Local News

  • Thorobreds advance to region championship with 2-1 win Wednesday night

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won for the 30th time this season Wednesday night as they bested rival Bourbon County 2-1 in Mt. Sterling.  The win avenges, not only a loss earlier in the year, but also last year’s semi-final game which eliminated the then defending state champs.  Harrison County will face Bishop Brossart (24-12) who defeated last year’s region champ George Rogers Clark earlier in the evening 2-1 in eight innings.  The Breds defeated the Mustangs 10-3 when they met this year on May 16. 

  • 3 killed in 2 weekend wrecks

    Harrison County has added two more fatal wrecks to 2012, bringing the death toll to six so far.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a fatal wreck was reported on U.S. 62 Saturday, May 26, at 8:25 p.m., near the Oddville-Sunrise intersection.
    Raymond Wiedemer, 24, was driving a 1991 Toyota truck, when he entered a curve and lost control of his vehicle.
    Austin Quesenberry, 17 and Jeremy Jolly, 15, were passengers in the vehicle.

  • Dam repairs hinge on drop in river level

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Final stages in the repair of A. Keller Dam are ready to commence as soon as water levels are low enough for workers to finish laying the last few rocks and pour the cap.
    Billy Grayson, commissioner of public property and finance, and committee member, said the 1997 flood damaged A. Keller Dam, knocking rocks from the top of the dam and halting water flow.

  • Going to Batte

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Dorothea “Dottie” Batte will begin training to become the only female on the Cynthiana police force June 3 at an 18-week program at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Batte, who has lived in Cynthiana her whole life and graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Geology, has worked various jobs in town.

  • Grand Haven gets new director

    Grand Haven Nursing Home is now under the care of new administration director.
    Emily Williams, a native of Ohio County Ky., stepped through the doors to her new position on May 15.
    “I am very excited and nervous all at the same time to be here,” said Williams. “I have high hopes here and I plan on bringing 100 percent everyday to ensure the satisfaction of the employees, but most of all our residents.”
    Williams,25, earned her bachelors degree in Health Science in 2009 and later received her Masters in Public Administration.

  • Food Pantry donation

    Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper advertising sales representatives Pam Howard and Rebecca White recently presented Marilyn Wash, center, with a check for $468 for the Harrison County Food Pantry. The money was collected at the Cynthiana Home and Garden Show held last month along with numerous boxes of non-perishable food items.

  • Cancer survivors will be honored nationally June 3

    On Sunday, June 3, the American Cancer Society will join millions of Americans in honoring cancer survivors as part of the 25th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, organized by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.
    There are more than 11 million cancer survivors living in the United States, and it is estimated that by 2020 there will be some 20 million people living with a history of cancer.

  • Commissioners want more cuts in budget

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Various ideas about how to cut the budget were discussed at the Cynthiana commissioners’ budget workshop on Wednesday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 29. However, no clear plans were made about anything on Wednesday and only a few things were tentatively decided Tuesday.
    On Wednesday, Charleen McIlvain, city clerk, said she had gone back to the department heads and asked them to take another look at their budgets to see what everyday expenses could be cut rather than big things.

  • Expect 10-cent increase in Harrison County school lunch prices

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    School lunch prices are going up 10 cents in the fall for the 2012-2013 school year because of a federally mandated law.
    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to raise lunch prices each year until the price of lunch is equal to the amount of money the school receives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each free lunch.

  • Police nab robbery suspect

    A Cynthiana man was taken into custody Monday just four minutes after he allegedly took a pistol from the Cynthiana Jewelry and Pawn Shop on Church Street.
    Cpl. Walter Tapp said Jonathan Wayne Moore, 37, walked into the business and was looking around. He was witnessed taking a .38 pistol and when confronted, he tossed the gun, Tapp said.
    The gun was recovered on Donald Northcutt’s property, also on Church Street.
    Sgts. Eric Kendall and Wilbur Gross spotted the suspect on Bridge Street at Walnut, near the BP station.