Local News

  • City still has plenty of salt, says commissioner

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    In a time when many cities and counties are running out of road salt, Cynthiana is in good shape.

  • Fryman makes run for District 8 magistrate

    Frazier A. Fryman, 54, will be running for magistrate in District 8. He has resided in District 8 most of his life and currently lives, as he has for the past 43 years,  on Magnolia Lane.

    He and his wife Jennifer Fryman have been married for 13 years and have two daughters, Brooklyn Fryman, 11, and Faith Fryman, 8. 

  • Mayor makes bid for county judge post

    Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses has filed papers to seek the office of Harrison County Judge-Executive in the 2014 local election.

    A lifelong resident of Harrison County, Moses is a 1967 graduate of Harrison County High School. He is a veteran of the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam war. 

  • Barnett seeks re-election as county judge

    Alex Barnett has filed for re-election as Harrison County Judge Executive.  Barnett has served Harrison County for two terms as judge-executive.  

    Barnett said that during his tenure, he has a record of working with the fiscal court to make county government more effective and efficient.

  • Penick to run for Berry commission

    Phyllis Penick has filed the necessary papers to become a candidate for one of four seats on the Berry City Commission.

    Penick was manager for Stanley  Home Products for 11 years. She then became a realtor and auctioneer for 33 years with Action Realty. She had the distinction of being the first woman to auctioneer in Harrison County.

  • Commissioner Brunker files as candidate for Cynthiana mayor

    Gary Brunker began his state government career as a Hearing Officer for Kentucky’s Division of Driver Licensing in 1976. During that time, he served in various supervisory roles culminating in his being appointed Director of the Division.

  • Many federal, state, local races will have opposition

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    It may be cold outside but the election is getting ready to heat things up in Harrison County.

  • Newspaper, Shopper garner numerous awards

    The Cynthiana Democrat received news and advertising honors at the Kentucky Press Association awards competition last Friday in Lexington in the Weekly Class 3 category, which includes Kentucky’s largest circulation weekly newspapers.

    Editor Becky Barnes received first place honors for Best Front Page while Robin Smiley placed third in Best Sports Page and Best Agribusiness Page.

  • Charges pending in animal cruelty case

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    A person who abandoned their pet dog at a Pearl Street residence may be facing animal cruelty charges after the dog was examined by veterinarians on Monday afternoon.

    Harrison County Animal Control Officer Allen Fryman, accompanied by his assistant, Erin Gaunce, responded to an animal removal call at 306 W. Pearl St. on Monday morning.

  • Recreation department to review job descriptions

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Board have decided to leave the position of deputy director vacant for time being as they reevaluate the language of its job description that was developed over a year ago.
    During the board’s regular monthly meeting last Monday,  Parks and Recreation Director Darrell Baxter said that he perceived that there was too much of an overlap between the director and deputy director positions as they were originally conceived.