Today's News

  • 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.   

  • Community support after loss of soldier is appreciated

    To the editor:

     As many people in our community know, Co. C of the 201st Engineer Battalion from Cynthiana is currently serving in Afghanistan.

  • Two new commissioners named in Berry; Carey takes board seat

    Berry residents elected two new members to the city commission and kept two incumbents.

    Melissa Lea and Mary Nichols will take places on the commission, with Lea earning 53 votes and Nichols, 34.

    Incumbents Donald Brown and Johnny Murphy were the two top vote earners, with Murphy’s 66 and Brown’s 55.

    Write-in candidate James House Jr., fell short of making the commission, with 29 votes.

    In other local and state races:

  • You can help toy drive

    To the editor:

    Sign up for the Community Christmas Project toys was very large this year. We feel sure with the community’s help we can plan a better Christmas for the children. You can make a donation of money or a new toy.

    Contact Charlie Carson, treasurer, 234-1689.

    Charlie Carson



  • Homemaker News

    Homemaker Dues are due now for new or renewing members. There are 13 clubs available active members. Mailbox members are $8. Flashlights are a free give away to everyone who joins. Consider giving a mailbox membership to a friend or shut in.

  • Puckett makes state with 5th place finish

    Senior cross country runner Ryan Puckett earned his fifth trip to the KHSAA State Cross Country Championship with a fifth place finish in the class AA regional meet held on Saturday at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County.

    Puckett and the other 63 men’s runners overcame the elements on a cold and windy day that were less than ideal for cross country running.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Connersville - Nettie Ahldering of Newport is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Burgess; Bro. George Ammerman was entertained by J. W. Hiten and daughter, Verne on Sunday; Mr. and Mrs. Will Furnish and children were Sunday guests of Ed Furnish and sister, Lizzie; Several of our young men have been called for Uncle Sam’s service; Mr. and Mrs. Porter Fields visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kearns on Sunday.”