Today's News

  • Bowlers tackle ambitious schedule with only 4 seniors

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    Coaches Petey Reynolds, Dennis Hyatt and Frazier Fryman have two seniors on each the Thorobreds and Fillies bowling teams but that didn’t stop them from scheduling a tough season for their squads.  Hyatt and Fryman work mainly with the Fillies while Reynolds handles the Thorobreds.  

  • Why even bother with a tournament?

    Last Thursday the Harrison County Middle School sixth grade team jumped ahead at the half by a 17-0 score over Powell County. At the end of the first quarter I turned to the lady sitting next to me and said, “If they were really concerned about school work, they would stop this game and start the next one. That way the kids could get home at a reasonable hour on a school night. After all, Powell County will not score 10 points for the whole game.”

  • HCMS Colts play at Powell County, host Bourbon Co.

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County eighth grade Colts remained undefeated after playing Powell and Bourbon counties last week.
    The Harrison County Middle School teams played at Powell County on Thursday and hosted Bourbon County on Monday night.
    The seventh grade team remained winless and the sixth grade posted an even record for the year.
    The sixth grade made quick and easy work of Powell County on Thursday, jumping out to a 17-0 halftime score and breezing to a 29-8 win.

  • Wrestlers have success in Perry County Central scrimmage

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    Coach Luke Tucker took his highly regarded Harrison County wrestling team to Hazard Saturday to compete in the scrimmage at Perry County Central. “This was a good opportunity for us (the coaches) to get our new guys their first taste of live action, said Coach Tucker. It allowed us to see what the wrestlers are retaining and what we need to cover before we get into the real season.”

  • HCHS holds “Meet the Fillies and Breds”

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    Friday evening at 6 p.m. the Harrison County High School Athletic Department held the annual Meet the Fillies and Breds in the high school gym. Fillies head basketball coach Kim Furnish was the emcee of the evening and she began by thanking everyone for coming out to support the athletes for the winter sports. The gym was about one third full with the athletes and the fans that were in attendance.

  • Records 11-27-14

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Nov. 18, 2014
    Benjamin Bills, 1979, pretrial conference; failure to comply with sex offender registration-first offense; guilty plea entered.
    Corey A. Brandenburg, 1989, sentencing; trafficking in controlled substance-first degree, first offense (heroin), drug paraphernalia-buy/posses; 3 year sentence imposed, probation denied.

  • Community Calendar 11-27-14

    The Office of The Cynthiana Democrat and The Harrison Shopper will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen Monday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

  • Being thankful in good and hard times

    It was this time last year I lost my sister to suicide as I was entering my first holiday season without my dad.

  • An annual Psalm of Thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    Every year at this time I sit down to compose a psalm of thanksgiving, my thanks and gratitude to you for another year that has passed.

  • Church News 11-27-14

    This holiday season we invite you to take a trip with us at the Oakland Christian Church, Pendleton County, 149 Oakland Church Road, Falmouth, Ky. Your trip will take you on an outdoor adventure to first century Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born.
    “Walk Through Bethlehem 2014” is Oakland’s holiday gift to the community. We invite you to bring the children to Oakland where they can discover the real side of Christmas.