Today's News

  • Zone changes needed for new businesses

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission will be considering two zone change options that could bring business to the community.

    One request is for property at the new Business Park off U.S. 62 West.

    Frazer LeBus III, vice chairman of the Economic Development Authority for Cynthiana and Harrison County, said United Propane Gas Inc. is looking at property on the north end of Sea Biscuit Way. However, he stressed that negotiations are incomplete.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding June 16, 2009


    Ky. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. vs. Marvin Williams, motion hour; renoticed.

    U.S. Bank vs. Barbara S. Turner, motion hour; (motion to dismiss), sustained order.

    William H. Elfers Jr. vs. Gary Wayne Gaines, motion hour; (motion to execute deed in open court), deed approved.

    Consumer Portfolio Services vs. Fernetta C. Wiglesworth, motion hour; counsel not present, passed.

  • Phone scam being reported

    Late Monday afternoon, The Cynthiana Democrat was made aware of an attempted phone scam targeting the newspaper’s classified advertising customers. As of noon Tuesday, two classified customers reported being contacted by telephone by individuals falsely identifying themselves as employees of the advertising department. Customers were informed by the callers that a payment problem had occurred with their advertisement appearing in the newspaper. The callers then asked for the customers’ credit card number or checking account transaction routing number.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 7, 1929 - “A wagon which was built by Henry Cromwell, grandfather of Mayor John M. Cromwell, is still in use in this county on the farm of John Ingles. It is used to haul a portable cane mill. Aside from being of ancient vintage, the wagon has an interesting history having been confiscated during the war by Captain Joe Desha from Colonel Adam Renaker, to carry a large quantity of bacon which had been confiscated from J. W. Peck.

  • Harrison County Family Court



    Judge Barbara Paul


    presiding July 8, 2009




    Samantha Mae Bayki vs. Siamak Bayki, domestic; appointment of warning order.


    Ernest Dwayne Gillispie and Stephanie Stone Gillispie, motion hour; (motion to vacate), agreed order entered.


    John David Sims vs. Judith Casey Stephens, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.


  • Sports Beat

    Fillies Basketball Camp

    Harrison County Fillies basketball coach Jason Crisp has announced the dates for his first Future Fillies Basketball Camp.

    The camp will be held at the HCHS gymnasium July 20-23 from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp is open to all girls entering grades 3-12 for the 2009-10 school year. Cost for the four day camp will be $60 per camper. For more information, or to pre-register, contact Coach Crisp at 859-351-4251.

    Breds golf tryouts

  • Classes begin for students on Aug. 11

    School begins Tuesday, Aug. 11, for Harrison County students.

    This week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat will include a section detailing school bus routes as well as class assignments for each of the six public schools in Harrison County and St. Edward Catholic School.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, available at newsstands throughout Cynthiana on Wednesday evening.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Arrests, warnings, citations

    June 27 -- Earl S.  Wilson Jr., 66, was issued a warning on Oddville Avenue at Rodgers Park for speeding.

    June 27 -- Antonio T. Parra, 28, was arrested at 110 E. Pike St. and charged with fourth degree assault, domestic violence and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    June 28 -- Brian K. Evans, 36, was arrested on Walnut Street at Adrenalyn Bar and charged with disorderly conduct.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 16

    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The program will be a Historical Show and Tell. Members are requested to bring in one or more items of interest and a little about the items. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

    FRIDAY, July 17

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, July 17 at Grand Haven at 3 p.m.

    MONDAY, July 20

  • Kaylee Rae Lea

    Kaylee Rae Lea


    Kaylee Rae Lea was born to Keith and Kenna Rae Lea of Cynthiana on Jan. 6, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by her brothers, Whyatt and Weston Lea.


    Maternal grandparents are Mark Withrow and Suzie Epperson of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are the late Kenneth and Mary Epperson.


    Paternal grandparents are Wendell Lea of Cynthiana and the late Annetta Dennie; paternal great-grandparents are Jr. and Betty Lea, and Jr. and Violet Dennie.