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Today's News

  • Officer indicted

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Suspended Cynthiana Police Officer J.W. Philpot IV has been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on charges relating to sexual improprieties with two 17-year-old girls.

  • Student who made threat is out for the year

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County High School student will not be finishing out the rest of the school year on the Hilltop.
    The juvenile girl was identified as writing a threatening message on the restroom wall at HCHS.
    Superintendent Andy Dotson said that security cameras in the hall helped identify who went in and out of the restroom at the time the message was penned.
    HCHS administrators were notified of the message on Friday evening after classes had already ended for the day.

  • HCHS graduation will be Friday, May 24

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Commencement exercises for an expected Harrison County High School graduation class of 202 seniors will be held on Friday night, May 24, at the Athletic Complex.
    The North Gate at the complex will be the only gate open, for those who have tickets, to enter. It will open at 5:30 p.m., with the procession of seniors scheduled to begin at 7.

  • Stroub finishes successful season at Cumberlands

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County High School graduate has been biding his time and is now one of the key components on a University of the Cumberlands baseball team that is one of the nation’s best NAIA squads.
    Robbie Stroub, 22, and a 2015 graduate of HCHS, is the starting catcher for the Patriots, ranked in the Top-10 of all NAIA teams in the nation. He was named the First Team All Mid-South Conference catcher after his stellar regular season, this year.

  • Ernie’s Sports Bar will officially open on Saturday with ribbon-cutting

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Ernie’s Sports Bar will have its official ribbon-cutting on Saturday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m.
    “We had a ‘soft opening’ on Friday night of the Summer Concert Series and another soft opening the next night for family and friends and we’ve heard nothing but good things about the sports bar,” said Mike Varney, co-owner of the bar with his wife, Missy.

  • Future of ambulance service is uncertain

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett told the Harrison County Fiscal Court that he has been in discussions with several groups about how to best handle a possible ambulance service crisis in the county, in the months to come.
    He said Brown’s Ambulance Service will continue to operate for the next 12-18 months, but that all of the late Cynthiana businessman Jim Brown’s holdings are in the process of being liquidated, including the ambulance service.

  • McDonald’s grand reopening

    Work began on March 17 to renovate Cynthiana’s McDonald’s on U.S. 27 South. The interior of the business was closed for seven weeks while it received a complete overhaul. There are now self-ordering kiosks as well as counter ordering.
    Local dignitaries attended the grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Vocalist Karen Bear sang the National Anthem while the flag was raised by the Cynthiana Fire Department’s color guard, David Bell and Shaun Brewer. The ribbon was decorated with $200 in $10 bills that were given to the Cynthiana Fire Department.

  • Man arrested on charges of inappropriately touching juvenile girl

    A Cynthiana man was arrested Friday, May 10, after a juvenile girl’s mother reported finding a video on Anthony Markland’s phone of him allegedly touching her daughter.
    According to the citation, Markland, 29, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and possession/viewing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.
    The citation, which was filed by Cynthiana Police Ptl. Shaun Rains, states that Markland’s girlfriend was searching through his phone when she came to a video that showed his hand on the private area of the juvenile.

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Library dates to know

    Cindy Franklin from the Cynthiana-Harrison County Library released a list of important dates, dealing with library programs.
    On Saturday, May 18, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be having its summer reading kick off in the form of a Touch a Truck Event.
    US 27 from the corner of Pleasant to Mill St. directly in front of the library will be closed for the event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Monday, May 20--registration for the Summer Reading Program begins. (Pre-registration for this program is mandatory).

  • Agreed-upon procedures engagement of Harrison County Sheriff’s Office released

    State  Auditor  Mike  Harmon   has released   the  2018  agreed-upon procedures engagement of Harrison County Sheriff Shain Stephens.  State law requires the auditor to annually  audit the accounts  of each county  sheriff.  In compliance  with this law, the auditor issues two sheriffs reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriffs tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.