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.

    Dec. 22 – At 3:30 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Ronald Vallandingham was attempting to turn onto Wornall Lane from US 62 when he was struck in the rear by Jonathan Dennie.
    Dec. 28 – At 6:01 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Sydney Miller was traveling on US 62 when a deer jumped in front of her vehicle causing her to hit the deer.

  • Prosecution wants Webb trial in Pendleton

    Commonwealth Attorney  Doug Miller has filed documents asking that the Bass Webb murder trial be held in neighboring Pendleton County.
    Webb’s defense attorneys were to file a response by Jan. 4 and had not done so as of press time Wednesday.
    A hearing is set for Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m. before Judge Jay Delaney in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Webb is charged with the 2009 murder of Bryia Runiewicz, an estranged girlfriend.

  • Tea leaves and herbal concoctions

    We visited friends in Boulder, Colo., over the Christmas holiday and had an opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company that is headquartered there. In fact, this one factory produces all of their tea sold worldwide.  
    Celestial Tea had humble beginnings with a group of “passionate young entrepreneurs” (i.e hippies in 1969), who began collecting herbs from the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and crafted their own herbal teas to sell to local health food stores.  

  • Visits a penguin habitat, Michigan battlefield, and Moundale Manor

    Dave Shuffett to host the next Kentucky Life from Moundale Manor in Winchester. In this program, Shuffett spends time with penguins in a “Dave Does It” at Newport Aquarium, visits Vendome Copper and Brass Works in Louisville, and more. The program airs Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8/7 p.m. CT and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4/3 p.m. CT on KET; and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. CT on KET2.
    Built in 1905, Moundale Manor in Winchester is a three-story historic home and was purchased and renovated in 2011 by Ed and Vanessa Ziembroski, who also own the Winchester Opera House.

  • Copes makes bid for state representative

    Harrison County native Bradley Copes has announced his bid for 78th District House of Representatives in 2012.
    Copes, 57, a Democrat, who has served as the District 8 magistrate for the Harrison County Fiscal Court since 2007, considers himself a fiscal conservative, which, he said will serve him and Kentuckians well.
    “It’s something that needs to be addressed in Frankfort,” Copes said. “Necessities and infrastructure need to be addressed more to draw new industry to the state.”

  • Layoffs expected at TI Group Automotive in 2012

    Expected layoffs and plant closing may follow the halt of production lines at TI Group Automotive plant in Cynthiana.
    According to a TI Group Automotive employee who wishes to remain nameless, three coil lines at the Cynthiana plant will be closed due to relocation of business.
    The source informed the Democrat that the three lines will be closed down due to new production in Bramalea, Canada.
    “To our knowledge, the equipment will still be here but the business and parts will be built in a plant in Canada,” said the source.

  • Civil rights leader to speak at Dr. King celebration Monday

    John J. Johnson, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights executive director and well-known civil rights leader of over 40 years, will be the guest speaker at the Cynthiana-Harrison County NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday program. The public is invited to the free event, which will include a luncheon.

  • Telephone ‘prompts’ not so prompt

    I’m not a fan of automation. In fact, it’s more than just “not a fan.”
    I loathe being connected with the recording of a pleasant-sounding woman. Because of her automation, she cannot detect my own snide and sarcastic demeanor and thus adjust her own pleasantries.
    I don’t want to push “1” for this or “2” for that. I want to talk to someone who can talk back to me, not give me multiple choices.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 12
    Calendar Craft. Thursday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. Make your own calendar craft for ages 5 to 12. This program will take place in the children’s library at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Northside Council. The Northside Elementary Site Based Council will meet Thursday, Jan. 12 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Church News

    Members of Robinson Christian Church welcomes their new minister Steven Staggs and his wife Mallory to our family. Bro. Staggs will will start on Jan. 22 and are excited to here God’s word from him.
    Donations for the food pantry this month is canned soup.
    The Ladies group met on Monday  where they continued their study of Max Lucado’s book, Out Live your Life.
    Bible Study will be on Thursday evening this week.
    Alen Gibson will be preaching on Jan. 15.