Today's News

  • Fillies shut out Lady Cats, Breds still searching for 1st win, goal

    The Harrison County Fillies soccer team earned its second win of the year, three decisions, on Monday night as they smashed visiting Pendleton County 5-0.

    The Fillies led 2-0 at halftime on goals by Courtney Grannis and Shelby Clifford then broke the game open in the second half. Kassy Barnett scored to make it 3-0, Grannis scored again to make it 4-0 and then Randi Schweitzer capped the night with her first career varsity goal.

    Tiffany Snider was in goal for the Fillies and registered her second shutout of the season.

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  • Sports teams to be featured this week

    This week’s Cynthiana Democrat will feature a salute to each of the Harrison County High School fall sports teams.

    There will be photographs, team rosters and schedules for the 2009 edition of the HCHS Thorobreds football team, which will have its home opener in the new stadium on Friday night.

    Also being recognized are the Breds and Fillies soccer teams, the cross country team, the Breds and Fillies golf teams, the Fillies volleyball team, band and cheerleaders.

    See the print edition of this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Westside student spends summer improving outdoor classroom

    While most students can’t wait to leave school for the summer, Kevin Barnett, 10, spent a good part of his summer break working at school.

    A fifth-grader at Westside Elementary, Barnett worked throughout the summer to clean and improve the school’s outside classroom.

    “We came out here during CATS testing and we saw there was a bunch of glass around,” Barnett said Monday. “...It didn’t look good... I just didn’t like how it looked.”

    And so Barnett changed it.

  • Public spirit has rekindled Cynthiana

    We have all heard people say that we must get business and industry to Cynthiana. We have heard it many times. While this is certainly true, every time I hear or read the comments about Cynthiana and the need for new business, I am reminded of the story of the great professional tennis player who was involved in a terrible car accident.

  • ‘Family was His idea from the start’

    I’m sitting on a couch in Hershey, Penn., with my sister, my daughter and my granddaughter, watching the Food Network and thinking, “How weird is this?”

    We’re here on a partial family vacation since only part of our family is here. My sister flew in from California and my daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law drove up from Virginia. My husband and I flew up from Florida...

    We’ve been planning this family vacation for nearly a year, which means we’ve had nearly a year to create expectations.

  • Avery Madison Strackbein

    Avery Madison Strackbein

    Avery Madison Strackbein was born to Ashlie and Stephen Strackbein of Reston, Va. on July 22, 2009 at Fairfax INOVA Hospital in Fairfax. She weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz.

  • Academic Briefs


    Midway College is pleased to announce the 2009 Spring Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must be enrolled full time and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.6 for the semester.

    Those Midway students from Harrison County making the Dean’s List were  Tamara Banfield, Melody Bills, Kimberly Furnish, Pamela Slone and Kimberly True.


  • Engagements

    •Erica Jackson of Flemingsburg, and Billy Sadler of Cynthiana. The wedding date will be announced at a later time.

    •Tera Suzanne Gabbard and Michael Jeffrey Spark. The wedding ceremony will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 at New Salem Baptist Church in London. A reception will follow at the London Community Center. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Feb. 21, 1946 - “Announcing Radio Sales and Service for Cynthiana - We are ready and open to take radios for repair. We have a few items for sale, including tubes in limited quantities, a few wireless automatic record changers. We are making a special get acquainted offer of two free service jobs including parts, Feb. 18 to March 2 inclusive. Ask us about this. Sutton & Dingus - Electrical Appliances - Harrison Hotel Building, Cynthiana, Ky. Phone 471. All work guaranteed. Free pick up and delivery.”

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS season passes

    Season ticket prices and game admission prices will remain unchanged for the 2009-10 school year, with one additional option available .

    At the new stadium, there are 300 chair back seats in the middle section of the bleachers. Those seats will be offered as reserved seats for $50 per seat. If a family ,or group, purchases at least four seats, they will also receive a parking pass that will get them a reserved parking spot close to the stadium.