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Today's News

  • Cynthiana woman accused in Scott Co. theft case

    A Cynthiana woman will be arraigned in Scott County District Court today on a charge of theft by unlawful taking over $500.

    Lori A. Cain, 38, Grays Run Road, was charged Thursday, Jan. 28, with allegedly  retaining funds from the Scott County Clerk’s Office.

    Kentucky State Police Tpr. Joey Johnson launched an investigation following a complaint of missing funds from the clerk’s office, according to a press release from KSP.

    For more about this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Community garden scheduled for full bloom this summer

    Tomatoes, squash, zucchini, spinach, lettuce, carrots, strawberries, cantaloupe, lima beans and green beans - Josie Daily grew them all in her garden last year.

    “I like gardening,” Daily said Monday morning. “I like being outside.”

    Last summer was Daily’s first garden and she said she soon learned the benefits of home-grown produce.

    “It’s rewarding and it saves you money,” she said.

    Living in town, Daily used an empty 25-foot-long row in the landscaping around her house for her large variety of produce.

  • BLACK HISTORY

    Born and raised in Cynthiana, Lois Gross wasn’t always able to enjoy her hometown’s hot spots.

    At Biancke’s, a line on the floor told Gross where to stop when ordering a Big Joe hamburger.

    A backside stairwell led Gross to the balcony at Rohs Opera House where she would watch the newest movies with friends and family.

    But at ‘Dixie,’ the teenage hangout on Walnut Street, Gross couldn’t even enter the front doors.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Dear Winter

    Dear Winter,

    Two words for you. Go away.

    Your biting winds, lingering snow and gripping ice have become annoying. They are no longer fun. One could daresay, they are a nuisance.

    Road crews are tired, students are bored of snow days and stores are all out of shovels.

    It may have been pretty when you covered Harrison County in a blanket of white the first time, but now the blankets of white seem  heavier (smothering, really)... and they soon turn to black when motorists are finally able to return to the roads.

  • McKee seeks re-election as House representative

    State Rep. Tom McKee, (D – Cynthiana), filed on Dec. 22 for re-election for the 78th District of the Kentucky House of Representatives.  The district consists of Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson, and a portion of Campbell counties.

    He and his wife Sue have two children, Katie and Jim, and five grandchildren.  The McKees are members and attend Cynthiana Presbyterian Church where he serves as an elder and deacon.

  • What makes a good politician?

    Members of Congress play a central role in our lives. They shape our health-care system, make crucial decisions about the U.S. economy, and represent the hopes and interests of every American in Washington. Given this fact, I’m always surprised that relatively little attention is focused on examining closely whether someone serving in or running for Congress has the personal attributes it takes to be an effective member of the institution. If someone’s behavior is shady or unsavory, that will make the news.

  • McCauley makes bid for magistrate seat

    Paul McCauley has filed for the republican nomination for magistrate of District 5, which includes the voting precincts 5 and 6, (Sheriff’s office and Northside School.)

    McCauley graduated from Harrison County High School in 1960 and Georgetown College in 1969 with a BS degree in accounting and business. He is a life-long resident of Harrison County; and is married to Evelyn Marsh McCauley.

    See his full announcement in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Feb. 23 at 4:18 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 South, Richard D. Johnson, 26, Mt. Olivet, driving a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, struck Kevin Southwood, 24, Georgetown, driving a 1996 Toyota 4Runner.

    CASEee^REPORTS

    Feb. 22 at 11:46 a.m. -- Laura Atkins, Berry, reported an animal complaint.

    Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. -- Barry Martin, 64, Cynthiana, reported theft at his residence.

    Feb. 22 at 10:15 a.m. -- Carol J. Miller, 48, Cynthiana, reported theft of identity of another without consent.

  • Fillies season over as they drop district opener

    In what could only be called a lackluster performance, the Harrison County Fillies lost the first round of the 38th District to Nicholas County, 42-33.

    The Bluejackets, who lost to the Fillies 63-46 on Dec. 14, dominated this game. Harrison County’s only offensive threat all night was senior Kaitlin Johnson who scored 16 points on four three pointers and four-of-six from the line. 

    Nicholas County jumped out to a 6-0 lead at the start as senior Petria Mitchell beat the defense down the floor for some easy baskets.

  • ‘It is only God to whom true parenthood belongs’

    When my oldest daughter was 3, I tore off the stiff back cover of her Precious Moments coloring book.

    Her dark brown eyes wide with horror and grief she cried, “You just broke my heart!”

    It was then that I knew for sure: I am a Bad Mother.