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Today's News

  • Local artist chosen for Derby celebration

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free,” said Renaissance artist  and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti.
    Harrison County artist and sculptor Ben Mansur feels the same way, except his medium is wood, not stone.
    Mansur is one of 15 Kentucky artists, who will exhibit and sell their work during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, on the lawn of the Old State Capitol.

  • Potential property for CFD discussed

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In executive session at its meeting on Tuesday night, the Cynthiana City Commission agreed to allow Mayor James Smith to act on its behalf to negotiate with an un-named private land-owner to acquire property ear-marked as a site for construction of a new fire department.

  • Fifteen indictments handed down by grand jury

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fourteen people were indicted by the Harrison County Grand Jury on Tuesday, May 3, including two women involved in a downtown stabbing on March 30.
    Sonja Kiskaden was indicted on first degree assault charges and first degree burglary charges in the alleged stabbing of Teresa Barnes. Her bail was set at $100,000.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A legislative perspective on the General Assembly

      FRANKFORT – The General Assembly may have wrapped up its work on April 15th, but this year’s legislative session didn’t technically end until last Wednesday, when Governor Bevin signed or vetoed the final bills the House and Senate had sent to him before adjourning.
    The great news is that we now have a budget in place for the next two years that moves Kentucky forward while addressing the serious financial problems our state retirement systems are facing.

  • Downtown Business Tour set for May 14

    Did you know that Cynthiana is a Historical City? Cynthiana is a city worthy of preservation. We have Historic Buildings that are listed on the National Register for Historic Places. Have you ever wandered around town to notice the detail and history within these buildings? Well now is your chance.
    Cynthiana Main Street has partnered with Farmers Deposit Bank and Harrison County Relay for Life for a Cynthiana Downtown Business Tour on Saturday, May 14. Our goal is to promote awareness of and appreciation for historic places in our community.

  • Breds scalp Braves behind Arnold’s one hitter 6-2 Monday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Sophomore Dillon Arnold held Grant County to one hit Monday as the Harrison County Thorobreds defeated the home standing Braves 6-2. Arnold struck out five and walked just one as the Braves were retired in order in five of the seven innings. Grant County’s two runs came in the fourth when shortstop Hoyt Plunkett led off with a single and advanced around the bases on errors.  Centerfielder Damien Inggulis reached on an error and also scored an unearned run on a fielder’s choice.

  • Viewpoint

    I’m not so sure the Founding Fathers of our country would approve of our current interpretation of their idea that there should be a separation of church and state.
    The Ark Encounter, a massive Noah’s Ark replica tourist attraction in neighboring Grant County is set to open on July 7.
    Tickets will be $40 for adults, $28 for children and $31 for seniors. Parking will be $10.

  • Fillies winning streak stopped at 11, lose 2 in a row

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Fillies Hilen Hills Welding Classic did not go as planned as both Western Hills and Pulaski County defeated the Fillies in Friday’s opening night of the Classic.
    Western Hills behind the pitching and hitting of Taylor Slade rolled past the Fillies by an 8-1 score. Slade limited Harrison County to two hits as she went the distance walking one and striking out two.

  • HCMS Fillies win two, play in championship in Georgetown Tuesday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Middle School Fillies defeated Scott Middle 5-0 on Wednesday and Lexington Christian 2-1 Monday to advance to the finals of the Bluegrass Conference Tuesday night.
    The first round match with Scott Middle was played on a damp LeBus Field under a beautiful sky. The rain and drizzle ended by game time so the teams played a little conservatively at first to adjust to field conditions.

  • Harrison County track teams battle elements in two meets

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Track and field athletes must participate in four regular season meets prior to the regional meet to be eligible to participate in the meet. The weather has been a huge obstacle for the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds as they strive to meet that qualification.