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Today's News

  • A stranger’s gift

    He had never met her before and yet, she was willing to give so he could live a normal life.
    There have been hundreds of tear-jerking stories of how someone donated a part of them so another life might be a little easier lived.
    Yet, how many of those stories start out with two total strangers and end with the making of life-long friends?
    Jeremy Whitson’s kidney began to fail him almost six years ago.

  • Sanders to compete in national speech tournament

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    A Harrison County High School junior will be competing at two national speech competitions this summer.
    Jackson Sanders, 17, will be competing an original oratory speech. His topic is about confusing confidence with appearance.
    He will be competing in the National Forensics League (NFL) in Ind., Inidiana June 10-16 and Catholic Forensics League (CFL) in Baltimore, Md. May 25-27.
    Sanders said he became interested in doing speeches through the theater and various plays he has been in.

  • Intern joins Democrat staff

    A summer intern has joined the staff of The Cynthiana Democrat.
    Kristie Hamon, 21, of Frankfort will be working with the news department for the next 10 weeks.
    Hamon is a senior at Eastern Kentucky University where she is a journalism major with a psychology minor.
    She is residing in Frankfort with her family and will be commuting to Cynthiana for the summer.

  • Judge breaks tie vote on construction bid issue

    The Harrison County Judge-Executive was called upon to vote due to a split between the magistrates for allowing an outside business to reconstruct a county road.
    Bids for the reconstruction of Nebo Road, which will be done using state funding, were heard Tuesday night during the second May fiscal court meeting.

  • Business owners respond to smoking ban proposal

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    A proposed smoking ban brought two Cynthiana business owners to the podium during Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    Avi Bear, the head of planning and zoning and owner of Avi’s Oven Art, said he is all for banning smoking in public but said it was important to define what ‘public’ includes.

  • Missing man found in Ohio

    A Harrison County man has been located in another state after his family reported him missing on Thursday, May 17.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Richard Eugene Cain, 64, was reported missing last Thursday after he failed to return home.
    “A missing person report was filed by Cain’s wife, Peggy, on Thursday,” said Harrison County Deputy Robert Peak. “Deputy Kreer took the report around 9 p.m. that night when Cain failed to return home from his daughter’s house in Florence.”

  • Phillips celebrate 65th year together

    John and Emma Phillips  celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary May 23, 2012. The couple, from Lees Lick have lived in Cynthiana their whole lives.

  • Northcutt-Philpot announce May 26 wedding

    Emily Beth Northcutt of Cynthiana, Ky. and Kyle Warren Philpot of Berry, Ky., announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Northcutt is the daughter of Benjamin and Mattie Northcutt of Cynthiana, and is a 2012 graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education.
    Philpot is the son of Kenneth and Linda Philpot of Berry, and is a 2010 graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Automotive and Diesel Technology. He is employed at Mechanic Masters in Paris, Ky.

  • Whitaker-Lanway to marry May 26

    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lanway of Bardstown, Ky., announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine, to Matthew Glen Whitaker, son of Glen and Vicki Whitaker, Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Cynthiana, Ky.
    Lanway is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry. She lives and works in Lexington.
    Whitaker, a Murray State University graduate, also lives and works in Lexington.
    The wedding will take place at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown on May 26, 2012. Invitations have been sent.

  • CLARIFICATION

    In a Planning and Zoning story from last week’s Cynthiana Democrat, it was indicated that five acres would be required for all buildable lots in the county. However, the 5-acre requirement in the proposed P&Z regulations is for agriculturally zoned properties only.