Today's News

  • Extension service thanked for Recipe for Reading

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 18 and 19, the co-operative extension service hosted “Recipe for Reading” for all fifth grade students in the Harrison County Public School System. During this time students were taught kitchen techniques, measuring, the value of reading and the food guide pyramid.

  • Putting the reason before the season

    I’m trying to remember Jesus.

    Not that I’ve ever really forgotten him. But there once was a time when he was my first and highest thought.

    There once was a time when my relationship with him took priority and precedence over everything else.

    Somewhere, sometime, somehow in the past 30 years I pushed him aside, although that sounds harsh, a violent, one-time shove.

  • 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. 31: Watch Night Service at 10 p.m.

    For more information contact the church at 234-4646.


    Jerry Hatton of Eubanks, Ky., will be the guest speaker on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 6 p.m. at Upper Room Gospel Church, US 27 S. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Thanks to men who cleared Lafferty Pike

    To the editor:

    During the strong winds last Thursday, traveling on Lafferty Pike, I came upon a large fallen tree in the road at the top of a hill. Several cars had stopped as two men with a chain saw, in the rain, were clearing the road. In no time all vehicles were able to pass safely, including one man who came back in the line of cars, put the chain saw in his car and left.

    Thanks from all who were waiting and able to continue safely.

    Betty Perrin

    Harrison County


  • Basketball tournament was a success

    To the editor:

    The 2009 Hoopin’ on the Hilltop basketball tournament was hosted by the Harrison County Boys Basketball Boosters over the weekend of Nov. 20. The success of this event is due to the support of several local businesses, including McDonald’s, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Southern States of Cynthiana and Hinkle Construction.

  • Powers retiring as Cynthiana officer

    Cynthiana Police Officer David Powers will be wrapping up a 21-year career with his retirement from the City of Cynthiana on Thursday.

    Powers has been a police officer for 16 years. He also served five years with the city's fire department.

    A new chapter in Powers'  law enforcement career will be opening.

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

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Dec. 7 at 7:35 a.m. -- injury, Ky 392, Barbara Maybrier, 43, Carlisle, Ky., driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota.

    Dec. 13 at 7:22 p.m. -- injury, Grays Run Pike, Amber L. Campbell, 18, Cynthiana, driving a 1991 Toyota Tacoma.

    Dec. 14 at 7:52 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Michael Hilario, 48, Cynthiana, driving a 1998 Plymouth Breeze, struck Anna Stephens, 28, Georgetown, Ky., driving a 2006 Toyota Corolla.


  • Breds face district foes and an old rival

    The weekend and Tuesday brought the Harrison County Thorobreds face to face with some of their hottest rivalries. Nicholas County on Friday, Deming on Tuesday and the Paris Greyhounds in the middle made for some intense basketball.

    Friday night the Blue Jackets rolled into Cynthiana with two transfers and some veteran players to see how they matched up with the home standing Breds. They matched up nicely. 

    The game went into triple overtime before the visitors pulled away for an 83-78 win. 

  • Cynthiana Police Report



    Arrests, warnings, citations


    Dec. 4 -- Kayla M. Hardin, 18, was cited on KY 356 for failure to wear seat belts.


    Dec. 4 -- Ashley Griffey, 21, was cited on Pleasant Street for failure to wear seat belts.


    Dec. 4 -- James K. McIlvain, 48, was cited on U.S. 27 South for speeding.


    Dec. 4 -- James L. Boone Jr., 26, was arrested on Penn Street and charged with violation of an EPO/DVO.


  • Basketball stripped to the basics

    There was an article in Sports Illustrated last week about Chuck Hayes of the Houston Rockets, late of the Kentucky Wildcats. It talks about the hard work and dedication to his profession that Hayes puts in day in and day out. 

    Hayes is a rare breed in the NBA, one who does what it takes to win regardless of personal stats. He is a reflection of his coach. While at Kentucky, Tubby Smith, who despite heavy scrutiny, was always a team first, individual second kind of coach.  There needs to be more like Hayes. If there were, the NBA might be watchable.