Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Jan. 6 at 8:17 a.m. -- injury, US 62 East, Danyell B. Kearns, 21, Cynthiana, driving a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am struck Amber Espinoza, 21, Clearfield, Ky., driving a 1999 Mitsubishi Montero.

    Jan. 30 at 5:41 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky Hwy 1284, Adrian K. Rueger, 18, Cynthiana, driving a 1994 Nissan Sentra.

    Feb. 8 at 4:05 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky Hwy 353, Angela R. Lemons, 33, Cynthiana, driving a 1990 Toyota Camry.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Jan. 22, 2009


    Southern States vs. Candace Beagle, court trial; hearing held, judgment for plaintiff for $551.34 plus court costs.

    Southern States vs. Randall Brown, court trial; settlement agreement entered.

    Benjamin L. Clifford vs. Ron Felty, court trial; hearing held, judgment for plaintiff for $1,145 plus court costs.

    Christina Ann Pergram vs. Thomas Ishmeal, court trial; hearing held, settlement agreement entered prior to ruling.

  • After heart attack, Kearns now living heart healthy

    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.

    A former cheerleader at Eastern Kentucky University and later a physical education teacher at Harrison County Middle School, Johnetta Kearns never thought she would have a heart attack.

    “Why would I have a heart attack?” Kearns asked at her home one afternoon five years later. “I was somebody you wouldn’t think would have a heart attack.”

  • Early dismissal Mondays nixed for Harrison County schools

    Monday, Feb. 9, will be Harrison County schools’ last early dismissal Monday this year.

    During a special meeting Wednesday evening, Harrison County school board members voted to do away with early dismissal Mondays.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson said the extra hour of class time on Mondays will allow the district to make up for two of the 12 days it has missed this school year.

    Half of those days missed were related to the recent snow/ice storm.

    The board also voted for schools to make up another day on President’s Day.

  • Two lives claimed in wake of outage

    A Harrison County couple is dead and an investigation continues after supposedly high carbon monoxide levels filled James and Norma Penwell’s home on U.S. 27 North.

    A generator was found in the home last Thursday at 12:47 p.m. when Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Barnes responded to a call from the couple’s daughter, who lived out of state and hadn’t heard from her parents in several days.

    When Barnes entered the home, he found the deceased Penwells.

  • Leaps of faith exercise trust in God

    The first thing I asked Sean Gebhard was, “Do people think you’re crazy?”

    Sean runs the Upper Room Café in Mount Dora, a cute little town about 40 miles east of where I live in central Florida.

    I had heard about his “Holy Spirit-filled café” upstairs in the historic Renaissance Building, and the last time we were in Mount Dora I stopped in to see it for myself.

  • Academic Briefs


    Susan Marie Box, the daughter of Terry and Charlotte Box, a 2002 graduate of Harrison County High School, graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Science. She is presently obtaining her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from EKU.

    Susan recently completed a clinical rotation at the Kentucky Horse Park in Hippo-therapy, involving the use of horses to optimize independence and maximize the quality of life for children with special needs.

  • School Menus

    Feb. 16-20

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Cereal, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: French toast, bacon, powdered sugar, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Cereal, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Waffles, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.


  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Feb. 4 at 8 a.m. -- non-injury, US 27 South, Billy R. Sadler, 23, Berry, driving a 2001 Hyundai Accent struck Ernest W. Judy, 81, Cynthiana, driving  an ATV Honda 4-wheeler.

    Jan. 30 at 12:10 a.m. -- non-injury, Friendship Road, William L. Kelly Jr., 47, Cynthiana, driving a 1997 International CB, struck John Adams, 35, Corinth, driving a 2005 Ford Explorer.

  • James Joshua Muntz

    James Joshua Muntz

    James Joshua Muntz was born to Eric and Julie Muntz of Fort Thomas on Feb. 6, 2009, at Bethesda Hospital North in Cincinnati. He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Becca Muntz.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Debbie Mullikin of New Richmond, Ohio.

    Paternal grandparents are Lewis and Cathy Muntz of Cynthiana.