Today's News

  • 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.

  • Strength in numbers

    There was a time in Cathy McCord’s life, 12 years ago, when she was sick. So sick, in fact, that she couldn’t bring herself to look at her reflection in the mirror.

    “We were traveling and we had to hurry …” she said. “I told my son, ‘I need to change my shirt, I need for you to turn around because I need to take off my wig to do it.’”

    Her son, who was in grade school at the time, said he wouldn’t look because he was afraid it would make him sick.

  • Kentucky’s Best owners plead guilty

    Just over a year since federal investigators raided a Cynthiana factory, its owners have pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges and have agreed to repay the millions of dollars owed to the government.

    The father and son owners of Farmers’ Tobacco Co., Robert and Mike Ammerman, appeared in U.S. District Court in Mississippi on Tuesday to make their pleas and avoid federal indictments.

  • New deputy joins sheriff’s department

    Deputy Sheriff Tuan Kreer has been a policeman for eight years.

    He said he became interested in this profession because he wanted children to have a safe environment in which to grow up.

    “I want to make sure that they are able to prosper in that environment,” Kreer said.

    Kreer, 40, has two children of his own--Hadley, who is nine, and Ethan, who is four.

    The rest of his time, aside from work, is spent entertaining those two.

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