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Today's News

  • Boosters president thanks fans for support of baseball team

    To the editor:

    The Harrison County Breds Boosters, and the team, would like to thank all the Cynthiana, Harrison County, and surrounding businesses and citizens for the support during his past year. Without this continued financial support and strong fan base the success our team enjoys could not be a reality. We sincerely appreciate all levels of support and continue to strive to make baseball “a matter of pride” in these young men’s lives, hoping that pride spills into all areas of their lives.

    Lori Denniston, president

  • Thirteen candidates were vying for commission appointment

    The Cynthiana City Commission received 13 letters of intent from citizens interested in filling the recently vacant Commissioner of Public Utilities position.

    At its June 9 regular meeting, the commission appointed Billy Grayson to the vacant office.

    The commissioner position, formerly filled by Mayor Jack Keith, became vacant when Keith was appointed as mayor after Jim Brown’s resignation.

    Through an open records request, The Cynthiana Democrat has obtained the names and letters of intent from those individuals who applied for the position.

  • Soldier dies in Sunday morn crash

    The 201st Engineer Battalion is mourning the death of Daniel Westfall, 24, following an early Sunday morning car accident.

    “We lost a good one,” said Sgt. Allen Fryman (ret.) Tuesday morning.

    Westfall was traveling northbound on US 27 North when he lost control of the 2006 KIA Sportage he was driving, said Harrison County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Specialist Dean Hutchison.

    “We don’t know what caused him to go off the road,” Hutchison said. “...We’re looking at possibly speed as a factor.”

  • St. Rep. McKee favored restricted gambling at race tracks

    State Rep. Tom McKee voted in favor of the now defeated expanded gambling at Kentucky’s race tracks.

    McKee, who represents the 78th District, which includes Harrison, Pendleton and part of Campbell counties, said Tuesday morning that he voted for the bill because of the benefits that could be reaped for the agriculture industry and more specifically the horse industry.

  • It’s her birthday and she’s going to dance, dance, dance

    When she was five years old, Grace Jones’ aunt taught her to dance.

    Ninety-one years later, on her 96th birthday last Friday, Grace danced the waltz with Hospice chaplain Ed Salerno.

    “We had many a good time dancing,” Grace told a room of family and friends gathered to celebrate.

    With the help of her granddaughter, Grace put on a pair of her old dancing shoes for her admirers.

    “They were $18.50 from Saks Fifth Avenue,” she said.

  • Powdery mildew common in summer

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads; it likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. 

    The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection and placement and adopting good cultural practices. Most powdery mildew problems won’t do too much harm but some plants suffer decline if it is a repeat problem. 

  • Lenox wins 6th Mooney Invitational

    He hasn’t caught his dad yet, but don’t bet against Bart Lenox one day surpassing dad Mike Lenox as the all-time most winning golfer in the history of the Joe Mooney Memorial Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    The younger Lenox notched title No. 6 last weekend, coming from one shot behind heading into the second round to win by one over Maysville’s Bill O’Mara on Sunday, to get within shouting distance of his father’s 10 championships.

  • Lincoln’s words still true 145 years later

    The ideals that President Lincoln expressed in the Gettysburg Address have a tremendous relevance for our country today.

    Today we are faced with not just the wars that we are involved in overseas, we have to face what President Obama has called the worst economic crisis since the Depression. The battle fields have moved from our soil to inside our homes, our jobs and our futures.

  • Court bails out jeopardized PZ budget

    The Harrison County Fiscal court came up with its own form of bailout at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    “They can’t make their payroll,” Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Planning Commission. “They are down to $3,000 in their account.”

    P&Z Chairman Avi Bear told magistrates that the slumping construction of new homes has created a budget shortfall.

  • Addison Ryan Whisman

    Addison Ryan Whisman

    Addison Ryan Whisman was born to Tasha Lane and Randy Whisman Jr. of Cynthiana on June 23, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Aiden Whitson, and sister Alexis Whisman.

    Maternal grandparents are Angela and Stephen Richards of Paris, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Carylon and Bronson Yazell.

    Paternal grandparents are Rita Whirls and Randy Whisman of Cynthiana.