Today's News

  • Harrison man indicted for rape of young girl

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    A Harrison County man who has been in jail since Aug. 24 as a fugitive and arrested on other sex-related charges, was indicted Tuesday.

  • Reception planned for retiring police officer

    The family of Cpl. Walter Tapp will host a retirement reception for the 25-year Cynthiana Police officer on Sunday, Oct. 19, 3-5 p.m., at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office meeting room.

    Tapp retired on Sept. 30. The reception is hosted by the family and open to the public.

  • Cynthiana Sin The’ Shaolin Testing
  • NWS says Tuesday storm is EF1 tornado

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    The National Weather Service has declared that an EF1 tornado passed through Harrison County on Tuesday afternoon.

    According to John Gordon, NWS meteorologist in charge, the EF1 tornado touched down near U.S. 62. Two small outbuildings and a barn were destroyed near the beginning of the path. Witnesses reported two narrow and distinct funnels touched down at the same time.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Luke Joseph Bresler, Aug. 16, son of Lesley (Beck) Bresler and Mark Bresler; Lelia Gabrielle Derakovic Custard, Sept. 16, daughter of Melisa Derakovic and Billy Custard Jr.; Daniel Michael Daff, April 2, son of Michael and Deanna Daff; Walker Douglas Wilson, April 5, son of Doug and Rachel Wilson.
    The Harrison County High School Marching Band preparing for next competition. Of the 144 bands in the state, 102 advance to this weekends regionals at South Laurel High School.

  • Reunion

    HCHS CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be having its 50th class reunion Oct. 17 and 18.    
    Activities will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, with a guided tour of Harrison County High School.  
    After the tour, an informal evening will be held at The Vault, which will begin at 6 p.m.   

  • Marriage Licenses

    Melissa N. Thompson, 32, and Chad Allen Price, 37, married Sept. 6, 2014.
    Erica Marie Jackson, 34, and Anthony Robert Annis, 37, married Sept. 17, 2014.
    Charity Faye Shepherd, 31, and Denver Tildon King, 32, married Aug. 30, 2014.
    Callie Brooke Slade, 26, and Chase Michael Wachter, 31, married Sept. 20, 2014.
    Staci Lane Knight, 25, and Andrew Louis Hinton, 29, married Sept. 20, 2014.

  • Kuster participates in District Judges Fall College

    District Court Judge Charles W. Kuster (serves Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties) participated in the 2014 District Judges Fall College that took place Sept. 14-17 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.
    The AOC provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges. (Please see the list below for names of judges who attended the college.)

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 15, 1970 -- “After more than 50 years in business in Cynthiana, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pressman are closing their department store on Pike Street. The Pressmans at one time operated eight different stores including those in Falmouth, Richmond and Irvine as well as Cynthiana.” (Do you know where Pressmans was located?)

  • Community Calendar 10-9-14

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9
    Berry City Commission
    will meet Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    American Girl Activity Club. Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the basement of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. Will be learning about Kit – a girl growing up in the Great Depression. For kindergarten through 5th grade. Pre-registration is appreciated. Made possible in part by a donation in memory of Marquerite “Sug” Kuster.