Today's News

  • Reunions


    OF 1999

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1999 invites all HCHS Class of 1999 alumni to a luau at the Cynthiana Country Club on Aug. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m.

    A cocktail hour will begin at 7 p.m., with dinner served at 8 p.m.  Cost is $30 for one person, or $50 for a couple.

    For additional details, visit the class’ website at http://www.hchsclassof99.blogspot.com/ or its Facebook page: HCHS 1999.

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, July 31

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, July 31 at Eastside Laundry at 11:30 a.m.

    SATURDAY, Aug. 1

    Cruise In. True Classics Car Club will be hosting its next cruise in at Farmers National Bank, U.S. 27 South on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 6 p.m. to dusk. The Sept. 5 cruise in will also be held at Farmers National Bank lot.

  • L-shaped recovery: An oxymoron?

    In April 2008, various economic forecasters, including Mish’s Economic Trend Analysis, started projecting that we’d have an L-shaped recession, where the economy falls rapidly and then flat-lines for a long time. Considering the amount of time it would take to de-leverage and the illiquid nature of the bubble asset (housing), this made a lot of sense. But then, about a year later in April/May 2009, bloggers and eventually mainstream media began talking about and L-shaped recovery in both real estate and the stock market. What the heck is an L-shaped recovery?

  • Church Briefs



    Kids Quest USA is coming to Calvary Assembly of God July 29-31 for a three-night Vacation Bible School. All kids Kindergarten thru sixth grade are invited to attend.  There will be crazy characters, games and prizes nightly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Kid’s Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the church grounds. The church will be joining forces with Wedco to host the event.

    There will be fun, food, and health education information available.

  • Kids’ Fest set for Aug. 1

    Wedco Health District has teamed with Calvary Church to help students and their families prepare for the upcoming school year with Kids’ Fest 2009. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calvary Church, 325 Webster Ave.

    The day will include activities, nutritional snacks, safety information and the Amber Alert child identification kit.

    For more information, call 234-4646.

  • HMH introduces new massage therapist

    Harrison Memorial Hospital administration announces that Shae Bishop has joined the staff as a massage therapist. Shae is a graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy and recently relocated to the area.     

    The types of massages available at HMH are the following:

    •Swedish/classic massage is a form of full-body massage relaxes the body, improves muscle tone and circulation.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

  • Community support is a precious gift to youth

    “It takes a village to raise a child.”

    Our work at The Cynthiana Democrat has recently been taken over by the activities and achievements of our county’s youth. Whether it’s end-of-the-year academic awards, a run in the state baseball tournament or graduation, it seems to be the season for kids.

    Not that I’m complaining... I would rather sit through five awards ceremonies than one board meeting (no offense city commissioners). Kids are just... fun.

    And it’s true... Harrison County, in general, prides itself on its youth.

  • Don’t throw stones, restore souls instead

    I don’t often comment on current events in the news in this column, mainly because by the time it’s printed the news is old. Plus, much smarter and more insightful people have already written everything there is to be said.

    However, I’m going to add my two cents to the conversation about Steve McNair, the ex-NFL quarterback who was found shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide.

    The married Steve McNair who was shot by his 20-year-old girlfriend.

  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Jay Delany

    presiding July 2, 2009


    In re: James Thomas Coppage Jr., other hearing; no parties present, remove from docket.


    Mark A. Kinkaid, 1971, continued first appearance; flagrant non-support; dismiss without prejudice.

    Rickey Wellman, 1981, review; waive sheriff and bond fee.

    Jeffrey A. Cole, 1987, status hearing; currently in Grant County jail doing state time.

    Jeffrey Allen Cole, 1987, status hearing; currently in Grant County jail doing state time.