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Today's News

  • Darnell rejoins Democrat news staff

    Harrison County native Kate Darnell has returned to Cynthiana and will be assuming news writing duties at The Cynthiana Democrat.

    Darnell, a 2004 graduate of Harrison County High School, graduated in May from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism (news editorial).

    “I’m excited and ready to get my hands dirty,” Darnell said of her new position.

  • HCHS baseball team to get new uniforms

    The Harrison County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to partially fund new baseball uniforms for the high school baseball team.

    Harrison County High School Athletic Director Lee Kendall asked the board for $2,250, which will fund half of the 30 new uniforms.

    Kendall presented board members with a graphic of the proposed uniform.

    “It’s been at least ten years since the baseball team’s gotten new uniforms,” said Kendall, explaining that high school teams are placed on a rotation to receive new uniforms.

  • Family photo can begin even before birth with HMH offering

    Those newborn baby pictures may become a second thought thanks to a new system in place at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    The radiology department has added another service for consumers - the 4-D ultrasound.

    The fourth dimension involves time, movement. With traditional 3-D imaging, said HMH sonographer Marilyn Wagner, the image had to be manipulated quite a bit to achieve the same effect which is standard with 4-D.

    “When you’re scanning, you actually see a live image,” she said. “You can see the baby move.”

  • Church Briefs

    BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    Thanks to everyone who helped in with the Soup and Basket Auction that was held this past weekend.

    Christmas Program. At the Berry United Methodist Church will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The program director will be Sherry Gillespie. She has put together a new program.

  • Rohs, library partner for ‘Twilight’ opening night event

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library and Rohs Opera House are coming together to offer ‘Twilight’ fans an opening night extravaganza.

    When the movie “Twilight,” based on the first book of Stephenie Meyer’s four-part series, hits movie theaters nationwide, Rohs Opera House will be no exception.

    Rohs will open its doors for a midnight showing Thursday night, along with a 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. showing on Friday.

  • Minister publishes book with local connection

    If you stop by the home of James Smith, a home-grown product of Cynthiana, you may find on his shelf an interesting book.

    You’ll also find it on the shelves at Cynthiana’s Christian Bookstore and on Amazon.com. It’s even the bookstore’s Book of the Month.

    What’s so interesting about this book? 

    “It’s got my name on the spine,” Smith said as he held it up to reveal the James D. Smith right under the title. 

  • ‘Veterans’ Park’ is most popular name for Oddville Avenue park

    The contest to name the park on Oddville Avenue is over and a winner has been named.

    Out of the 11 entries, Veteran’s Park came out as winner with the most votes - 269 to be exact.

    The recreation task force of the Harrison County Tomorrow project came up with the idea to have a contest to name the park and nominations were taken over the summer.

    “Because it’s a public park, we wanted the public to have a chance to vote on it,” said committee member Kristin Grenier.

    The nominees were released and voting began about six weeks ago.

  • Harrison County Beef Cattle Association holds annual dinner meeting

    The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association conducted their annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 10 at the Harrison County Extension Center. One hundred and thirty local producers and family members attended the dinner meeting which was sponsored by the local Association and United Producers, Inc. or Paris Stockyards.

  • Family thanks church, family, community, friends and God

    To the editor:

    The family of Mr. and Mrs. Baker on Third Street of Cynthiana would like to thank God first for answering our prayer’s, and also a family member Patsy Fryman, who was a very concerned neighbor of ours that knew our mother needed a roof put on her home very badly.

  • Marriage Licenses

    MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Janice Ellen Thornton, 28, and Christopher Leon Griffin, 32, married Nov. 1, 2008.

    Linda Faye Hardy, 44, and Jeffrey Lee Shelton, 46, married Nov. 7, 2008.

    Samantha Kaye Smiley, 18, and Joseph Phillip Plumeri, 19, married Nov. 7, 2008.