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Today's News

  • Volunteers work to improve conditions for dogs that have been chained, abused, neglected

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tracy Miller is the founder  and president of a dog advocacy group in Georgetown known as SOAR (Speak Out and Rescue.)
    “Essentially, we are a small group of volunteers who love dogs and are advocates for those dogs who are chained, abused or neglected,” Miller explained.

  • County Clean-up will be April 18-22

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court will sponsor a county-wide clean-up scheduled for April 18-22. Items may be brought to the county barn on Connersville Pike each day from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    No tires will be accepted this year, and the county will pay $10 for each appliance that is brought in for disposal, with a limit of two items per family.
     

  • HCHS grad is Harvard bound . . . maybe

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Shane Fowler has experienced more in his short 25 years on earth, than most people will experience in a lifetime.
    The 2011 graduate of Harrison County High School, was a first-team all-state baseball player and played on a state championship team for the Thorobreds in 2010.
    He received an academic scholarship to UK where he started out in pre-med, worked as a medical intern for a year at NYU, and ended up with a degree in communications and a minor in biology.

  • P&Z hearing postponed for rural Dollar General

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A public hearing that was previously scheduled for Monday, April 16, to discuss a zone change for property on U.S. 27 North has been postponed.
    Bonnie Skinner, director of the  Cynthiana and Harrison County Planning and Zoning, said the property owner/contractor, Mike Rozier, Carrollton, Mississippi, was unable to get the information needed for the zone change request completed.

  • Candidate forum is Saturday morning

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    The forum will include all local candidates running for county offices in the upcoming May primary election.
    Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and will be asked questions. Former Cynthiana Democrat publisher George Jacobs will serve as moderator.

  • Hope indicted for DUI crash into church steps last fall

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County grand jury met last week returning nine indictments, one from an alleged DUI last fall.
    Terry Hope, 55, will face an 18-count indictment from charges regarding an Oct. 3, 2017, accident on Church Street.
    The grand jury charges that Hope was driving under the influence when he drove onto the sidewalk and into the church steps at Cynthiana Baptist Church while children from the day care were playing in the fenced area behind the church.

  • Breds lose in seventh to Nicholas County Monday, throttle Pendleton 15-1 Tuesday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Monday night the Harrison County Thorobreds dropped their second game of the year when three errors, a walk and a base hit led to four runs in the top of the seventh inning to hand Nicholas County a 6-5 win.  The game was played on the Hilltop though originally scheduled to be in Carlisle.  
    Chris O’Neal went seven innings for the Breds allowing seven hits and just two earned runs.  

  • Fillies’ struggles continue with 16-0 loss to Bourbon County

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Bourbon County Lady Colonels second baseman sophomore Kaylyn Barnett led off the game Tuesday on Shirley Field with a home run and it was down-hill from there for the Harrison County Fillies.  
    The 1-4 Fillies were pummeled 16-0 on the night in a game where when they did have scoring opportunities fate seemed determined to not let them score.  

  • HCMS soccer Fillies lose close match at Woodford

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Coach Kevin Gaunce saw a match that was dominated by his team Tuesday night in Versailles, but the Harrison County Middle School Fillies lost 2-1.  Woodford County had only four shots on goal in the first half but went into the break with a 2-0 advantage.  
    The second half was more of the same.  The home squad did not have a single shot on goal but held off the determined Fillies for the 2-1 victory.  

  • Tennis splits with Campbell County Monday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County High School tennis Fillies won their second sweep of the season but the Breds lost a close match to Campbell County on the Hilltop, Monday.  
    On a cool, cloudy day the players braved the elements and battled the visitors from the north on the courts at HCHS.