Today's News

  • Harrison man killed in Scott County crash

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Ricky King, an avid arm-wrestling enthusiast and long-time self-employed carpet layer, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Newtown Road, last week.
    According to a police report, King, 49, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his son, Jacob King. His son swerved to avoid hitting a deer in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle, which flipped over several times, ejecting the elder King from the vehicle.

  • Viewpoint pictures
  • Viewpoint

    This is an appeal you have heard (or read) from me on multiple occasions.
    We need old photographs and more!
    Last week’s 150th Anniversary edition kicked off the rest of the celebration year. We still have so many stories to tell, but we need your help.
    We haven’t touched on industries that has kept this county going for many, many years, starting with over 40 distilleries in operation at one time.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital began in 1906 in a building on Penn Street.

  • The wisdom of my Father

    By Don Powell,  Gideons    

    Proverbs 1:8 states: “My son,  hear the instructions of thy Father, and forsake not kthe law of thy Mother”.

  • Church News

    We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.
    For more information, call 859-954-1573.
    This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
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  • Grace Notes

    Since my husband and I have no beach getaway plans this summer, I thought it might be fun to take Sunday mornings and visit some out-of-town churches.
    So, a few weeks ago I researched online for churches that look interesting, making a list of ones to visit.
    The challenge: finding churches we both find interesting -- we each look for different things in a church.
    Years ago, I famously (or infamously) chose a church to visit one Christmas Eve based solely on the looks of the building.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, July 5
    Scrapbook Program For Adults. Thursday, July 5 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Supplies are provided. All library programs are free to the public. Call  859-234-4881 to register for this program. Pre-registration is required.
    Stranger Things Program for Teens.Thursday, July 5 at 2 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Trivia, games, snacks and crafts-all inspired by the Netflix series.

    FRIDAY, July 6

  • The Cynthiana Democrat has been a survivor among other publications

    Becky Barnes,

    The Cynthiana Democrat is celebrating its 150th anniversary this summer.
    There have been numerous discussions on what should be included in a sesquicentennial section.
    It soon became overwhelming. 150 years of news. In that time there were great tragedies, senseless murders, destructive fires, anniversary celebrations, new buildings and businesses, babies being born and people dying.

  • Harrison County students attend Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

    Harrison County High School juniors Hannah Perkins and Jessica Tucker recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Perkins, Tucker and 44 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky.
    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 10-14 at Murray State University for an additional 46 students.

  • Harrison woman discovered deceased in her home on Casey Mill Road

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    An elderly Harrison County woman was found dead in her residence on Sunday, June 24, on Casey Mill Road.
    Deborah Adams was discovered in her home by a half-sister, who was checking on her.
    According to Deputy Nathan Gasser of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Adams lived alone and was something of a recluse.
    “I don’t think Ms. Adams got out very much and didn’t have much family here at all,” Gasser said.