Today's News

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Feb. 11 – At  8:14 p.m., Tara North, South Walnut Street, reported that someone burglarized her residence taking jewelry, electronic equipment and game boxes.

    Feb. 11 – At 10:13 p.m., Tara North reported that Brian Fryman’s vehicle was damaged.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 5

    Appal Seeds Program. Thursday, March 5 starting at 6 p.m. in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. This program will present all about heirloom tomato seeds. Each participant will receive 4-6 varieties of tomato seeds as well as several seedlings. All materials are provided free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

    FRIDAY, March 6

    Story Hour. Friday, March 6 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

  • Harrison County FFA celebrates 2009 National FFA Week

    Harrison County FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 21-28. Step Up, Stand Out was the theme this year. Stepping up and standing out is not only a way of life for FFA members, but it’s also a call to action for others. FFA members set a positive example with their leadership, work ethic and community service activities.



    Brandon Barnett, David Darby, Whitney Moreland, Ashley Allard, Emilie Hill, Rachel Hatfield, Thomas Bruin Jr., Sarah Suzzane Slucher, Joshua Frank Fryman, Evan Duckworth, Charli Anderson, and Megan Jean Linch.

  • Troops Homecoming

    Four hundred soldiers from the 201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky Army National Guard, including the Cynthiana unit, will return home this evening.

    A ceremony welcoming the troops back home will be held at Boyd County Middle School at 5 p.m. in Ashland, Ky.

    The 201st Engineer Battalion departed for Afghanistan in March 2008, with their primary mission being route clearance and construction, removing obstacles and ensuring main supply routes remain open.

  • Academic Briefs


    Ilan Jacob Bear has been awarded a 4-year National Army ROTC college scholarship. This fall Ilan will be attending Ohio University as a Political Science major. Upon his graduation from college, he will be commissioned as a Second Lt. in the United States Army.

    Ilan is the son of Avi and Karen Bear.


    The University of Kentucky is recognizes the outstanding academic performance of its students, including 24 students from Harrison County who were named to the UK Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Family history of heart disease prompts Dixon to seek medical care

    As part of February’s Women’s Heart Disease Awareness month, The Cynthiana Democrat is sharing the stories of four women and their personal accounts of their own heart conditions and recoveries.

    Diane Dixon was singing at Friendship Baptist Church one Sunday when she began having chest pains.

    “It just felt like something kicked me in the chest,” Dixon said.

    Dixon, who was 46 at the time, told her husband David to take her home.

    But on the way home, on March 25, 2001, Dixon said she started having some second thoughts.

  • Committee work continues in Frankfort last week

    The General Assembly may not have been in session last week because of a planned recess, but that didn’t mean legislators were away from the Capitol.

    Many of the House and Senate committees took the opportunity to continue holding their regular weekly meetings, including the one I oversee as chairman: the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee.

  • Harrison County High School Homecoming Court

    Photo courtesy of Donald Richie/Richie Photography

  • Paris resident leads the way for international exchange

    Sue Kelley of Paris, Ky., has recently been named regional exchange coordinator for EF Foundation for Foreign Study in the Central Kentucky area. As a coordinator she will be giving local families and schools an opportunity to host talented, motivated high school exchange students eager to experience life in America for a semester or year.