creme bundt cake and maybe slice into it one or 12 times too many.
    Not that I’ve ever done that, but if I do, I’ve got the perfect pants for it.