Today's News

  • Church Briefs



    Battle Grove Cemetery’s annual Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, April 4 at 7 a.m. on the concrete pad in the vault area. Pastor James Smith from Mt. Carmel Christian Church will conduct the service.



    God’s Pantry Senior Food Program, pick-up on Thursday, April 1 between 1-3 p.m. at the Church of the Advent on Walnut Street. Registration for those 60 and older, need verification of age, household income, and Harrison County residency.


  • Museum Musings

    * Early in 1994, a small group of people interested in this community and history agreed to establish a museum. I encouraged one of our local historians, the late George Slade, to write a column to promote the museum. George composed, I typed the column for him, named it “Museum Musings,” and submitted it to The Cynthiana Democrat for publication. This column first appeared in the paper on March 31, 1994. Thanks to the newspaper staff and to the community for their faithfulness to this column and to the museum. Martha Shropshire Barnes.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding March 16, 2010


    Gary Courtney Jr., 1968, arraignment; failure to comply with sex offender registration-first offense, persistent felony offender; arrest warrant not excuted.

    Sheila A. Noble, 1979, diversion completion; case dismissed as diverted.

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding March 16, 2010


    William Williams, 1983, change of plea; first degree trafficking in controlled substance/cocaine-second or greater offense; dismissed.

  • Being a winner means never having to say they cheated

    I’ll have to admit that as an official sometimes I take up for them just because but most of the time I don’t. Especially basketball officials because, due to the nature of the game, I believe they sometimes call inconsistently. I don’t mean one official is inconsistent but that from one to the other they call and/or look for different things. But whatever you may believe about officiating some of the remarks that I heard and read after the games Saturday were kind of sad.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    March 22 at 1:20 p.m. -- injury, USee^62 East, Christopher Smith, 45, Paris, Ky., driving a 2006 Volvo.

    March 23 at 11:21 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 East, James D. Mastin, 44, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee.


    March 19 at 4 p.m. -- Laurie M. Philpot, 28, Cynthiana, reported second degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and theft.

    March 20 at 9:50 p.m. -- deputy responded to a domestic incident, where a juvenile was struck by his sister.

  • Births

    •Paisley Renee Hicks

    Paisley Renee Hicks was born to Bridget Hill and Patrick Hicks of Cynthiana on Feb. 9, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs.

    •Asher Wright Hoskins

    Asher Wright Hoskins was born to Crystal and Dewayne Hoskins of Georgetown, Ky., on March 11, 2010 at St. Joseph East in Lexington, Ky. He weighed 10 lbs.

    •Emma Klaire Minton

    Emma Klaire Minton was born to Nathan and Jacki Minton of Carlisle on March 8, 2010 at Saint Joseph East in Lexington. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.

    •Ellie Danielle Ritchie

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding March 15, 2010


    Estate of Keith Vincent Frazier Sr., probate hearing; order entered dispensing with administration.

    Estate of Hattie Six Roberts, probate hearing; will and codicil admitted to probate, order entered.

    Estate of Bertha L. Smiley, motion hour; order entered.

    Estate of Christine C. Taylor, probate hearing; will copy admitted to probate, order entered.

    Estate of William Zieseniss, probate hearing; order entered.

  • Alaska trip meeting to be held Monday

    The Harrison County Extension Office will host a meeting of a group who are interested in traveling to Alaska later this summer. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.

    During this meeting we will discuss the dates, locations to visit, and the cost of the trip. A presentation will be made showing the areas of travel. The trip is being planned for late July and will last 8-10 days with some additional options.

  • Bill Kuster and Shain Stephens know the law and the people

    To the editor:

    One person has only one vote, and I cannot vote for all of the fine men running for District Court Judge. I am voting for Bill Kuster because of his experience, his efficiency in handling district court cases and his courtesy to all.

    I have watched Bill in his legal career with great pleasure, as I taught him in high school. He is the best for the job (that court docket is sometimes half an inch thick). We need a judge who not only knows the law, but knows the people, and Bill is that candidate.

  • Tuesday’s rout features Hatfield’s second home run

    Mason County’s Royals ran into the proverbial buzz saw Tuesday afternoon as the Harrison County Fillies blitzed them 16-0 in three innings. 

    Tracey Hicks picked up the victory on the mound as she pitched two innings striking out four and giving up one single.  Rachel Hatfield pitched the third inning as Coach Christine Garnett is working on depth in her pitching staff. 

    The Fillies scored three times in the bottom of the first using walks and inept fielding by Mason County to score the runs.