Local News

  • Boyd’s Station project gets underway

    Don’t be surprised or frightened if you see some strange photographers in Harrison County this summer.

    Boyd’s Station is proud to announce the 2018 Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling recipients are Ohio University’s Michael Swensen and University of Kentucky’s Arden Barnes.

  • Viewpoint

    The Cynthiana Democrat will reach a significant milestone this summer. It will celebrate its 150th anniversary, with a special issue in late June.
    The news staff at the paper is asking for any and all old pictures that will help tell the story of Cynthiana and Harrison County during the past century and a half.
    The staff would also like to hear your input on what the most significant newsworthy events, of local interest, the Maiden City has experienced through that time.

  • News Briefs

    Hart appoint to government contract review committee
    Rep. Mark Hart, R-Falmouth, was recently appointed to the Government Contract Review Committee.
    As a member of the committee, Hart will review agreements by and between state agencies and other service contracts, such as the Kentucky Lottery Corporation, the Kentucky Housing Corporation, and state universities within the Commonwealth. Hart will also be responsible examining other contract aspects, such as length and responsibilities.

  • Commission approves Root, re-appoints Aldridge

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Cynthiana City Commission appointed Darwin Root to a four-year term on the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission at its regular meeting on Tuesday night at the Harrison County Board of Education office.
    Root, the former Harrison Memorial Hospital CEO, will replace Bob Owen on the planning and zoning commission board.
    The commission also reappointed Michael Aldridge to another term on the Housing Authority board of directors.

  • New CPD officers on the force
  • Home and Garden Show donation to Food Pantry
  • CHCHA selects family for new home construction

    Becky Barnes,

    A young Cynthiana family has been selected as the latest to receive a Cynthiana-Harrison County Housing Assistance home.
    The ground-breaking ceremony was held last week for the newest recipients of the CHCHA home.
    Tyler Pickett and Courtney Brooks along with their daughter Paisleigh were on hand for the ceremony at the currently vacant lot on Mill Street.

  • Graduation is Friday, May 25, at Athletic Complex

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    As many as 174 Harrison County High School seniors are expected to receive their diplomas during graduation exercises at the Harrison County Athletic Complex on Friday, May 25.
    As has been the case in recent years, in lieu of a guest speaker, senior class officers will be speaking to their fellow classmates.
    Those officers include, president Annie Furnish, vice-president Madison Coppage, secretary Morgan Barker and treasurer Cameron Cooper.

  • Tucker resigns as HCHS wrestling coach

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    After seven years as one of the more successful wrestling coaches in the Commonwealth, Harrison County wrestling coach William “Luke” Tucker resigned his position last week.  
    Tucker compiled a 133-49 record during his head coaching tenure.  Tucker is going out at the top of his game with the record for the last four seasons for the Thorobreds standing at 87 wins and 24 losses.  

  • Bees swarm Pike Street door Saturday

    Becky Barnes,

    It wasn’t the biggest swarm of bees that Jessica Barnes and Matthew Brown have ever caught, but still it yielded a few thousand honey bees.
    The brother-sister duo have about 16 hives between them, so an urgent call to remove the swarm from the front window of Kelli Mulberry’s Pike Street office, was fairly routine.
    Barnes said it took about 30 minutes to capture the swarm, which they did by brushing the bees into two five-gallon buckets.