Today's News

  • EKPC plans to raise rates for new coal-burning power plant

    To the editor:

    The East Kentucky Power Cooperative plans to raise our electricity rates to build a new coal-burning power plant. They claim that demand for electricity will increase in the coming years, that the new plant will create jobs, and that their new plant will not add to our air pollution.

    What EKPC won’t tell you is that two recent studies clearly demonstrate that these claims are misleading or false.

  • Grand jury will meet Tuesday

    The Harrison County grand jury is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Aug. 4.

    Any indictments returned by the grand jury will be listed in Thursday’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Property Transfers


    Harold D. Cummins and Vivian Cummins to Harold D. Cummins, Parcel 1 - 2.558 acres on Paris Pike (4699 US 27 S.), $1.

    Quitclaim Deed: Mary McCarty Scott to Charles C. McCarty and Joanne A. McCauley, Lots 50 and 51 in the North Highland Addition, $1.

    Michael R. Hall and Nora L. Hall to David Craycraft and Velia Craycraft, Parcel 4 - 1.188 acres on Georgetown Pike (US 62).

  • God’s ‘big reveal’ is always worth it

    Lately I’ve been hooked on watching “What Not to Wear” on TLC, hosted by style gurus Stacy London and Clinton Kelly.

    How the show works: Friends and relatives nominate a chronically fashion-challenged friend who’s ambushed by Stacy and Clinton who hand her a Visa card worth $5,000 with her name on it to spend on a new wardrobe in New York City.

  • New Phase I signups to be held during August

    The Harrison County Ag Development Board (Phase I board) announces two new signups for the month of August. The board has decided to offer the Hay and Grain Storage Program and the Water Enhancement Program. Each program will continue the fall and winter months of 2009 and early 2010.

    These two programs will be a continuation of the old rules for the program prior to the change over to the new program beginning in 2010. Announcements for 2010 programming will be made during the winter meeting season.

  • Preserving the harvest for later

    I have perfected my preservation techniques when it comes to a bumper crop of some of our favorite garden vegetables.  Some simple recipes allow us to freeze or can that which we can not manage to eat or give away while fresh.  Here are a few of my favorite recipes.


  • Maroon/White scrimmage tomorrow night at Ingles

    The 2009 edition of the Harrison County Thorobreds football team will be unveiled tomorrow night at Ingles Stadium as the Breds will be divided up for an intrasquad scrimmage.

    The Maroon and White Game will begin at 7 p.m. and will be an opportunity for this year’s team to showcase its talents for new head coach Mark Carroll.

  • Harrison County High School Fees

    Parents will receive a bill for student fees this year from the high school.

    HCHS is asking parents not to send money or blank checks with their students on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    Students will report to their homerooms on the first day of classes, where they will receive their schedules and forms that will need to be filled out and returned to school immediately.

  • School Menus

    Aug. 10-14

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Cereal, toast, juice, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Sausage, biscuits, jelly, juice, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, toast, juice, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Pancakes with syrup, bacon, juice, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, toast, juice, choice of milk.


    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • ‘Mistakes have already been made’ by Washington politics

    To the editor: