.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Head Start program launches Smart Book series

    On March 1, 2018, Community Action Council’s Head Start program invited nearly 75 children, families and community partners to come together at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for a fun event to celebrate the launch of an original, copyrighted book series.

  • Olin retires from sheriff’s department after 20-plus years on the force

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In an abbreviated Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday night, Sheriff Shain Stephens informed the court that he was hiring a new deputy, to fill the void after Dep. Nathan Olin retired.
    Olin retired, effective March 31, after 20-plus years of service for the sheriff’s office.

  • Rohs Theatre Company to bring ‘You Can’t Take it With You’ to the stage

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Next weekend the Rohs Theatre Company will take to the stage for the first three of six performances of the some-times funny and often insightful play, You Can’t Take it With You.
    The performance dates are April 20-22 and April 27-29.Friday and Saturday evening curtains will rise at 7:30 on both weekends. Sunday afternoon matinees will begin at 2. All performances will be held at the historic Rohs Opera House in downtown Cynthiana. 

  • Volunteers work to improve conditions for dogs that have been chained, abused, neglected

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tracy Miller is the founder  and president of a dog advocacy group in Georgetown known as SOAR (Speak Out and Rescue.)
    “Essentially, we are a small group of volunteers who love dogs and are advocates for those dogs who are chained, abused or neglected,” Miller explained.

  • County Clean-up will be April 18-22

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court will sponsor a county-wide clean-up scheduled for April 18-22. Items may be brought to the county barn on Connersville Pike each day from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    No tires will be accepted this year, and the county will pay $10 for each appliance that is brought in for disposal, with a limit of two items per family.
     

  • HCHS grad is Harvard bound . . . maybe

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Shane Fowler has experienced more in his short 25 years on earth, than most people will experience in a lifetime.
    The 2011 graduate of Harrison County High School, was a first-team all-state baseball player and played on a state championship team for the Thorobreds in 2010.
    He received an academic scholarship to UK where he started out in pre-med, worked as a medical intern for a year at NYU, and ended up with a degree in communications and a minor in biology.

  • P&Z hearing postponed for rural Dollar General

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A public hearing that was previously scheduled for Monday, April 16, to discuss a zone change for property on U.S. 27 North has been postponed.
    Bonnie Skinner, director of the  Cynthiana and Harrison County Planning and Zoning, said the property owner/contractor, Mike Rozier, Carrollton, Mississippi, was unable to get the information needed for the zone change request completed.

  • Candidate forum is Saturday morning

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    The forum will include all local candidates running for county offices in the upcoming May primary election.
    Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and will be asked questions. Former Cynthiana Democrat publisher George Jacobs will serve as moderator.

  • Hope indicted for DUI crash into church steps last fall

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County grand jury met last week returning nine indictments, one from an alleged DUI last fall.
    Terry Hope, 55, will face an 18-count indictment from charges regarding an Oct. 3, 2017, accident on Church Street.
    The grand jury charges that Hope was driving under the influence when he drove onto the sidewalk and into the church steps at Cynthiana Baptist Church while children from the day care were playing in the fenced area behind the church.

  • Candidate forum is Saturday morning

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” forum this Saturday, April 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    The forum will include all local candidates running for county offices in the upcoming May primary election.
    Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and will be asked questions. Former Cynthiana Democrat publisher George Jacobs will serve as moderator.