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Today's News

  • Jackson’s music was a soundtrack of memories

    I remember once in Mrs. Laura Gregg’s middle school chorus class, she looked at us adolescent students and asked, “What would your life be like without music?”

    It was a profound question that I still don’t think I can come close to answering.

    I thought about Mrs. Gregg and her profound question last Thursday evening as I watched tributes to the “King of Pop.”

    At the age of 50, Michael Jackson had died.

  • Mutton Bustin' popular event at this year's fair

    The Harrison County 4-H Fair ended Saturday with one of the most talked about events having occurred on Friday night.

    For the first time, Mutton Bustin’ was offered for children in a rodeo-style event that put youngsters atop a sheep.

    “It was a good fair,” said Cheryl Case, Extension agent for family and consumer science. “Nothing got rained out.”

    For photographs from this year’s fair, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • School district gets new calling system

    Harrison County parents can expect several calls from the school this year.

    For the first couple months of the school year, the Harrison County school district will try out a calling system that will allow the schools, teachers and coaches to contact parents through a phone call, text message and/or e-mail.

    Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard presented school board members with the details of the system at Friday evening’s school board meeting.

  • Breds soccer to begin season with five straight matches at home

    There’s no way to disguise the fact that the 2008 soccer year for the Harrison County Thorobreds was dismal.

    They finished the year with a 1-14 record. They were shutout nine times, including their last five regular season games and their district tournament loss to Montgomery County, 1-0. They began the season with seven straight losses, defeated Frankfort 1-0, then lost seven more games to wrap up the season. They scored only six goals all year, and never played a game when they scored more than once.

  • Cynthiana Art Walk this weekend

    The downtown streets of Main, Pike and Walnut will play host to the first annual Cynthiana Art Walk this Friday and Saturday.

    “You don’t have to be an art expert to enjoy this,” said Art Walk coordinator Karey Smith. “With the festival occurring both Friday and Saturday, folks can enjoy a date night Friday and bring the kids back for the fun on Saturday.”

  • HCHS Volleyball team looks to ‘pass’ to the top

    The 2009 edition of the Harrison County High School volleyball team lacks a proven setter, and that may be the only ingredient missing from a team that could advance deep into the coming post-season.

    “Our outside hitters and middle hitters are every bit as good as the best hitting teams we have had at Harrison County,” said Bill Faulkner, Fillies head coach since the inception of volleyball at HCHS. “Our only concern is how well we will be able to pass and set the ball… We lost some key players off last year’s team that we really relied on.”

  • Art Walk is huge success for downtown Cynthiana

    Over 700 people enjoyed the Cynthiana Art Walk this past weekend in downtown Cynthiana.

    “It made me have so much hope for our little town,” said coordinator Kary Smith on Monday morning.

    The two-day event that highlighted local artistic talent was sponsored by the Cynthiana Arts Council, but Smith said the event was a success due to the support of local businesses, organizations and individuals.

    “I think we’ve tapped into something the town and residents love,” Smith said.

  • Engagements

    •Alitia Marie Haitz and Jeremy Wayne Hill will marry Sept. 12, 2009 in Paris, Ky. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony.

  • State’s stimulus package will speed up economic recovery

    The General Assembly had two main goals when it convened the recent special legislative session that Governor Beshear had called: Overcome a billion-dollar budget deficit and help jumpstart our economy.

    By the time legislators finished their work last Wednesday, there was considerable agreement that both had been accomplished.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    July 1 – Jean Bruce of First Stop reported that she had a drive off.

    July 1 – At 9:54 a.m., Dusty Ball, Pleasant Street, reported that someone entered his home while he was at work and took his xBox 360 and Halo 3.

    July 1 – At 2:59 p.m., Chastity Martinez reported that her cell phone was taken while she was in the customer service area of Walmart.