Today's News

  • Reading a book goes hi-tech

    Even with the increasing number of eReaders being used by library patrons, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library remains busy.
    Library director Pat Barnes, said the library has not lost business, but has actually gained from the eBooks.
    “eBooks are attracting a whole new group to the library now,” said Barnes. “We will always have those who just love to come to the library, but now we also have a new group that is interested in electronic books, and we provide that.”

  • www.cynthianademocrat.com to go subscription-based next Thursday

    Beginning Thursday, Feb. 21, The Cynthiana Democrat’s website, www.cynthianademocrat.com, will be a subscription-based site.
    Our faithful newspaper subscribers will have full access to all the news and information available online.
    Those who want to visit the site can sign up for a 30-day free trial. Then, we hope you’ll join the ranks of our regular readers.

  • Chamber banquet is Friday, Feb. 25

    The annual Cynthiana-Harrison County  Chamber awards banquet will be held Friday, Feb. 25, at the Cynthiana Country Club.
    Social hour begins at 6 p.m. following by dinner at 7.
    The Chamber will honor the Citizen of the Year, Farmer of the Year, Educator of the Year, Businessperson of the Year, and new for 2011, Health Professional of the Year.
    Reservations are needed. Tickets are $25 per person and should be purchased at the Chamber office, 201 S. Main St. Call Pat Grenier, Chamber director, at 234-5236, for more information or to make reservations.

  • Blue Grass Energy issues alert for energy-saving product claims

    Blue Grass Energy, a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative, today issued an alert for consumers to beware of companies selling products or services that promise huge energy savings, but fail to deliver anticipated results.
    “People need to be cautious because they are being sold devices that can raise their bills, that may not work or that could take decades to recoup their money,” said Cathryn W. Gibson, vice president of Member Services and Economic Development. “As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

  • Breds drop Senior Night game to Frankfort, 69-59

    The Frankfort Panthers won their 20th game of the year Tuesday night as they hustled past the Harrison County Thorobreds, 69-59, on the Hilltop in Cynthiana.  
    The win gives Frankfort a 20-8 season record while the loss dropped Harrison County to 13-14 for the year.  
    The Thorobreds scored the first two points of the game, which would be their only lead of the game.   

  • Magician uses talent to teach safety

    Freelance magician Scott Davis seems to have taken his passion in life and turned it into a service and entertainment that helps educate kids about electrical safety.
    Northside students were treated to one of Davis’ programs last week.
    “Scott goes to over 300 schools each year to help promote electricity safety awareness and practices,” said Cindy McFarland, member services coordinator for Blue Grass Energy, which sponsored the program. “His shows grab the student’s attention and he is really good at what he does.”

  • Fillies win 2 of 3 games, gearing up for district

    The Harrison County Fillies are getting things going the right way as the district tournament gets closer to tipping off.  
    The Fillies lost last Wednesday to St. Patrick, but then traveled to Paris and upset the Lady Hounds on Friday and romped over the Lady Colts of West Jessamine on Saturday.  
    The Fillies fell victim to foul shooting in the St. Patrick game as they were whistled for 19 fouls to the Saints’ nine leading to a big difference in free throw attempts.  

  • Harrison wrestlers Barnett, Shirley qualify for state meet

    The Region 7 wrestling meet at Dunbar Friday and Saturday decided who was to advance to the state meet this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Frankfort.  
    Two of the participants are no surprise as 189 lb defending state champ Brandon Barnett and the hard-fighting 112 lb Anthony Shirley will advance to the meet at the Frankfort Convention Center.  
    Barnett finished undefeated for the year at 41-0 despite most teams avoiding him during the season after he returned from his ankle injury.  

  • Middle school regular season ends, 8th grade in tournament

    The seventh grade middle school Colts ended their regular season last week by winning the last two games and finishing third in the very tough Bluegrass Conference.  
    The seventh grade team earned the third spot by traveling to Nicholasville on Thursday and defeating the West Jessamine team, 41-31.  
    The Colts led by seven points at the half only to see West Jessamine rally in the third period to take a one-point lead. The Colts tightened the defense and held their opponent to three points while they were scoring 11 to post the 10-point win.  

  • Are my grandchildren me made over?

    Before I get to my topic, I want to say congratulations to Dillon Pulliam.  
    On Saturday, playing against LaRue County, Dillon set the single game freshman scoring record for Harrison County High School when he scored 29 points to lead the Thorobreds.  
    Pulliam made nine three point shots, which tied the school record and another field goal to total his points.   The previous freshman record was held by Tony Talbott, who scored 22 points in a game as a first year player. The three point co-record holder is Kris Reitz.