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Today's News

  • Commission ends Handy House era

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After wrestling with the issue for years, a unanimous vote by the Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday gave consent for the demise of the Handy House.
    Commissioners were hopeful that the old home that looks over Flat Run Veterans’ Park could be used as housing quarters for firefighters and that bays would be added to both sides for trucks.
    However, Chief Jay Sanders and Commissioner Roger Slade explained that the house could not be used for a new fire house.

  • Grand jury affirms eight indictments

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Seven individuals were named in eight indictments issued by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    In addition, Henry Hogg, 46, bypassed the grand jury with a signed waiver of right to be tried by indictment.
    Hogg is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.
    According to court documents, on Feb. 3, 2015, Hogg “engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger or death or physical injury to [another individual].”

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Alice Allen has followed in her grandmother’s footsteps. Her grandmother, born a slave, became a certified teacher in 1908. Allen is now in her 21st year as a teacher.
    She graduated from Harrison County High School in 1971 and lived through one of the most tumultuous times in American history, the 1960s.

  • Cynthiana considering trained K9 to join force

    Cynthiana Police Ptl. Eddie Quinn appeared before the Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday night with his K9 Hano. Quinn’s aggressively trained German Shepherd is capable of locating drugs as well as tracking. Quinn and Hano worked as partners before coming to  Cynthiana.

  • Houston volunteers to make a difference

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Maybe it’s the neon green jacket that draws attention to the man who spends countless hour sweeping the curbs and gutters around Cynthiana. Or, perhaps it’s just the fact that it’s so out of character to see someone picking up trash instead of throwing it out.
    Whatever draws attention to Kenneth Houston, it is all warranted.
    Houston, 44, is a graduate of Harrison County High School.

  • No Flint-like problems with Cynthiana’s water

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    According to Todd Blanton of the Cynthiana Water Treatment Plant, Cynthiana residents shouldn’t be concerned that a debacle like the one that has plagued Flint, Michigan, will strike here.
    The Flint water crisis began in April of 2014 when that city’s leaders opted to begin producing their own water out of the local Flint River.
    Previously, Flint had purchased its drinking water from Detroit, which gets its water from Lake Huron.

  • Cold-shooting Fillies’ losing streak at eight games, travel to Woodford Wednesday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies lost to Bracken County on Wednesday and Bishop Brossart on Friday to extend their losing streak to eight games.  
    It is not for lack of effort but shooting has become a real problem along with a key injury.  

  • Sports this week

    Feb. 10-17
    Fillies Basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Woodford Co.  JV/V 6/7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 13 vs. Williamstown JV/V 2/3:30 p.m.
    Monday, Feb. 15 at Scott High JV/V 6/7:30 p.m.

    Thorobreds Basketball
    Friday, Feb. 12 at Mason Co. JV/V 6/7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 13 vs. Paris  Senior Night  JV/V 6/7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Feb. 16, Franklin Co. at KY State Exum Ctr. 6/7:30 p.m.

    Wrestling
    Saturday, Feb. 13, Region 8 Tournament at Bourbon Co.

    Archery

  • Breds fall to 10-13 with losses on Friday and Saturday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    After trailing by five at halftime, the Thorobreds gave up 29 points in the third period to lose to Bracken County, 75-57, Friday in Brooksville.  
    The potent one-two punch of junior Austin Crawford and senior Colton Williams was too much for the Thorobreds as the two combined for 50 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Polar Bears.  
    Most of the damage was done by Crawford. He put up a double-double of 36 points and 10 rebounds.

  • Harrison County Volleyball