Today's News

  • Breds run past Colts in playoff opener

    Two weeks ago, the Harrison County Thorobreds were shocked in their regular season finale by  West Jessamine 26-23, in a game that most had chalked up as a sure win.

    Most people, but not Harrison County coach Aaron Stepp.

    “I knew that West Jessamine was good enough to beat us then, but our players didn’t believe it,” said Stepp this past Monday. “They learned the hard way that the coaches were right and were bound and determined not to let it happen again.”

    ….And how.

  • Youth basketball gets underway this weekend on the Hilltop

    Fifteen different youth basketball teams will descend on the Hilltop this weekend as the hardwood season gets underway.

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana/Harrison County Youth Basketball Association, this weekend’s tournament will feature 15 teams in four different age groups from Harrison County, Paris, Scott County, Bracken County, Mason County and Lexington.

    All three Hilltop gymnasiums will be utilized on Saturday for pool play games, with single elimination tournaments being held on Sunday.

  • Plans underway for Antioch Upward 2009 season

    Soon the turkey bones will be discarded and the Christmas decorations will be taken down on at least most homes and the Antioch Upward season for 2009 will be starting.

    The first practices start the week of Monday, Jan. 5 with leagues from kindergarten/first grade through fourth/sixth grade.

  • Sports Beat

    Holiday cheer camp set

    Children in grades K thru 5 are invited to spread some holiday cheer with the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders at their HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp on Saturday, Dec. 6. The camp will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.  Lunch and a tee shirt will be provided with family discounts available.

    Cost of the one-day camp will be $25 if registered in advance and $30 at the door. Campers will also be admitted free of charge, and will perform, during the Harrison County Thorobred varsity game on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Nov. 4, 2008


    Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Donald Baker, motion hour; (motion confirming sale, taking credit and ordering deed), sustained order, deed approved.

    Chase Home Finance, Inc. vs. William Allen Butcher, motion hour; sustained judgment.

    Household Finance Corporation vs. Priscilla Spriggs, motion hour; (motion for distribution of funds), approved.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 11, 1928 - “Renaker News - We are building three rooms and a basement to our Renaker High School. The work is progressing nicely. Ben Kearns, contractor, realizing the great need of the building, is doing his very best to complete the work as soon as possible.”

  • Playoffs begin tomorrow on Hilltop

    The Harrison County High School football Thorobreds will be seeking a bit of revenge tomorrow night as the KHSAA football playoffs begin statewide.

    The Breds ended the regular season with a so-so 5-5 mark, but did manage to sweep all three of their district contests and won the regular season district championship with wins over Pendleton County, Bourbon County and Franklin County.

  • Prank could have caused injury or death

    To the editor:

    This is a letter to the kid on the school bus who threw the paint ball on the car traveling behind the bus.

    This is my sister-in-law and her husband. She was driving and the paint was all over the windshield and car. She could not see and there could have been a serious accident.

    They are an elderly couple, in very poor health and dearly loved by the community.

    When you do wrong it always comes back to you. If you don’t learn this now, you are going to have a sorry life.

    Gwen Whalen


  • Mattmiller, Keith, New and Moore lead city race

    The 2009 version of the Cynthiana City Commission will include two familiar faces and two new ones.

    Incumbent candidates Jack Keith and Jimmy New were voted back on the commission. Newcomers will be Mark Mattmiller and Amanda Moore.

    Mattmiller claimed the most votes, garnering 1,587 to second-runner Keith, who received 1,479. Filling the third position is New, who received 1,006 votes. Amanda Moore will take up the fourth post. She received 932 votes.

  • Indian Creek celebrates 100 years in brick meeting house

    On Nov. 2, 2008, Indian Creek Christian Church celebrated the 100th Anniversary of its “Old Brick Meeting House.” The Indian Creek congregation began in 1803 under the influence of Barton W. Stone (Cane Ridge, Bourbon County) and was one of the original members of Springfield Presbytery. The congregation first met in the Endicott Meeting house but later built its own building in 1852.