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Today's News

  • Birth - Kary Suzanna Simpson

    Kary Suzanna Simpson

    Kary Suzanna Simpson was born to Stevie and Rebecca Simpson of Berry, Ky. on April 22, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Delores Marsh of Berry; maternal great-grandparents are George Marsh and the late Kary Marsh, and Jean Crawley and the late Edward Crawley.

    Paternal grandparents are Stevie and Sue Simpson of Harrodsburg, Ky., and Lillie Simpson of Millersburg, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Mickey and Larry Emmons, and the late Robert and Edna Morris.

  • Editorial: Public loses experience in candidate withdrawals

    Two of Cynthianas city commissioners announced last week that they were withdrawing their bids for re-election.

    Their decisions will give Cynthiana voters two less viable candidates to vote for in May.

    Bill Doan and James Martin have endured much in their three terms of office. They have each served with two mayors who lead with very different styles.

    The commissioners weathered two terms with former Mayor Virgie Wells and two-thirds of their most recent term with Mayor Jim Brown.

  • Take care when criticizing those who need public help

    For the past several years I have been employed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services, in Harrison County, as a Family Support Specialist.

    As a caseworker, I have witnessed heartbreak, hardship, tragedy and triumph to a degree I had not previously known.

    Women, suddenly widowed, consumed by grief, paralyzed by the fear, that tomorrow will come having no idea what theyll do when it does, because their husbands had always taken care of everything.

  • Setting out strawberries

    When we first moved out to the farm in 1979 the first fruit that my parents planted were strawberries and peaches; undoubtedly there was some influence from Daddys good friend Joe Huber. Southern Indiana must have some strawberry influence because Ill be planting strawberries again this year thanks to another Floyds Knob friend, Bruce Eveslage, who gave me some Italian alpine strawberry plants to add to my potager garden. I feel a little rusty on the strawberry cultivation thing so I have refreshed my memory about growing this small, versatile fruit.

  • Sports Beat

    HCMS girls track and field team

    finish seventh at Dunbar

    The evening started with a fourth place finish in the 4x800 with a time of 11:54, runners were Haley Carr, Bailey Caudill, Taylor Fry, and Marly Jenkins. The 100M hurdles was won by Danni Kemplin (18.01) and taking third was Megan Potter (19.06). Fry finished with an eighth place finish in the 1600M run (6:14), Potter finished third in the 300M hurdles in 55.17, and Caudill came in eighth in the 800M run with a time of 2:54.

  • Birth - Rayden Tucker McRoberts

    Rayden Tucker McRoberts

    Rayden Tucker McRoberts was born to Joey and Stacy McRoberts of Brooksville, Ky. on April 11, 2008 at Meadowview Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Tracy Tucker of Brooksville.

    Paternal grandparents are, Steve and Sherry McRoberts of Tollesboro, Ky.

    Great-grandparents are Betty Persinger of Milford, Charles Tucker of Brooksville, and Jim and Barbara McRoberts of Tollesboro.

  • HCHS to host track invitational today

    It will be a tough task, but the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds track teams will both be seeking to repeat as team champions today as they are hosting the 39th annual Harrison County Invitational Track Meet.

    Both teams have been hit hard by graduation losses the last couple of years and both are showing some growing pains in trying to reload.

    Twelve varsity teams are expected to arrive at Ingles Stadium this afternoon in time for the 5:30 start of field events. Running events are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

  • Fillies top LexCath in softball

    Some clutch hitting and pitching by senior Megan Bullock and a fine defensive play by sophomore shortstop Rachel Hatfield secured a big win over visiting Lexington Catholic in fast pitch softball on Tuesday night at Shirley Field.

    Bullock ripped a two-run single to right field in the first inning to stake the Fillies to a 2-0 lead, then pitched out of a couple of big jams later in the game as Harrison County ran its record to 11-7 on the year with a 6-5 win.

  • Kendall returns as sports writer

    Former Cynthiana Democrat sports writer Lee Kendall will be returning to the Sports pages.

    Kendall, who resigned last year after accepting the athletic directors position at the high school, said he has notified all of the coaches of his decision to return to writing.

    Ive always liked high school sports and attend as many events as possible, said Kendall.

    The former Thorobred basketball coach said he will be writing from a positive angle about the Thorobreds and Fillies.

    He noted that being athletic director and a sports writer creates a delicate situation.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Joseph Bo Hodge, April 20, son of Christy and Shane Hodge; Spencer Wyatt Hughes, April 19, son of Steve and Amy Hughes; Victoria Taylor Switzer, April 10, daughter of Doug and Tammy Switzer.

    Harrison County Fiscal Court awards bid to N&N Contracting for $34,900 for construction of a bridge on Grays Run Road; and renewed contracts with the Montgomery County Regional Jail for housing adults at $25 a day, and juveniles at $100 per day.