Today's News

  • Smoking should be banned in Cynthiana

    I believe that smoking should not be allowed in pubic places in Cynthiana. Smoke affects everyone you are around, and it is not fair to people who do not smoke. Not only that, but employees would be forced to work in an environment they don’t like. If the smokers really want to smoke so badly, they can wait until they are not around others.

  • Thorobreds play three at Bracken Co. Tournament

    Sunday evening play opened the Bracken County Tournament for the Harrison County Thorobreds. 

    The Breds faced the Juggernauts of Erlanger Lloyd High School of the 9th region pulling away to a 60-51 win.

    Lloyd came into the game sporting a 1-3 record while the Breds began at 3-2 for the young season.

  • Deputy Fryman retiring Friday

    This Friday will be Wayne Fryman’s last day on the job at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

    Fryman began work as a sheriff’s deputy in 1987.

    “He will be hard to replace,” Sheriff Bruce Hampton said Monday morning. “You don’t put 20 some years in some place and expect to be able to hire somebody the next day that will replace him... He will be very much missed.”

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • What it looks like when Congress does its job

    If you’ve ever wondered what members of Congress do to earn their keep, the current health-care debate on Capitol Hill should give you a good idea. This complex legislation, placed on the congressional agenda by President Obama but shaped by the intense give-and-take of the legislative process, is a perfect window into our democracy.

  • Basketball: The greatest show on earth

    The high school basketball season is into the tournament time, which is one of my favorite times of the year. 

    On a good day and night, a fan can go to one location and watch from four to eight games without leaving the gym. That may sound like a miserable day to some, but that’s what I call hog heaven. 

    High school games still have the biggest percentage of fans that really care about their team winning, I believe.

  • Judge Delaney appointed to take McGinnis seat

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that Judge Jay Delaney will be seated to replace Judge Robert McGinnis in Harrison Circuit Court.

    McGinnis resigned earlier this year and has been a senior status judge, which allowed him to continue until a replacement was named.

    Delaney was elected as Harrison District Judge in November 2006 and has served since January 2007.

    He has already announced his intent to seek election to that office in the November 2010 election.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Dec. 14, 2009


    Estate of Roger David Hockensmith, motion hour; (motion for extension of time), motion passed.

    Estate of Jessica Fay Earlywine Lopez-Garcia, probate hearing; petition granted, order entered.

    Estate of Vivian C. Philpot, probate hearing; administrator appointed, order entered.


    GE Money Bank vs. Cathy Bowman, motion hour; order entered.

    Capital One Bank vs. Judy Y. Rose, motion hour; order entered.


  • HCMS students denied photo opportunity

    To the editor:

  • Brotherly Love

    Amber Campbell, 18, will spend her holiday season giving to others.

    Among the presents she’s bought and wrapped for friends and family, Amber is also giving a very unique gift.

    She will give her brother,  Corey, 19, one of her kidneys on Dec. 29.

    In May 2007, Corey was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney disease.

    When doctors began searching for a kidney donor, Amber became determined to save her brother’s life.

    “From the day of his diagnosis, Amber said she wanted to do it,” Amber and Corey’s mom Jennifer said.

  • Church Briefs



    Pastor Dan Collard and church family invites everyone to holiday activities planned for the month of December at Calvary Assembly of God.

    Dec. 18 and 19: The Live Nativity Story at 6:30 and 7:15 nightly. Free cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the fellowship hall after each performance.

    Dec. 19: Youth Group Fundraiser at Ken’s bagging groceries from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for donations. All proceeds go to the Ireland Missions Trip this April.

    Dec. 22, Dec. 27, Dec. 30: No p.m. services.