Today's News

  • Sports Beat

    Soccer scrimmage ends in a tie,

    season starts Tuesday at LeBus Field

    Both the varsity and junior varsity scrimmage games ended in a 1-1 tie Tuesday night at LeBus Field. The games were delayed at the start by the heat index and started about an hour late. Kyle Foster scored late in the varsity match on an assist by Josh Young to tie the game. 

    In the junior varsity, Jordan Gasser scored a corner kick but the opposition came back to tie. 

  • UPDATE: Name of second wreck victim released

    The name of the second driver killed in this morning’s US 62 West wreck has been released.

    Matthew Herrington, 22, was killed when his 2004 Toyota Corolla was struck head-on by a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by Miranda Walters, 30.

    Both drivers were killed instantly.

    Herrington had been traveling home from Georgetown, where he works the night shift at Kroger.

    Walters was traveling to work in Georgetown at the time of the collision.

  • Cynthiana man indicted in cattle rustling case

    A Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday and issued five indictments, including one for cattle rustling.

    Robert Wilson, 40, faces 19 counts of theft by unlawful taking (more than $500, less than $10,000).

    According to the indictment, Wilson is alleged to have stolen cattle from Joe Fitzgerald starting in March 2004.

    After the 2004 incident, Wilson allegedly waited nearly four years before resuming the theft of cattle. The next incident is alleged to have occurred on Jan. 30, 2008. Four thefts occurred in 2008, 11 in 2009, and three in 2010.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 29, 1937 - The Rohs has a long record of improving its equipment and service to patrons, the latest being air conditioning. It gives the patrons unparalleled comfort on the hottest day and changes air constantly so there is always a fresh clean odor, no matter how packed the house may be. The air conditioner was first used last week and has since been in operation. The process used is washed air, the water being drawn from an artesian well, 173 feet deep, the water being about 55 degrees.

  • Eighth grade Colts to continue learning process

    Eight grade Colt football coaches Jim Carr and Mark Jenkins are in their second year of coaching together with the soon-to-be Thorobreds. 

    “Our job is to prepare the young men to play high school football with a focus on technique and fundamentals,” said Coach Carr. “We will be doing the same things as the varsity Thorobreds with the offense and defense.” 

    The eighth graders are in their second week of practice with a three-day mini camp under their belt already.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.

    presiding Aug. 2, 2010


    Estate of Oscar Merle Perkins, motion hour; pass to be re-noticed.


    Harrison Memorial Hospital vs. Jennifer Northcutt, motion hour; default judgment entered.

    Heights Financ Co. vs. Jason Slade, motion hour; default judgment entered.


    Tod Barhorst, 1961, review; fraudulent insurance acts over $300; dismissed without prejudice, case to be recharged.

  • Breds defeat alums 5-2 in soccer scrimmage Friday

    For the first time since 1999, the varsity Breds defeated the alums in the annual pre-season scrimmage. 

    Kyle Foster and Joe Thomas each scored two goals for the Breds and Taylor Bolin added one as the better conditioned Thorobreds out classed the veterans. 

  • ‘Harrison County’s baseball tradition is alive and well’

    To the editor:

    As I sit here on this Fourth of July weekend at River Road Park watching T-ball, I can’t keep from thinking this is the place where it all started. I’m talking about the players, our 2010 State Baseball Champions, our own Harrison County Thorobreds. I also reflect back to the time when the team was just three outs away from losing the region. There would have been no need for this article.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    Aug. 4 at 7:55 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Jason D. Tolliver, 29, Brooksville, Ky., driving a 1991 Ford F350 struck Austin L. Thomas, 18, Cynthiana, driving a 1987 Toyota PK2.

    July 29 at 9 p.m. -- non-injury, Boyd Aly., Louise C. Kendall, 50, Cynthiana, driving a 2009 Honda VLX struck a parked vehicle.

    July 29 at 2:31 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 982 East, Ryan M. Bennet, 23, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Oldsmobile AL2 struck Jane M. Lewis, 44, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer.

  • Ford’s life was a gift to others

    I don’t usually enjoy forwarded e-mails (unless they’re the really funny ones), but my mother recently sent me one with the title “well worth it.”

    Intrigued, I opened it.

    A YouTube video narrated by a Benedictine monk named Brother David Steindl-Rast, the message suggested that each day is something special.

    “You think this is just another day in your life?” the monk said. “It’s not just another day. It’s one day that is given to you. Today. It’s a gift.”