Today's News

  • Dailey, Thomas to represent Kentucky in a national baseball tournament

    Pitcher Logan Dailey and outfielder Malcolm Thomas are two of 18 underclassmen from across Kentucky that will represent the Commonwealth in a national baseball tournament that will be held in Plainfield, Ill., July 29-Aug. 1.

    Dailey, a junior-to-be in the 2009-10 school year, was the Harrison County Thorobreds top pitcher during the 2009 season, finishing the year with a record of 8-2 with an ERA of 1.30.

    He pitched a complete game shutout in the Breds 2-0 win over Louisville Trinity in the first round of the Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament this spring.

  • Sign petition to stop Freedom of Choice Act and abortion

    To the editor:

    A bill called the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) is presently in the works of passing through Congress.

    FOCA is a pro-abortion agenda, proposing the following:

    •Taxpayers will be required to fund abortion for any reason.

    •Hospitals and healthcare professionals will be required to provide abortions, in addition to abortion clinics.

    •Employer health insurance plans will be required to cover abortion.

    •Organizations that perform and promote abortions will be funded.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 23

    Mandala Art with Lisa Hurst on Thursday, July 23 for ages 14 and up. This is a free workshop with all materials provided. Program starts at 6 p.m. Pre-registration appreciated.

    FRIDAY, July 24

    Democratic Women’s Club of Harrison County will meet Friday, July 24 at noon at the Cynthiana Country Club. Becky Barnes, editor at the Cynthiana Democrat, will be the guest speaker with a special program by Gracie, Annie and Jakob Furnish. All Democrats are welcome to attend.

  • 9-10s win district Little League title

    Twenty-one teams from seven different counties descended on River Road Park over the last two weeks to participate in the District 3 Little League Tournaments, hosted by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Department.

    One of the two Harrison County teams that participated in the two tournaments at RRP emerged as the eventual champion and move on to play in the Little League State Tournament this weekend in Richmond.

  • ‘The sleep of death is not the end, but only the beginning’

    Only my friend Tara could pull off a boisterous, joyful memorial service.

    Her mother, Kaye Reynolds, died May 30 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Her memorial service was July 3.

    Tara had requested that people dress joyously colorful, so there were a lot of reds and greens and blues. Her mother had a flamboyant spirit, much like Tara.

  • Kelat community has been overlooked for too long

    To the editor:

    I have lived in the small community of Kelat for 23 years. I raised my children here and three of my grandchildren have lived here most of their lives. Has Cynthiana forgot this is a part of their county too?

  • Hunter education class set for July 27-29

    Hunters who have not taken the safe hunter education class need to sign up.

    The safe hunter education class will be offered July 27, 28 and 29 at the Harrison County Extension Office. The classes start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The class is free, open to the public and all materials are provided for each student. You must be 9 years old to take the class.

    The classes are sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and are taught by Harrison County volunteer instructors.

  • Ashley Jane and Evaline Jean Wagoner

    Ashley Jane Wagoner and Evaline Jean Wagoner were born to John and Sally Wagoner of Cynthiana on June 26, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    They weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and 6 lbs. 13 oz. and are welcomed home by their brother Cody Garett and sister Jessica Marie.

    Maternal grandparents are William Donald and Jane Fryman of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are the late Garnett and Mattie Wagoner of Cynthiana.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Icie Cooper and the late Willard Cooper and the late Jed and Annie Fryman.

  • Pastor visits former Cynthiana Presbyterian minister in Ohio

    To the editor:

      During the recent Fourth of July weekend, as the nation celebrated Independence Day, my wife and I were compelled to visit Rev. Larry Bowald and his family in their new town of residence - Canfield, Ohio. We could not think of a better way to spend such a festive occasion than with a family that is so dear to the Cynthiana community and us.

  • Farewell to ‘Jungle’

    It’s often been said that in a small town like Cynthiana, everyone knows everyone else, or at least knows something about everyone else.

    Based on the numbers of people who attended Jim Letcher’s visitation on Monday night, he knew a bunch of people… and a bunch of people thought a lot of “Jungle,” yours truly included.

    To state it mildly, those of us who knew Jim were shocked at his sudden passing late last week.