Today's News

  • Deputies nab Robertson burglary suspects

    Two Northern Kentucky men face multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a home in Robertson County and fleeing to Harrison County.
    A call was made to Cynthiana dispatch Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, for a possible robbery taking place at 128 Batte Lane in Robertson County.
    According to Harrison County Detective Paul Olin, two men had allegedly broken into a house where they were allegedly caught by the homeowner.
    According to a KSP press release, the homeowner entered the residence where he found both male subjects inside.

  • My Heart Remains

    Matt Simpson could have taken his musical talent into any genre when he was first breaking in. However, his heart was anchored with his Christian roots.
    Now, more than 10 years later, he’s providing lead vocals and rhythm guitar for a band ironically named My Heart Remains.
    Simpson and his band mates, Tony Gargano of Cincinnati, Dan Cress, Georgetown, and Zach Hunter, Lanesville, Ind., make their brand of music anywhere and everywhere they can.

  • Salaries paid by county government released

    Harrison County’s top paid county official is Linda Furnish, county clerk. She earned $82,170.01 for fiscal year 2011-12, which was a $1,830 cut from the previous year’s $84,000 salary. Other state-mandated salaries were also cut. County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett’s salary dropped $1,345 while Sheriff Bruce Hampton dropped $2,119.
    Barnett earned $81,029.25 last year and Hampton earned $78,305.48.
    Obtained through an Open Records Request, the county salaries totaled $1,876,974.

  • Local man charged with torturing former girlfriend

    A Harrison County man faces multiple felony charges after an alleged three-hour torturing.
    Harold Stevens, 55, has been charged by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department after he allegedly tortured his former girlfriend in her Berry home Thursday night.
    Stevens faces first degree sexual abuse, fourth degree assault, second degree unlawful imprisonment and third degree terroristic threatening. He is currently being held at Bourbon County Detention Center.
    Read the rest of the story in next week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • School district opts for 4 percent increase in taxes

    The Harrison County Board of Education voted unanimously last Thursday evening for a tax hike that will generate 4 percent more revenue for the district’s till.
    Board members approved setting the tax rate at 42.9 cents on real and personal property plus .1 cent exonerations for a total of 43.0 cents per $100 of assessed property. The district expects to receive $293,691 more revenue than last year.
    “There’s a financial clip we’re getting to face down the road,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson.


    As the engines rev coming into the last jump, many young, inspiring riders in the stands make a wish to one day have the same chance at living the dream one Harrison County teen is living.
    From the time he received his first battery-powered four-wheeler, Chance Beverly was hooked on riding.
    “You could not keep him off of it,” said Chance’s mother Tomi Sadler. “If he had thought about it I am sure he would have attempted to drive up and down stairs on it.”

  • Fleeing suspect tased when confronted with arrest warrant

    A routine arrest ended with a trip to the hospital following an electrical jolt Sunday, Sept. 2.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, an arrest warrant was issued for Edwin Cummins, 45, for Harrison County Family Court.
    Deputy Peak said the citation for arrest was due to Cummins alleged failure to satisfy his child support obligations.

  • School personnel salaries released

    The Cynthiana Democrat publishes school district salaries as a public service to its readers.
    In the coming weeks, salaries for city and county governments will also be published.

  • Taste of Harrison County is this weekend

    Cochairs of Taste of Harrison County claim this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.
    Possibly one of the most anticipated events in Harrison County will be going on this weekend.
    The savory smells of barbecue cooking mixed with the sweet aroma of famous pie recipes is enough to pull several hundreds of spectators into downtown Cynthiana for a taste of rich southern pride.

  • So, Sew working to preserve art of heirloom sewing

    Meg Ammerman is turning a life-long love for sewing into a business.
    Last week, she opened So Sew at 130 E. Pike St. above her family’s Smith Insuror’s agency.
    While she laughs about still honing her business plan, she knows that it will all be built around her love to sew and create heirloom designs.
    “Heirloom sewing is a lost art,” Ammerman said following the Friday morning ribbon-cutting for her latest endeavor.
    She has on display a few 100-plus-year-old children’s gowns as well as some of her own creations.