Today's News

  • Christmas ‘operation’ to bring gifts to kids around the world

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    Holiday gift-giving knows no borders with Operation Christmas Child.
    The organization, under the Samaritan’s Purse, has been bringing gifts to children around the world for more than 20 years, and Harrison Countians have been joining in most of those years.
    “It’s an awesome way to give kids around the world stuff they normally never get,” organizer Dawn Arnold said.
    Arnold said the effort collects shoe boxes filled with items for kids.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Nov. 12, 1915 -- “Good suggestion - It has been suggested that the different lodges of Cynthiana unite in the purchase of the Reister lot on Walnut Street now occupied by Jas. McMurtry Jr. as a livery stable, and erect a four story building for their own use for lodge purposes and including an auditorium for public meetings, dances, etc. It is believed that a movement of this kind would prove popular. The lot which will be sold on the 20th is a very desirable one and no doubt the bidding will be spirited.”

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Campbell Anne Arnold, Sept. 24, daughter of Jennifer and Sam Arnold IV; Jacob Harrison Craycraft, Sept. 24, son of Steven H. Craycraft II and Rebecca Craycraft; Benjamin Thomas Curd, Sept. 9, son of David and Heather Eden Curd; Blaze Austin Withrow, Oct. 19, son of Kayla Harper and Mark Withrow; Sheena Elizabeth Yarnell, Oct. 10, daughter of Jesse and Julie Yarnell.
    Pet Costume contest winners were Porkchop, a male New Zeland white bunny, owned by Kaylee Brooke Northcutt and Percy, a pug owned by Jamie Posey.

  • Girl scouts attend UK volleyball game
  • Hospice of the Bluegrass
  • HCHS Youth Day program

    By Jacob Sanders, guest writer
    HCHS Senior Class of 2016
    In a country that so often dismisses the political will and collective voices of the younger generation, Harrison County High School is taking action.
    In conjunction with the statewide general election, HCHS is spearheading a campaign to encourage students to become involved in politics and public service taking place within our community.

  • Bad Monday of bad Mondays nothing compared to election news

    After having been at the Democrat for just over five months now, I’ve done columns about “issues,” and I’ve written columns about a variety of things happening in my life, such as my last-minute, crazed move from Louisville and my sister’s wedding.
    Well, this column is just going to be a column of random thoughts, so please bear with me.
    I’ve had some ups and downs the past few days.

  • School Menus

    MONDAY: Choice of: Breakfast pizza or cereal; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Choice of: Biscuit and gravy or cereal; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Choice of: Soft mini bagel with cinnamon, Neufchatel cheese or cereal; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Choice of: Cereal or Pop-tart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Choice of: Strawberry burst pancakes or cereal; fruit, choice of milk or juice.


  • Honor Roll

    The Eastside Elementary School Honor Roll for the first nine weeks are:            
    AB Honor Roll
    *Sarah Arnold, *Alison Barajas-Lopez, Ryleigh Mattox, * Madison Renaker, *Kade Carpenter, Tracy Wills, *Clay Vaughn, Savannah White, Brooke Bennett, Christian Brown, Paul Copes, James Dailey, *Lincoln Darrell, *Araya Farmer, Jenna Gaunce, Braci Molton, David Neace, *Dawson Peak, Elijah Phelps, Griffin Maners, Jackson Marsh, Stacey Lamb, Thomas Lamb,  *Emma Renaker;

  • Food Pantry Donation