Today's News

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    Arrests, citations, warnings
    Oct. 26 -- Sarah M. Puckett, 34, was arrested on a Harrison County warrant for failure to appear.
    Oct. 26 -- Kenneth Collins, 31 was arrested on a Harrison County warrant for failure to appear.
    Oct. 27 -- Jacob T. Dixon, 27, was arrested on two Harrison County warrants for second-degree assault and public intoxication (excluding alcohol).
    Oct. 28 -- Donald R.  Allison, 39, was arrested on U.S. 27 South at Rite-Aid and charged with alcohol intoxication.

  • Harrison County Sheriff’s office audit released

    State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the 2017 financial statement of Harrison County Sheriff Shain Stephens. State law required the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Manufacturers’ Day
  • HCHS artist on exhibit in Lexington

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    A Harrison County High School artist has had his work accepted to be displayed  at the Loudoun House in Lexington for the next month or so.
    Max Sparks, 17, is a senior in high school and a 2018 participant in the Governor’s School for the Arts program.
    “About 1,600 students applied and 236 were accepted into the program,” Sparks explained. “I applied the year before, but didn’t get accepted.”

  • Time falls back on Nov. 4

    This weekend will mark the return to Eastern Standard Time (EST) at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, when the official time change will take effect.
    Clocks should be set back by one hour, giving everyone an extra hour of sleep. In order to avoid being an hour early for Sunday morning appointments, set your clocks back before going to bed Saturday night.
    Eastern Standard Time will remain in effect until Sunday, March 10, 2019, when Daylight Savings Time (DST) returns.

  • Plan to attend Saturday’s Merry Market

    The Cynthiana Democrat’s second Merry Market is this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    This year’s event will be held at Eastside Elementary School on U.S. 62 and will feature photos with Santa.
    There are over 30 vendor booths scheduled to provide a kick-off to the holiday shopping season.
    Shoppers can expect to find jewelry, clothing, candles, Christmas decor, country primitive candy, sweets, soups and sandwiches. There will also be skin care and weight-loss information.

  • Band is third at state finals

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds performed in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Finals on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, and came away with a third-place finish.  
    The KMEA Showcase of Bands was held at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field, and featured the top four scoring bands from each of five classifications.  
    The four finalist bands in each class were chosen through a preliminary competition held at satellite locations earlier in the day.

  • News briefs

    Annual Harvest of Hope Thanksgiving dinner planned
    A traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with dessert will be prepared at Harrison County High School and served at no cost to all who wish to participate.
    Dine-in meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Deliveries will be made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. While there is no cost for the meal or delivery, organizers ask that you call ahead so they can have enough food prepared. To make reservations for dine-in or delivery, call 859-588-7712.

  • Class of 2001 rallies to help ailing classmate

    Becky Barnes,

    Harrison County High School graduates are a close-knit group. Many classes follow their comradery into adulthood and some reconnect through social media or a chance meeting on the street.
    The Class of 2001 had such an experience recently and is now rallying around one of its fellow classmates.
    Katie Bradford Furnish saw a post on Facebook about two weeks ago from Brandon Sharp, who, due to a viral illness, is now in advanced heart failure.

  • Lions Club receives city's Impact Award

    Cynthiana Mayor James Smith presented the Cynthiana Lions Club a Community Impact Award for 2018, on Tuesday at the regular Lions Club meeting. Pictured are Mayor Smith and Lions Jackie Burrell and Gary Philpott.