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Today's News

  • Cynthiana police officer suspended

    A Cynthiana police officer is suspended after a private employee hearing with city commissioners Thursday afternoon.

    Joe F. Warden was charged by Chief Ray Johnson for failing to stop at an intersection and colliding with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call on Dec. 26, according to the city’s final order of disciplinary action.

    The final order was read by city attorney John Lair following Thursday’s hearing.

    Warden will be suspended without pay for 16 days.

    He is scheduled to return back to work on Saturday, Feb. 6.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    Jan. 18 – At 12:50 p.m., a report was made from Walmart of two juvenile girls using a stolen credit card to purchase a computer and two phone cards. The cards had allegedly been inside a purse stolen from the Georgetown Bowling Alley. Items purchased with the cards totaled over $1,000.

    Jan. 19 – At 8:30 p.m., police were called on a domestic situation on Pike Street between a man and his ex-mother-in-law and ex-wife.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Jan. 23 at 7:21 p.m. -- injury, Salem Pike, Mikal L. Hicks, 25, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer.

    Jan. 20 at 12:15 p.m. -- non-injury, Poindexter Road, Wesley B. Northcutt, 32, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Ford struck a parked vehicle.

    Jan. 26 at 1:40 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 East, Michael A. Curtis, 42, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Chevrolet 2500.

    Jan. 22 at 5:34 p.m. -- injury, Ky 392, Justin K. Hobbs, 17, Carlisle, driving a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

  • Harrison County Schools in review...

    As I reflect on the progress of our school system over the last two years, I would like to take this time to highlight some of our successes and to list some of our challenges. I use the term “our” because the education of our children is our responsibility. Education is not only a job for the faculty, staff and administrators of this district. Education is the responsibility of all of us. This is true whether we are parents, siblings, neighbors, members of this community or one of the students being taught.

  • FFA Alumni meeting is set for Feb. 18

    An FFA Alumni organizational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County High School ag classrooms.

    “For those that are not familiar with the FFA Alumni, it works very much like a booster club...” FFA advisor Todd Brannock said. “Alumni help out with scholarships, aid in various FFA activities and also help judge events, but it will definitely not be limited to just those activities...”

    Brannock said the group is not new to Harrison County.

  • Grand jury will hears cases Tuesday

    The Harrison County grand jury will meet in its regular monthly session on Tuesday.

    Jurors will hear witness testimony in six cases that have been bound over for their consideration for indictments.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story.

  • Museum preserves history

    To the editor:

    One of the most satisfying aspects of restoring or building something is to show it to others and share their enjoyment.

    The crew that works and has worked at the old theatre on Walnut Street has had the satisfaction of doing that for you. It is a unique community project.

    They have had the pleasure of mixing with people of common interests, enriching their lives by developing something without thought of personal gain.

  • Sports Beat

    Pep Club, Project Grad special activities for Saturday’s game

    The Harrison County High School Pep Club and Project Graduation have added some activities to the basketball schedules for the Breds and Fillies.

    On Friday, Feb. 5, admission has been reduced to $2 for the Fillies vs. Paris match up on the Hilltop. On Saturday, the $2 admission will carry over for the Breds vs. St. Pat. Game times for both nights are 6 p.m. for the JV and 7:30 for varsity. For the rest of the year the concession stand will be offering a by-one, get-one deal on hot dogs.

  • Church Briefs

    RADIO MINISTRY

    “The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

    The Rev. Don Fryman will bring a message each week along with special music by various singers across Harrison County and surrounding counties.

    UPPER ROOM GOSPEL

    Gene Johns of Lexington, Ky., will be the guest speaker on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at Upper Room Gospel Church, US 27 S. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Mail order plants not always what they claim

    This time of the year subtle warnings come from professionals reminding the consumer to be skeptical of mail order catalogues or advertisements that claim “new horticultural breakthroughs,” otherwise outrageous claims or mass quantities of things for bargain basement prices. 

    There are legitimate “horticultural breakthroughs,” but usually different terminology is used and you’ll find them at your local stores.