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Today's News

  • Local youth participate in State Bible Drills

    The Kentucky Baptist Convention sponsors and promotes Bible Drills to engage young people in learning Bible skills and Baptist doctrine. Twenty-four children from churches in the Crittenden Baptist Association attended an association-wide Bible Drill at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on April 19. Several of the children are from Harrison and surrounding counties. 

  • CPD issues 81 seat belt citations during campaign

    Eighty-one seat belt citations were issued during the  Click It or Ticket campaign May 18-31 in Cynthiana.

    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross, the state’s mini grant allowed for about 34 hours of overtime for the Cynthiana Police Department to concentrate on seat belt violations.

    During this period, officers also issued citations and warnings for two child safety restraints, four suspended licenses, five no insurance, three speeding and 15 other violations that included infractions such as no registration and improper take off.

  • Half million in support sought from county

    The slicing of the county’s budget pie has begun.

    Magistrates held a special meeting on Tuesday, the first in a series of budget discussions that will precede the final draft set for approval on April 28.

    Tuesday’s discussions centered on the many programs that the county supports financially.

    Most of the requests received a perfunctory nod. However, magistrates wanted more information on some of the requests.

  • Fillies fall to Montgomery

    The winningest season in the history of Harrison County High School fast-pitch softball came to an end last week as the Fillies dropped a 6-2 decision to host Montgomery County in the semi-final round of the 10th Region Tournament.

    Harrison County, the home team on the scoreboard, surrendered two runs in the top of the first inning, and could never get their offense untracked against two Lady Indian pitchers.

  • Case honored as National History Day Teacher of the Year

    James S. “Jamie” Case, a 1985 graduate of Harrison County High School, was recently honored at this year’s National History Day state competition in Frankfort by being named the National History Day Teacher of the Year.

    Case, who teaches eighth grade U.S. History at Clark Middle School in Winchester, has worked with his students on various historical projects, which include papers, documentaries, performances or exhibits about specific individuals in history.

  • Class of 2009 to graduate 218 seniors on June 5

    With the school year drawing to a close, Harrison County High School is preparing for the graduation of the class of 2009 next Friday evening.

    “This is a cumulation of 13 years of hard work and the kids deserve a classy celebration,” said HCHS graduation coordinator Jenny Nichols. “...This is going to be a gathering of a couple thousand people.”

    Addressing the 218 candidates for graduation will be former HCHS principal Jerry Jenkins.

  • Extreme Makeover home was a gift and shouldn’t be sold

    To the editor:

    The entire Hassel family story is a disgrace and humiliation to this community.

    This community stood tall and proud when Ty Pennington and his crew came to Cynthiana and put us on national television, along with our local Sosbe Construction and all other local contractors who so graciously gave of their time to help this family with medical problems and medical bills and now they want to bail.

    Well, first, let me say, you’ll be lucky to get the price you’re asking because of the location of the house in Sunrise.

  • Beaver Baptist Church celebrates 200 years at Sunday service and reception

    “And a door was opened for experience.”

    This phrase was repeated in the early minutes of Beaver Baptist Church in reference to a time set aside for those who wished to be baptized or move their church letter. However, it may best summarize the church’s history, for since the church doors opened 200 years ago, there have been many human and spiritual experiences.

    “And a door was opened for experience,” is descriptive of the mission and purpose of Beaver Baptist since its beginning on May 27, 1809, to the present.

  • Hassall family is more important to our community than a house

    To the editor:

    I have never written to the editor before, but quite frankly, I’ve grown impatient with my own silence. There was a letter sent to the Democrat regarding the Extreme Makeover Home owned by the Hassalls. I have to admit, I was a bit perplexed at the attack on this family for their decision to sell it. Did I miss something or isn’t this their home? This isn’t Harrison County’s home, although the county could buy it if they so choose.

  • Ash pest confirmed in Kentucky

    For over a decade entomologists to the north have been monitoring a pest that has devastated ash tree populations. Michigan was the first see the drama unfold, and all told since active monitoring of the emerald ash borer, an estimated 40 million trees have been killed. 

    It was inevitable that the pest would move south despite active efforts to contain the pest through quarantines, voluntary and mandatory felling of ash trees and a campaign to prevent the movement of firewood out of infected areas.