Today's News

  • Golf teams present different challenges for Coach Crisp

    Harrison County High School golf coach Jason Crisp is in his second year of coaching the boys’ golf team and will be coaching the girls’ team for the first time this season. 

    The teams are as different as night and day. The girls have virtually no varsity experience while the boys return four of their top five from last year. Crisp had tryouts for the boys’ team while there are only four girls so there was no need for a tryout. 

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

  • Sports Beat

    Cynthiana Summer Showdown at

    River Road Park in August

    There will be an open fast pitch softball tournament at River Road Park Aug. 13-15 for teams 8 and under through 16 and under. Some games will also be played at Shirley Field at the high school. 

    The tournament will be played under high school rules and will feature games of seven innings or 75 minutes. Entry is $275 and will close Aug. 8. 

    Team signup will be on a first come first served basis. 

    Mudcats win coach-pitch tournament

  • Harrison County Night at Applebee’s

    The 2010 KHSAA baseball champion Harrison County Thorobreds will be honored on Saturday, July 31, at Applebee’s Park when the Lexington Legends take on the Delmarva Shorebirds.

    The entire Thorobreds baseball team will be recognized with an official flag raising between innings at the game, designated at Harrison County Night. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Coach  Mac Whitaker will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

    The state championship flag will fly over Applebee’s Park until a  new state champion is crowned in 2011.

  • Property Transfers


    General Warranty Deed: R.A. Williams Development Company, Inc. to Robynwood Square, LTD - Block C - Robynwood Heights, Unit 3-B in Robynwood Subdivision, $45,000.

    Elsie M. Carpenter to Marlyn L. Whitaker, property in Ashbrook Division, $78,000.

    Special Warranty Deed: Chase Home Finance, LLC to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2.1159 acres at 4446 Ky. Hwy. 1842 N.

    Quit Claim Deed: Cynthia M. Roque and Martin Rogue-Cruz to Roque Family Living Trust, property at Wilson Avenue and Vine Street.

  • Football season is officially here

    I always know when football season arrives.  Officially for me and unofficially for others, the season arrives when the first meeting of the CKFOA is held.  The CKFOA is the Central Kentucky Football Officials Association and the first meeting was Monday.

    In order to officiate a sanctioned high school football game in Kentucky, a person has to be registered with the KHSAA and with an association like the CKFOA, which is responsible for training and assigning officials to the games. 

  • Reunions


    The annual Anderson/Cummins family reunion will be on Aug. 1 at Antioch Mills Christian Church. A potluck dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Bring a covered dish and/or dessert.

    CLASS OF 1995

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1995 will host its 15-year reunion at the Cynthiana Country Club on Aug. 14, 2010 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

    Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for a single and $30 for a couple.


    With weather forecasts calling for highs in the mid-80s this week, no one can argue that summer is right around the corner, begging us to come outside and bask in all its glory.

    It’s this time of the year when Cynthiana and Harrison County residents step outside their doorsteps, feel the warm glow, then scratch their head and say, “Well, what are we going to do outside?”

  • More money, says P&Z chairman

    More money, that’s what Planning and Zoning chairman Avi Bear requested at Tuesday’s Harrison County fiscal court meeting.

    Bear explained that two major issues face the commission with some immediacy needed.

    The commission has been without an enforcement officer since Linden Smith left the position in February. Former board member Lynden Platt stepped in as administrator, but said he would not have the time for enforcement.

    Bear said it has since become obvious that there is a need for someone to enforce ordinances.

  • HCHS principal leaving the Hilltop

    With the school year beginning next month, Harrison County High School will be looking for a new principal.

    HCHS principal Jim Schmidt resigned from his position last Thursday, July 1.

    According to his letter of resignation, obtained by The Cynthiana Democrat in an open records request, Schmidt’s resignation became effective June 30, the day before the letter was submitted to Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer.

    “At this time, I find it prudent to submit my resignation,” Schmidt’s letter to Superintendent Andy Dotson reads.