Today's News

  • Santa letters are requested

    The Cynthiana Democrat has been contacted by Santa Claus to help him make his list. Santa will make all the decisions about who has been naughty and who has been nice. The Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help out by printing children’s Christmas wish letters in the newspaper.

    Children’s letters must be received at The Cynthiana Democrat’s Webster Avenue office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. They may be dropped off, mailed to P.O. Box 160, Cynthiana, KY 41031, or e-mailed to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com. They must include the child’s name.

  • Church Briefs



    Thanks to everyone who helped in with the Soup and Basket Auction that was held this past weekend.

    Christmas Program. At the Berry United Methodist Church will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The program director will be Sherry Gillespie. She has put together a new program.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Nov. 17, 2008


  • Piper RhiAnnon-Rae True

    Piper RhiAnnon-Rae True

    Piper RhiAnnon-Rae True was born to Randy and Greta (Wohlwinder) True of Berry, Ky. on Sept. 17, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. and is welcomed by her brothers, Dane and Gavin True.

    Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Susie Wohlwinder of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Anna May Henry of Carlisle and the late Preston Henry, and the late Cecil and Doris Wohlwinder of Cynthiana.

  • Museum Musings

    *Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1905 -- “The first newspaper in Cynthiana was the ‘Guardian of Liberty’ published from Jan. 18, 1817 to March 13, 1819, possibly longer by John G. Keenan in the Redmon building on Court Square. ‘The Cynthiana Advertiser’ was established in 1821, continuing until 1827, ‘The Gleaner’ and the ‘Visitor,’ the latter a literary paper, were published from 1830 to about 1838. ‘The Cynthiana News’ was established in 1850 by John Atkinson and was purchased in 1851 by Major A. J. Morey.”



    Elizabeth A. Byler, Michael T. Beverly, Brett M. Solace, Jamie D. Fryman, Whitney Simpson, Jamison T. Howard, Phillip Kincade, Cason McIntosh, and Mason Hutchison.

  • Harrison County Family Court


    Judge David Melcher

    presiding Oct. 22, 2008


    Stephanie Bruin vs. Chad Bruin, motion hour; agreed order of support entered.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Arrests, warnings, citations

    Nov. 14 -- Brittany L. Helsel, no age listed, was issued a warning at Bridge and Main for having expired tags.

    Nov. 14 -- Donovan E. Dailey, 18, was cited for disregarding a stop sign on Whitt Way.

    Nov. 14 -- Billy W. Stanfield II, 38, was arrested on U.S. 27 South and charged with shoplifting, alcohol intoxication in a public place, on warrants for intoxication in a public place, operating on a suspended license and operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

  • Three guilty pleas in bank robberies

    Three of the five individuals accused of robbing or being accomplices to area bank robberies have entered guilty pleas to their charges. The remaining two will be on trial next week.

    On Friday, Nov. 26, Jeffrey Allen Pratt, 30, pleaded guilty to two central Kentucky bank robberies in U.S. District Court in Lexington.

    Pratt admitted to robbing the Oddville Avenue branch of Farmers National Bank in Cynthiana on Aug. 18 as well as the Farmers National Bank in Falmouth on Aug. 6. The two banks are independent of each other.

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County law enforcement joining forces to crack down on drunk driving

    The holiday season is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America’s roadways due to an increase in drunk driving. Since 1981 every president of the United States has underscored his commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Drunk and Drugged Driver (DDD) Prevention Month.