Today's News

  • Church News 5-28-15

    A Country Gospel Music Festival will be held at Oddville Christian Church on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to dark.
    Come join in for a day of fellowship and fun with live music, karaoke, cornhole playoffs, free food.
    If anyone or group would like to sing call Wayne Tolson at 859-588-2394 to assist with scheduling.
    All donations will go to the Oddville Christian Church Building Fund.

  • God loves hilarious givers

    When I first started thinking about writing an article to do with stewardship, I thought about the churched folks, dechurched folks and the unchurched folks.
    My thought was “What is the first thing each one will think about when they hear the word stewardship?”
    So I conducted a poll of 100 random people asking the question, “What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the word stewardship?”

  • Welcoming a daughter home

    Recently, a friend told me about the nose prints on her front window.
    “I’ve been pressing my face against the window, watching and waiting for my daughter to come home,” she said.
    After being away for a number of years, and after the worst possible year of her life thus far, she’s coming home for a time of respite and healing, starting over, starting fresh.
    However, at least as I write this, she’s not home yet.

  • 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.  

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  • 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.

  • Fillies eliminate Campbell County in first round of region tourney

    The Harrison County Fillies joined with their baseball counterparts Monday afternoon by eliminating the Campbell County Camels by  a score of 6-1 from the 10th Region Softball Tournament in Mount Sterling.
    The difference in the two games — the Fillies only needed seven innings to win their opening round.
    Another important difference is that the Camels’ softball squad didn’t come into the 10th region tournament as highly ranked.