Today's News

  • Marsh wins Frankfort meet to open season

    In a busy first week for the Harrison County Cross Country team, junior Jacob Marsh took first place in the Frankfort All Comers Meet last Wednesday. 

    On a hot and dry day, both the Fillies and Breds varsity teams finished second to East Jessamine, but both squads gave a good accounting. 

    This meet also had races for the Harrison County Middle School teams as they matched up with seven other middle schools in both the boys and girls.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Aug. 17 at 2:23 p.m. -- injury, US 27 South, Susanne M. Saunders, 29, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Toyota 4RS struck Sherley B. Saunders, 66, Brooksville, Ky., driving a 1988 Ford F150.

    Aug. 20 at 3:05 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Erica A. Plumeri, 28, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Toyota Camry struck Luther R. Jones, 49, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Mazda BSS.

  • Museum Musings

    * The Army Weekly, Sept. 7, 1945 - “Three years, eight months and seven days after Pearl Harbor total victory came to the United States of America and all the Allies. On the 14th day of August, 1945, the last Axis enemy went down to that total defeat which the democracies, some of whom had faced up to Rome - Berlin - Tokyo aggression long before the 7th of December, 1941 had solemnly pledged themselves to bring about.

  • College football begins this week

    The questions remain unanswered and some of them will not be answered for sometime, but the anticipation is killing me. 

    Is Joker Phillips the right man to replace Rich Brooks?  Is Hartline the best choice for quarterback? How about Charlie Strong? Can he do for Louisville what he was a part of in Florida?  Is Strong starting the right quarterback after Louisville had its own three way competition? Will my Hoosiers improve as much as some experts say they will and make me sorry that I quit getting season tickets? 

  • Property Transfers


    Terence McCauley to Douglas McCauley and Brenda M. McCauley, property in Harrison County, $107,000.

    Jennifer Stanley and Cheyenne Stanley to Lee A. Stritesky and Jane M. Stritesky, Parcel A on Smith-Martin Lane.

    Lee A. Stritesky and Jane M. Stritesky to Jennifer Stanley and Cheyenne Stanley, Parcel B on Smith-Martin Lane.

    Tax Ease Lien Investment, I, LLC to Candy Fugett, Lot 9 - Lafferty Pike, $11,500.

    Barry Dean Turner to Louise K. Turner, Lot 6 - Bock H of the revised Monticello Heights Subdivision (Old Lair Road), $37,500.

  • ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’

    The problem with ministers, Bible teachers and religion writers is that we’re human.

    The problem with being human – one of the many problems – is the we read and interpret passages of scripture through different prisms, depending on our experiences, past teachings, even our sinful bents. Sometimes we make the Bible say what we want it to say.

    It fascinates me how two people can read the same passage and come away with sometimes opposite interpretations.

  • ‘Connersville Cat’ mystery is exciting, says Harrison resident

    To the editor:

    I have to admit, this whole mysterious Connersville cat thing is kind of exciting to me. Although the cat hasn’t eaten any humans yet, it reminds me of Jim Corbett and the man-eating leopard in India. Mr. Corbett, being a well-seasoned English Tiger hunter, was asked by the Indian government (India was under the English crown then) to hunt down and kill a man-eating leopard. If I’m not mistaken, it took eight years to get the cat! In spite of hunting it daily, the cat killed villagers at will the entire time.

  • HCHS golfers continue to improve with busy schedule

    The Harrison County golfers have competed in a variety of different ways with the Fillies and the junior varsity as well as the varsity Breds playing in several matches. 

    On Wednesday, Aug. 25, the junior varsity faced Paris’ varsity and were defeated by 30 seven strokes. 

    It was valuable experience for the young group of junior varsity players, many of whom will make up the varsity for several years.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 31, 1947 - “Notice to Subscribers - Increases in monthly rates for local exchange telephone service and interstate message toll service in the State of Kentucky filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission July 10, 1947 - To become effective Aug. 1, 1947 under the provisions of the Kentucky Statutes are as follows, including Cynthiana: Business- Individual fine 25 cents; 4 party line 25 cents; 5 party line, 25 cents. Residence - Individual line 15 cents; 2 party line 15 cents; 4 party line 15 cents; 5 party line 15 cents.”

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Jarrett Shane Jackson, Aug. 12, son of Felicia and Steve Jackson; Dalen Thomas Landrum, Aug. 16, son of Tanya Miles and Jermaine Landrum; Emmaleigh Taylor Webster, Aug. 7, daughter of Troy and Kim Webster.