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Today's News

  • Court must consider local economy in salary vote

    During last week’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting, county leaders discussed giving pay raises to county employees.

    Judge Alex Barnett recommended a 5 percent increase “based on the financial condition” of the county.

    From the discussions around the table it appeared magistrates were weighing in on both sides of the issue. However, all were in agreement that the men and women who make up the county’s payroll work hard. That’s never been the issue.

  • Breds lose overtime battle in LaRue semi final, 41-39

    “We did not deserve to win, we shot poorly. We looked tired, our guards looked tired,” lamented Coach Mike Reitz after his team fell to Webster County 41-39 in overtime Tuesday night. 

    This was the second game in as many nights for the Harrison County Thorobreds as they played in the National Guard Classic at LaRue County High School.

    Poor shooting was the problem, which was due to poor shot selection, for the most part. 

    Webster County has a good defensive team aided by its ability to play nine players without missing a beat.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 31

    Health Dept. Closings. The Health Department will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Years.

    Clerk's Office Closings. The Harrison County Clerk's office will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

    Library Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 and will reopen on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

    SUNDAY, Jan. 3

  • Farm Conservation Cost Share programs available, now accepting applications

    The Pendleton County Conservation District and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service is now accepting applications for cost share programs. The programs include the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost-Share program (State Cost Share) and the Federal Farm Bill programs; Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP).

  • Wrestling team wins 5, loses 6 in Super Duals

    In the Region 7 Super Duals, Harrison County had some outstanding individual efforts and results, but over all injuries and Murphy’s Law led to a not so pleasing team total. 

    In the 12-team duals hosted by Montgomery County, the Thorobreds were matched in two days against 10 of the 11 opponents. 

    Harrison County started with a good match against the host Indians as they defeated Montgomery County by a 57-27 score. This match had to be on or before Dec. 16. 

  • Meeting time isn’t conducive for citizens

    Since the middle of August, The Cynthiana Democrat has published four articles and five letters to the editor regarding the proposed zone change at the Business Park.

    By now, readers are aware that United Propane Gas asked for the zone change in the corner lot of the industrial park, which neighbors Connersville Pike.

    The proposed request asked that the lot be rezoned ‘heavy industrial’ to allow for the storage of propane gas.

  • Kara Lee Eubanks

    Kara Lee Eubanks

    Kara Lee Eubanks was born to Ashley Perez and Josh Eubanks of Cynthiana on Dec. 18, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Mason King.

  • Best books for 2009

    Yes, I realize the value of the internet and the information that is available at a click of a mouse, but I still prefer the book. Maybe it’s because we have pokey-slow-country-dial-up that reaching for a book proves faster and more efficient for me. Maybe it’s just that I like the tactile experience of a book.

  • The Christmas Story

    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

  • 'Like an old, true friend, Christmas will soon be visiting again’

    It’s before Thanksgiving, I know.

    I’m reluctant to even admit this, but I must confess... I have already started listening to Christmas music.

    Gasp.

    This weekend, while traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway to Bowling Green, Ky., I became extremely tired of driving.

    The Bluegrass Parkway has this effect on many. Stretching from Lexington to Elizabethtown, the journey is half of the three-hour trek I make many weekends to see my fiancé Andrew.