.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Church Street at Oddville Avenue is closed for the summer

    Work began Tuesday to make road and drainage improvements at the Church Street and Oddville Avenue intersection.
    According to Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson, Church Street is completely closed between Reynolds Avenue and Pleasant Street. Residents can access through either end. However, they cannot cross Oddville Avenue.
    Church Street traffic is re-routed on the north end to Reynolds Avenue then onto Oddville Avenue.

  • P&Z oks recommendation for HMH zone change

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After a lively, and sometimes contentious, public hearing on Monday night, the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission voted to accept a request by Harrison Memorial Hospital to change a zoning classification on property they own. More than 60 people were in attendance.
    At issue was a little more than 26 acres of land, designated as A-1, the hospital purchased from Robert Owen, a member of the joint planning commission.

  • Search begins for new Eastside principal

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The search is on for a new principal for Eastside Elementary.
    Belinda (B.J.) Maggard has accepted a position at the central office as the director of technology. Maggard will be assuming the position vacated by Melissa Shepard, who will retire June 30.

  • Carey family unites in fight for life

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     By profession, Larry Carey was a Kentucky State Police trooper. In his time patrolling the State, he faced very difficult situations, but none more difficult than the one he faced 10 years ago, after he retired from KSP.
    You see, 10 years ago, he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer.
    In June of 2007, he was dressing to go to a funeral visitation when he felt a tiny knot on his neck as he was tying his tie.

  • City makes plans to hire four police officer recruits

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Four individuals moved one step closer in the arduous journey to becoming a Cynthiana police officer.
    Commissioner Roger Slade asked for approval to offer employment to four police officer recruits pending completion of all the pre-employment screenings.
    Slade said hiring police officers is a long process ... and when they are recruits it’s even longer. Recruits have to attend 21 weeks of school/training before they are ready to patrol with a local field training officer.

  • School officials release plans for Class of 2017 graduation

    Harrison County School District has released the following information regarding the Friday, May 26, graduation, which gets underway at 7 p.m.
    There are 210 potential graduates in the Class of 2017. Class officers will serve as commencement speakers along with members of the Harrison County Board of Education.
    Senior awards are Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.
    Baccalaureate will be Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. No tickets are required.

    Sequence of events
    for graduation

  • Veterans pursue Cynthiana-based Marine Corps League detachment

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Plans are in the works to organize and form a local Marine Corps League detachment, based right here in Cynthiana.
    The Marine Corps League was founded in 1923 by Gen. John A. LeJeune, a decorated hero of World War I, commandant of the Marine Corps and the namesake of Camp LeJeune, SC.
    “It’s one of the best kept secrets for all former Marines,” said former MCL Kentucky commandant Zeddie Harmon.

  • Harrison County sends five to state tennis championships

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Lucas Sullivan, Alexis Lanza, Andrea Gil, Melony Dunaway, and Sarah Dunaway all advanced to the state tennis championships, to be held at UK’s Boone-Downing Tennis Center in Shilito Park in Lexington.

  • Breds beat Fleming County 14-4 Tuesday on the Hilltop

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Thorobreds improved to 18-7 for the season Tuesday with a 14-4 win over Fleming County on the Hilltop.  
    The Breds put together nine hits and were issued 14 walks and three hit batters to run away with the game.  

  • Harrison County Fillies fall at Dunbar Tuesday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies softball team batted around in the first inning Wednesday in Falmouth as they pounded the Pendleton County Lady Cats 10-0 in five innings.  
    Pendleton County picked up only one hit in the contest when shortstop Reagan Carlisle singled in the third inning.  Fillies pitcher Bailey Conley struck out 12 Lady Cats and walked two while hitting one.