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Today's News

  • Commission candidates sound off on city issues at Monday night forum

    By Donald Richie, News writer

    Candidates for Cynthiana City Commission had an opportunity to speak to voters Monday night in a forum sponsored by The Cynthiana Democrat, which was attended by about 60 people.

    Moderated by Charlie Garnett, the commission hopefuls were asked a series of questions by panelists Gary Brunker, a former commissioner, and Becky Barnes, Democrat editor.

    Following is an excerpt from the event, with candidates’ answers unfiltered. The entire text will appear on www.cynthianademocrat.com later this week.

  • Sports Beat

    Elks Soccer Shoot contest winners

    The Cynthiana Elks Lodge recently sponsored the local area Soccer Shoot Contest held at the Lodge Recreation Field. The contest was open for both boy and girls, with age divisions, under 8, 10, 12 and 14. All kickers received a Certificate of Participation and trophies were presented to the first and second place finishers.

  • Guardsman with local unit killed

    Daniel Wallace, 27, of Dry Ridge, Ky., was killed over the weekend in Afghanistan.

    Wallace was deployed with the C Company 201st Engineering Battalion of Cynthiana.

    He was a graduate of Grant County High School.

    A press conference was scheduled for Monday afternoon in Frankfort. There will be more information released as it becomes available.

  • Readers rally behind favorite candidates

    Cynthiana City Commission

    To the editor:

    I’ve been looking over the field of candidates for city commissioner. And what a diverse list it is. This means my choices are as varied as the profile of our community itself. And that’s a good thing.

    Of course I’ll be casting my usual vote for the good old boys, they have mostly my interest and will represent my view at every commissioner’s meeting, I hope.

  • Puckett takes third in HCI

    Senior cross country runner Ryan Puckett led the way for the Harrison County Thorobreds in the lone home cross country meet this season held last Thursday at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    Puckett was in the top two, and pushing the lead, for the first half of the 5K boys varsity race. He finished in third place overall as Walton Verona’s Wes McIntire won the event with 80 runners participating.

  • Election Tuesday

    The long-awaited general election will wrap up Tuesday when the polling places close at 6 p.m.

    Harrison County, Cynthiana and Berry voters will be making selections for local leaders as well as presidential.

    Locally, voters in the Southside, Clifton Village, City Fire Department No. 2, library, sheriff’s office, part of Eastside and Westside precincts will be choosing four Cynthiana City Commissioners.

  • Dig, Divide and Plant in Fall

    There is a strange emotional thing that happens to gardeners as the summer comes to a close. Our gardens look a bit ragged and are beginning to go dormant. By now my enthusiasm for gardening is replaced by my ambitions for what I want my garden to look like next year. It’s perfect timing, really, because fall in Kentuckiana is the best time to plant. No more droughts or 90 degree days.

  • Volleyball ends with successful season for Harrison Fillies

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team saw its highly successful 2008 season come to an end on Tuesday night after being eliminated from post-season play by 16th ranked Campbell County in the semi-final round of the 10th Region Tournament in Mt. Sterling.

    The Fillies fell behind early in the first game of the best-of-three series, 14-6, but mounted a comeback, before eventually losing 25-21. In the second game, the Camels flexed their collective muscles and dominated the Fillies, winning 25-8.

  • Breds take district title in OT game

    Prior to last Friday night, the Harrison County Thorobreds football team had never won an overtime contest. They had lost all four OT games they had been involved in, dating back to 1981.

    They are now 1-4 in games that were not decided in regulation time.

    On Friday night, the Harrison County defense came up big, time and again, and a Van Isaac 10-yard touchdown scamper sealed the win on the Breds first offensive play in OT to secure the Breds first district football title since 2001, beating visiting Franklin County, 13-7.

  • Readers sound off on election choices

    To the editor:

    I am writing this to urge all Cynthiana residents to vote for Mark Mattmiller for City Commissioner on Nov. 4. I have known Mr. Mattmiller my entire adult life and have worked closely with him at the high school.

    Mark Mattmiller is a very hard worker. He is presented with unusual problems almost daily and throws himself into them until they are solved. Mattmiller has a gift for getting people to work together to find solutions. He has a dedication to doing things the right way.