Today's News

  • Hunting opportunities available to persons with disabilities

    A former Georgia hunter has taken his passion for the outdoor life and given back to those who deserve the most.
    Robin Gassett and his wife Ellen have been taking their love of hunting and sharing it with those who are sometimes forgotten.
    “Our goal is to give those who want the chance to hunt an opportunity to make a life-long memory,” said Robin Gassett.
    Robin and Ellen are co-owners and operators of the Licking River Outfitters.

  • Don’t be late: Yearbook deadline is Dec. 1

    It was at the 11th hour last year that a huge influx of photograph submissions for the Yearbook were received.
    Here we are again and I’m still awaiting pictures from events that occurred in Harrison County during 2010 or those involving our local citizenry.
    The deadline for this year’s book is Wednesday, Dec. 1.
    What we are interested in are photographs that our readers captured. Obviously, the news staff at The Cynthiana Democrat cannot be at every event. Therefore, this is a way for your event to be documented.

  • Middle school begins boys’ basketball season

    Harrison County’s Middle School boys’ basketball season began Wednesday evening at the middle school with the Bracken County Polar Cubs as the opponent.  
    The seventh grade game opened the evening and it didn’t take long for Harrison County to establish superiority. Zack Pulliam scored eight of his team high 21 points in the opening period as the seventh grade Colts doubled the score 12-6 in the first quarter.   
    Brock Jenkins had nine in the second period as the lead was stretched to 10 points at the half, 29-19.  

  • Wrestling has mixture of experience and great promise for 2010-11

    As 55-year veteran coach Russ Riegel puts it “Experience is the word. We have a really great bunch of athletes in grades six through 12. For the first time in my 18 years, we have a program of athletes who want to be wrestlers.”  
    Of course, some of the experience is in the coaching staff. Riegel’s 55 years (the last 18 at HCHS) and No. 1 assistant Luke Tucker’s eight years gives the Harrison County staff an edge on most of the competition.  

  • Cross Country awards program held Saturday

    The Harrison County Cross Country program held its annual awards program Saturday at the County Extension Office.  
    Three runners received senior awards as they have completed their careers as cross country runners. They are Chelsee Mattox, who ran from 2008-2010, Shelbie Wright, who also has 2008-2010 on her resume, and Keenan Palmer, who ran from 2007-2010.  
    The 2010 Rookie of the Year was Caylin Mattox, while her sister Chelsee was the most improved Fillies runner. Jacob Marsh was the most improved for the Thorobred’ runners.  

  • Broadcasters have a unique place in sports

    Depending on what team you support, where you live and what sport or sports you follow different broadcasters have influenced your opinion of the game.  
    I have been fortunate for the biggest part of my life to live in an area where high school sports have been broadcast so that was my first exposure to broadcasters.
    WTCJ in Tell City had a man who owned a jewelry store who was also the play-by-play man with the high school band director filling the color guy position for the football and basketball broadcasts.  

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Nov. 15, 2010
    Estate of John H. Burrier, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Effie Riddle, probate hearing; will admitted as self-proven, order entered.
    First Resolution Investment Corp vs. Megan R. Frederick, motion hour; order entered.
    Stanley Florence, 1972, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.
    Michael A. Wilson, 1990, other hearing; paid as ordered, probation conditions.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Nov. 17, 2010
    Amanda May Ridiman vs. Deven A. Boxx, motion hour; (motion for child support), agreed order of medical support entered.
    Elijah Thomas Carter vs. Tiffany Anne Carter, motion hour; (motion for child support), order of medical support entered.
    Amanda Kaye Thomson vs. William Joseph Hannah, motion hour; (motion for child support), order remanding previously entered.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    Nov. 15- 10:10 a.m. A non-injury accident was reported on KY 36. Justin Perraut, 22, was driving when he reached for a chip to eat and dropped off the side of the road and over-corrected onto the other side of the road.
    Nov. 16- 4:16 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Rose McCauley, 62, claimed she was driving and her vehicle started sliding off the road and into a tree.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Nov. 8 – At 5:05 p.m., a report was made of two juvenile girls harassing another juvenile girl for something that had allegedly started on the school bus and at school.
    Nov. 9 – At 7:16 p.m., a Delta Court woman claims she was attacked and assaulted in her home by a juvenile female acquaintance. She said she left her residence for the night and when she returned her medications had been taken and her bedroom gone through.