Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Wil Randolph Hinkle, Nov. 11, son of Robert and Leslie Hinkle; Madelyn Sue Swinford, Oct. 26, daughter of David and Tina Swinford.

    The annual Christmas parade "Memories of Christmas Past," will be held this Saturday. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third and an overall champion will be selected at 4 p.m. The parade will start at River Road at 5:30 p.m.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Oct. 27 – At 2:36 p.m., police investigated a fight at the high school involving juveniles.

    Oct. 28 – At 12:37 p.m., Elizabeth Hall reported that someone used her debit card information to transfer nearly $1,000 to accounts out of state.

    Oct. 29 – At 12:15 p.m., police investigated a report of animal neglect on Pleasant Street. Animal control determined that the animal was being treated by a veterinarian for an intestinal disorder and neglect was unsubstantiated.

  • Breds host Knights in possible Ingles Stadium finale tomorrow

    For only the second time in school history, the Harrison County Thorobreds have won playoff games in back-to-back years.


    Last year, the Breds won three straight playoff games before losing in the Class AAAA semi-final round to eventual state champion Lexington Catholic.


    Last week, Harrison County upended West Jessamine 42-13 to earn a chance to play LexCath again.


  • With Obama’s historic win, prejudice is questioned

    To the editor:

    First of all I did not think that the headline of The Cynthiana Democrat on Thursday, Nov. 6, was very appropriate to state: “Obarna beats McCain, but not here. “

    I feel that the paper did not show good journalism, it was disrespectful, and not in good taste with many of the minority issues and relationships that still plague our communities in Kentucky.

    The news of the Obama victory only garnered enough interest from the paper to be on the third page along with the vote tally of the other candidates.

  • Breds run past Colts in playoff opener

    Two weeks ago, the Harrison County Thorobreds were shocked in their regular season finale by  West Jessamine 26-23, in a game that most had chalked up as a sure win.

    Most people, but not Harrison County coach Aaron Stepp.

    “I knew that West Jessamine was good enough to beat us then, but our players didn’t believe it,” said Stepp this past Monday. “They learned the hard way that the coaches were right and were bound and determined not to let it happen again.”

    ….And how.

  • Youth basketball gets underway this weekend on the Hilltop

    Fifteen different youth basketball teams will descend on the Hilltop this weekend as the hardwood season gets underway.

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana/Harrison County Youth Basketball Association, this weekend’s tournament will feature 15 teams in four different age groups from Harrison County, Paris, Scott County, Bracken County, Mason County and Lexington.

    All three Hilltop gymnasiums will be utilized on Saturday for pool play games, with single elimination tournaments being held on Sunday.

  • Plans underway for Antioch Upward 2009 season

    Soon the turkey bones will be discarded and the Christmas decorations will be taken down on at least most homes and the Antioch Upward season for 2009 will be starting.

    The first practices start the week of Monday, Jan. 5 with leagues from kindergarten/first grade through fourth/sixth grade.

  • Sports Beat

    Holiday cheer camp set

    Children in grades K thru 5 are invited to spread some holiday cheer with the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders at their HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp on Saturday, Dec. 6. The camp will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.  Lunch and a tee shirt will be provided with family discounts available.

    Cost of the one-day camp will be $25 if registered in advance and $30 at the door. Campers will also be admitted free of charge, and will perform, during the Harrison County Thorobred varsity game on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Nov. 4, 2008


    Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Donald Baker, motion hour; (motion confirming sale, taking credit and ordering deed), sustained order, deed approved.

    Chase Home Finance, Inc. vs. William Allen Butcher, motion hour; sustained judgment.

    Household Finance Corporation vs. Priscilla Spriggs, motion hour; (motion for distribution of funds), approved.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 11, 1928 - “Renaker News - We are building three rooms and a basement to our Renaker High School. The work is progressing nicely. Ben Kearns, contractor, realizing the great need of the building, is doing his very best to complete the work as soon as possible.”