Today's News

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    Jan. 29--Dep. Nathan Olin responded to a property damage complaint called in by Greg Woodruff on US 62, 12 miles east of Cynthiana. Upon arrival, Dep. Olin spoke to Greg Woodruff, his son, and a witness to the incident, Kyle Whalen. The subjects advised that on Jan. 28 at around 2 or 3 a.m., Larry G. Woodruff was at the residence and damaged the side of the son’s car with a sledge hammer.

  • New Drivers

    Daniel Bartels, Wilson Duckworth, Dwaine Hunter Curran, Richard Foster, Jonathan Sadler, Rocky Kearns, Alix Wells.

  • Reds Caravan visits Cynthiana’s Angilo’s

    Reds caravan. Cincinnati Reds all-star outfielder Adam Duvall, a Lousiville native, was in town last week as the Reds Winter Caravan made its annual stop at Angilo’s.

  • Walgreens to assume ownership of Cynthiana’s Rite Aid Pharmacy

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    It’s been at least two years in the making, but Walgreens has purchased all 115 Rite Aid Pharmacies in Kentucky, including the Rite Aid located on US 27, just south of Cynthiana.

  • Cynthiana Democrat staff earns Kentucky Press Association awards

    The Cynthiana Democrat was the recipient of several awards at the Kentucky Press  Association Awards Banquet last weekend in Lexington.
    The Kentucky Press Association sponsors two contests each year -- one for writing, design and photography; and, one for advertising.
    Awards for the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest (deadline in early October) are presented each year at the Winter Convention. The Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest is designed for reporting, writing and photography entries.

  • Desert Storm ring found downtown

    Several events were held in Cynthiana on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Area restaurants had specials for veterans and their families.
    One veteran, who likely had lunch at Paula’s Restaurant lost what can only be described as a sentimental piece of jewelry.
    AnaMae Brooks was walking along the sidewalk in front of Paula’s on Saturday, Nov. 11, and found a ring from Operation Desert Shield.

  • Riggle seeks election to office of Harrison County Clerk

    William (Willie) J. Riggle has officially filed to run for Harrison County Clerk. 
    Riggle was raised in Harrison County and is the son of the late William Prentice Riggle and Marlene Riggle of Cynthiana. 
    He is a 1978 graduate of Harrison County High School.  Riggle has been married to his wife, Sharon Doyle Riggle for 32 years, they have three daughters Jessica Harris, Stephanie Thomas and Rebecca Riggle, as well as six grandchildren.

  • Trooper’s youth influenced his State Police career

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Chris Turley has been retired from the Kentucky State Police since 2009, but still makes Cynthiana his home and is still involved in youth sports.
    A Lexington native, Turley, 59, is the second youngest of seven children and graduated from Bryan Station High School in 1976.
    He then earned a degree from Morehead State University in 1980, in political science and corrections.

  • 59 candidates file for election to public office

    Becky Barnes,

    Fifty-nine local candidates have filed for an elected office for the 2018 election. The deadline was Tuesday at 4 p.m.
    In the partisan races, there are 49 Democrats and 10 Republican candidates. Fifteen will be unopposed.
    Commonwealth Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit, Doug Miller, will be running unopposed in his bid for re-election.

  • Budget cuts worry school leaders

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Harrison County Superintendent of Schools Andy Dotson, along with every other superintendent from around the state, are sitting on pins and needles as they continue to lobby state legislators to modify Gov. Matt Bevin’s 2018-19 biennial budget proposal.
    Bevin’s proposal eliminates state funding for several education-related programs and slashes funding for others that will have a dramatic impact on local school district budgets.