Today's News

  • Viewpoint pictures

    Photos by Lee Kendall

  • A talking lizard? Really?

    I was home alone last night, and I was tired. I decided to just spend the evening watching television. So I settled into my recliner, turned on the T.V. and began to watch some police/crime drama. In short order, a commercial came on, and I was bludgeoned by an advertisement that featured what looked like one of those thick large envelopes that printer paper is packaged in. This thing was jumping around on a piano and a table while trying to sell me insurance. 
    Advertisements like this are not new to me, nor are they to you, but this one really got me to thinking.

  • Time to pack the suitcases

    Summer weather has finally rolled around and while it still seems to want to rain every other day, at least we have no threat of ice—only the ice melting in our tea. With warm weather comes mosquitos, weeds in the garden and creepy crawlers in the grass, but also comes the wonderful promise of the Vacation!
    Whether we choose the beach, the mountains, the lake or kinfolk’s house there is a magic excitement about the thought of having a nice long time off and away to other places.  

  • Viewpoint

    It’s budget time for the Cynthiana City Commission, which means a couple of lengthy extra meetings with not a lot of riveting information to be gleaned.
    However, sometimes, you can snag a tidbit to share with others.
    For months, Cynthiana motorists have hobbled and bobbled over a bumpy Bridge Street. From time to time a patch will show up in the wavy pavement, but it’s just that ... a patch.
    You can’t really call them pot holes because there are no holes. It’s just that the pavement has collapsed along the east bound lane.

  • Teens charged in alleged rape

    Becky Barnes,

    Two Harrison County teens were recently arrested for an alleged incident that occurred in the early morning of Friday, May 31, in northern Harrison County.
    Jonathan Nash Carpenter, 18, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.
    According to court documents, Carpenter brandished a pistol and told a 12-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him.
    Carpenter and the girl were taken to a residence in the county where he allegedly raped her.

  • High school graduation, then and now

    In my 60 years, I suppose I’ve been to over 30 high school graduation exercises, including my own, in 1977.
    I guess the older I get, the more often I reflect and reminisce, especially when those seniors enter graduation and are seated.
    I think about what they might be thinking about. I’m sure there is a sense of pride in what they have accomplished. I’m also sure there is a tinge of trepidation as to what the future might hold for them.

  • Donating to the Harrison County Food Pantry

    The Cynthiana Democrat’s Spring Home and Garden Show raised over $400 for the Harrison County Food Pantry as well as donations of hundreds of cans of non-perishable food items. Helping stock the shelves at the food pantry is just one of the benefits of the annual spring show. From left, Cynthiana Democrat advertising representatives Madison Ward and Becky Striplin present the check to food pantry volunteers Joyce Cowden, Marilyn Wash, Dee Chandler, Judy Hicks and Ann Melcher.

  • Young Eagles Day is June 8 at the airport

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport will host its 20th Annual Young Eagles Day on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    The event is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, launched to create interest in aviation for young people.
    To be eligible to participate in the flying portion of what will be offered on June 8, children must be between the ages of 8 and 17.

  • Recycling requirements have changed

    Items that can be recycled have changed for the time being, according to Harrison County’s new solid waste coordinator Mike Aldridge.
    Due to restrictions placed by the Lexington Recycle Center, paper products are no longer to be recycled.  According to the Lexington Commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works, Nancy Albright, the change is due to an overabundance of materials in domestic markets.  This should be a temporary issue as three new nearby cities are expected to receive materials by late fall of 2019.

  • Hemp Days is coming June 8 with educational speakers, more vendors

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Second Annual Kentucky Hemp Days will be held in downtown Cynthiana on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until 6 p.m.