Today's News

  • Fillies top LexCath in softball

    Some clutch hitting and pitching by senior Megan Bullock and a fine defensive play by sophomore shortstop Rachel Hatfield secured a big win over visiting Lexington Catholic in fast pitch softball on Tuesday night at Shirley Field.

    Bullock ripped a two-run single to right field in the first inning to stake the Fillies to a 2-0 lead, then pitched out of a couple of big jams later in the game as Harrison County ran its record to 11-7 on the year with a 6-5 win.

  • Kendall returns as sports writer

    Former Cynthiana Democrat sports writer Lee Kendall will be returning to the Sports pages.

    Kendall, who resigned last year after accepting the athletic directors position at the high school, said he has notified all of the coaches of his decision to return to writing.

    Ive always liked high school sports and attend as many events as possible, said Kendall.

    The former Thorobred basketball coach said he will be writing from a positive angle about the Thorobreds and Fillies.

    He noted that being athletic director and a sports writer creates a delicate situation.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Joseph Bo Hodge, April 20, son of Christy and Shane Hodge; Spencer Wyatt Hughes, April 19, son of Steve and Amy Hughes; Victoria Taylor Switzer, April 10, daughter of Doug and Tammy Switzer.

    Harrison County Fiscal Court awards bid to N&N Contracting for $34,900 for construction of a bridge on Grays Run Road; and renewed contracts with the Montgomery County Regional Jail for housing adults at $25 a day, and juveniles at $100 per day.

  • New Drivers


    Ashton Wiglesworth, Daniel Ashcraft, Kimberly Kennedy, and Ethan Arthur.

  • Doubles team seeking top seed

    The Harrison County High School boys doubles team of Seth Barnes and Hank Whalen won a couple of big matches over the past couple of weeks and are looking to improve their chances in the coming Regional Tennis Tournament in two weeks.

    Barnes and Whalen were defeated earlier in the year by the Bourbon County duo of Jett Glass and Jordan Evans for their only defeat of the regular season. But last Thursday, the two Harrison County seniors redeemed themselves with a victory of their own over their Bourbon County foeskind of.

  • Dailey hurls second no-hitter

    Freshman Logan Dailey made Harrison County baseball history on Friday night when he hurled his second consecutive no-hitter. Daileys feat came in the second round of the McDonalds/Harrison County Classic, a 10-0, six inning win over East Carter (16-5). He struck out nine batters and allowed only three base-runners, two via walks and one by a Harrison County fielding miscue.

  • Officials look at arson as cause of two fires

    The Cynthiana Police Department continues to investigate two fires which occurred over the weekend.

    Cpl. Walter Tapp said the fires at 110 and 112 N. Locust St. were intentionally set.

    Tapp said there is a person of interest in the two fires who is currently being sought.

    The first fire, at 110 Locust, was reported just prior to 9 p.m. Friday night and Cynthiana firefighters were on the scene until early Saturday morning. The next one, next door at 112, was Saturday afternoon.

    Tapp said the house at 110 was abandoned and the fire made it a total loss.

  • Police arrest more suspects in drug sweep

    Three more suspects have been charged in a drug enforcement sweep orchestrated by the Kentucky State Police and Harrison County Sheriff's Office.

    On Thursday, police picked up Misty Fryman, 28, West Pleasant Street, Cynthiana, and Kathy Callahan, 42, Fifth Street, charging both with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • School board posthumously honors England and White

    The Harrison County Board of Education paid tribute to two people the school system has lost recently.

    The meeting began with a moment of silence for Goebel White, who worked for the system for 51 years - 47 of those as a bus driver, and board member Joe England.

    White died last Friday and England died in February.

    Englands legacy was commemorated with a few other actions and presentations.

    Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) president Ed Massey, along with KSBA executive director Bill Scott, read a resolution honoring England's service to the community.

  • Magistrate proposes deeding Handy House to committee

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court held discussions on the proposed changes to the Oddville Avenue park plan Tuesday night.

    Bill Esray, of Wee Landscape Architecture, made a presentation detailing the redesign of the hilltop portion of the park commissioned by the Handy House Committee.

    Wee's design leaves all the master plan elements intact but spares the house and barns. This is achieved by slightly moving the pool, a playground and the recreation center.

    "We've got a solution tonight," Esray said. "I'm not here to shove that solution down your throats."