Today's News

  • HCHS junior killed in wreck

    Harrison County High School is mourning the loss of a classmate after a Monday afternoon car wreck on KY 36 West.

    The vehicle, a four-door 1997 white Toyota Camry,  carrying four HCHS students, was traveling eastbound toward Cynthiana around 4:30 p.m. when the vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree on the passenger side, according to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy  Dean Hutchison, accident reconstructionist.

  • Sports Beat

    Breds and Fillies open hardwood

    campaigns next week

    The Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies will both begin their respective basketball seasons next week.

    The Breds will open play on Tuesday night on the road as they go to Dry Ridge to take on Grant County. After traveling to Campbellsville to take on Larue County on Saturday, Harrison County returns to the Hilltop for its home opener on Dec. 9 when they square off against Covington Scott.

  • Church Briefs


    The annual Christmas dinner will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, immediately following the second service. Meat and drinks will be provided.Everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

    The children and adults will present a Christmas musical on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

    The traditional Christmas Eve service will take place at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4

    Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. On Dec. 4 there will be a meeting at 5:30 p.m. to sample the recipes. For more information call 234-4881.

    Recipe Exchange. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Feel free to drop in anytime from 5:30-7 p.m.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 5

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 5 at Robynwood Heights at 2 p.m.

  • Nathaniel Allen Carson

    Nathaniel Allen Carson

    Nathaniel Allen Carson was born to Crystal and Josh Carson of Cynthiana on Nov. 24, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Diana Herrington of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are David and Judy Fryman and Betty Moore.

    Paternal grandparents are Jeff Carson of Cynthiana and Shirley Carson of Berry, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Charles Carson Jr. and Peggy Carson.

  • Memorial award continues to assist graduating seniors

    To the editor,

    In June of 2006 my parents were enjoying their retirement with a trip to Las Vegas, Nev. While they were there I received a phone call from my uncle stating that my mother, Carol Smith, had been taken to the hospital. I, along with my brother and sister, flew out to Las Vegas. The next day my mother passed away.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Emily Morgan Florence, Nov. 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Florence; William Nicholas Gunther, Nov. 19, son of Karen and Michael Gunther; Austin Louis and Kirby Tyler Jackson, Nov. 27, twins of Gary and Becky Jackson.

    City and county agencies are having trouble agreeing on details of a joint ordinance (on the option for purchase of land for an Industrial Park) that would set the wheels in motion for development of a proposed industrial park.

  • Healthy food cooking demonstration planned for Dec. 8

    A healthy food cooking demonstration will be held at the Harrison County Health Department Frankie Casey Taylor Community room at 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. Please bring a recipe that could be modified to offer traditional ethic flavors, but with more health - conscious ingredients and preparation methods.

    Attendees are asked to sign up to ensure an adequate amount of food.

    Call Carol Carson at 859-588-5981 by Friday, Dec. 5 at noon. 

    This program is hosted by The Sisters Together Move More, Eat Better committee and Wedco District Health Education.

  • Many lessons in Recipe for Reading

    Harrison County fifth-graders traded in the classroom for a kitchen last week during the Recipe for Reading program.

    Planned and organized by the Harrison County Homemakers for the third year in a row, fifth-graders worked in groups with Homemaker volunteers to prepare recipes.

    Southside Elementary fifth-grade teacher, Debbie Kendall said the students always had fun cooking with the homemakers, but the Recipe for Reading program offered more than just a good time.

  • Howard joins advertising sales team

    A new face has joined the Cynthiana Democrat/Harrison Shopper advertising team.

    Calling herself an energetic person, Pam Howard said she is ready to get out and meet the customers.

    “I like to talk to people and I’m ready to get to know their business,” said Howard. “I’m a people person.”

    Howard will be working with businesses by helping them meet their advertising needs.