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Today's News

  • Burglary suspect shot Sunday night

    The investigation into a Sunday night shooting and its relation to numerous burglaries along Old Lair Road is continuing.

    Det. Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said the initial call was made at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday for a burglary that had occurred on Old Lair Road.

    While law enforcement was on their way to the burglary, a second call came in that shots had been fired at the same residence.

    Thomas Perysian, 26, of Paris, was allegedly shot by the homeowner, Kevin Landrum, who interrupted the burglary of his home.

  • Fillies explode into championship game

    The Harrison County Fillies (14-13) tore past the Nicholas County Ladyjackets (7-16) on the Hilltop Monday night to earn the right to play in their 14th consecutive district championship contest. The Fillies out scored Nicholas County 74-25 in the first round of the 38th District Girls Basketball Tournament.

    The Fillies picked up their first victory of the season over Nicholas County 58-24 on Dec. 4. On Jan. 25 in Carlisle, however, the Ladyjackets slipped by Harrison County 52-51.

  • New Drivers

    NEW DRIVERS

    Alicia Custard, Jerry Michael Hauk, Jessica Lynn Sumpter, Aaron Jackson, James Petty III, Jessica Rose, and Shelley Mullins.

  • England, champion for students, dies Thursday

    Harrison County lost one of its public servants last week with the death of Joe England. Public service was both his profession and passion.

    England, 52, began his nearly 30-year career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Cynthiana Police Department and he kept moving up the ladder into state government. His passion was as an advocate for children and their education. He pioneered Southside Elementarys site-based council in the infancy of such boards in Kentucky.

  • Breds shown early exit from district tournament

    The Harrison County Thorobreds (9-15) came into the game a 14-point favorite but squandered an early 16-point lead Monday night on the Hilltop as they fell to the underdog Pendleton County Wildcats (6-20) in the first round of the 38th District Boys Basketball Tournament. The Wildcats came from behind to beat the Breds 70-68.

    On Feb. 2 the Breds hosted Pendleton County and took the win in a lopsided 61-39 contest.

  • Esteemed citizens honored at banquet

    While he didnt have much to say after accepting his award for Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, you could read the surprise all over Bill Kelly Sr.s face.

    Kelly thought he was at the Cynthiana Country Club last Friday in honor of food pantry volunteers Margaret Watson and Marilyn Wash.

    Instead, when presenter Charlie Tribble mentioned the words grist mill, Kelly turned to wife Sue with a they-got-me expression on his face.

  • Changing site now has space for your input

    Late in November The Cynthiana Democrat website made a dramatic change. In fact, it's still changing.

    The change I've heard most about was the message board. It's gone. Hallelujah it's gone.

    Actually, I thought the concept was good. It was a place for our community to speak out. However, it soon turned nasty. There was name calling, back biting and hateful attacks. All of this was done under anonymity.

    I take my job at the newspaper seriously and am very proud of the product that I and my colleagues put out each week.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, March 4, 1869 - Mr. Brannock of Missouri passed up the road with about 30 hogs, which weighed about 115 pounds each.

    * City Ordinance, Year 1871, Section 15 - The city marshall shall seize all hogs and goats running at large in the streets, of which he may be unable to ascertain the owner and after three days notice of the time and place of sale, sell the same to the highest bidder, for the benefit of the city.

    * Benjamin Franklin - Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

  • Sports Beat

    Indoor track season continues at UK

    On Saturday, Feb. 23, Coach Danny Simpson and a couple of Harrison County hurdlers traveled to the Nutter Center on the Lexington campus for the University of Kentucky High School Invitational Indoor Track Meet. This is an elite meet with only the best athletes accepted.

    We were fortunate to have two athletes accepted, said Simpson.

    Adam Fisher ran his best race of the season placing 20th with a personal record time of :09.50.

  • New superintendent reviews begin Feb. 28

    The Harrison County Board of Education and the superintendent search committee will have their first joint meeting on Thursday.

    At 6 p.m., the two committees will be advised of their roles in the search and hiring of superintendent to replace the retiring Dr. Roy Woodward. Mike Oder of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) will present members with packets and explain members roles in the hiring process.

    Oder will also go over the screening process with the two entities.