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Today's News

  • Investigators continue search for fire’s origin

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Members of the Cynthiana Fire Department, along with Cause and Determination Teams from both the Kentucky State Police and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms have been sifting through the rubble of what used to be Paula’s Restaurant on Walnut Street.
    On Sunday afternoon, Jan. 7, the two-story building that was occupied only by Paula’s Restaurant on the bottom floor, was gutted by fire.

  • Tough time for writing

    The past few weeks each year are always a hard time for me to write an article, but it has been especially hard this year.
    My NFL boycott has robbed me of my Sunday afternoon past time and I will not write about pro games that I have not seen. Too much opinion versus facts in others writings and musings about games.
    There are few people that just tell it like it is and do not add personal prejudices into their dialogue. The NFL is not the only distraction this year during the time right after Christmas.

  • HCMS Colts Basketball
  • HCMS volleyball Fillies beat Powell County, split with Montgomery County

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Middle School Fillies volleyball teams rolled past Powell County last Tuesday and then split a match with McNabb Middle School Thursday night.  
    The sixth grade tournament scheduled for Saturday at Caudill was postponed until Jan. 20.  
    Tuesday the seventh grade opened play with a straight set win over Powell County 21-15, 21-7.  

  • Fillies pull away in second half to scuttle Lady Pirates 58-41

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The weather finally allowed the Powell County Lady Pirates to make it to the Monticello Heights Gym on the Hilltop Wednesday to face the Harrison County Fillies. 
    The game was scheduled for Monday but the two teams and the weather could not get together until Wednesday evening following the Senior Night activities for the Harrison County wrestling team. 
    The game was close for three quarters though the Fillies did not trail after late in the first period. 

  • Wrestlers romp over Dunbar on Torres’ Senior Night

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Johana Torres is the lone senior on the Harrison County High School wrestling team roster. 
    Wednesday night was Senior Night for Johana and she had a big night. The senior wrestled Dunbar’s Alex Clement in the 138 lbs. division and pinned the visiting Dunbar wrestler in 1:30 for the victory. 
    Johana’s sister Jessica, a junior, also won an exhibition match as did Yahir Menchaca. 

  • Succulents for indoor bloom

    Plant collectors have long appreciated orchids and African violets for their winter bloom cycle.  
    I have amassed a collection of both and they help me get through the winter with their colorful interest. But violets and orchids are not the only classes of plants that can deliver in the winter; think succulents.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: William Preston and Samuel Frank Courtney, Nov. 10, twin sons of Joel and Jenny Courtney; Addison Noelle Perraut, Dec. 12, daughter of Mark and Rachel Perraut.

  • Five Generations
  • Museum Musings

    * Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) -- “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come.”
    * Log Cabin, June 15, 1917 -- “The oil for the streets has arrived. Now let’s have it on one side of the streets at a time, please, so that one side can be used while the oil on the other side is soaking in.”