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Today's News

  • HCHS basketball standout finds career at NCAA

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Donna Stephens-Hedges was one of the best girls basketball players to ever play for Harrison County.
    A life-long sports enthusiast, she is now working at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
    She graduated from HCHS in 1978 and was on the school’s earliest teams, when girl’s high school basketball was restarted in Kentucky during the 1974-75 season, after a long absence.

  • Board sets next year’s school calendar

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s time to start thinking about the 2017-18 school year. At least that’s what the Harrison County Board of Education had on its agenda Tuesday night.
    After polling the public for several weeks on the school district’s website, the board opted for a calendar that will start the school year for students on Aug. 10 and end on May 17.

  • Seven free lots remain in Westside rebuilding

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that was awarded to the City of Cynthiana in 2009 remains on the books.
    The bulk of the funds, just over $800,000, has been used in the Westside Redevelopment Project. However, if the remaining $198,000 is not used by the end of 2017, the city will have to return $1 million to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Commission pledges minimum restrictions

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission came into existence on Nov. 18, 1987.
    It was created, and is jointly funded, by the Harrison County Fiscal Court, the Cynthiana City Commission and the Berry City Commission.
    The current commission is made up of three members each from Cynthiana and Harrison County and one member representing Berry.

  • Bowling Results

    Cynthiana Business 1/18/17
    1 Premier Carpet Cleaning W 62.0/L 22.0
    2 Man On W 53.5/L 30.5
    3 B/L Dry W 51.0/L 33.0
    4 Galactic Alley W 50.0/L 34.0
    5 Wachter Roofing W 43.5/L 40.5
    6 Colmansville Store & Grill W 42.5/L 41.5
    7 Dream Chaser Farm W 41.0/L 43.0
    8 D’s Nutz W 40.5/L 43.5
    9 Double O W 40.5/L 43.5
    10 Hisle Motorsports W 40.0/L 44.0
    11 Legacy Log & Timber W 39.5/L 44.5
    12 Sports Unlimited W 37.0/L 47.0
    13 CW’s Crew W 35.0/L 49.0

  • Westside, HCMS finish second in St. Henry tournament; Sumpter shoots 293

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Harrison County Middle School and Westside Elementary School teams finished second in last weekend’s archery tournament held at St. Henry High School.  
    The Westside team was second of the 11 elementary teams competing with a team score of 2820.  Fifth-grader Taylor Conway led the way for Westside with a score of 266 which put him first of the 157 elementary boys in the competition.  

  • Super Bowl match-up is set, I’m moving on

    Football ended Sunday night for the year, for me.  The season ends when my teams are done playing so when the Steelers lost to New England in the final game of the day on Sunday, football was over.  
    I do have a mild interest in the Atlanta Falcons because there is a former player from IU playing for them but that won’t be enough for me to watch, more than likely.  
    For one thing, the game takes entirely too long with all of the commercials, though in many years the commercials have been better than the game itself.

  • Sports This Week

    Jan. 25 - Feb. 1

    HCMS Volleyball
    Tuesday, Jan. 24 vs. Montgomery Co. (H) 6 PM
    Thursday, Jan.26 vs. Elkhorn (H) 6 PM
    Tuesday, Jan. 31 vs. Royal Springs (H) 6 PM
    Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Scott Co. 6 PM

    Archery
    Friday, Jan. 27 Harrison Co. Invitational
    Saturday, Jan 28 Harrison Co. Invitational

    Bowling
    Regional Tournament at Eastland Lanes
    Thursday, Jan. 26  Singles 9 AM
    Friday, Jan. 27 Team  Girls 8:15 AM, Boys 12:15 PM

    Indoor Track

  • HCMS Fillies volleyball continue to roll with three more wins

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Middle School Fillies volleyball teams, coached by Lonnie Tolson, won three more matches last week as they continued to dominate the competition.  
    The seventh-grade team improved its season record to 16-3 with wins over Bourbon County, Georgetown Middle and Robert D. Campbell of Clark County.  
    The seventh graders beat Bourbon County 21-7 and 21-6, Georgetown 21-11 and 21-2 and Robert D. Campbell 21-12 and 21-6.

  • Fillies play improves; beat Robertson County, lose to Bracken and Campbell

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    After beating Robertson County on Wednesday and losing to Bracken County and Campbell County, Harrison County coach Kim Furnish knows that there is still a lot to do for her Fillies.  
    Monday evening following a tough 44-33 loss at home to Campbell County, Furnish was upbeat and proud yet not nearly satisfied.