Today's News

  • Want to save big? SmartSource coupons coming back

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 21, The Cynthiana Democrat will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside the newspaper each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a Cynthiana Democrat subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Allison named HCHS athletic director

    Brad Allison, a 1992 graduate of Harrison County High School,  has been named athletic director to replace the retired Lee Kendall effective July 1, 2011. Allison was assistant athletic director during Kendall’s term.
    “Lee was like a mentor to me,” said Allison. “Many of the plans I have are continuations of what he did.”
    Allison plans to be an accessible figure at the Harrison County sports activities.

  • Fillies soccer anticipating success despite graduation losses

    The Harrison County Fillies soccer team graduated seven seniors from last season’s district runner-up and regional semifinalist, yet Coach Kim Jenkins is optimistic. Although the Fillies lost three of five defenders including the keeper to graduation, Jenkins believes she has the players in the wings to step in and compete.

  • Instead of pennies we need highways from heaven

    I didn’t go to the inaugural Sprint Race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday night though I am a fan of NASCAR.   I wish I could have gone even though I wouldn’t have liked the traffic even if it went smoothly and especially not the way it was on this race day. Traffic around the two NASCAR events that I have personally attended was bad though not impossible or horrendous like it must have been Saturday. I have been to Bristol and Talladega but we went early and stayed late each time so the traffic though heavy was bearable.  

  • Fillies Soccer Camp
  • Yankees Coaches Pitch
  • Ewalt keeps local business local

    After 64 years of selling, cleaning and repairing fine jewelry, Russell Whalen has decided to turn over his shop to new business owner Steve Ewalt.
    Whalen’s, as it will remain in name, was opened by Whalen in October 1947. The shop made its final home on Main Street where it has served the public since 1957.

  • New ambulances finally join fleet

    Two new ambulances join the fleet after the county votes to license the much needed replacements.
    The main topic addressed at the July 12 Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting was the plan of action for the two new, uninsured ambulances currently not in service.

  • Farmer recovering after being thrown from tractor

    A Harrison County man was rushed to UK Hospital after he was thrown from a tractor and cut by mowing equipment.
    A call rang into dispatch around 1 p.m., Thursday, July 7, concerning an injury accident that had taken place in a hay field on Mt. Vernon Pike.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, William Jibb, 77, was mowing hay for property owner David Schwartz on Mt. Vernon Pike.


    Allie Barnett was selected as the 2011 Miss Harrison County Tuesday night. She was crowned by outgoing Miss Teen Erin Bradford, filling in for Katie Himes, 2010 Miss Harrison County, who was unable to attend. Barnett was one of nine contestants.

    Allie is the daughter of Alex and Michelle Barnett.