Today's News

  • What is the worst Valentine's gift you ever bought your wife?

    Buying a Valentine's Day gift for a significant other in pinch seldom ends with warm fuzzy feelings of love and excitement.
    Some men, even after being married for several years, have yet to learn the difference between buying their true love flowers, their favorite candy or a cordless power tool.
    This year, The Cynthiana Democrat set out to find some of the best of the worst gifts that left a few men in hot water.

  • JJ brings Sweets to downtown

    Inside one of the old historical buildings located on East Pike Street comes the smells that every sweet tooth in Harrison County will eventually come to know.
    Josh Jenkins, 20, has ventured into the business world by opening a local “sweet” shop called JJ’s Sweets, located at 211 E. Pike St.
    Jenkins, a 2009 graduate from Harrison County High School, spent one and a half years at Bluegrass and Technical college studying business management before finding his niche in life.

  • Grand jury indicts former Brown employee for theft

    A former employee of Jim Brown was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday on allegations that he took property that belonged to his former employer.
    Allen Bryant, 32, who was an employee of Redd, Brown and Williams Construction Company, which is owned by Jim Brown, was named in a district court indictment for receiving stolen property (less than $500).
    Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department investigated the alleged theft that was to have occurred at the LeBus Storage Units.

  • Meyer returns to Harrison County as new 4-H agent

    Harrison County Cooperative Extension Service has added a new and familiar face to the 4-H program.
    Mike Meyer, a 2008 graduate from the University of Kentucky and former Franklin County 4-H agent, has accepted a 4-H agent position for Harrison County that will eventually replace longtime 4-H advisor William “Bill” Roberts.
    “This is a dream come true for me,” said Meyer. “To work in the county that I live in and have grown up in is very special. The timing has to workout perfectly for situations like this to happen.”

  • Caywood, Wyles will present Love Letters

    A play centered on two characters will be presented Saturday, Feb. 11, at Rohs Opera House’s Aeolian Hall, by William Caywood and Phyllis Wyles. Tickets are $12 for only 60 seats to see the former HCHS teachers perform. Price includes dessert plus coffee or tea. There will be reserved couple and group seating. Biancke’s will be serving a special “Love Letters” Dinner. Also, Flower Depot will provide roses at $55 for a dozen red roses.

  • Thorobred wrestlers undefeated at Conner Duals, finish fourth

    In the always complicated world of high school wrestling, the Harrison County wrestlers defeated five teams, lost to none and finished fourth by the total team points in the Conner Duals Saturday at the northern Kentucky school.  
    The Thorobreds defeated Conner, Newport, Grant County, Scott High and Cooper in their five head-to-head matches.  
    There were three other teams in the multi-team event that were also undefeated so total team score decided the winner.  

  • Grant County teacher charged with growing marijuana

    By Jamie Baker-Nantz, LCNI News Service
    A Grant County Middle School teacher and Berry resident has been arrested for cultivating marijuana.
    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Dr. Nicholas Catey, 63, of Berry, at his home on Jan. 20.
    Police said the charges stem from last fall’s marijuana eradication efforts when a fly-over of Grant and Scott counties revealed marijuana growing on Catey’s farm.

  • Breds fall in close one at Brossart, roll over Bluejackets Friday

    On Wednesday night, the Harrison County Thorobreds headed north to face one of the region favorites in the Mustangs of Bishop Brossart on their home floor.   
    The Breds, who have never won on this floor, battled hard against a huge height advantage and a cold shooting night to come away on the short end of the 36-34 final score.

  • Clearing debris

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation cleared drift that gathers around the piers of the John Hunt Morgan and the Pleasant Street bridges Monday morning. The Transportation Department monitors the debris that accumulates around the piers after heavy rains. The debris is lifted from the river on an as-needed basis by a clam-bucket, which is brought to Cynthiana by the state’s Road Department.

  • Harrison County freshmen take 38th District championship with two wins

    In a rare doubleheader on Wednesday, the Harrison County freshmen basketball team won twice to nail down the 38th District Championship.  
    Pendleton County was the host school and used both the regular and auxiliary gyms to play the opening round games and then finished the one-day championship with the final in the high school gym.  
    The freshmen Breds faced Nicholas County in the opening round and ran into a determined group of young Bluejackets early.