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Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 12, 1928 -- “Coming to Cynthiana, Heffner-Vinson Stock Co., one week beginning Monday, July 16. Thirty five talented players with an entire new repertoire carrying their own 10 piece orchestra, with Jimmie Heffner, the south’s own comedian.”

    * Log Cabin, Sept. 10, 1897 -- “Moments are useless if trifled away, and they are dangerously wanted if consumed by delay in cases where ‘One Minute Cough Cure’ will bring immediate relief. -- VanDeren and Lydick Drugs.”

  • Mattmiller files for Cynthiana mayor

    Mark Mattmiller has announced his candidacy for the office of mayor for the city of Cynthiana.

    Mattmiller is currently serving the city as Commissioner of Public Finance and Public Property. He is the mayor pro tem for the board of commissioners as well. He has held these positions since January 2009.

  • Robbery suspect caught in Harrison County

    A bank robbery suspect was arrested just after noon on Friday following a crash at the Harrison County Business Park.

    William Vincent, 28, of Aurora, Ill., was arrested after he wrecked a black Mercedes SUV into a guard rail, then took off on foot toward a pond on U.S. 62.

    Vincent allegedly robbed the First Federal Bank on Sir Barton Way in Lexington at 11:27 a.m.

    Lexington Metro Police were able to track the vehicle  with a helicopter. He traveled onto I-75 and then to KY 460.

  • Christmas parade is Saturday at 4 p.m.

    Santa Claus will be coming to town Saturday.

    Floats, antique cars, fire trucks, the Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds, horses and Christmas cheer will fill the streets of downtown Cynthiana Saturday afternoon during the annual Christmas parade, beginning at 4 p.m.

    According to Chamber of Commerce director Pat Grenier, 12 groups will display floats in this year’s parade.

    Floats will be judged before the parade, from 3-4 p.m. at River Road.

  • Old Lair Road home burns

    An Old Lair Road home is destroyed after a late Thursday night fire.

    Three trucks and 15 county firefighters responded to 3908 Old Lair Road after an 11:30 p.m. call to dispatch.

    “When the first firefighter got on the scene, it was fully involved all over,” Chief Charlie Carson said about the flames. “It was an older house and once it got started, it went all over it...”

    The home was owned by Gerald Wade.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Miller to debut book this weekend

    Nathan Miller began writing when he was little.

    “It was at Eastside Elementary where I first remember putting humorous stories to paper,” Miller said.  “Around third or fourth grade things started to become somewhat sensible, I suppose.”

    Now, years later, one of Miller’s ‘sensible stories’ has made him a published author, a dream of his since he first put pen to paper.

    “I think everyone who likes to read or write at all would like to see their name on a cover,” Miller said.

  • Cooking school is Tuesday

    The ever-popular Taste of Home Cooking School will be held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Harrison County High School auditorium.

    “Tickets have been selling like hot potatoes,” said Trish Jenkins, Cynthiana Democrat/Harrison Shopper advertising manager.

    Holiday cooking will be the theme of this year’s jointly sponsored event. The Cynthiana Democrat and Cynthiana Lions Club have again partnered with Ken’s NewMarket to make this year’s cooking school a success.

  • Licking River Outfitters hosts Wounded Warrior event this weekend

    To say Robin Gassett loves to hunt would be an understatement.

    His office at Licking River Outfitters in northern Harrison County is filled with the heads of deer, fish, fox skins and turkey feathers from five decades of hunting.

    It’s a passion that Robin wants others to share and enjoy.

    And for three years at Licking River Outfitters, Robin has made it his mission that everyone gets a chance to hunt - even those that thought they never could.

  • Wrestlers ready to tackle new season

    With the new season beginning Dec. 2, the Harrison County wrestling team is anxious to get started. 

    Coach Russ Riegel’s squad has some top notch veterans returning but, at the same time, lost heavily to graduation and other issues. 

    Graduated are five wrestlers who participated in the state meet during their high school careers.

  • Sports Beat

    Breds open season at Commodore Classic

    The Harrison County Thorobreds open the 2009-10 basketball season Friday at 6 p.m. in Lexington. The Breds will be involved in the opening game Friday against the Somerset Briar Jumpers of the 12th region in the Commodore Classic held at Tates Creek High School.