Today's News

  • Suspects charged, stolen property recovered

    One suspect is in jail and officials are questioning others in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of irrigation pipe.
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, Nov. 18, regarding an irrigation wagon that was found in Scott County.
    The wagon was believed to belong to Neil Ishmael of Harrison County, which had been missing from his farm located on Sweetcorn Lane in Berry since Nov. 15.

  • Dec. 17 is target for US 27 bridge opening

    The goal is to have traffic on the new bridge by Friday, Dec. 17, said Nancy Wood, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6.
    When the bridge opens, thru traffic will be closed to Church Street. The north end of Church Street will be blocked off so that motorists coming into Cynthiana from the north will be required to cross the bridge.
    Wood said Church Street will remain closed through the winter with a re-alignment of the street to resume in the spring.

  • Harrison family receives a home for the holidays

    “Home for the holidays” may mean a homecoming for some families, but it has a completely different meaning for one Harrison County family.
    Susan Pike, Ricky Hughes and the four children they share have a new home.
    Through the efforts of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Home Assistance program, which is formerly Habitat for Humanity, Susan and Ricky can call 3 Citation Lane theirs.
    Susan applied for a house in 2007. Since that time, her family went through some changes as did the Home Assistance program.

  • Hunting opportunities available to persons with disabilities

    A former Georgia hunter has taken his passion for the outdoor life and given back to those who deserve the most.
    Robin Gassett and his wife Ellen have been taking their love of hunting and sharing it with those who are sometimes forgotten.
    “Our goal is to give those who want the chance to hunt an opportunity to make a life-long memory,” said Robin Gassett.
    Robin and Ellen are co-owners and operators of the Licking River Outfitters.

  • Don’t be late: Yearbook deadline is Dec. 1

    It was at the 11th hour last year that a huge influx of photograph submissions for the Yearbook were received.
    Here we are again and I’m still awaiting pictures from events that occurred in Harrison County during 2010 or those involving our local citizenry.
    The deadline for this year’s book is Wednesday, Dec. 1.
    What we are interested in are photographs that our readers captured. Obviously, the news staff at The Cynthiana Democrat cannot be at every event. Therefore, this is a way for your event to be documented.

  • Middle school begins boys’ basketball season

    Harrison County’s Middle School boys’ basketball season began Wednesday evening at the middle school with the Bracken County Polar Cubs as the opponent.  
    The seventh grade game opened the evening and it didn’t take long for Harrison County to establish superiority. Zack Pulliam scored eight of his team high 21 points in the opening period as the seventh grade Colts doubled the score 12-6 in the first quarter.   
    Brock Jenkins had nine in the second period as the lead was stretched to 10 points at the half, 29-19.  

  • Wrestling has mixture of experience and great promise for 2010-11

    As 55-year veteran coach Russ Riegel puts it “Experience is the word. We have a really great bunch of athletes in grades six through 12. For the first time in my 18 years, we have a program of athletes who want to be wrestlers.”  
    Of course, some of the experience is in the coaching staff. Riegel’s 55 years (the last 18 at HCHS) and No. 1 assistant Luke Tucker’s eight years gives the Harrison County staff an edge on most of the competition.  

  • Cross Country awards program held Saturday

    The Harrison County Cross Country program held its annual awards program Saturday at the County Extension Office.  
    Three runners received senior awards as they have completed their careers as cross country runners. They are Chelsee Mattox, who ran from 2008-2010, Shelbie Wright, who also has 2008-2010 on her resume, and Keenan Palmer, who ran from 2007-2010.  
    The 2010 Rookie of the Year was Caylin Mattox, while her sister Chelsee was the most improved Fillies runner. Jacob Marsh was the most improved for the Thorobred’ runners.  

  • Broadcasters have a unique place in sports

    Depending on what team you support, where you live and what sport or sports you follow different broadcasters have influenced your opinion of the game.  
    I have been fortunate for the biggest part of my life to live in an area where high school sports have been broadcast so that was my first exposure to broadcasters.
    WTCJ in Tell City had a man who owned a jewelry store who was also the play-by-play man with the high school band director filling the color guy position for the football and basketball broadcasts.  

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Nov. 15, 2010
    Estate of John H. Burrier, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Effie Riddle, probate hearing; will admitted as self-proven, order entered.
    First Resolution Investment Corp vs. Megan R. Frederick, motion hour; order entered.
    Stanley Florence, 1972, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.
    Michael A. Wilson, 1990, other hearing; paid as ordered, probation conditions.