Today's News

  • Fillies claim fifth place in Kentucky Bank Holiday Classic

    The Harrison County Fillies ended the 2008 portion of their schedule on a high note with a fifth place finish in the Kentucky Bank Holiday Classic at Bourbon County.

    The Fillies won three out of four games in a field of 16 teams to claim their No. 5 spot.

    Senior Charley Hatfield was named to the Classic’s all-tournament team having led scoring for the Fillies.

    “I thought the kids played well,” said Coach Jason Crisp.

  • School Menus

    Jan. 5-9

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Cereal, toast, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: French toast, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

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

    THURSDAY: Biscuits, sausage, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, toast, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.


  • Commission deadlocks on acting-mayor selection

    Cynthiana City Commissioners were unable to agree on a selection of mayor pro tem at a Monday special meeting. Current Mayor Pro Tem Jack Keith and returning commissioner Jimmy New deadlocked with incoming commissioners Amanda Moore and Mark Mattmiller on the selection. The commission was acting in the absence of Mayor Jim Brown, who is recovering from a Christmas Eve stroke. Details of this story in Thursday's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • EMT class to be offered at MCTC Paris campus

    A new EMT Basic (Emergency Medical Technician) class will be offered through the Maysville Community and Technical College starting Jan. 13, 2009. Participants will earn EMT certification upon successful completion of 137 training hours and passing scores for all assessments. Miles Hughes will be instructing this course at the Paris Extension Campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. All applications, materials, and payments are due by Jan. 6, 2009. Payment plans are available. If interested call Karey Smith 859-234-8626 ext. 66429 for details and eligibility.

  • Museum Musings

    • Log Cabin, Sept. 10, 1920 -- “We learn that several interested parties have been making inquiries about the Monticello property with a view to establishing a military school here next year. The property is ideal for the purpose and such a school would be a great advantage to Cynthiana in many ways. Every possible encouragement should be given to the enterprise if there is a good opportunity.”

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Dec. 18 at 5:43 p.m. -- non-injury, Stratton Road, David W. Parks, 48, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, struck David Morris, Cynthiana, driving a 2004 Dodge Neon.

    Dec. 20 at 7:24 p.m. -- non-injury, KY 1054 South, Joseph A. Bocska, 48, Berea, driving a 1996 Mercury Marquis.

    Dec. 23 at 7:45 p.m. -- injury, Old Lair Road, Lewis Coppage, 39, Cynthiana, driving a 1994 Ford Mustang.

  • Harrison wrestlers take two of five matches in the Region 7 Super Duals

    The Christmas break brought Harrison County wrestlers to the mats in the Region 7 Super Duals in Lexington Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23, but couldn’t give the Breds a state duals berth.

    Harrison County won two of its five matches during the two-day event.

    On Monday, Harrison County opened against Woodford, which it has done at least three consecutive years.

    Woodford claimed the first match 52 to Harrison’s 21.

    HCHS Coach Russ Riegel said there were some bright spots in the match.

  • Soldier Support Group thanks community

    To the editor,

    I, personally, and on behalf of the Soldier Support Group, would like to thank everyone that helped to make our Christmas boxes for our troops a success.

    I am very thankful and proud that I can call Cynthiana and Harrison County my home. Ask anyone in town, “Whats happening?” and the answer is always, “nothing ever happens here.” But this past year I’ve had the pleasure to learn and get to know that there is all types of things happening.

  • McKee shares promising news for farmers


    A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    with State Representative Tom McKee


    FRANKFORT – Earlier this month, Kentucky’s farmers got a welcome dose of good news when we learned 2008 would be another record year for the money paid for our crops and livestock.

  • January named National Radon Action Month

    Radon Causes 100 Times More Deaths than Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: EPA Launches National Radon Action Month

    Did you know?

    •Breathing home indoor radon causes nearly 100 times more deaths each year than carbon monoxide poisoning.

    •Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking.

    •Some 20,000 people will die this year due to breathing too much radon without even knowing it.