Today's News

  • Powell takes 11th Burley Belles title

    It took the full 36 holes to decide the champion in last week’s 42nd Annual Burley Belles Invitational Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club, with 10-time champion Cynthia Powell emerging as the winner.

    Powell drained a dramatic 30-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole on Thursday, the second day of the two-day tournament, to claim a one-shot win over rival Anne Combs.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, May 30, 1929 - “A judgment was ordered on the books of Harrison Circuit Court Monday ordering the Commissioners of the City of Cynthiana to meet Tuesday night and grant the Clarence LeBus Estate a permit to build a gasoline filling station at the southwest corner of Pike and Church sts. The residence property on the corner known as the Sue Talbott property and bought by the late Clarence LeBus a few years ago, will be razed. It is said the filling station, to be operated by the Texas Corporation, will cost more than $15,000.

  • Sports Beat

    Golf tryouts July 15

    Harrison County High School Thorobreds golf coach Jason Crisp announces that tryouts for the coming 2009 fall golf season will be held on July 15 at the Cynthiana Country Club. All boys entering middle school through their senior year for the 2009-10 school year are invited to tryout.

    Tryouts will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will include 27 holes of play. Players are reminded that completed physicals, along with parental permission forms, are required in order to tryout.


    Physicals for HCHS

    athletes provided

  • Kentucky State Fairbears will visit Harrison County Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair’s mascots, Fairbear and Fairabear, will be visiting the Harrison County Fair on Sunday, July 12. Fairbear and Fairabear will be giving away pins, hugs, and information about the 2009 Kentucky State Fair. The state fair will take place Aug. 20-30, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

    Fairbear and Fairabear will return to the State Fair following their statewide tour, during which they plan to attend over 70 events.

  • Academic Briefs


    Joyce Carol Kelly was inducted into the Beta Alpha Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Maysville Community and Technical College on April 12.

    Kelly, Mount Olivet, is majoring in pre-law and is the daughter of John and Judy Conley and the late Terry V. Mattox of Cynthiana, and is married to Larry E. Kelly of Mount Olivet.

  • Deputies’ pursuit ends in arrest

    A Harrison County man is behind bars after leading sheriff’s deputies on a Friday evening chase.

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley said Friday’s chain of events began when dispatch received a 5:12 p.m. call about a hit and run accident at the intersection of US 62 West and Smith-Martin Lane.

    Charles Brooks, 32, was traveling westbound on Wornall Lane, when he allegedly crossed US 62 West, hitting a 1992 Saturn, driven by Juan Hernandez, 32.

  • Former concert promoter remembers ‘King of Pop’ as being ‘very nice’

    While the world lost the “King of Pop” last Thursday, Peggy Rogers lost an acquaintance.

    “The thing about Michael I remember the most is his sweetness,” Rogers said Monday morning.

    A concert promoter for Dick Clark, Rogers was responsible for filling the 10,000 concert seats for various vocal groups, including the Jackson Five.

    “We had an exclusive on the Jacksons and we were doing all their shows,” Rogers said.

    At the time, Michael was 12 years old.

  • Relay for Life raises $65,000

    Friday’s Relay for Life netted $65,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    “I was tickled,” said co-chair Kathy Brown, who noted that the Harrison County Relay for Life goal was $66,000 for 2009.

    She said money is still coming in and they have until Aug. 31 to reach the goal.

    “We had a good night,” she said.

    New co-chairs for next year’s event will be Carol Ann Doyle and Leandra Jenkins.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story as well as photographs.

  • Matthew Allen Craycraft

    Matthew Allen Craycraft

    Matthew Allen Craycraft was born to Steven A. and Rebecca K. Craycraft II of Cynthiana on June 12, 2009, at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz., and is welcomed by his brothers Jacob and Nicholas Craycraft.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Karen Tubbs of Millersburg, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Sherry Craycraft of Cynthiana.

  • Taylor Katherine Florence

    Taylor Katherine Florence

    Taylor Katherine Florence was born to Seth and Lindsey Florence of Cynthiana on June 15, 2009 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Kay Conner; maternal great-grandparents are Julian and Peggy Gray and Bill Conner and the late Edna Conner.

    Paternal grandparents are Deeann Ruppert and Rick Florence.