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Today's News

  • Back from Ireland and the Cardinals are in the Series

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The trip to Ireland had many good features including a visit to the Guinness Storehouse where a revolving bar gives visitors a bird’s eye view of all of Dublin.  
    In fact, in the first 36 hours of our visit I had made it to Guinness and the Jameson Distillery, which I imagined would be the highlights of the trip. I was wrong.  
    The people on the tour and the inhabitants of Ireland made the trip worthwhile.  That is saying something since we were on airplanes for more than 17 hours, which is not fun.  

  • Volleyball ends season with region loss to Bishop Brossart

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team dropped a two-set match to Bishop Brossart last Tuesday to end a very successful season in the opening round of the regional tournament.  
    The district champion Fillies lost to Brossart  25-14, 25-16 in matches that could have gone either way.  
    Newport Catholic (23-6) went on to win the region as expected and will play Caldwell County (29-7) Friday night in the state tournament at Bellarmine.

  • Pee Wee Champs
  • The only thing constant is change

    When I think back over the past year I have spent working at the Cynthiana Democrat, I am reminded of a line from my favorite Broadway play.
    During a scene of the well-known Broadway hit Jekyll and Hyde, Dr. Jekyll turns to a group of aristocratic naysayers and says “The only thing constant is change.”
    When I played the role of Jekyll and Hyde in Laura Stephens’ Harrison County High School production of the play I didn’t really understand the full capacity of that line until one year of working at the local newspaper.

  • The value of irritating people

    Perhaps the best thing about writing a column is having a forum to work out what I believe.
    It’s also a great place to air my petty beefs and hope that somehow I can find a nugget of truth about God and his kingdom to help us all.
    But mostly I just like to publicly tattle about people who irritate me.
    For example, people who invade my personal space. This happens mostly at Walmart while at the register waiting for my grocery total.

  • Special Olympian
  • Sports beat

    Cross country meet postponed until
    Thursday due to weather
    Coach Danny Simpson likes the Cynthiana Country Club course for a meet but the weather was just too bad to hold the annual Harrison County Invitational last week.  
    “It rained two inches on Wednesday and then was drizzling and cold Thursday so we decided to try for a better day,” said Simpson. “We want to give the athletes their best chance for success and even on this fine course today wasn’t it.”  

  • Church News

    BERRY CHRISTIAN
    The Berry Christian Church bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local artists, Tupperware, premier jewelry, Rada knives and crafts. Items on hand or special order available.
    Everyone is welcome.
    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    Central Christian Church will be hosting a Singspiration on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Local talent will be featured. Refreshments will be served after the program. Everyone is invited to attend.
    Pastor Barry Wethington is travelling with a Missions group to Haiti this month.

  • A marquee wedding proposal

    Harrison County High School sweethearts Andrea Rankin and Justin Wells were together nearly five years when they split up in 2003.
    They met when Andrea was 14 years old during a shared P.E. class and made an instant connection.
    However, following a short engagement, the couple decided to go their separate ways.
    Their split was a total loss of contact with one another for eight years.
    However, through what Justin calls “the wonder of social networking,” they reconnected in April.

  • Local pets featured in new 2012 Humane Society Calendar

    Local pets from Harrison County are the focus of the first annual 2012 Humane Society engagement calendar book. Each month features two local pets, with a story of their lives and a full page professional photo of the ‘pet of the month’.