Today's News

  • Local college enrollment at all-time high

    When Brian Whalen was laid off from work on Jan. 15, he returned to the classroom.

    “With the economy the way it is, people really don’t have much of an option,” Whalen said.

    Whalen is among the record-breaking 789 students currently enrolled at Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus.

    Last fall semester, MCTC/LVC’s head count was almost 200 students less, at 596.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Derek Ross Caldwell, Dec. 6, son of Kevin Ross and Christy Caldwell; Emma Kristen Clark, Dec. 7, daughter of Bruce and Melissa Clark; Steven Mathew Oaks II, Dec. 7, son of Amy Garrison and Steven Oaks; Johnathan Galde Perrine, Dec. 10, son of Donald D. and Holly R. Perrine; Brittany Faye Quesenberry, Dec. 7, daughter of Keith and Patty Quesenberry; Kylie Ann Wickstrom, Nov. 29, daughter of Jamie and Amber Wickstrom.

  • 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: