Today's News

  • District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 25, 2008


    Estate of Edna Marie Thomas, probate hearing; petition to dispense granted, will admitted for record purposes, order entered.

    In re: change of name for Nora Sue Milner, other hearing; name change granted, order entered.

    Estate of Barbara A. Ransdell, probate hearing; motion for warning order granted, order entered.


    Robert S. Watson vs. Robert Carrigan, court trial; no parties present, case dismissed without prejudice.

  • Birth - Whyatt Keith Lea

    Whyatt Keith Lea

    Whyatt Keith Lea was born to Kenna-Rae and Keith Lea of Cynthiana on Feb. 12, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Weston Lea.

    Maternal grandparents are Suzie Epperson and Mark Withrow of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Mary Epperson and the late Kenneth Epperson, and Judy Withrow and the late Sam Withrow.

    Paternal grandparents are Wendall Lea of Falmouth, Ky. and the late Annetta Dennie Denton; paternal great-grandparents are Jr. and Violet Dennie and Jr. and Betty Lea.

  • Lawrence Joseph Cortelyou, 66

    Lawrence Joseph Cortelyou, 66

    Lawrence Joseph Cortelyou, 66, a resident of Falmouth, Ky., died Monday, March 10, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Ky.

  • Burglary suspect shot Sunday night

    The investigation into a Sunday night shooting and its relation to numerous burglaries along Old Lair Road is continuing.

    Det. Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said the initial call was made at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday for a burglary that had occurred on Old Lair Road.

    While law enforcement was on their way to the burglary, a second call came in that shots had been fired at the same residence.

    Thomas Perysian, 26, of Paris, was allegedly shot by the homeowner, Kevin Landrum, who interrupted the burglary of his home.

  • Fillies explode into championship game

    The Harrison County Fillies (14-13) tore past the Nicholas County Ladyjackets (7-16) on the Hilltop Monday night to earn the right to play in their 14th consecutive district championship contest. The Fillies out scored Nicholas County 74-25 in the first round of the 38th District Girls Basketball Tournament.

    The Fillies picked up their first victory of the season over Nicholas County 58-24 on Dec. 4. On Jan. 25 in Carlisle, however, the Ladyjackets slipped by Harrison County 52-51.

  • New Drivers


    Alicia Custard, Jerry Michael Hauk, Jessica Lynn Sumpter, Aaron Jackson, James Petty III, Jessica Rose, and Shelley Mullins.

  • England, champion for students, dies Thursday

    Harrison County lost one of its public servants last week with the death of Joe England. Public service was both his profession and passion.

    England, 52, began his nearly 30-year career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Cynthiana Police Department and he kept moving up the ladder into state government. His passion was as an advocate for children and their education. He pioneered Southside Elementarys site-based council in the infancy of such boards in Kentucky.

  • Breds shown early exit from district tournament

    The Harrison County Thorobreds (9-15) came into the game a 14-point favorite but squandered an early 16-point lead Monday night on the Hilltop as they fell to the underdog Pendleton County Wildcats (6-20) in the first round of the 38th District Boys Basketball Tournament. The Wildcats came from behind to beat the Breds 70-68.

    On Feb. 2 the Breds hosted Pendleton County and took the win in a lopsided 61-39 contest.

  • Esteemed citizens honored at banquet

    While he didnt have much to say after accepting his award for Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, you could read the surprise all over Bill Kelly Sr.s face.

    Kelly thought he was at the Cynthiana Country Club last Friday in honor of food pantry volunteers Margaret Watson and Marilyn Wash.

    Instead, when presenter Charlie Tribble mentioned the words grist mill, Kelly turned to wife Sue with a they-got-me expression on his face.

  • Changing site now has space for your input

    Late in November The Cynthiana Democrat website made a dramatic change. In fact, it's still changing.

    The change I've heard most about was the message board. It's gone. Hallelujah it's gone.

    Actually, I thought the concept was good. It was a place for our community to speak out. However, it soon turned nasty. There was name calling, back biting and hateful attacks. All of this was done under anonymity.

    I take my job at the newspaper seriously and am very proud of the product that I and my colleagues put out each week.