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Today's News

  • Cornhole tournament planned for Nov. 21

    The Harrison County High School Bowling team will host a cornhole tournament for Saturday, Nov. 21 at Eastside Elementary School. Sign-ups will begin at 10 a.m. with games beginning at 11. There will be a blind draw for partners. The cost will be $20 per team with a 50 percent payback. Snacks, hotdogs and drinks will be available.

    Proceeds to benefit the HCHS Bowling team.

    For more information contact Johnny Curtis at 588-0382, Bonnie Parks at 588-2948, or Kurt Burgan at 588-8785.

  • School Menus

    Nov. 16-20

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Chicken, biscuit, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cinnamon rolls, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Pancakes with syrup, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • Fire Prevention Week activities are Saturday

    Despite scheduled activities in neighboring counties, Cynthiana Firefighter Richard Schwartz is hopeful for a banner crowd at the Fire Prevention Week kick-off on Saturday.

    Numerous events have been planned beginning at 10 a.m. at Walmart and continuing through 3 p.m. At 3:30, the fire trucks will parade through Cynthiana coming into town from U.S. 27 South to Bridge Street to Walnut to Mill to Main and back to Station 1 on Pleasant Street.

  • There’s always ghosts walking at Rohs

    My first-ever, real job was at Rohs Opera House.

    I don’t count my father’s monetary bribes for a Mt. Dew refill as a real job.

    “I’ll give you a dime if you run upstairs and get me another glass of Mt. Dew,” he would say.

    The first night of my first real job, I thought I was going to die.

    “It’s Thursday night so we’re going to need to change the marquee,” the manager said. “You’re not scared of heights are you?”

  • Sports Shorts

    Garnett advances to NAIA championship

    Luke Garnett advanced to the NAIA Cross Country Championships in Vancouver, Wash., with a sixth place finish Saturday in Louisville.  Garnett ran in the Mid South Conference Meet at E.P. Sawyer Park Saturday and had a time of 27:18 in the 8000M race. 

  • Inflated salaries buy the pennant

    I love baseball.

    All kinds of baseball, from Little League to Major League and all in between. I find t-ball and coach pitch a little tedious, but when my grandsons are playing, I watch them. 

    What I don’t like is the way major league baseball is going right now. In fact, it has been going this way for a while. The Yankees have a payroll of $221 million. The next closest to them is Boston at $120 some million or close to that. 

  • Aldridge to cover sports

    Mike Aldridge, a former Cynthiana Democrat sports correspondent, will be returning to that position.

    Aldridge will be replacing Lee Kendall, who has decided to retire after many years behind the pen for Harrison County sports.

    See this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat for more about Mike Aldridge.

  • HCHS cheerleaders qualify for nationals

    When your team finishes fourth of five, normally that doesn’t sound too good.  However, when the competition is made up of nationally ranked squads, it makes the result much more satisfying. 

    That was the situation for the Harrison County cheerleaders Saturday as they participated in the Bluegrass Regional in Lexington. 

    The competition, North Laurel, Bishop McCort and Louisville Male, are all highly rated and exceptional cheer squads.

  • H1N1 vaccine offered Saturday

    The WEDCO District Health Department will host an H1N1 vaccination clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the health departments in Harrison, Scott and Nicholas counties.

    The shot will only be administered to those individuals in the high risk target groups (emergency workers, pregnant women, healthcare workers, caretakers serving children 6 months and under and children with chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system).

    Vaccines will be given to target groups until the supply runs out.

    For questions, call the health department at 234-8750.

  • Memorial service held for guardsman killed in Afghanistan

    It was 11 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2008, that Sgt. Daniel W. Wallace, a soldier with the 201st Engineer Battalion, was killed in Afghanistan.

    One year later, at 11 a.m., Sgt. Wallace was honored in a memorial service in Cynthiana.

    A tree was planted and a memorial stone was unveiled Saturday morning at Flat Run  Veterans’ Park as family, friends and fellow soldiers remembered the young guardsman.

    For more about Sgt. Wallace and the memorial service, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.