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Today's News

  • Senior wrestlers honored before holding on to beat Anderson Co.

    Pictures and posters with encouraging messages were hanging on the walls and friends, family members, and fans filled the gym as the four members of the Harrison County Thorobreds wrestling class of 2008 were honored prior to their final high school wrestling match at home on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

    Seniors Beau Sanders, Josh Ashbrook, Mike Cordray and Bobby Barkley were introduced along with their parents and received gifts from the booster club. During the introduction, each player had a lengthy list of accomplishments announced.

  • Reds Caravan comes to town

    The Cincinnati Reds Caravan stopped in Cynthiana at Angilo's Restaurant Saturday afternoon. At the event, sponsored by WCYN-AM Radio and Angilo's, were Reds GM Dusty Baker, COO Phil Castalini, announcer Thom Brennaman, analyst Jeff Brantley and of course, players Ryan Freel and Jay Bruce. Pictured, Freel talks to WCYN radio personality Jim Tirey during the station's remote broadcast.

  • Harrison Co. cheerleaders in regional competition

    The Harrison County cheerleaders, and a very large cheering section, traveled to Mason County on Saturday, Jan. 26, to compete in the KAPOS 10th Region Competition.

    Our cheering section was fantastic, said cheerleading coach DeDe Shirley. We definitely had the largest group of fans and it was amazing support.

    In the competition, the Harrison County squad competed in the small co-ed classification and won the 38th District and was 10th region runner-up.

  • Democrat staff earns state press awards

    Staff members of the Cynthiana Democrat were recently honored during the Kentucky Press Associations Winter Convention with two first place awards, two second place awards and one third. The newspaper competes in the largest weekly division in the state.

    The news staff received a first place award for its section commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the 1997 flood. File photos by Becky Barnes and Robin Smiley were mixed with stories written by Kate Darnell. Donald Richie was in charge of layout and design.

  • Charges pending from Saturday wreck

    The investigation into an early Saturday morning accident that had one man airlifted is still underway.

    Jose Hernandez Manzanilla, 21, of Falmouth, was traveling south on U.S. 27 North at the Harrison/Pendleton County line shortly after 1 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle.

    According to Harrison County Sheriffs Deputy Dean Hutchison, Manzanillas 1999 Ford Ranger dropped off the right shoulder of the highway. He apparently over-corrected causing the vehicle to spin sideways and go over an embankment into a field.

  • Shields joins sheriffs department

    Theres a new face - though maybe not an unfamiliar one - patrolling the Harrison County roads.

    Chris Shields, 26, started duties with the Harrison County Sheriffs Department last Thursday after a five-year run in Scott County.

    Shields, a lifelong Harrison County resident, started his career in law enforcement five years ago at the Scott County Detention Center.

    After a year, he became an officer with the Georgetown Police Department, where he spent the next four years.

  • Diapause and Insect Anti-Freeze

    During our single digit weather a couple of weeks ago my mom commented on how it was good because it would kill some of our least favorite garden pests, she said "at least the cold temperatures will kill some of the insects." I didnt have the heart to tell her that most insects are well-equipped to withstand a deep freeze.

  • HCMS Archers in Woodford tournament

    Harrison County Middle School archers competed in their first tournament of the year this past weekend and came home with plenty of individual honors. While the Woodford County tournament wasnt scored as a team competition, several students brought home hardware.

  • Breds wrestling coach Russ Riegel captures 800th win in Montgomery

    The Harrison County Thorobreds head wrestling coach has achieved a career milestone that most of the nations coaches can only imagine. On Saturday, Jan. 26, as his team defeated Bryan Station by a score of 51-24 in their fifth and final match of the Montgomery County MTXE Future Duals, Russ Riegel quietly recorded the 800th win of his legendary coaching career.

    Riegel began his wrestling career at Washington High School where he was a four-time New Jersey State finalist, placing first two times.

  • Mentoring may boost enthusiasm for learning

    A new program has been established to help kids remain interested in learning through the crucial shift from elementary to middle school.

    The Harrison County school system has teamed up with the Harrison County Community Foundation to form a mentoring program for children in fourth and fifth grades.

    After foundation member Doreen Wisener went to superintendent Dr. Roy Woodward with the idea for the program, Woodward tapped the skills of elementary supervisor of instruction Cindy Hill and secondary supervisor of instruction Jenny Lynn Hatter.