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Today's News

  • Fire claims home, belongings

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    A Harrison County family lost their home and belongings in an early morning fire Wednesday.

  • McKinney joins Democrat staff

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    The Cynthiana Democrat is welcoming its newest reporter/photographer with the hiring of Kelly McKinney.

    McKinney, 36, a native of Lexington, is coming to Cynthiana by way of Louisville and points in between.

  • Church makes new resident’s journey a surprise to remember

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    All of the time that George Morgan was walking to his job at 3M, even through subzero temperatures and nearly two feet of snow last winter, he didn’t think anybody outside of his family or work noticed.

  • WANTED: Buildings, barns and artists for new Cynthiana mural

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Think one of the bare walls of your city business has what it takes to be the site of Cynthiana’s next original artistic mural? 

  • Rocky road finally smooths out for new writer, leads to Cynthiana

    It’s really hard to believe that I have been at the Democrat for just over a week. It feels much, much longer.
    Part of it might be because I jumped into my role immediately, already having written five stories (plus this column). And part of it is probably the whirlwind of having met so many people. Mainly, though, I think it’s because from the moment I walked in the door, I felt at home, like it’s where I’m meant to be right now.

  • It's the season for strawberries

    For just a few short weeks each year, strawberries are abundant. They’re juicy, sweet and, yes, even succulent. They can be found at grocery stores everywhere. But, according to one local strawberry farmer, the best of the much-loved berries are locally grown.
    “They’re picked ripe,” Cynthiana farmer Butch Case said. “They’re sweeter than strawberries that come from California or Florida.”

  • Fillies win 9th straight district title with 8-1 win last Wednesday

    The Harrison County Fillies outscored the opposition 24-1 in the two 38th District games as they won their ninth straight district title Wednesday night.  
    On Tuesday, the Fillies defeated Robertson County in three innings, 16-0, and Wednesday night won the championship, 8-1, over Nicholas County.
    Junior Jami Davis pitched the game Wednesday allowing six hits and two walks over the seven innings.  
    Jonna Watkins pitched the distance for Nicholas County allowing 11 hits and three walks. Davis struck out seven and Watkins fanned four.  

  • Kentucky Thunder
  • Baseball or softball the way it should be played

    There has been a great deal in the news lately about sportsmanship or lack of, same in youth and other sports.  
    Most of the examples of poor sportsmanship come from youth sports which, of course, are the last place that poor sports belong.  
    There are examples from one of the high schools in Northern Kentucky taking their freshman team off the field to coaches verbally abusing young players to fisticuffs among the “fans.”

  • Fillies track team takes 7th place in state championships

    The Harrison County Fillies Track Team finished the AA State Championships on Friday in seventh place. It’s the best finish for the Fillies in 26 years, according to head coach Danny Simpson.
    As a team, the Thorobreds came in 25th overall out of over 40 teams. They ended their run in the championships tied with Louisville’s Christian Academy.
    Coaches Simpson and Robert Walker said that the overall results were a great showing from both teams. In addition there were some outstanding individual results.