Today's News

  • Thieves hit southwest area houses in early morning

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating three burglaries that occurred over the last week.

    Deputy Wayne Fryman was called out Friday to a home on Russell Cave Road where it appears tools were the target.

    According to Fryman’s report, James Riddell said the burglary had to have occurred sometime between 4:30 and 8 a.m.

    Thieves took power tools and hand tools, weed trimmers and chain saws.

    On Tuesday, Deputy Steve McCauley investigated two burglaries in the same area.

  • 21 homeless after Wednesday fire

    An early Wednesday morning fire has left 21 people homeless.

    Just after 5 a.m., Cynthiana 911 received a call from inside the home that the house at 107 Locust St. was on fire.

    Assistant Chief Charles Carson said he immediately sounded the second alarm for all off-duty firefighters when he saw the fire. He said from the front all that was visible was the smoke. However, when he went to the back of the home, he could see the fire.

    “I knew it was more than five of us could handle,” he said.

  • Lily Grace Martin

    Lily Grace Martin

    Lily Grace Martin was born to Beth Collins and Josh Martin of Cynthiana on Aug. 21, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Shannon Collins and Starla Hill of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Patsy Hill of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Kelli Martin of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Margie Gray of Cynthiana and Drew and Patty Martin of Paris, Ky.

  • District championship on the line tomorrow

    Without question, the biggest game of the current football season will take place tomorrow night when Harrison County’s biggest rival, the Franklin County Flyers, land at Ingles Stadium to take on the homestanding Thorobreds with the district championship on the line.

    The two teams are virtual mirror-images of each other. Both are 4-4 overall and 2-0 in district play. Both are prolific passing teams with veteran quarterbacks leading the way. Both have had explosive offensive games in wins, but both have seen their offense go south in most of their losses.

  • 4-H news

    4-H Club organization and

    project enrollment in progress

    We are meeting with all 4th and 5th graders and middle school students to give them an opportunity to enroll in 4-H for the upcoming year. In addition all high school students grades 9-12, St. Edwards Club and home school students are eligible to participate in 4-H. 4-H has a lot to offer the youth of Harrison County. The goals of 4-H include citizenship development, leadership development and learning how to do many things through 4-H projects and activities.

  • Feds indict 5 in bank robberies

    Five individuals from Cynthiana have been indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court on federal bank robbery charges.

    The four men and one woman are facing charges relative to six bank robberies, four of which were in Harrison County, with a total cache of $36,000, according to a Tuesday press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.

  • Keeping her ducks in a row

    Sitting quietly on U.S. 62 West is a collection which has caught the eye of the foremost agency for record holding.

    Mary Mae Brooks was recently named to the Guinness Book of World Records™ for her astounding collection of Donald Duck-related paraphernalia.

    She’s been collecting the Donald Duck items for about 30 years, mostly because of her daughter Teresa’s love for the character.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report



    Traffic Cases

    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.


    Sept. 30 at 5:20 a.m. -- Non-injury, Ky. 1054 South, Mary D. Beckett, 39, Berry, driving a 2000 Toyota Corolla.

    Sept. 18 at 6:10 p.m. -- Injury, Ky. 392, James C. Fryman, 26, Cynthiana, driving a 1987 Chevrolet S-10.

  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Oct. 13, 2008

    Traffic Cases

    Kevin H. Belleville, 1972, court trial, careless driving, guilty plea entered, $25 plus costs.

    Justin C. Wills, 1986, pretrial conference, speeding, guilty plea entered, $40 fine; no operator’s license in possession, guilty plea entered, $50 fine; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, guilty plea entered, $200 fine plus service fee and costs, 90 day license suspension, ADE school.

    Misdemeanor Cases

  • Mention of Welcome Wagon brought back joyful memories

    To the editor:

    This letter is in response to Mrs. Jean-Ann Kerr’s letter, which appeared in last week’s Democrat.

    I am one of Mrs. Emma Lou Wade, the Welcome Wagon lady’s, grandchildren. My Mamaw was a very special lady. In fact, she and my Papaw were wonderful people.

    It touched my heart to see that people, outside of our family, still remember her. I know how much she enjoyed doing the Welcome Wagon. She loved meeting new people, and she tried her best to make them feel welcomed.