Today's News

  • Kids’ Fest set for Aug. 1

    Wedco Health District has teamed with Calvary Church to help students and their families prepare for the upcoming school year with Kids’ Fest 2009. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calvary Church, 325 Webster Ave.

    The day will include activities, nutritional snacks, safety information and the Amber Alert child identification kit.

    For more information, call 234-4646.

  • HMH introduces new massage therapist

    Harrison Memorial Hospital administration announces that Shae Bishop has joined the staff as a massage therapist. Shae is a graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy and recently relocated to the area.     

    The types of massages available at HMH are the following:

    •Swedish/classic massage is a form of full-body massage relaxes the body, improves muscle tone and circulation.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

  • Community support is a precious gift to youth

    “It takes a village to raise a child.”

    Our work at The Cynthiana Democrat has recently been taken over by the activities and achievements of our county’s youth. Whether it’s end-of-the-year academic awards, a run in the state baseball tournament or graduation, it seems to be the season for kids.

    Not that I’m complaining... I would rather sit through five awards ceremonies than one board meeting (no offense city commissioners). Kids are just... fun.

    And it’s true... Harrison County, in general, prides itself on its youth.

  • Don’t throw stones, restore souls instead

    I don’t often comment on current events in the news in this column, mainly because by the time it’s printed the news is old. Plus, much smarter and more insightful people have already written everything there is to be said.

    However, I’m going to add my two cents to the conversation about Steve McNair, the ex-NFL quarterback who was found shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide.

    The married Steve McNair who was shot by his 20-year-old girlfriend.

  • Harrison District Court


    Judge Jay Delany

    presiding July 2, 2009


    In re: James Thomas Coppage Jr., other hearing; no parties present, remove from docket.


    Mark A. Kinkaid, 1971, continued first appearance; flagrant non-support; dismiss without prejudice.

    Rickey Wellman, 1981, review; waive sheriff and bond fee.

    Jeffrey A. Cole, 1987, status hearing; currently in Grant County jail doing state time.

    Jeffrey Allen Cole, 1987, status hearing; currently in Grant County jail doing state time.

  • Kelat community should be treated as part of county

    To the editor:

    I was in Kelat the day those men were driving drunk and reckless. If it hadn’t been raining that afternoon, my daughter would have been riding her bike there. Would the deputies have made time to come if she had been hit by these men?

    Nine seconds after I pulled off to head to town - and this is on video - one of the drivers ran a stop sign. If I had left a few seconds later, I would have been hit. The cops were called and nothing was done. Yet in Cynthiana, if a child skateboards on the wrong road, they are immediately in trouble. How fair is that?

  • Small ears may mean poor pollination

    Small stalks, small ears, poor kernel development… does this describe your corn crop this year?

    If it does, there may be several factors at work. Drought at the wrong time can stunt your corn crop (haven’t had that this year); cold damage can stunt corn (if you put your crop out early, you could see a little stunting from a late spring cold snap); and poor drainage and poor soil fertility, especially nitrogen, can stunt the crop as well. 

  • Fall sports ready to begin on Hilltop

    Fall sports schedules for all the HCHS teams are completed and will be available to the public soon. They were sent to the printer today and should be available around town in the next week or two.

    One date that the athletic department at the high school is excited about is the Oct. 10 football game between the Breds and visiting Pendleton County.

  • Reunions

    HCHS CLASS OF 1999

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1999 invites all HCHS Class of 1999 alumni to a luau at the Cynthiana Country Club on Aug. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m.

    A cocktail hour will begin at 7 p.m., with dinner served at 8 p.m.  Cost is $30 for one person, or $50 for a couple.

    For additional details, visit the class’ website at http://www.hchsclassof99.blogspot.com/ or its Facebook page: HCHS 1999.