Today's News

  • Join us for cake and punch for our 150 years on Wednesday

    The Cynthiana Democrat and staff will be celebrating the newspaper’s 150th year anniversary next week with a special edition.
    On Wednesday, June 27, the first 150 customers to purchase next week’s edition will receive a piece of cake and punch.
    The paper usually hits the stands in front of the Democrat office at 302 Webster Ave. by 3 p.m.

  • Boyd’s Station Project

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Jack Gruber started the Boyd’s Station Project as a means for aspiring artists and journalists to “live free and create.”
    That is a noble cause, but just who is Jack Gruber and what connection does he have to the little northwestern Harrison County village of Boyd?
    Gruber, 51, and one of five USA TODAY staff photographers, has never lived in Harrison County, but has become a frequent visitor and somehow feels compelled to help Boyd regain its footing.

  • Five men, women sentenced Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,

    Three women and two men were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 19.
    Kathy (Smith) Angel, 37, received a three-year sentence on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication (excludes alcohol).

  • Relay for Life meets the Yellow Brick Road

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Relay for Life  raised over $40,000 at Saturday’s annual event. This was the second year Relay was moved to Main Street. Jo Ann Snapp portrayed The Scarecrow to go along with the There’s No Place Like Hope theme. The HarriCyn witches performed a skit

  • Records (June 21, 2018)

    Judge Charles W.
    Kuster Jr.
    presiding June 11, 2018
    Estate of James A. Brown, other hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Marjorie E. Pierce, probate hearing; will probated, order entered, bond approved.
    Midland Funding LLC vs. Susan Bryan, motion hour; default judgment.
    Park Community Credit Union vs. Woodrolene Callahan, motion hour; default judgment.
    Midland Funding LLC vs. Victor Cox, motion hour; default judgment.


    * City Council Meeting, June 18, 1867 -- “A. J. Beale is appointed a committee to have chairs  belonging to the council room re-bottomed.” (2018-Do you know anyone who does this type of work today?)
    * Log Cabin, Nov. 25, 1905 -- “Ad - A passenger  and express wagon is being run between Cynthiana and Claysville every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday by Mr. A. J. Cooper. Passengers, etc. solicited.”

  • Marriage licenses

    Elizabeth Nicole Stamper, 26, and Charles Johnson Tucker, 37, married May 19, 2018.
    Victoria Marie Lalley, 22, and Corey Wayne Morris, 23, married May 25, 2018.
    Tonjia Della-Ray O’Connor, 44, and Nicholas Alexander Ray, 40, married May 26, 2018.
    Brenda Carol Hedges, 70, and Harvey Dallas Woosley, 67, married May 26, 2018.
    Raejean Layne Hurst, 21, and Christopher Wayne Boyd Turner, 21, married May 26, 2018.
    Tracy Louise Mullins, 48, and ByRon Christo O’Malley, 41, married May 29, 2018.

  • Folier diseases spread in wet weather

    The wet summer so far has made for a great weed season and some soggy looking vegetable gardens.
    Those that are part of the fungi family are having a real ball. Gardeners are wondering about the toadstools popping up in their lawns; others are confounded by the stinky, phallic-looking things poking through their mulch, a mushroom commonly called the stinkhorn; and the slimy orange globs on cedar trees got many thinking aliens had landed in their landscape. 

  • Barnett honored as first Bernie Vonderheide Award recipient

    Michelle Barnett of Cynthiana has received the first annual Bernie Vonderheide Award for Outstanding Service to Residents from the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass Inc.
    Since 2014, Barnett has been a friend and confidante to residents at Parkside Manor and Shady Lawn in Harrison County. As a certified ombudsman, she educates residents, families, and facility staff about the special legal rights of long-term care residents. She also investigates and resolves residents’ complaints and problems.