Today's News

  • Governor Bevin visits

    Becky Barnes,

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin visited Cynthiana last Friday in what was hailed as a Community Forum.
    The governor talked about his 7-point plan on which he campaigned.
    He said there were two primary things that had been ignored for a very long time: The pension crisis and adoptions and foster care programs.
    Bevin proclaimed that he has been the only governor to fully fund benefits and pensions for state employees.

  • Six arrested

    Becky Barnes,

    The Blue Grass Narcotics Task Force served warrants on six individuals last Thursday for drug-related charges.
    Law enforcement made first contact at the Streitenberger home on Third Street.
    Both Stacy and Bryan Streitenberger were arrested for trafficking heroin. Bryan’s charge was for a second offense.
    First-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, (Fentanyl) charges were made against Donnie Moore, Tara Tucker, Danielle Wyrick and Robbie Pierce.

  • ‘Wait Until Dark’ opens at Rohs this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Rohs Theatre Company’s production of Wait Until Dark, opens on Thursday night, when the curtain rises at 7:30. There will also be performances on Friday and Saturday night this week, all beginning at 7:30. Three more performances will be held next weekend, Sept. 28-30, all at 7:30, except for a Sunday matinee that will begin at 2:30.

  • Commission promotes police officer to sergeant

    Becky Barnes,

    Cynthiana Police Officer O.C. Jones was promoted to sergeant on Tuesday by a vote of the city commission.
    Jones, who has been with the CPD for 10 months, relocated his family to Cynthiana and said that the residents have been very welcoming.
    “He has 20-plus years of experience in law enforcement and this promotion is well deserved,” said Police Chief Ray Johnson.
    Jones was flanked by his fellow sergeants who congratulated him on the promotion.

  • Harrison County Schools’ salaries for 2017-18 released

    Below is a listing of all salaries paid by the Harrison County Board of Education for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
    Salaries are provided to the Cynthiana Democrat by the Harrison County School District, in compliance with state law.
    Total salaries paid by the Harrison County School District for fiscal year 2017-18 was $16,721,520, which marks an increase of $363,791 over the salaries paid out in fiscal year 2016-17 ($16,357,729)
    The highest paid employee in the district is Superintendent of Schools, Andy Dotson, who earned $136,027.92 during 2017-18.

  • Farm To Table another big success

    Photos by Lee Kendall and Jenny Varner Hatter

    The Farm To Table outdoor dinner was held on Court Street, on Friday evening, Sept. 14. Chef Jason Smith, from Grayson, Ky., and his team of assistants prepared a five-course meal, consisting of all Kentucky Proud ingredients. Smith has been featured on The Food Network and won the 13th season of Food Network Star. He also won the third season of the Holiday Baking Championship. On Friday night, 258 tickets were sold for the Farm To Table dinner.

  • Importance of Scouting
  • Constitution Week needs to be celebrated

    The week of Sept. 17-23 has been set aside as Constitution Week, with Sept. 17 being Constitution Day,  and is being observed in the Harrison County School District, as teachers have incorporated different aspects of the US Constitution in their lesson plans.
    Constitution Week was originally the brain-child of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was enacted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. In 2002, President George H.W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week.

  • Church Briefs

    Mike Wainright will be performing at Silas Baptist Church, 274 Silas Road, on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m.
    Wainright is a gospel singer who believes it’s more than the music it’s the message. No matter where you are in your life he believes God has a song for you
    He wants to share what God has done in his life and hopefully help others. The songs he sings are uplifting and inspirational. He believes that’s the way we should live our lives.

  • Thanks in trial, tribulation and trouble

    Last week I spoke at a women’s lunch thing at a local church.
    The woman who invited me told me that their theme was thankfulness.
    That was several months ago when the sky was blue, the humidity was low and I think someone brought in cake to work that day, so of course I said I’d love to talk about being thankful.
    After all, it’s easy to give thanks when all is well.
    And then in the weeks leading up to my talk, life just sort of fell apart. In many ways it feels like the gates of hell opened up and dumped on my family.