Today's News

  • Engagement

    • Nicole Moore and William McNees. The couple’s wedding will take place on Feb. 20 at Indian Creek Church at 5:30 p.m with a reception following at the prizing house. All friends and family are invited. No invitations are being sent.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding Jan. 4, 2010


    Estate of Constance Hope Rogers, probate hearing; order entered dispensing with administration.

    Estate of Jerry K. Fogle, probate hearing; passed, to be re-noticed.

    Estate of Elizabeth H. Lane, motion hour; order entered.

    Estate of Wallace P. Rankin, probate hearing; will admitted to probate as self-proved.


    CACH of Colorado vs. Donnie C. Fryman, motion hour; attorney not present, passed.

  • State applies for federal stimulus money

    During most legislative sessions, several weeks usually pass before the first bill makes it through the House and Senate and is signed into law.

    On Thursday, however, the General Assembly wrapped up a quick week of work on legislation that promises to be one of the session’s biggest accomplishments. We needed to act fast to improve our chances of qualifying for a portion of the more than $4 billion in federal stimulus dollars being awarded on a competitive basis to the states. The state’s application is due early this week.

  • Food Pantry benefits from community’s support

    To the editor:

    Once again this community has come to the call of being good Samaritans. When I think they can not do more than they have in the past, they surprise me. This year, you have just blown me out of the water. I do not believe I can praise you enough.

  • Academic Briefs

    Free ACT Practice Test

    Harrison County High School will offer a free ACT practice test and feedback session for juniors and seniors on Saturday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Feb. 27 at the HCHS library.

    Both sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include an ACT practice test and a feedback session to discuss results and answer questions.

    Students wishing to attend must sign up with Ms. Donelle Judy no later than the Thursday before the session (Jan. 28 and Feb. 25).


  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report




    Jan. 12 at 7:20 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 356, Mable D. Courtney, 64, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Ford Explorer struck a horse.

    Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. -- non-injury, Oddville Sunrise Road, Jennifer I. Lalonde, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 1997 Buick Lesabre.

    Jan. 7 at 3:24 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 356, Deana M. Roark, 43, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Ford F150.

  • Legislatures race to secure Race to the Top funds

    A legislative session is a marathon, not a sprint. Very few bills make it through the lengthy process of becoming law in five days — the minimum necessary under our Constitution — especially so early in the year. But the chance to capture millions of dollars in federal funding for our schools was an opportunity we had to jump on immediately. House Bill 176 became the first piece of legislation to reach Governor Beshear’s desk this year as both chambers worked quickly to allow state education officials time to complete their application for the funding.

  • Property Transfers


    Connersville Christian Church, Inc., executed by Michael Neat, James Ammerman and Joe Sowder (Trustees) and Wayne Kearns to Harrison County Fire Protection District, Inc. and Barry Snapp, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, property on Connersville-White Oak, $6,000.

    Burnam Rankin III and Hattie G. Rankin to Britton L. Sloat, Parcel 2, 42.000 acres on Shadynook Pike, $123,000.

    James T. Vance and Dora Vance to Chad W. Cooper, property in Belmont Addition, $26,600.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 23, 1922 - “Piggly Wiggly Store to open in Cynthiana - The Democrat is informed that a Piggly Wiggly grocery will be operated in the building on Pike Street now occupied by Shirley L. Frisbie (north side of Pike Street, first building east of red sandstone) as soon as Frisbie removes to his new building which is in course of construction, probably sometime next spring. It is understood the Piggly Wiggly people will take a 10-year lease on the building, which is owned by Mr. Benton.

  • YFA Chapter to meet Mondays, banquet scheduled for March 15

    The local Young Farmers Association (YFA) Chapter has a new advisor, Erin Butler. The chapter will be meeting on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Harrison County High School ag rooms. Many interesting speakers, such as Doug Miller, Kevin Kidwell-goat producer, Miles  Farm Supply, Butch Case, and Shannon Ferrell-ag agent, have been scheduled.

    The local banquet will be held March 15 at the Harrison County Extension Office. Anyone with questions can call Roger Marsh, president, at 234-4027 or Randy Wade, vice president, at 234-4803.