Today's News

  • Healthy food cooking demonstration planned for Dec. 8

    A healthy food cooking demonstration will be held at the Harrison County Health Department Frankie Casey Taylor Community room at 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. Please bring a recipe that could be modified to offer traditional ethic flavors, but with more health - conscious ingredients and preparation methods.

    Attendees are asked to sign up to ensure an adequate amount of food.

    Call Carol Carson at 859-588-5981 by Friday, Dec. 5 at noon. 

    This program is hosted by The Sisters Together Move More, Eat Better committee and Wedco District Health Education.

  • Many lessons in Recipe for Reading

    Harrison County fifth-graders traded in the classroom for a kitchen last week during the Recipe for Reading program.

    Planned and organized by the Harrison County Homemakers for the third year in a row, fifth-graders worked in groups with Homemaker volunteers to prepare recipes.

    Southside Elementary fifth-grade teacher, Debbie Kendall said the students always had fun cooking with the homemakers, but the Recipe for Reading program offered more than just a good time.

  • Howard joins advertising sales team

    A new face has joined the Cynthiana Democrat/Harrison Shopper advertising team.

    Calling herself an energetic person, Pam Howard said she is ready to get out and meet the customers.

    “I like to talk to people and I’m ready to get to know their business,” said Howard. “I’m a people person.”

    Howard will be working with businesses by helping them meet their advertising needs.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Oct. 31 at 7:41 a.m. -- Injury, Ky. Hwy. 356, Amberly N. Bruner, 17, Sadieville, driving a 1990 Ford F150.

    Oct. 27 at 6:40 a.m. -- Non-injury, US Hwy. 62, Melissa Gammon, 29, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 KIA Optima.

    Oct. 31 at 5:22 a.m. -- Non-injury, Ky. Hwy 392, Paul M. Marsh, 52, Cynthiana, driving a 2000 Nissan Frontier.

    Nov. 18 at 1:34 p.m. -- Non-injury, New Lair Road, Allie T. Morrison, 51, Cynthiana, driving a 1979 Chevrolet 2500.

  • Christmas parade is Saturday

    Snowflakes shimmering along the downtown streets can mean only one thing -- it’s Christmas time, and Christmas time brings the annual holiday parade.

    It’s tradition.

    Anxious children and adults will line the streets of the parade’s path. There will be horses and carriages, floats and Scouts, antique cars and the marching band.

    It’s tradition.

    Watch for the tractors and the miniature horses. Surely there will be elves and one will certainly be the most jolliest of all -- Santa.

  • Court balks at recommended name for recreation park

    Calling it “a good faith effort,” Harrison County magistrates voted to give $500 to the Harrison County Tomorrow recreation development committee to be used toward a sign at the new park.

    Donna Williams, representing the committee, presented a proposal that was the result of a survey to name the park.

    She told members of the fiscal court that 10 names appeared on the survey and that those who responded to the survey chose “Veterans’ Park.”

    Magistrate Steve Moses said he was not in favor of the name.





    Nov. 18 at 8:56 a.m. -- non-injury, Allen Pike, a Dodge pickup, driver left scene.

    Nov. 21 at 6:16 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky Hwy 1054, Tressie Faulkner, 43, Berry, driving a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer.

    Nov. 24 at 5:44 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky Hwy 36, Kara B. Yeager, 19, Cynthiana, driving a 2008 Suzuki SX4.

    Nov. 23 at 10:46 a.m. -- non-injury, Robinson Renaker Rd., Eli C. Switzer, 23, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma.

  • Fab 4 to invade Rohs Opera House

    The Fab Four are back.  Yes, Eight Days a Week, a Beatles Tribute Band from Cincinnati returns to Cynthiana this Saturday, Dec 6, at 7 p.m., with their fabulous reenactment of Beatles music.

    Eight Days played the Rohs Opera House last December to over 200 attendees. This year looks to be even bigger with ticket sales beginning over a month ago.

    “They’re incredible,” Roger Slade of Rohs Opera House said. “They look like the Beatles, play like the Beatles, sound like the Beatles…”

  • Museum Musings

    *Cynthiana News, Feb. 9, 1854 - “C. A. Webster, Forwarding and Commission Merchant and Dealer in Groceries, Hardware, Queensware, Glassware, Mechanical Tools, Stoves, Castings and Tinware, Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps, Guns and Pistols, Gold and Silver Watches, Jewelry and Notions, Paints, Oils, Dye-Stuffs, Window Glass, Medicines, Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Foreign and Domestic Wines, Oysters, Confectioneries &c. - Main Street.”

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp

    to begin Dec. 6

    Children in grades K thru 5 are invited to spread some holiday cheer with the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders at their HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp on Saturday, Dec. 6. The camp will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Lunch and a tee shirt will be provided with family discounts available.

    Cost of the one-day camp will be $25 if registered in advance and $30 at the door. Campers will also be admitted free of charge, and will perform, during the Harrison County Thorobred varsity game on Tuesday, Dec. 9.