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Local News

  • GREAT MUSEUM TREASURE HUNT Week 3
  • Marriage licenses

    Elizabeth Nicole Stamper, 26, and Charles Johnson Tucker, 37, married May 19, 2018.
    Victoria Marie Lalley, 22, and Corey Wayne Morris, 23, married May 25, 2018.
    Tonjia Della-Ray O’Connor, 44, and Nicholas Alexander Ray, 40, married May 26, 2018.
    Brenda Carol Hedges, 70, and Harvey Dallas Woosley, 67, married May 26, 2018.
    Raejean Layne Hurst, 21, and Christopher Wayne Boyd Turner, 21, married May 26, 2018.
    Tracy Louise Mullins, 48, and ByRon Christo O’Malley, 41, married May 29, 2018.

  • Caudill's talent has wings

    Cynthiana artist Wylie Caudill finished a wing mural in downtown Cynthiana. The  galaxy wings are on the back of VanHook Hardware’s building. Caudill said he has a few other murals to do for Cynthiana this summer. He will be creating a second set of wings and a “Welcome to Cynthiana” sign on the Rohs building

  • Harris takes over as WCYN general manager, Winkle named president of KBA

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    President and controlling partner of WCYN-1400, Chris Winkle has accepted a position as president and CEO of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association, based in Frankfort.
    “It’s my dream job,” Winkle said in a Tuesday interview. “There are 310 television and radio affiliates from around the state that are members and it is a big part of this new job to make sure they are aware and informed of any new developments passed down from the FCC.”

  • Fabulous Fourth will be celebrated Saturday, June 30

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s time to break out the red, white and blue clothing. The annual Fabulous Fourth Celebration will be held at Flat Run Veterans Park on Saturday, June 30, complete with a full fire works display just after dusk.
    The Cynthiana Rotary Club is once again heading up the celebration.
    “I hesitate to say how long we have taken care of the Fabulous Fourth, but it’s been at least 15 years, I’m pretty sure,” said Rotary treasurer Amanda Morris.

  • Commission proclaims June 20 as Cynthiana Democrat Day

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission agreed to begin foreclosure proceedings on property at 113 Old Lair Road.
    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said the property owner owes back taxes to 2010 amounting to $2,400.
    Mattmiller added that he has compiled a list of the 10 worst properties in Cynthiana. Six of those, he said, have no water connection and are vacant.
    “The remaining four have water, but they just look horrible,” he said.

  • Relay for Life meets the Yellow Brick Road

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Relay for Life  raised over $40,000 at Saturday’s annual event. This was the second year Relay was moved to Main Street. Jo Ann Snapp portrayed The Scarecrow to go along with the There’s No Place Like Hope theme. The HarriCyn witches performed a skit

  • Five men, women sentenced Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three women and two men were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 19.
    Kathy (Smith) Angel, 37, received a three-year sentence on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication (excludes alcohol).

  • Boyd’s Station Project

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jack Gruber started the Boyd’s Station Project as a means for aspiring artists and journalists to “live free and create.”
    That is a noble cause, but just who is Jack Gruber and what connection does he have to the little northwestern Harrison County village of Boyd?
    Gruber, 51, and one of five USA TODAY staff photographers, has never lived in Harrison County, but has become a frequent visitor and somehow feels compelled to help Boyd regain its footing.

  • Join us for cake and punch for our 150 years on Wednesday

    The Cynthiana Democrat and staff will be celebrating the newspaper’s 150th year anniversary next week with a special edition.
    On Wednesday, June 27, the first 150 customers to purchase next week’s edition will receive a piece of cake and punch.
    The paper usually hits the stands in front of the Democrat office at 302 Webster Ave. by 3 p.m.